WHO WE ARE:
We are a premier provider dedicated to healing children and young adults, strengthening families, and transforming communities through quality comprehensive services and advocacy. We envision a world in which children and young adults, families, and communities are able to heal, grow, and thrive.
WHAT WE OFFER:
In exchange for your skill and experience, Hillsides offers an excellent benefits package, which includes:
- Sign on Bonus of $2000! Bonus split and paid in increments at hire, 3 months, 6 months and 1st year.
- This role is eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
- Competitive salary
- Medical insurance
- 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 $640 roll-over limit
- 401(k) with no wait period and no vesting schedule
- 13 paid holidays per year and generous paid time off policy accruing up to 22 days off annually
- Bilingual stipend of $2,000 for applicable positions
- Robust training opportunities: Shared Core Practice Model & Trauma Informed Care
- Employee Assistance Program
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 functions 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
- Under the guidance of the teacher, assist with all classroom instruction.
- 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 empathy
- 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
- Ensure cleanliness of client bedrooms and cottage common areas at all times
- Other duties as required
- Bilingual in Spanish Strongly Preferred.
- High School Diploma required.
- AA (60 units) or Bachelor's Degree preferred.
- Interest in working with children.
- Feel comfortable with children and be responsive to them.
- Valid California driver's license, driving record and personal vehicle insurance acceptable to Hillsides' insurance carrier.
- Be able to show proof of immunization or immunity to vaccine-preventable diseases transmitted by the respiratory route, including Varicella, MMR, Tdap, & Influenza. Reasonable accommodations to vaccination requirements available to employees who, because of a sincerely held religious belief, a medical contraindication, or a disability, do not receive some or all of the required vaccinations.
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.