Summary: Assists with the instructional, behavioral and social development of the children, while providing a structured and safe environment. This includes firm and consistent limits, clear expectations and follow through, and direct involvement with the child in educational and therapeutic experiences.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include the Following. Other duties may be assigned.
Performs all responsibilities in a manner that is reflective of the mission and philosophy of Mount St. Vincent Home.
Is sensitive to the cultural differences among the children, families and staff and responds appropriately and sensitively to those differences.
Communicates professionally and effectively with therapists, agency staff, families and others outside the agency.
Assists with planning and instruction in all areas of the educational program including arts and academics, physical, affective, behavioral.
Monitors children's behaviors, safety and progress, in the milieu/classroom and other settings (lunchroom, playground, bathroom).
Is responsible for the classroom program in the absence of the teacher.
Manages individual children and groups in the event of a crisis and provides direct, immediate, and effective intervention with therapeutic follow-up.
Co-facilitates Specials(art, assets, music, p.e.) when assigned.
Provides a structured therapeutic milieu/classroom environment to maximize individual success in regards to service plans and individual education plans.
Must safely transport children using agency vehicles.
Works on cottages when school is not in session.
Works morning shifts on the cottages as assigned
Hours may be adjusted as needed to ensure staff coverage requirements are met.
Coordinates with Treatment Leaders, Teachers and Therapists regarding therapeutic and milieu planning.
Completes milieu reports in conjunction with teachers
Keeps up-to-date records (attendance, logging, progress) which are accurate and informative, assists with evaluation of children's work.
Familiar with IEP goals in conjunction with the teacher.
Familiar with service plan goals in conjunction with the teacher and therapist.
Familiar with educational content and curriculum.
Responsible to know and implement crisis prevention/intervention techniques (i.e. TCI, time-out, locked door quiet room) as well as procedures (i.e. runaway, injury, emergency).
Continually updates skills through supervision, education, workshops, in-services, and conferences.
Maintains current certifications (e.g., TCI, Lower levels, CPR, First Aid, AED, EVOLV, Universal Precautions) and trainings (e.g., NMT, Somatosensory).
Attends and participates in agency meetings and committees
Actively participates in staff meetings, school learning fair, back to school night and other school activities.
Participates in Service Plan Quarterly Reviews and additional and additional staffing related to children in their classroom.
Attends Medication consults with the psychiatrist when necessary
Responsibly documents, using agency forms, on critical incidences (e.g., therapeutic physical managements, medical incidences, state reports) and completes these tasks in a timely manner.
Documents children's progress and concerns in daily progress notes, behavior tracking sheets, and School Quarterly Reports.
Is responsible for adequate, and accurate records
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
- Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations;
- Interpersonal - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
- Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Participates in meetings. Able to give and receive constructive feedback.
- Team Work - Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Contributes to building a positive team spirit;
- Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Able to read and interpret written information.
- Leadership - Inspires respect and trust; Accepts feedback from others.
- Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
- Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values.
- Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
- Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time. Manages sick and vacation balances.
- Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments.
- Initiative - Undertakes self-development activities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
- Innovation - Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas.
- Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process.
- Professionalism - Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Differentiates personal and professional boundaries.
- Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and / or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor's degree (B.A. / B.S.) from four year College or university and preferably one year of relevant experience in a school or residential milieu or serving children with psychological disabilities or a combination of college/work experience.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instruction, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively to children or employees of the organization.
Ability to a variety of software including but not limited to Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
Certificates and Licenses:
Current Colorado Drivers License. Motor vehicle record and proof of automobile insurance coverage to be updated annually.
: Mount Saint Vincent Home, Denver, CO
: CO-Denver/Boulder/Surrounding Areas-Denver
: Day Shift
: Mar 30, 2017, 9:10:59 PM