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.
• 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 valid drivers license and a clean driving record as determined by Human
Resources is required.
• 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
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
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 teacher.
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 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.
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.
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.
THE LEARNING CENTER FOR THE DEAF