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Therapeutic Support Staff/Mentor

Company: Ward Advocacy, LLC
Location: Meriden
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

DESCRIPTIONJust as adults, children and youth are finding it difficult to adapt to a world changed by the COVID-19 pandemic! Children with cognitive, developmental, familial and other challenges have been particularly impacted!Do you have a passion for working with young people? Do you have the patience to work with children with behavioral or social challenges? Are you eager to help young people succeed? If so you may have what it takes to be a mentor or therapeutic support/support staff for children with mild to complex behavioral health needs.The role of a therapeutic support/support staff is to provide up to eight (8) hours of structured community-based support, per child/youth, per week that is consistent with identified treatment plan objectives (average 4 - 20 hours) provided.The therapeutic support staff will model and provide engaging activities to help the child/youth achieve his/her goals. This service is designed as a part of a comprehensive treatment plan, and collaboration with other service providers is expected. To maintain consistency a three (3) to six (6) month commitment to each child is required.Brief monthly reports outlining activities and the child's/youth's progress toward their goals using Microsoft Word and/or PDF docs is required.***Men with with appropriate experience, education and passion for working with youth are strongly encouraged to apply!***LOCATIONWe are looking to contract with individuals from various locations across Connecticut, as we support youth referred from various foster care, state and other agencies/entities throughout the state.STAFF QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age and hold a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in a Human Services field (social work, sociology, counseling, child welfare, psychology, marriage and family therapy, education, social services, criminal justice, child care management, child development, family studies or other human services degree).
  • SPECIAL CONSIDERATION: Individuals without the preferred Bachelor's Degree in a Human Services field, but who have at least seven (7) years of paid experience working with children and youth will be considered case-by-case.
  • Demonstrated experience working with children and youth within the last 5 years. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL STAFF
    • Proof of age and education
    • A valid Connecticut motor vehicle license
    • Current motor vehicle certificate of insurance
    • Copy of Diploma from highest education attained
    • Mandated Reporter Training
    • First Aid and CPR certificates issued by a nationally recognized accredited organization are required.
    • DPS Criminal Background Check
      • This is an Independent Contractor position
      • Experience working with children and youth with autism or other developmental or behavioral challenges
      • Must commit to work six (6) months after beginning first assignment
      • BA/BS in human services/social work strongly desired but significant experience (7 years) working in human service field may be accepted.
      • Must follow the child's activity scheduleTRANSPORTATION REQUIRMENTS
        • Must have a reliable well-maintained vehicle, that is in good and safe mechanical condition
        • Must have a valid CT drivers license in good standing
        • Minimum of three (3) years licensed driving experience
        • Must have car insurance with $50,000/$100,000 Bodily Injury CoverageStaff is to receive negative COVID test before beginning services with youth Ward Advocacy provides staff with masks, sanitizer & gloves. Staff and youth wear masks and social distance during services Vehicles are to be disinfected before after servicesJob Types: Part-time, ContractPay: $15.00 - $19.00 per hourBenefits:
          • Flexible schedule
          • Referral programSchedule:
            • Day shift
            • Monday to Friday
            • Weekend availabilityCOVID-19 considerations:Staff is to receive negative COVID test before beginning services with youthWard Advocacy provides staff with masks, sanitizer & gloves.Staff and youth wear masks and social distance during servicesVehicles are to be disinfected before after servicesEducation:
              • Associate (Preferred)Shift availability:
                • Day Shift (Preferred)Work Location:
                  • Multiple locationsWork Remotely:
                    • NoWork Location: Multiple Locations

Keywords: Ward Advocacy, LLC, Meriden , Therapeutic Support Staff/Mentor, Other , Meriden, Connecticut

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