Childhelp Instructional Aide/Driver (K-12) in Beaumont, California
Instructional Aide/Driver (K-12)
Title:Instructional Aide/Driver (K-12)
Department:Childhelp Merv Griffin Village
DescriptionK-12 Instructional Aide/Driver – Beaumont, CA Position SummaryThe Non-Public School at Childhelp USA, a premiere Residential Treatment Facility and group home for children 6-14 years of age with severe emotional and behavioral challenges in the hills above Beaumont, California has immediate openings for Instructional Aides/Drivers for serving children in grades K-12.In this role, you will provide instructional assistance in the classroom, regular and consistent supervision and behavioral management for K-12 students with severe emotional and behavioral challenges, assist the classroom teacher with presentation of material, assisting with creation and implementation of behavior management plans for the classroom and other areas of the program. The incumbent in the position will be assigned a driving route to transport children to and from their homes in the community and the NPS.Additional duties include, but are not limited to:
Observe and document children’s progress daily, complete incident reports as needed, and assist with maintaining charts, grades and other required documentation.
Provide Behavioral/Instructional Support by communicating measurable learning/ behavior objectives and guide children toward mastery, assisting children with identifying barriers that interfere with learning and help the children learn ways to overcome them successfully, providing support and supervision during review and individual practice of work and supervising to and from school including driving routes to and from the children’s homes.
Create positive and beneficial Child/Staff Interaction by circulating among the children and providing frequent individual attention, encouraging the children’s motivation by being enthusiastic, professional, and encouraging, demonstrating an understanding of the child’s challenges, communicating to children under the direction of the teacher about IEP/behavioral goals regularly, and creating line of sight supervision at all times.
Demonstrate professionalism at all times by adopting a problem solving approach conflict situations, communicating with respect to co-workers, parents and other professionals, and responding positively to staff, teachers, therapists and supervisor’s feedback.
Identify children’s needs, and develop and implement interventions for meeting them. This encompasses areas such as:
Education:communicating with school, instituting individual homework plan, teaching reading etc.
Emotional growth: building self-esteem, increasing self-control by identifying feelings and coping skill to deal with them.Build relationships and be a role model.
Social Skills: Encourage and demonstrate proper manners, interactions with peers, and increasing community involvement.
MinimumHigh School diploma with a least one-year of experience working with children; must successfully complete a course in appropriate verbal and physical crisis intervention techniques.
Must have a current and valid State of California Driver's License, a clean driving record and pass DOJ, FBI and Child Abuse criminal background screening.
PreferredAn AA Degree in a behavioral health field from an accredited college or university plus 1 year of experience working with children in a residential group home setting or as an instructional aide in a public or non-public school. .ORPossess a B.A. or B.S. Degree in a behavioral health field from an accredited college or university and 6-months experience working with children.
Childhelp offers eligible employees a comprehensive health benefits program, 403(b) retirement savings plan, as well as, the opportunity to purchase insurance at group rates.About ChildhelpCEO and Co-Founder Sara O’Meara and President and Co-Founder Yvonne Fedderson started Childhelp in 1959, establishing it as a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect and at-risk children. Childhelp focuses on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach.The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp’s programs and services also include residential treatment services (villages); children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes and child abuse prevention, education and training. Childhelp also created the National Day of Hope®that mobilizes people across America to join the fight against child abuse. For more information about Childhelp, please visit the website atwww.childhelp.org. The Childhelp Merv Griffin Village is located in Beaumont, California. Beaumont is 90 miles east of Los Angeles and 30 miles west of Palm Springs off Highway 10. The Village has been providing a healing home environment for severely abused, neglected, and at-risk children since 1978. Producing a true community atmosphere, the Village houses as many as 84 children ranging in age from 6 to 14 years old. The residents live in cottages and are grouped by age and treatment needs. The children arrive at the Village experiencing severe behavioral and emotional problems as a result of their previous abusive or neglectful situations.Childhelp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.