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Direct Care Staff

Company: Alice C Tyler Village of Childhelp
Location: Lignum
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Job Description:

Direct Care Staff
Position Summary:
The direct care staff's goals is to improve the quality of life and make a difference in the lives of the children under their direct care by providing direct supervision, support and behavior management in a safe, therapeutic and nurturing environment residing in residential care.

This positions does not have direct reports.

Essential Functions
Provides regular and consistent supervision of all children under their care by providing a creative environment using appropriate limit-setting and structuring techniques within the boundaries of residential standardsImplements and institute daily routines for the unit to include evaluating structure and effectivenessMaintains a safe, positive living environment for children to include clean- ing and other housekeeping skillsDevelops and maintains a constructive relationship with each assigned childStays current in knowledge of each child's case history and the existing treatment plan, provides input for the re-evaluation of each treatment plan on a quarterly basis, and logs observations essential for formulating that planObserves and records children's progress on a daily basis and completes de- tailed, comprehensive and factual reports regarding behavior and incidents of the children pursuant to policiesProvides for the basic health needs of the children with the assistance of the Childhelp medical staff to include providing proper medical care, teach- ing personal hygiene habits, diet, and preventative medical careCommunicates measurable behavioral objectives and guides children to- ward masteryAssists children in identifying barriers interfering with learning, and assists them in ways to overcome barriers to success.Identifies children's needs and development for implementation of interventions for meeting them encompasses areas such as:
Education: communicating with school, instituting individual homework plan, teaching reading etc.Emotional growth: building self-esteem, role modeling and demonstrating effective coping and problem-solving skills and interpersonal skills to children to help them more effectively respond to personal issues they encounter such as peer pressure, adapting to their new surroundings, and appropriately responding to conflict
Social Skills: Manners, interactions with peers, and increasing community involvement.Attends and actively participates in training and development programs and opportunities, mandatory training, weekly unit meetings and supervisory sessions, and demonstrates learned concepts on the job.Oversee and/or participates in various recreational programs and activities with children to stimulate interest in and cooperation with various social and educational programs.Provides back-up weekend coverage on a rotating basis as assignedSupervises the children to and from schoolSupervises the children throughout the school day and provides classroom teachers with behavioral supportAdheres to attendance policiesApplies crisis intervention with children during school hours to include pri- mary preventative measures before a child needs further disciplinary ac- tion, (i.e., supervision, change of placement)Communicates daily and as necessary with Teachers, Child Care Workers and all SupervisorsProvides behavioral support to children in residential placement who at tend off-grounds schoolOther duties as assigned
RequirementsEducation/Experience/Knowledge/UnderstandingBachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university in Human Serv- ices or related course of study; OR Associate's degree (A.A.) from two-year college or technical school, AND three (3) months professional experience working with children; OR High School Diploma/GED AND six (6) months pro- fessional experience working with children.Knowledge and understanding of the needs of children served in a child- ren's residential settingPossess a valid unrestricted driver license
SkillsStrong verbal, written, and listening communication skills to include com- municating clearly, effectively, tactfully, and patiently to a diverse popula- tionStrong interpersonal skills and demeanor with the ability to build rapport and garner trust with othersProficient in the use of a PC; in a Windows environment; in the use of the In- ternet; and in the use of MS Office Applications such as Outlook, Word and Excel
AbilitiesAbility to successfully pass fingerprint background screening through the Department of Justice, FBI and Child Abuse IndexAbility to effectively engage with children from various backgrounds and cir- cumstancesAbility to provide consistency and behavioral limits through relationship based interventionsAbility to maintain professional behavior in high pressure situationsAbility to solve problems by applying basic analytical skills to include collat- ing and reporting information; identifying trends and exceptions; investigat- ing to define problems more accurately; sorting information in order of im- portance; identifying relationships and linkages between components; iden- tifying variable potential causes and effects; soliciting guidance to define criteria and assign values of importance and urgency; and escalating issues of an exceptional natureAbility to work collaborative as part of a teamAbility to demonstrate dependability and flexibilityAbility to deliver high level of professionalism and serviceAbility to work with confidential informationWillingness and ability to embody Childhelp's core values of Acting with Honor and Character, Being Open and Receptive, Caring About and Relating to Others; Nurturing Diverse Relationships; Performance Excellence; and Inspirational Leading & Managing
Physical DemandsAbility to frequently stand, see, hear, speak, and be physically flexible; occasionally sits walk, stoop, lift up to 50 lbs., carry, run and drive; and at times may bend, climb, squat, kneel, push/pullAbility to spend 65% of time outdoors, 35% indoors, withstand moderate noise levels including voice levels 90% of the time, extreme heat up to 111 degrees; wind, rain cold weather; to operate household appliances; to drive an automobile; occasionally work alone; work with others 85% of the timeEmployees may be exposed to children who may ask inappropriate personal questions, display socially unacceptable personal behaviors, insult your physical appearance, age, sex, and race, use profanity, sexually explicit phrases, exhibit defiance, dishonesty, threats, accusations, and theft, assaultive behaviors and self-destructive behaviors.

Learn More and Apply by visiting the Get Hired Anywhere Virtual Career Fair at:https://gethired.anywherecareerfair.com/February 24th through March 7th
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