School Paraprofessional - Mental Health Worker
Boys & Girls Village - Milford, CT

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P OSITION OVERVIEW:
Charles F. Hayden Day School ) and Shelter programs are seeking a Paraprofessional/MHW to join our team to provide direct care, behavior management, and support educational and clinical services for the clients in the shelter programs and in the school.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

Provides required assistance and supports to facilitate client’s behavior, emotional, educational, and social development and learning in accordance with an individualized service/treatment plan in a structured, intensive therapeutic milieu setting by working collaboratively with other members of the team
· Participate in the planning and implementation of programming specifically designed to encourage development growth for a wide range of ages
· Participate in weekly therapeutic groups as a co-facilitator, under guidance of clinical staff
· Supports classroom activities and lessons with the educational staff
· Provides crisis intervention utilizing Cornell Therapeutic Crisis Intervention techniques
· Maintains appropriate ratios and motivation as indicated on point sheets
· Provide a safe, orderly and nurturing living experience for children in care
· Ensure that goals/objectives of each client’s service/treatment plan are implemented as part of the daily activities
· Documentation of each client’s response to care and clinical interventions
· Immediate notification to Shift Leads, Coordinator, or Manager regarding crisis situations, including delopements, major aggressions and sexual acting out
· Be familiar with and implement all program policies and procedures
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
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Bachelor’s degree in education or a behavioral health related field such as social work, counseling, human services or a related area, or HS diploma and at least 3 years experience working with children in a milieu based program; previous experience working with children in a recreational, educational, residential or day program
· Valid driver’s license and clean driving record with endorsement "A"
· TCI and Boys & Girls Village Model Certified; CPR, First Aid Certified
Apply Now: Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume today!

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