Child Care – trauma informed

at Christian Children's Home of Ohio
Location Wooster, OH
Date Posted February 21, 2019
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


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Welcome to the toughest job you will ever LOVE, making a difference to kids every day! The ideal candidate for this position is a compassionate, mentally tough individual who loves to work with tough kids and function as a part of a team. Treatment Specialists at the Christian Children's Home of Ohio care for kids who have experienced severe traumas and often have special needs.

Be responsible for meeting many basic physical and emotional needs of the residents, including providing supervision, limit setting, participating in weekly team meetings, social training, meal preparation, medical attention, hygiene training, clothing needs, creating a safe and orderly environment, and facilitating recreation. Transport residents to scheduled appointments.

Assists in organizing cottage schedule, including mealtimes, chores, showers, quiet time, individual and group recreation, group meetings, inventories, requisitions, laundry, and medication. Complete necessary paperwork.

Uses appropriate techniques including, but not limited to, time out, withholding privileges, providing close supervision, and physical restraint. Mediates group or individual conflicts to help youth find solutions. Prevents problems by instructing/teaching to identified skill deficit, consequences, and alternative behaviors during non-conflict times. Acts as a positive role model.

Participates in the development and implementation of target skills and level expectations. Prepare, lead and chart PH groups. Maintains strict confidentiality of all records. Communicates effectively with the team/other staff, both verbally and in writing regarding treatment progress, planning decisions, problems, etc. Fills out all appropriate logs, reports, and forms. Attends meetings and shares observations about resident issues, such as peer problems, moods, preferences, sleep patterns, and family relationships.

While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, talk and hear, including requirement to stand or walk for extended periods of time, often through uneven terrain. The employee is occasionally required to stand, use hands/fingers, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. The employee must be able to be outdoors in various weather conditions for extended amounts of time.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

The ability to cope with and tolerate high levels of stress is also a necessity.

Ability to maintain compliance/certification with CCHO’s requirements for using physical restraints (SCM: Safe Crisis Management) including sufficient strength and completion of extensive training. Physical ability to respond to crisis, including, but not limited to: running and performing physical restraints.

Applicants must be 21 and have a high school diploma/GED, valid driver's license and reliable transportation. Treatment Specialists are required to be able to restrain a client when necessary (training provided) and must be able to pass a pre-employment physical. References, background checks and drug screenings will be completed on all potential candidates. EOE.

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