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Instructional Aide & Driver

Company: Childhelp
Location: beaumont
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Position SummaryThe purpose of the Instructional Aide/Driver is to improve the quality of life and make a difference in the lives of the children under their direct care by providing a safe, nurturing environment. Responsible for the behavior management and the direct supervision of children at all times, is responsible for assisting teachers with presentation of material and assisting with creation and implementation of behavior management plans for the classroom and other areas of the program. The position is assigned a driving route to transport children to and from home to the Childhelp Non-Public School.This position does not have direct reports.Essential FunctionsInstructional Aide: 80%* Supports an effective learning experience by assisting children with identifying barriers interfering with learning and learning ways to successfully overcome them; encourages children's motivation by being enthusiastic, professional, and positive; building self-esteem, increasing self-control by identifying feelings and coping skill to deal with them, and build relationships serving as a role model.* Provides line of sight supervision at all times; observes and records children's progress daily; provides support and supervision during review and individual practice of work; and circulates among children and provides frequent individual attention* Actively contributes to a safe, therapeutic learning environment by applying appropriate and effective crisis intervention with the children during school hours including, but not limited to, implementing primary preventative measures before a child would need further disciplinary action, (i.e., supervision, change of placement); completes incident reports with objectivity.* Supports school administration by assisting with maintaining charts, grades and other required documentation; instituting individual homework plan, teaching reading etc.* Under the direction of the teacher, assists in implementation of learning plans; communicates with children about IEP/behavioral goals; and communicates measurable learning/ behavior objectives, guiding children toward mastery.* Maintains strong lines of communication teachers, coworkers, supervisors, parents and other professionals.* Completes continuing education and training as required by the school, program, company, state and other regulatory agencies* Carries out other duties as assigned.Driver: 20%* Transports students between their homes in the community and the NPS by properly navigating and providing safe, reliable transportation within the set classroom schedules.* Provides line of sight supervision at all times supervising children to and from school including driving routes to and from the children's homes.RequirementsEducation/Experience/Knowledge/Understanding* High school diploma or general education degree (GED).* Minimum of one year of experience working with children in a educational/ academic setting.* Successful completion of an appropriate verbal and physical crisis intervention techniques course.* A current and valid unrestricted California Driver's License with clean driving record.Skills* Strong verbal, written, and listening communication skills to include communicating clearly, effectively, tactfully, and patiently to a diverse population.* Strong interpersonal skills and demeanor with the ability to build rapport and garner trust with others.* Proficient in the use of a PC; MIcrosoft Windows, the Internet; and MS Office Applications such as Outlook and Word.Abilities* Ability to clear fingerprint background screening through the Department of Justice, FBI and Child Abuse Central Index prior to start* Ability to effectively engage with children from various backgrounds and circumstances.* Ability to provide consistency and behavioral limits through relationship-based interventions.* Ability to demonstrate understanding of the children's diagnoses.* Ability to respond positively to staff, teachers, therapists and supervisor's feedback.* Ability to demonstrate teamwork, professional communication, dependability, and flexibility as required by working in a residential treatment setting.* Ability to maintain professional behavior in high pressure situations.* Ability to solve problems by applying basic analytical skills to include collating and reporting information; identifying trends and exceptions; investigating to define problems more accurately; sorting information in order of importance; identifying relationships and linkages between components; identifying variable potential causes and effects; soliciting guidance to define criteria and assign values of importance and urgency; and escalating issues of an exceptional nature.* Ability to work collaborative as part of a team.* Ability to demonstrate dependability and flexibility.* Ability to deliver high level of professionalism and service.* Ability to work with confidential information.* Willingness and ability to embody Childhelp's core values of Acting with Honor and Character, Being Open and Receptive, Caring About and Relating to Others; Nurturing Diverse Relationships; Performance Excellence; and Inspirational Leading & ManagingPhysical Demands* Ability to frequently stand, see, hear, speak, and be physically flexible; occasionally sits walk, stoop, lift up to 50 lbs., carry, run and drive; and at times may bend, climb, squat, kneel, push/pull.* Ability to spend 65% of time outdoors, 35% indoors, withstand moderate noise levels including voice levels 90% of the time, extreme heat up to 111 degrees; wind, rain cold weather; to operate household appliances; to drive an automobile; occasionally work alone; work with others 85% of the time.* Employees may be exposed to children who may ask inappropriate personal questions, display socially unacceptable personal behaviors, insult your physical appearance, age, sex, and race, use profanity, sexually explicit phrases, exhibit defiance, dishonesty, threats, accusations, and theft, assaultive behaviors and self-destructive behaviors.Preferences* An AA Degree in a behavioral health field from an accredited college or university plus 1 year of experience working with children.
Associated topics: dispatcher, fleet, fleet management, handler, management, manager, manager trainee, supervisor, svce, union

Keywords: Childhelp, Hemet , Instructional Aide & Driver, Other , beaumont, California

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