Walker is a network of facilities and professionals that provides world-class mental health services, state-of-the-art special education, expert professional training and consultation, and child welfare advocacy.
It is a privilege to accompany children and families on their journey as they find their strengths, achieve what they may have considered impossible and build a future for themselves marked by health, accomplishment and pride.
Participate as a member of a treatment team in a school program to meet the social, recreational, behavioral, and educational needs of children exhibiting emotional and behavioral difficulties.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30am-3:30pm
Summary of position: Focus on social, recreational, and behavioral needs of children. Ensure that the physical and emotional needs of children are being met on a daily basis. Act as a member of treatments team in a school program for children with serious emotional and behavioral difficulties. To assist other teams as directed.
Education Required: High School Diploma or GED; excellent written and verbal communication skills; successful completion of Walker’s provisional child care evaluation.
Education Preferred: Undergraduate degree in related field. Valid Massachusetts Drivers License
Experience R equired: Prior experience working with children.
Experience Preferred: Prior experience working with children with special needs.
1. Work as a key member of a team to further the emotional, behavioral, and educational development of children at Walker.
2. Provide a safe and therapeutic environment for children.
3. Participate on a wake-up team in the residential program and ensure that medications are administered, routines are completed, and students arrive to school on time.
4. Participate in a daytime residential group during the school vacation periods, including planning and implementing developmentally appropriate activities and programming for the group and campus wide.
5. Plan and implement social and recreational activities for children.
6. Participate in social and recreational activities with children.
7. Ensure that B.M.T.A. is being applied in the day program, and lead or co-lead P.A. based activity groups.
8. Support teachers and assistant teachers by assisting individual students with academics.
9. Meet children’s physical needs.
10. Implement treatment protocol established in children’s treatment plans, IEPs, and individual crisis management plans.
11. Apply Walker’s model of childcare, including project adventure methods, therapeutic crisis intervention methods, and physical restraint, as necessary.
12. Directly supervise children in the school program and during residential wake-ups, as assigned.
13. Properly attend to administrative functions of childcare, including attending required meetings; completing assigned oral and written report writing tasks; and actively participating in supervision and professional development opportunities offered at Walker.
14. Follow and implement all Walker policies and procedures
Interested candidates please click below to apply. Resumes with cover letters will be considered priority.
Monster - 3 years ago
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