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THE LEARNING CENTER FOR THE DEAF

 

POSITION: DAY CHILD CARE WORKER

 

DEFINITION:

 

Responsible for implementing treatment plans and for the direct care and

safety of the children residing at Walden School.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

Training or degree in Human Service Field

Understanding of mental health and children’s issues

1 to 2 years in direct child care experience

A second language fluency in ASL

 

SUPERVISOR:

 

Day Child Care Supervisor

 

FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

A. SUPERVISION OF CHILDREN

1. Supervise children in daily routines and assist with the

activities of daily living skills.

2. Support and assist children using methods which reflect the treatment philosophy of

Walden School.

3. Develops and maintains meaningful and supportive relationships with the children

while maintaining appropriate adult/child boundaries.

4. Provide students with a level of supervision consistent with the treatment plan and

the Walden School safety policies.

5.

May be delegated and trained to conduct medication

administration or certain medical procedure responsibilities

for students

B. CASE MANAGEMENT

1. Convey all pertinent information concerning students to other

staff via e-mail, logs and incident reports.

3. Write logs daily for following students and incident reports as

necessary.

4. Transport children as needed.

5. Read student profiles and become familiar with the

background information of students in his/her unit.

6. Utilize crisis intervention strategies consistent with the Professional Assault

Response Training program.

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C. ADHERE TO WALDEN SCHOOL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

1. Attend trainings as assigned by the supervisor.

2. Maintain current certification in PART, OSHA and First Aid.

3. Consistently follow Walden School policies and procedures.

D. EDUCATION

1. Assist teacher with classroom activities and assignments.

2. Work with students on academic task 1:1 or in small groups when assigned by

teacher.

3. Meet weekly with teachers to coordinate classroom activities and expectations.

E. RECREATION

1. Develop monthly activity plans with Lead Childcare Worker, which includes goals

for learning and improving recreational skills.

2. Select recreational activities that are age and skill appropriate for students in the unit.

3. Utilize behavior management techniques that are consistent with the Walden School

mission statement and individual student’s treatment plans.

F. INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILLS

1. Prepares living skills activities that are fun, informative and

educational, increasing independence in the area of daily living

skills.

2. Demonstrates the expectation that students will participate in scheduled lessons,

chores and activities on a daily basis.

3. Prepares living skills activities that are age and skill appropriate for students in the

unit.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

Must be physically able to perform all duties of the job including restraining assaultive students

when necessary, pursuing running students, and participating in sports and recreation activities with

students. Job may also include prolonged standing, frequently lifting up to 50 pounds, pushing,

pulling, bending, stooping, twisting, reaching above shoulder level as well as reacting quickly to

minimize escalating behavioral outbursts.

 

Each application will be carefully reviewed, and those candidates who are most qualified will be invited

 

for an interview. The Learning Center for the Deaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer.