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THE LEARNING CENTER FOR THE DEAF
WALDEN SCHOOL
POSITION: RESIDENTIAL 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 valid drivers license and a clean driving record as
determined by Human Resources is required.
• A second language fluency in ASL.
SUPERVISOR: Child Care Supervisor
FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
SUPERVISION OF CHILDREN
Supervise children in daily routines and assist with the activities of daily living skills.
Support and assist children using methods which reflect the treatment philosophy of
Walden School.
Develop and maintain meaningful and supportive relationships with the children while
maintaining appropriate adult/child boundaries.
Provide students with a level of supervision consistent with the treatment plan and Walden
School safety policies.
May be delegated and trained to conduct medication administration or certain medical
procedure responsibilities for students.
CASE MANAGEMENT
Convey all pertinent information concerning students to other staff via e-mail, logs and
incident reports.
Write logs daily for following students and incident reports as necessary.
Transport children as needed.Read student profiles and become familiar with the background information of students in
his/her unit.
Utilize crisis intervention strategies consistent with the Professional Assault Response
Training program.
ADHERE TO WALDEN SCHOOL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Attend trainings as assigned by the supervisor.
Maintain current certification in PART, OSHA and First Aid.
Consistently follow Walden School policies and procedures.
RECREATION
Develop monthly activity plans with Lead Child Care Worker, which include goals for
learning and improving recreational skills.
Select recreational activities that are age and skill appropriate for students in the unit.
Utilize behavior management techniques that are consistent with the Walden School mission
statement and individual students’ treatment plans.
INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILLS
Prepare living skills activities that are fun, informative and educational, increasing
independence in the area of daily living skills.
Demonstrate the expectation that students will participate in scheduled lessons, chores and
activities on a daily basis.
Prepare 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 included 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.