SUMMARY: With supervision, provides the residential program to a designated group of students.
1.Provides direct care to students by:
a. Teaching daily living & leisure time use skills.
b. Implementing educational and therapeutic management programs.
c. Supervising assigned students during routine and non-routine functions.
d. Participating with the students in recreational activities.
e. Intervening in students' emotional, behavioral, and medical crises.
2.Collects data and prepares reports.
3.Participates in meetings, inservices, and the case management team.
4.Maintains student equipment/personal belongings.
Work Schedule: 37.5 or 40 afternoon/evening hours, Sunday through Thursday. Two 15 minute duty free breaks scheduled each full workday; flextime within work day and work week is occasionally required as is overtime.
This position follows a 10 or 11 month school schedule. An example of work schedule is: Sun 5-10pm, Mon 1:30-11pm, Tues 2-10pm, Wed, 2:30-11:30pm, Thurs 1:30-10pm.
Experience and Skills:
Knowledge, skills, and general abilities:
1.General knowledge of residential care theory and practice, and its application to educating and training students with multiple
disabilities and visual impairment/blindness.
2.Basic knowledge of health care and maintenance programs, personal skills training methods, and behavior management techniques.
3.Requires AA degree; HS diploma with a minimum 2 years related experience; or current RCYCP certification.
4.Basic knowledge of interdisciplinary team concept and the Case Management system.
5.Basic knowledge of programs for assigned students.
6.Maryland driver's license.
7.Operate motor vehicles in relation to student trips and emergencies.
8.Must be at least 21 years of age.
Within six months in this position, the employee is required to have:
1.Residential Child and Youth Care Practitioner Certification.
2.Successful completion of the Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Program.
3.Successful completion of the New Employee Orientation program.
4.General knowledge of interdisciplinary team concept and the Case Management system.
5.General knowledge of programs for assigned students.
6.3-D driver approval.
Maryland School For The Blind