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Direct Support Person

Company: The Children's Center of Hamden
Location: Hamden
Posted on: May 31, 2021

Job Description:

A Direct Care Worker is a role model and is responsible for the care, welfare, safety and security of young people. The nature of the care varies depending on the young person's needs. The work involves physical care and custody, guidance in personal hygiene, work and study habits, and social, spiritual and recreational activities. Whitney Hall School educates students, Kindergarten-12, who live in the community, but are challenged with behavioral, psychiatric & learning difficulties requiring a small classroom setting. Students are referred to the program by their local school systems. The purpose of the program is to help students obtain skills & learning strategies to manage their own behaviors so they can return to a public school setting. Schedule: Full Time, 35 hours per week School schedule 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. Plus Extended School Year Summer Schedule Days Off: Saturday / Sunday Job Requirements:Skills: Capacity to work in partnership with teachers to maintain a safe learning environment. Ability to assist students with academic assignments. Ability to prevent crisis and de-escalate potential crisis. Ability to supervise groups of young people on work assignments and in their residential activities. Interest in young people and mature judgment in dealing with their behavioral problems. Knowledge of childcare and housekeeping methods. A valid driver's license with a safe driving record is also required. Education: Associates degree or equivalent education is required. BA/BS in Human Services or Education is preferred. Experience: One to two years working in an academic setting with children who have learning disabilities and emotional disturbance is preferred. An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: The Children's Center of Hamden, Hamden , Direct Support Person, Other , Hamden, Connecticut

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