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Watertown, MAPosting Date:
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.
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
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.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Perkins School For The Blind