- 03-Apr-2017 to 02-Jun-2017 (CST)
- IL, USA
Temporary positions, 32 hrs/week, Monday Thursday. Bachelor degree in related fields, teaching experience, prior experience working with youth with developmental disabilities preferred. Must be 21 years of age, hold a valid Illinois Driver's License, proof of auto insurance. DCFS/CANTS clearance required. Application deadline 4/21/2017. EOE
The Summer Program Teachers assists with the administration and implementation of the residential recreational and vocational program. They are to lead classes in various educational and recreational activities. Class subject include: Media (Current events), Arts & Crafts, Cooking, Life Skills, Reading, and Fitness/P.E. They are to lead leisure and educational field trips to various locations.
KEY RESPONSIBLITIES AND FUNCTIONS
- Works directly with and supervises residents as they are engaged in variety of recreational and educational activities designed to promote positive self esteem, social skills and physical well being.
- Assists in formulating and maintaining Individual Treatment Plan (ITP) for each child according to the individual needs related to temperament, personality, energy level, intellectual functioning and social abilities.
- In accordance with the resident's plan, provides instruction in identified life skills area and provides opportunities for life experiences designed to enhance their potential.
- Assist with the supervision of the use and maintenance of Activity Therapy Department facilities and equipment.
- Report incidents or behavior problems to the Activity Therapist Supervisor.
- Submit Medicaid documentation as required.
- Assisting with a physically restraint may be required to ensure personal safety of both clients and staff.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor's Degree in human services, teaching experience, and prior experience working with youth with developmental disabilities preferred.
- Must be at least 21 years of age.
- Two (2) years experience in residential care or related human services field.
- Must possess and retain a valid Illinois driver's license and provide proof of insurance.
- The personal characteristics and experiential background that support the delivery of appropriate care for children, win respect, guide development, and to participate in the overall treatment program designed for the clients served.
- The temperament suited to working with and caring for children with special needs as appropriate.
- Basic skills in first aid and the identification of medical needs.