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Employer: Children's Home Society
Location: Sioux Falls, SD 57101
Employment Type: Part Time

Job Purpose:

To work as part of a team providing supervision and care of children within a program shift in accordance with the organization’s Mission Statement and Core Values. 

Essential Functions and Typical Tasks:

I. Function: Supervise and care for children.

 A. Typical Tasks:

  1. Nurture children through one-on-one communication and care.

  2. Maintain vigilant supervision of children.

  3. Participate as member of treatment team.

  4. Facilitate structured programs; i.e., games, outdoor recreation, etc.

  5. Assist children with hygiene, diet, getting ready for school, etc.

  6. Discipline as needed. Respond to aggressive behavior.  Maintain group order.

  7. Screen, assess and manage children’s pain. Contact RN or emergency 911 when necessary.

  8. Document required messages in Communication Book.

  9. Complete daily report on assigned children.

  10. Complete behavioral/restraint/incident reports.

  11. Ensure safety standards and infection control policies are followed.

  12. Assist in keeping unit clean and orderly. Bag and launder when necessary.

  13. Participate in Quality Improvement activities/projects as required.

  14. Attend required annual training. Maintain required certifications and proficiencies.

High School Diploma or GED required. References that can depict level of interest in working with children with behavioral issues. Knowledge of and ability to use personal computers and software utilized by office.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Residential environment focused on care of children with behavioral issues. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to physically restrain a child in ways taught by the Agency while being able to verbally communicate to the child and other staff. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

This position description is meant to describe the typical kinds of duties or difficulty level that may be required of positions with this title. The use of a particular expression shall not limit or exclude other duties or difficulty levels not mentioned. This position description is not meant to limit or modify the organization's right to assign, direct or control the work assigned to this position. It is possible that each responsibility may not be assigned to each employee.

Hours and shifts may vary. Starting pay is $11.25 per hour.

Contact Information

Children's Home Society
Jason Gerlach
801 North Sycamore
PO Box 1749
Sioux Falls, SD 57101
Phone: 605-965-3197

Other Information

Category(s): Education, Childcare, Nonprofit - Social Services
Industry: Education
Experience Req.: No
Degree Req.: No
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