The Children's Receiving Home of Sacramento is committed to positively impacting the lives of children, youth, and families affected by abuse, neglect, behavioral health issues, and trauma in California.
The Children's Receiving Home is an emergency shelter dedicated to improving the lives of the children we serve. We strive to recruit qualified, committed individuals who share in our Agency's Mission to provide an exceptional standard of quality care and support. We offer a full range of benefits to our employees.
THIS IS A FULL TIME POSITION
Hours are Monday - Friday, 7 am - 3:30 pm
12 ECE units are required
Under the direction of the Treatment Supervisor, the Teacher Aide is responsible for the daily care and supervision of students.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for creating a favorable group climate in which the child's safety, emotional nurturing and healthy development are of primary concern.
Provides child care and supervision for the clients.
Responsible for the hour by hour care, safety, supervision, protection, guidance and discipline of the group as a whole and for each child as an individual.
Responsible for meeting the health and personal hygiene needs of minors under their care (report any medical concerns to medical staff, provide supplies and direction for proper standards of personal care, etc.).
Provide a caring, warm environment for the children through setting clear boundaries, supporting, encouraging, and giving verbal praise and acknowledgment to children for positive actions and decisions to help build self-esteem, age appropriate interpersonal skills, positive thinking, problem solving, proper language, coping skills, respect for others and self and brainstorming alternative, appropriate behaviors, etc..
Maintain discipline and group control at all time, reporting any unresolved conflicts to a supervisor in a timely manner.
Proactively check in with the children frequently to prevent crisis situations. After an incident has occurred, follow-up and process with the child to prevent further crisis situations and complete any necessary documentation.
Intervene in crisis situations as learned in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) to ensure the safety of clients and staff.
Serve snacks to the clients in coordination with other staff, per approved menu. Maintain a pleasant and cheerful mealtime atmosphere, and dine with the children during mealtimes, modeling appropriate behavior, table manners, etc.
Provide transportation for children as directed by a supervisor as necessary and in accordance with the agency transport policy.
Responsible for being an informed and supportive team member.
Responsible for reading daily log and incident reports.
Responsible for critical observations and objective recording of children's behavior for team use.
Responsible for maintaining a neat and orderly classroom area, meeting all CCL and the health and safety codes required of this agency.
Supervises the chores and work project of children.
Accountable for reporting building and equipment damage and/or unsafe conditions and initiate action to correct any unsafe conditions.
Must be familiar with, and have the ability to carry out, all emergency/disaster plans.
Attends and participates in regular staff meetings regarding program issues and in-service training.
Complete written documentation per program requirements, and in compliance with agency policy and training.
Attend and participate in team meetings to be aware of and facilitate the development of treatment plans for each child, providing documentation as necessary.
Ensure accurate recording of worked hours and notify a supervisor of any discrepancies in a timely manner and in accordance with agency guidelines.
Performs other duties as assigned.
A high school diploma or general education degree (GED) is required.
Twelve (12) Early Childhood Education (ECE) units from an accredited college or university is required.
Previous experience working with children with behavioral challenges and in a therapeutic setting is required.
Must be 21 years of age or older.
Must possess a valid California Drivers License, a reliable automobile and auto insurance.
Must pass First Aid certification course before start of employment. Certification can be completed through the Children's Receiving Home.
Must pass CPR (within the first six weeks of employment), Bloodborne Pathogens, and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) certification courses offered through the Children's Receiving Home within the first three months of employment.