The overnight child care worker is responsible for the safety and supervision of the children during these critical overnight and early morning hours. This counselor must remain awake, and is responsible to ensure the students are safe at all times and comfortable throughout the night.
SUPERVISOR: Department Supervisor
FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Respond to all needs of the students throughout the night and morning hours, including but not limited to supervision, support, crisis intervention, and behavior management.
Conduct child checks at least 4 times each hour; more frequently when identified as at risk for self-harm or running away.
Follow all special instruction related to individual students. (Example: sit outside door until child falls asleep; wake child during the night to prevent bedwetting).
Assist day staff with morning routine, waking children, supervising breakfast, and ensuring proper hygiene practices.
Complete students daily logs.
Ensure any concerns are appropriately communicated to all agency personnel including
Adhere to all Walden School policies and procedures.
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 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.
• High School Diploma or GED Certificate
• A minimum of conversational fluency in American Sign Language required, with native, or near-native ASL fluency preferred
• Ability to work effectively as part of an educational team
• Human Service experience preferred