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Residential Instructor/Student Services (Direct Support Professional)
GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB
Under general supervision, Direct Support Professionals in our Children & Adolescence program, participate in the direct care and plan implementation for clients, as prescribed by physician and treatment teams. They provide supervision, safety and crisis management for the client population; complete documentation of client behavior and participation in programming; adhere to the scheduled activities; role model positive, mature behavior; utilize proactive behavioral strategies to minimize client crisis and maximize success.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Health, Safety and Wellness of Clients
Ensures medications are delivered accurately and on time.
Provides for the well-being and safety of clients.
Supports client health and hygiene.
Utilizes infection control procedures.
Reports serious incidents, participates in reviews and implements follow-up measures, as applicable.
Individual Plan Implementation
Knows the SNAP (strengths, needs, abilities and preferences), goals/objectives/outcomes and treatment strategies from the current Plans (Treatment Plan, IEP, ISP) of assigned clients.
Promotes clients' achievement of behavioral goals by implementing the behavior strategies and teaching alternative behaviors, as indicated in the Treatment Plan/IEP/ISP.
Actively instructs assigned clients so they can achieve education/residential goals and objectives or ID Waiver outcomes.
Collects and documents behavioral and instructional data, accurately and reliably.
Documents services delivered, accurately and in a timely manner.
Maintains a high level of engagement with and monitoring of clients. Implements planned activities throughout the work day.
Provides a Supportive and Solution?Focused Environment
Builds trusting, respectful relationships with clients and helps clients do the same.
Demonstrates knowledge about the symptoms and supports associated with diagnoses of assigned clients and a trauma-informed care approach.
Manages behavioral crisis safely.
Collaborates with the Treatment Team to provide continuity of support and care, by communicating and contributing to team discussions and decisions.
Exhibits exemplary customer service with guardians, agency personnel and visitors.
Site Management ? Housekeeping, Nutrition, Transportation, Finances
Ensures a safe residence / classroom environment.
Assures a clean and organized residence/classroom.
Promotes good nutrition and, in group homes, assists with meal preparation.
Provides transportation / community mobility.
Assists with purchases and is accountable for program and client money, as applicable.
Teamwork and commitment to the mission, values and vision of Grafton
Demonstrates knowledge of organization.
Demonstrates the core values of personal integrity and accountability.
Performs other duties, as assigned.
Residential Instructor (Direct Support Professional)
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum Hiring Requirements for Direct Support Professionals/Children Services
Must be 21 years of age;
Must be a high school graduate or have a G.E.D. & 6 months paid professional experience working with children; or an Associate's degree & 3 months paid professional experience working with children; or a qualifying Bachelor's degree.
Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record.
Qualifying degrees (Subject to meeting minimum requirements): Art Therapy; Behavioral
Sciences; Child Development; Child and Family Studies/Services; Cognitive Sciences; Community Mental
Health; Counseling (Mental health, Vocational, Pastoral, etc.); Counselor Education; Early Childhood Development; Education (with a focus in psychology and/or special education); Educational Psychology;
Family Development/Relations Gerontology; Health and Human Services; Human Development; Human
Services; Marriage and Family Therapy; Music Therapy; Nursing; Psychiatric Rehabilitation; Psychology Rehabilitation Counseling; School Counseling; Social Work; Special Education; Therapeutic Recreation;
Vocational Rehabilitation; Sociology.
Must be willing and able to work weekends and holidays. Grafton offers shift differentials and holiday pay for selected holidays.
(Shift Differentials apply to this position, see details below )
Shift Differentials:
Mon-Fri 3:30p-10:30p $1.50/hr
Fri & Sat 10:30p- 8:30a $1.50/hr
Sat & Sun 8:30a-10:30p $3.00/hr
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Grafton is an equal opportunity employer and tobacco-free workplace.

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