THE LEARNING CENTER FOR THE DEAF
POSITION: DAY CHILD CARE WORKER
Responsible for implementing treatment plans and for the direct care and
safety of the children residing at Walden School.
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
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
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.
May be delegated and trained to conduct medication
administration or certain medical procedure responsibilities
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
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.
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.
1. Assist teacher with classroom activities and assignments.
2. Work with students on academic task 1:1 or in small groups when assigned by
3. Meet weekly with teachers to coordinate classroom activities and expectations.
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
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
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.