The Overnight Residential Assistant is responsible for providing instruction to assigned individuals in their assigned setting to promote intellectual, emotional and social growth. He or she will assist in implementing individualized programs that are appropriate to the ages and populations served specifically children, adolescents, and young adults with autism, intellectual/developmental disabilities and acquired brain injury. The Overnight Residential Assistant will typically be assigned to a home but may be required to work with individuals from other homes, as assigned by supervisors. This is an awake position, primary responsibilities include, maintain overnight Levels of Supervision and domestic house responsibilities.
Populations served are intensely physically challenging. The Overnight Residential Assistant position requires that staff be aware that individuals who are served may exhibit aggressive and/or self-injurious behavior. This requires the Overnight Residential Assistant to be constantly alert and ready to respond to the individual’s needs according to effective behavior analytic interventions.
Education/Training: High School Diploma required
Certifications/Licensure: Must meet the minimum age requirement of twenty-one (21) years old. Successful completion of employer provided certification in CPR, First Aid and Crisis Intervention. Medication Administration certification may be required based on assigned home.
Skill(s): Working knowledge of Windows Operating Systems and Microsoft Office. Possess strong teaching skills with emphasis on individuals who are emotionally, behaviorally, physically and/or developmentally challenged. Ability to implement function based interventions for the reduction of challenging behaviors. Experience in the principles and application of Applied Behavior Analysis. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills are assets.
Experience: Prefer at least one (1) year experience with specialized populations.
Melmark - 17 months ago