Position provides one-to-one direct care to children/adolescents that are experiencing severe emotional disturbance (SED) or at risk of becoming SED. Services are provided using the treatment plan, developed by the treatment team including the family.
Work Schedule: Primary need is: Mon-Thur 4pm-6pm and at least one weekend day during school year.
Varied hours between 7 am to 7 pm; must be able and willing to adjust work schedules based on their clinical case load and the needs of individual clients.
Attendant care providers must be at least 19 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent and at least three years older than the client. The attendant cannot live in the same household as the client. Attendant care providers will have one year of documented experience with children with serious emotional disturbance; or have completed one year post-secondary education in a human service field; or, have a combination of experience and post-secondary education that totals at least one year.
Attendant Care Providers must possess a valid driver’s license. A good driving record, current auto insurance and reliable transportation is essential to complete job duties.
Attendant Care Providers must have sufficient ambulatory capabilities to work with children/youth in the office or community-based settings. This position requires the physical ability to safely restrain children and adolescents exhibiting out-of-control behaviors that threaten the safety of the client or others. Some lifting of 40 pounds or over is required.
Attendant Care Providers must be able and willing to adjust work schedules to meet the clinical needs of their clients. Attendant care is frequently requested for evening and weekend times.
Attendant Care Providers must exhibit satisfactory written and verbal skills.
Attendant Care Providers must possess and utilize sufficient interpersonal skills to promote teamwork. Attendant Care Providers must be able to collaborate with other team members to deliver optimal services to clients.
Attendant Care Providers must successfully complete Managing Aggressive Behavior, Documentation Training and State approved online attendant care training prior to providing the service. Attendant Care Providers will attend an orientation regarding ethics and confidentiality prior to working with clients.
Primarily community-based working environment, i.e., school, local community centers, socially appropriate activities and functions, etc., with some possibility of working at FSGC in programs that the client may be attending. Attendant care requires flexibility in scheduling; risk of exposure to aggressive and/or acting out children and youth, and exposure to low socio-economic homes and neighborhoods. Most attendant care is provided away from the child’s home with some exceptions depending on the need of the child as detailed in the Attendant Care treatment plan. Attendant Care Providers will also be required to frequently use a keyboard or personal computer to maintain communication through e-mail.
Background checks and drug screen required.