Child Care Counselor - Regular & On-Call

FULL POSITING:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.? Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.? Other duties may be assigned.

THE ESSENTIAL DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Supervise and protect children individually and in groups at all times
  • Help children acquire socially acceptable habits of behavior, appearance and develop improved personal relationships
  • Help each child relate to the group and to handle individual problems
  • Be involved in the social skills training of each resident
  • Use appropriate authority and discipline as necessary to set limits for behavior and help each child develop his own capacity for self-control
  • Participate as a unit team member in the development of individual child care plans directed toward return of the child to his own home or other appropriate placement
  • Display maturity, emotional security, and temperament to care for children and adolescent residents
  • Exhibit good judgment and ability to get along with other staff members
  • Be able to give residents individual understanding and affection
  • Be able to organize and participate in group discussions, conversation during meals, recreation and art and music appreciation
  • Be able to structure and assist in various daily living skills which foster independent functioning, including but not limited to grooming, shopping, cooking, etc.
  • Be able to organize, facilitate and participate in various leisure time activities through cultivation of personal interests and join with the children and adolescents in normal leisure activities such as dancing, recreation, camping, etc.
  • Engage in recreational and/or therapeutic sports activities with clients as needed
  • Be able to organize and participate in various activities such as games, sports and exercise
  • Be available for and be able to integrate training as provided on a regular basis
  • Able to drive for prolonged periods, stretch, reach, push, pull, bend, carry, lift, run, and walk
  • Ensure cleanliness of client bedrooms and cottage common areas at all times
  • Other duties as required

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATES

  • Bachelors degree
  • Minimum 1 year experience working with SED children and/or other experience working with children in a related capacity
  • Interest in working with children
  • Feel comfortable with children and be responsive to them
  • Valid California drivers license, driving record and personal vehicle insurance acceptable to Hillsides' insurance carrier

HILLSIDES OFFERS EXCELLENT BENEFITS PACKAGE:

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical insurance  with a $10 premium per paycheck for employee only coverage plan
  • Dental insurance 100% employer paid for HMO employee only coverage plan
  • Life and AD&D insurance 100% employer paid up to two times the annual salary
  • Flexible Spending Account with $500 roll-over limit
  • 401 k with no wait period, 5% employer match cap and no vesting schedule
  • 12 paid holidays per year and generous paid time off policy accruing up to 22 days off annually
  • Bilingual stipend of $2,000 or $4,000 for applicable positions


PQI STATEMENT

Every employee has the opportunity and responsibility to participate in one or more activities each year that support the performance quality improvement (PQI) of Hillsides' programs & services.  Activities might involve membership on a PQI committee or work group, service as a peer reviewer, data collection for PQI and evaluation purposes, completion of PQI questionnaires and surveys or participation in focus groups, or other activities as identified by PQI committees or work groups.

TRAUMA INFORMED CARE (TIC)

Hillsides practices Trauma Informed Care (TIC) principles which recognizes the signs, symptoms, and widespread impact of trauma; Employees are asked to comprehensively integrate knowledge of Trauma Informed Care into policies, procedures, and practices with the goal to prevent re-traumatization which promotes healing of families, youth, individuals, and communities.

OSHA CATEGORY:

This position performs tasks that may involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.  All Hillsides employees are offered the opportunity to receive the Hepatitis B vaccination series.

Hillsides is an Equal Opportunity Employer