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Employer: Children's Home Society
Location: Sioux Falls, SD 57101
Employment Type: Full 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.

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.

Benefits: Comprehensive and Highly Competitive Benefits Package available to all full-time staff. 10 paid holidays, PTO accrual, Health (with vision included), Dental, Short and Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, 8% Employer funded pension, 401k.

Pay is dependent upon experience and starts at $12.80 per hour. Shifts are 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

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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