Provide on-going supervision of and therapeutic support for consumers enrolled in the Day Treatment Program. To provide assistance in the implementation of the milieu program, including providing emotional support and remedial, individual, and group academic support to students with mild to severe behavioral problems, including students who may be physically and verbally aggressive, enrolled in the Day Treatment program. To participate as a milieu treatment team member.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, counseling, psychology, or other related field. 4 plus years of experience in a related setting considered in lieu of degree. Experience working with adolescents within the structure of an intensive, milieu based program. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Awareness of or working knowledge of Cognitive/Behavioral therapy, Rational/Emotive therapy, behavioral modification, and development theory strongly preferred. Experience working with Special Education population strongly preferred. Educational or classroom management experience preferred. Possess and maintain valid driver’s license with an acceptable motor vehicle report and reliable, insured transportation. Current Food Handler’s Permit required within first month of hire. Ability to obtain an Agency Affiliated License. Per the RCW 28A.400.303, employees of contractors with school districts that “have regularly scheduled unsupervised access to children” are required to go through FBI fingerprinting.
PHYSICAL CONSIDERATIONS: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is required to stand, use hands to finger or handle, reach with hands and arms, talk or listen. Requires the ability to lift up to 100 pounds. The position requires peripheral vision. The position may require working in outdoor weather conditions. A significant degree of flexibility and strength is required in this position due to the infrequent, yet essential, use of one’s limbs and body weight as a temporary means of physical restraint of some clients.
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