To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.
The essential functions include:
Supervise and protect children individually and in groups at all times.
Help children acquire socially acceptable habits of behavior, appearance and develop improved personal relationships.
Under the guidance of the teacher, assist with all classroom instruction.
Help each child relate to the group and to handle individual problems.
Be involved in the social skills training of each resident
Use appropriate authority and discipline as necessary to set limits for behavior and help each child develop his own capacity for self-control.
Participate as a unit team member in the development of individual childcare plans directed toward return of the child to his own home or other appropriate placement
Display maturity, emotional security, and temperament to care for children and adolescent residents.
Exhibit good judgment and ability to get along with other staff members.
Be able to give residents individual understanding and empathy.
Be able to organize and participate in group discussions, conversation during meals, recreation and art and music appreciation.
Be able to structure and assist in various daily living skills which foster independent functioning, including but not limited to grooming, shopping, cooking, etc.
Be able to organize, facilitate and participate in various leisure time activities through cultivation of personal interests and join with the children and adolescents in normal leisure activities such as dancing, recreation, camping, etc.
Engage in recreational and/or therapeutic sports activities with clients as needed.
Be able to organize and participate in various activities such as games, sports and exercise.
Be available for and be able to integrate training as provided on a regular basis.
Ensure cleanliness of client bedrooms and cottage common areas at all times.
Other duties as required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Communication Skills and Abilities:
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients, office personnel, other employees and the general public
Ability to read, analyze and interpret manuals and office documents
Mental/Interpersonal Skills and Abilities:
Ability to define problems, gather, transcribe and post data, analyze, synthesize and classify information, and draw valid conclusions
Ability to work independently and with others - including other employees, clients and members of the public - in face-to-face and telephonic contexts
Physical Skills and Abilities:
Ability to talk or hear in order to give and receive information and instructions
Ability to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls
Ability to reach with hands and arms
Equipment and Computer Software Skills and Abilities:
Computer literate (basic working knowledge of Microsoft WORD, Excel, and Outlook) and data/electronic records program currently in use.
Able to use telephone, typewriter, office copier, calculator, fax machine, computer printer and scanner, or other equipment as required.
Regularly work indoors and outdoors in a variety of environments.
Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens.