POSITION: Child Care Worker
POSITION RESPONSIBLE TO: Cottage Supervisor
CATEGORY OF EMPLOYMENT: Hourly/Non-Exempt
Provides direct childcare services, ensure that day-to-day supervision of residents is consistent with agency standards and effectively works as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
Consistently implements each resident’s treatment plan and completes documentation as required.
Accurately administers medication according to physician and/or nurse’s orders and documents the medication administration record (MAR.)
Actively encourages and reinforces residents participation in maintaining established standards of cleanliness and orderliness in their living unit and the surrounding campus.
Ensures that each resident’s health needs are identified and met within the specified time frame.
Actively encourages and supports each resident’s need to achieve satisfactory academic performance.
Participates in the development of unit activities, recreation activities and spiritual life awareness while providing direct supervision as required.
Provides safe transportation in agency vehicles for residents to keep scheduled appointments as required.
Provides direct mealtime supervision to assure that residents are provided a balanced meal and that dining procedures are consistently followed.
Completes a thorough inventory for each resident’s belongings upon admission, discharge and on a quarterly basis.
Completes assigned unit system responsibilities and documentation.
Demonstrates knowledge and compliance of health and safety standards through weekly on-site inspections according to agency guidelines.
Demonstrates the ability to receive, transmit, store and retrieve information as evidenced through written and verbal communication.
Contributes to the prevention and management of challenging behaviors by implementing the Board of Child Care’s Behavior Management and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Techniques.
Promotes effective communication through the timely submission of documentation and compliance with logbook policy.
Provides coverage, as needed, for direct care vacancies.
Provides mandatory on-call coverage as required.
Fosters quality and diversity in problem identification and conflict resolution among residents and co-workers.
Perform duties, as requested, to achieve agency goals.
Minimum Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited College or University.
Minimum of one year group child care experience.
Must receive the Child Care Practitioner award through the National Center for Professional Certification (NCPC) within eighteen months of enrolling in training. (Enrollment required after successful completion of probationary period. Training provided by the agency.)
Certification in Basic First Aid and CPR through the American Red Cross. (Must be attained by completion of the orientation period.)
Certification in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention. (Must be attained by completion of the orientation period.)
Maintenance of an unrestricted Maryland Driver’s License with a safe driving record as defined in the agency policy.
Must receive medication administration training through the State of Maryland. (Training provided by the agency.)
To apply, please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Board of Child Care - 10 months ago