Awake Overnight

Perkins School For The Blind Watertown , MA 02472

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Watertown, MAPosting Date:

03/05/2020Closing Date:


Awake Overnight

Program: Secondary

Schedule: Full-time, 40 hours/week

Perkins School for the Blind, located near Boston, was the first school for the blind chartered in the United States in 1829. For over 180 years, Perkins School for the Blind has provided quality educational and residential services to students who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind, empowering them to reach their maximum potential. Perkins School for the Blind embraces diversity in ability, thought, culture and belief. We provide equal education and employment opportunities and value the unique talents and contributions of all of our students and staff.

The Awake Overnight is responsible for remaining awake and alert at all times during the shift to perform routine checks of all students as specified in the schedule for the residence. They will also attend to the direct care, medical, and behavioral needs of the students.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintains appropriate certifications and completes required training hours and mandated trainings, including on-the-job training.

  • Provides and monitors direct care tailored to individual needs of the students in a manner respectful of their personal privacy and dignity

  • Assists students in helping them to control their behaviors

  • Provides the appropriate level of physical assistance to students assisting with lifting and transferring

  • Follows and complies with school rules, polices, and procedures and implement regulations required by licensing agencies

  • Responds to student medical emergencies

  • Remains awake and alert at all times on shift; does not place self in position conducive to sleep

  • Completes routine checks of all students

  • Effectively utilizes the staff/student logs in sharing critical and relevant student information to other staff.

  • Communicates specific issues and concerns relating to student health or behavior to the coordinator

  • Complies with the OSHA and the Perkins' Hazard Communication Program safety standards and immediately repots any hazard to supervisor

  • Reports staff and student injuries and student incidents per policy and procedures

  • To perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma

  • 1 years' experience working with special needs children or an equivalent combination or education and experience

  • Ability to complete and maintain First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillator (AED), Crisis Prevention and Physical Intervention (CPPI), and Sign Language (dependent on program needs)

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree

  • Valid driver's license and willingness to operate school vehicles

Benefits: We provide a complete benefits package which includes tuition reimbursement, medical and dental insurance, LTD and Life insurance, retirement programs and staff development and training.

Perkins seeks to enhance its community of intellectually, culturally, and socially diverse individuals to enrich the educational experience of our students. Applicants from a multicultural background, are bilingual, and/or who have relevant life experience are encouraged to apply.


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Awake Overnight

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