Residential Child Care Worker (ASL Proficiency Required)
Framingham, MA Walden School
Description

ASL VERSION-https://youtu.be/n6re13uMEOI


Full time-Non-exempt/Hourly

Full time, Part time, as needed (substitute)

  • $1,500 Sign-on Bonus only for full time 
  • Housing Resources Available
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
  • Benefits include: Health; Dental; Vision; Life and Disability Insurance; Employer-Matching 403B; Sick/Personal/Vacation Time; Flexible Spending and Dependent Care 

ASL proficiency required


TLC Diversity Statement

The Learning Center for the Deaf is on a journey to create an inclusive and welcoming space for people of all backgrounds. Together, we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates our TLC community members' diverse narratives. We embrace and value multiple approaches, experiences, and perspectives. TLC believes that diversity fosters innovation. We are committed to cultivating a place where everyone can feel they belong.


About Walden School:

Walden School is a nationally-recognized residential therapeutic and education program for deaf children and youth ages 8 to 22 who have often experienced significant adverse childhood events as well as language deprivation.


About TLC:
The Learning Center for the Deaf is a nationally-recognized leader of services for deaf and hard of hearing children, adults and families. To learn more, click here.

For our Mission, click here.


POSITION SUMMARY:

Responsible for implementing treatment plans and for the direct care and safety of the children residing at Walden School.


FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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.
  • Convey all pertinent information concerning students to other staff via e-mail, logs and incident reports.
  • Maintain current certification in PART, Pro-Act, OSHA, CPR and First Aid.
  • Utilize behavior management techniques that are consistent with the Walden School mission statement and individual students’ treatment plans. 
  • Prepare living skills activities that are age and skill appropriate for students in the unit.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 


Requirements

• At least one year of experience in a residential treatment program or a degree in Human Services preferred

• Previous experience with crisis prevention and ability to prevent harmful behaviors preferred

• Must be able to remain calm, non-defensive with a supportive attitude during crisis or potential crisis 

• A minimum of conversational fluency in American Sign Language required, with native, or near-native ASL fluency preferred


This position is open on a rotating basis, until all vacancies are filled.