walden-deaf-school-overnight-child-care-worker

THE LEARNING CENTER FOR THE DEAF
WALDEN SCHOOL
POSITION: OVERNIGHT CHILD CARE WORKER
DEFINITION: The overnight child care worker is responsible for the safety and supervision of
the children during these critical overnight and early morning hours. This
counselor must remain awake, and is responsible to ensure the students are safe
at all times and comfortable throughout the night.
REQUIREMENTS:
• A valid drivers license and a clean driving record as determined by Human
Resources is required.
• A second language fluency in American Sign Language or ability to
demonstrate progressing ASL skills.
• Human Service experience preferred.
SUPERVISOR: Overnight Child Care Supervisor
FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Respond to all needs of the students throughout the night and morning hours, including but not limited to
supervision, support, crisis intervention, and behavior management.
Conduct child checks at least 4 times each hour; more frequently when identified as at risk for self-harm or
elopement.
Follow all special instruction related to individual students. (Example: sit outside door until child falls asleep;
wake child during the night to prevent bedwetting).
Assist day staff with morning routine, waking children, supervising breakfast, and ensuring proper hygiene
practices.
Complete students’ daily logs.
Ensure any concerns are appropriately communicated to all agency personnel including
high-risk behaviors.
Adhere to all Walden School policies and procedures.
May be delegated and trained to conduct medication administration or certain medical procedure responsibilities
for students.
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 escalating behavioral outbursts.
The hired candidate must be able to remain fully awake throughout the entire work shift. Napping and/or
sleeping is strictly forbidden, whether on duty or on break.
Your employment with The Learning Center for the Deaf is a voluntary one and is subject to termination by you or The Learning Center for the Deaf at will, with or without cause, and with or without
notice, at any time. Nothing in these policies shall be interpreted to be in conflict with or to eliminate or modify in any way the employment-at-will status of The Learning Center for the Deaf employees.
This policy of employment-at-will may not be modified by any officer or employee and shall not be modified in any publication or document. The only exception to this policy is a written employment
agreement approved at the discretion of the President or the Board of Directors, whichever is applicable.
These personnel policies are not intended to be a contract of employment or a legal document.
The Learning Center for the Deaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer.