In a state childcare facility or program this class is accountable for performing basic duties concerning the proper care and security of residents.
Works under the close supervision of a Children Services Supervisor or other employee of higher grade; may work more independently with acquired experience.
Generally does not exercise supervision.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Serves as role model of appropriate behavior for residents to follow;
Performs and/or directs residents in maintenance of living quarters (dusting, washing, waxing, vacuuming, etc.);
Attends staff meetings and training sessions to improve treatment and/or therapy skills;
Writes individual reports of significant happenings in unit, e.g., runaway reports, incident reports, accident reports;
Oversees daily living activities to ensure proper care of residents, e.g., overseeing awakening, sleeping, eating, dressing, bathing, physical hygiene and general health;
Upholds security practices of institution, e.g., nightly bell system, locking of unit, checking of fire extinguishers, etc.;
Takes periodic count of residents to ensure all accounted for;
Enforces rules and regulations of the institution in unit;
Participates in social or recreational activities;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable interpersonal skills;
communicate with and motivate clients to participate in tasks, programs, unit maintenance, etc.;
portray a positive image to residents;
work under stress and remain calm in difficult situations;
understand and carry out oral and written instructions;
understand and implement rules and regulations;
Willingness to learn.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
High school graduation or equivalent including experience and/or training that could be expected to provide the required abilities listed above.
Incumbents in this class may be required to be bilingual or fluent in American Sign Language.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and/or restrain residents and may have significant exposure to risk of injury from assaultive and/or abusive residents.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(25)-Patient and Inmate Care
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing title of and specification for the class of Children Services Assistant (35 Hour Entry Level Pay Plan) in Salary Group HM 13 approved effective June 23, 1995. (Revised to retitle, add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 23-071