Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County

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1-1 Aide

at Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County

Posted: 9/20/2019
Job Reference #: 1294_1930
Keywords: clerical

Job Description

Openings as of 10/16/2019
Student Support Services

  • 1-1 Aide JobID: 1294
  • Position Type:
    Student Support Services/Para-Professional (Educational Aide)

  • Date Posted:
    12/18/2018

  • Location:
    Prentiss

  • District:
      Positive Education Program -
  •   
    Job Summary
    Provide center support to various activities in the day treatment program as assigned by the Coordinator or Clinical Supervisor based on planned and emergent needs.
    Education and Experience Requirements
    • Associate’s degree or 3 years relevant experience. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
    • Experience working with behaviorally/emotionally challenged children/youth.
    • Eligible for an Educational Aide Certificate under the Ohio Department of Education.
    • Strong communication skills, both written and orally.
    • Demonstrate effective decision-making skills.
    • Utilize good judgment under routine and stressful work conditions.
    • Work professionally, effectively and collaboratively in a team environment.
    Essential Job Duties/Responsibilities
    Primary Responsibilities
    • Align practice and work with the agency mission, vision, guiding principles, the trauma-informed Sanctuary Model®, the Neurosequential Model and the Re-ED philosophy.
    • Support the delivery of mental health related services and the social-emotional curricula in partnership with the Associate Teacher-Counselor and Team Associate.
    • Provide support to the academic program and instructional activities under the guidance of the Teacher-Counselor.
    • Under the discretion of Program Coordinator, may be asked to accompany class/student on class outings.
    • Under the discretion of Program Coordinator, may be asked to assist with clerical assignments, in absence of designated student.
    • Assist in the supervision of students throughout the day, including lunch, art, music, etc.
    • Implement the Therapeutic Crisis Intervention model with fidelity and effectiveness to support treatment and reduce/avoid restraints, where applicable.
    Expectations, Skills and Abilities
    • Prepare for support of the student by becoming familiar with materials for the day in advance.
    • Utilize safe work practices for self and others.
    • Intermediate computer skills
    • Participate (and pass requirements where applicable) in all required trainings, including but not limited to: vehicle safety, first aid, CPR, TCI, bloodborne pathogens and Standards of Practice.
    • Participate in staff meetings/development activities, parent conferences, and team meetings as scheduled or assigned.
    • Ability to work respectfully with a culturally diverse population of clients.
    • As a representative of the agency and profession, present self with decorum and in dress that is appropriate to the day’s activities.
    • Adhere to all agency applicable PEP policies and procedures.
    Physical Demands and Working Conditions
    • Ability to participate in physical interventions, when necessary, and with fidelity to the methods taught through the Therapeutic Crisis Intervention model. Physical interventions are low in frequency but require intense physical exertion. The object is to safely control/maintain a struggling and aggressive young person ranging from 50 – 250 pounds. Physical requirements include, but are not limited to: kneeling, possibly for extended periods of time on hard surfaces, bending, twisting, and holding.
    • Ability to participate in therapeutic outdoor education/field trips which may involve hiking, biking, climbing, and swimming.
    • Ability to use a computer and keyboard (hand-eye coordination and repetitive movements related to keyboarding).
    • Ability to move around the classroom/center/community and sit and stand for more than an hour at a time.
    • Risk of exposure to blood, bodily fluids and tissue.
    • Risk of exposure to hostile or aggressive behaviors by clients and/or family members.
    • Risk of exposure to communicable diseases (i.e. colds, flu, measles, etc.).
    • When outdoors, risk of exposure to unpredictable weather conditions.