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Early Childhood Assistant Swansea

Company: Sevita
Location: Swansea
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

MENTOR, a member of the Sevita family, is a community-based, behavioral health care organization offering a continuum of services including adult behavioral health, substance abuse counseling, children's behavioral health, autism services, and early childhood services.

SUMMARY

Provides support to youth receiving early intervention services as directed by the treatment team to assist functional, daily or social skills for youth with developmental, medical, environmental, behavioral, and/or social emotional challenges The training and direct supports will include one on one assistance, assistance during group activities, and transportation of youth and families, as applicable. This is an hourly position eligible for overtime if it is required.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential function listed below:

---Establishes and maintains therapeutic relationship by building rapport with the person served.

oFollow early intervention standards and treatment plan goals and interventions utilizing sound judgment and seeks out appropriate consultation.

oCollaborates with the family and treatment team members to provide behavior management techniques effectively and without disruption to the environment or other individuals in the environment, if applicable.

oMaintain professionalism and composure at all times. Utilize appropriate interactional style with persons served and staff. Maintains dignity and respect for others.

---Promotes safe and socially acceptable skills and development in order to build a repertoire of communication, social interaction, and problem solving skills as related to the child and family's Individualized Family Service Plan

---Ensures all documentation, both staff and person served related is completed in a timely and accurate manner and assists in the maintenance of the records of youth served.

---Assists with group interventions by helping to plan group curricula and prepare for group activities, co-lead groups for both youth and parents according to program needs.

---Coordinates and provides transportation for assigned children and/or parents according to the transportation standards, if applicable.

---Assist with the all areas of operational standards and health and safety standards to include, but not limited to room preparation, cleanup, monitoring inventory and restocking supplies, setting up the room, cleaning the room after use, adhering to universal precautions, diapering and toileting procedures, etc.

---Participates in training from clinical staff on the implementation of program updates to assure early intervention standards are met.

---Participates in support of other program and administrative tasks such as group attendance, documentation, and follow up with caregivers, etc. as needed.

---Performs other related duties and activities as required.

Minimum Knowledge and Skills required by the Job

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required to perform the job:

Education and Experience:

---High School Diploma

---Two years of relevant work experience in related field

Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:

---Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record

---CPR/First Aid certification required

Other Skills and Abilities:

---Must be 21 years of age.

Other Requirements:

---Travel as needed

---Meets background checks as required by the company and state, regulatory or accreditation agency, including a drug test if the position required driving.

Physical Requirements:

---Heavy work. Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT STATEMENT

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job functions either unaided or with assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined on a case by case basis via the interactive process.

Sevita is a leading provider of home and community-based specialized health care. We believe that everyone deserves to live a full, more independent life. We provide people with quality services and individualized supports that lead to growth and independence, regardless of the physical, intellectual, or behavioral challenges they face. We've made this our mission for more than 50 years. And today, our 40,000 team members continue to innovate and enhance care for the 50,000 individuals we serve. Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/vets

Keywords: Sevita, Fall River , Early Childhood Assistant Swansea, Other , Swansea, Massachusetts

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