Marie Philip School (MPS) our Pre-K -12+ day school, enrolls nearly 200 deaf and hard of hearing students on our Framingham campus. We are proud of our history as the first school in the United States to have adopted the ASL/English bilingual, bicultural model in a K-12 educational setting. MPS offers a full range of academics, including Honors and Advanced Placement courses, along with vocational training courses as well as intensive classes for students who have learning disabilities or developmental disabilities.
The Overnight Residential Counselor will provide surveillance over a group of students in a residential setting just before, during and after sleeping periods until the first class begins or staff coverage. He/she may also monitor all residential activities, which support their residential students’ social, physical, intellectual, communication and emotional development.
SUPERVISOR: Residential Supervisor
FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide direct supervision and support to the residential students.
Responsible to support, plan or maintain the residential activities and independent living skills to meet identified individual residential student and/or programmatic needs.
Utilize database to ensure all externally and internally required reports are complete, accurate, and implemented on schedule.
Work collaboratively with TLC colleagues to facilitate students’ educational, social, recreational and life skills activities within existing programs.
The hired candidate must be able to remain fully awake throughout the entire work shift. Napping and/or sleeping is strictly forbidden, whether on duty or on break.
Be accountable for the general supervision of residential students and to remain on duty during emergency situations.
Remain awake and alert in his/her assigned dormitory unless instructed otherwise by the Residential Supervisor and/or Director of Student Life.
Maintain residential program’s expectations including the school policies and procedures.
Assist TLC staff with coordinating other related activities as deemed appropriate.
Perform other tasks as assigned by the Residential Supervisor and/or Director of Student Life.
May be delegated and trained to conduct medication administration or certain medical procedure responsibilities for students.
**May be required to drive students on field trips and/or to mainstreaming classes. Additional driving responsibilities as needed.
**Some lifting may be required when working with young students or students with special needs, however, TLC embraces and celebrates a spirit of inclusion and diversity, and reasonable accommodations and modifications will be made whenever possible. The diversity of our student population may require that some assignments have a heavier physical responsibility due to safety. If the opening for which you are applying will require more strenuous physical activity, the unique needs will be discussed at the time of interview.
*Perform other tasks as assigned by the Department Supervisor.
*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.
**TLC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and all employees and applicants for employment are afforded equal opportunity in every area of hiring and employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, age, criminal record (inquiries only), handicap (disability), mental illness, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual orientation, genetics, active military, and any other legally protected characteristic.
**TLC embraces and celebrates a spirit of inclusion and diversity, and reasonable accommodations and modifications will be made whenever possible.
BA/BS degree in Human Services or equivalent preferred. High School diploma with 2 years of experience in residential setting may be equivalent
Fluent in American Sign Language
Ability to communicate and work effectively as part of a team
Ability to remain awake throughout scheduled shift
Knowledge of issues and priorities important to the students’ needs in residential program preferred
Competency in Microsoft Office software programs
Willingness to work a varied schedule
A valid drivers license and a clean driving record as determined by Human Resources is required