Plans and facilitates shift functions and activities for assigned unit, ensuring that all necessary routines and tasks are completed. Cares for groups of students under supervision of Supervisor and Unit Director
Other program related duties may be assigned.
Standards of Care
· Ensures that all essential student needs are met each shift, according to guidelines.
· Instructs students regarding desirable behavioral, social, health, hygiene, and personal habits as they apply to Stetson School policy, procedure and standards.
· Demonstrates, through actions, directions and coaching other staff, support for the program’s ACORN approach to treatment, and the attendant awareness of the impact of trauma, developing social competencies, healthy attachment, self regulation, and the student rehabilitation process.
· Facilitates student visits and treats family and visitors with dignity and respect.
· Ensures telephone and mail contact with family or other identified supportive adults, in accordance with the individual service plan and program rules and standards.
· Demonstrates and role models care giver qualities that treat all students with dignity and respect.
· Prevents interactions that are not sanctioned within the rules, practices, and policies of Stetson School. Prevents actions and disparaging comments that may be considered horseplay, roughhousing, and/or derogatory comments and demeaning gestures.
· Maintains appropriate staff-to-student interactions, including professional boundaries
· Acts as a role model, mentor and coach and reinforces pro-social behaviors.
Managing Routines and Daily Structure
· Maintains constant visual and auditory supervision of students.
· Follows all rules noted in A Guide to Supervision of Students at Stetson School.
· Ensures that students attend assigned activities and functions barring imminent safety risk(s).
· Randomly conducts room checks of students at intervals no longer than 10 minutes, performing such tasks as checking to visually verify that each student is in the appropriate bedroom.
· Transports students to appointments or other functions as authorized and assigned.
· Carries out all student special programs according to relevant procedures.
· Ensures that the daily structure and routines are carried out as scheduled.
· Responds to students’ behavior in accordance with Stetson School’s Behavior Management policy and the principles of CPI (Nonviolent Crisis Intervention).
· Performs the activities of CPI physical intervention as noted in Addendum to Essential Functions Regarding Specific Activities of CPI Restraint Process, and assists with training of new staff.
· Ensures least restrictive measures of therapeutic physical interventions.
· Processes issues and/or incidents with students as outlined within CPI practice and in accordance with individual treatment plans.
· Seeks on call approval, as team-in-charge for responses and programs as indicated.
Teaching recreational and social competencies
· Prepares and pre-posts unit schedule of activities and groups, which provides a rich, varied, and age-appropriate unit recreational plan.
· Trains other staff and leads and/or monitors recreational activities and may participate or instruct students by serving as a role model, including following the agency’s “half-speed policy.”
· Participates in off-campus student related activities when trained and approved.
· Leads/ co-leads relevant skills groups and participates in clinical groups when approved.
· Assigned as advocate for specified students in accordance with Stetson School’s protocol.
Documentation and reporting
· Ensures all CPI documentation is completed accurately and thoroughly by the close of each shift. Provides training and role models completion of all documents in a timely and effective manner.
· Completes and trains other staff to complete the necessary shift documentation.
· Completes and trains other staff to complete the Residential Quarterly Reports, monthly milieu indicators and other advocate paperwork, as assigned.
· Completes and trains other staff to complete staff movement logs, room assignment forms, silverware inventory, behavioral tracking, and other program related paperwork as assigned.
Health and Safety
· Maintains safe, clean and organized physical plant consistently on assigned unit(s).
· Facilitates and assists students in housekeeping duties, sanitation and removal of health hazards related to student bodily fluids/materials, utilizing protective equipment in accordance with the Universal Precautions standards.
· Conducts monthly health and safety inspections and quarterly fire drills as assigned, semi annual evacuation drills, and periodic room searches as per program policy.
· Distributes prescribed student medication as trained and as directed by nursing personnel.
· Attends to reported student illness and injury in accordance with established procedures.
· Maintains acceptable attendance and arrives on time in order to provide scheduled shift coverage, in-charge responsibilities, and safety for students in treatment.
· Engages in professional interactions with other employees and promotes cooperative teamwork and serves as a mentor and coach to other staff.
· Participates appropriately in all required trainings and meetings, and maintains CPR, CPI and First Aid certifications.
· Remains awake and alert while on duty.
· Oversees and implements established daily shift structure and routine.
· Ensures the completion of assigned and necessary tasks on shift.
· Oversees behavioral management interventions on assigned shifts within the unit setting.
· Mentors and coaches residential staff.
· Assumes Team-in-charge duties during the residential shift, as assigned.
· Assumes campus back up duties and in-charge role as assigned.
· Responsible for oversight of the proper handling of recreation funds, student personal money, student birthday and Holiday funds, and the submission of receipts and change as indicated, in accordance with program policies and procedures.
· Notifies Supervisor or Administrator of all critical incidents or other concerning events as per protocols, or as team-in-charge notifies on call administrator.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s Degree in field related to human services, education, social work or criminal justice and one year of experience in a related field. Specialist training, student intern experience or volunteer work may be credited toward experience.
Ability to base decisions on sound judgement and good common sense. Ability to model comfortable and responsible sexual attitudes. Demonstrates tolerance for discussion of sexual abuse with appropriate terminology. Understands healthy sexual development. Maintains professional boundaries in relation to sexual attitudes and values. Models firm guidance without being abusive or aggressive. Acknowledges the seriousness of sexual offending and its impact on victims and society. Ability to work as a supportive and cooperative team member. Ability to remain awake and alert while on duty.
Ability to read, write, and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to students, team members, other employees of the organization, parents/guardians, and outside agency personnel.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent, and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Able to extract the main ideas from instructions and carry them out in appropriate sequence. Able to analyze the components of problem situations, to understand cause and effect, and to develop plans for solutions.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Requires a current valid driver’s license from state of residence.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is required to sit. The employee must perform activities required to participate in physical restraint in relation to the appropriate size of staff and student. Specific vision abilities required by this job include
peripheral vision, and depth perception. The employee is required to remain awake and alert while on duty.