Department of Administrative Services

Children Services Assistant (35 Hour) (1924HN)

$20.29-$27.56 Hourly / $1,420.35-$1,929.47 BiWeekly /
$37,071.14-$50,359.17 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state child care facility or program this class is accountable for performing basic duties concerning the proper care and security of residents.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the close supervision of a Children Services Supervisor or other employee of higher grade; may work more independently with acquired experience.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

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 insure 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; ability to communicate with and motivate clients to participate in tasks, programs, unit maintenance, etc.; ability to portray a positive image to residents; ability to work under stress and remain calm in difficult situations; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; ability to 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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class may be required to be bilingual or fluent in American Sign Language.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

WORKING CONDITIONS

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

Classified/Non-Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(25)-Patient and Inmate Care

BARGAINING UNIT

(10)-HEALTH NONPROF(NP-6)

EEO

(5)-Para-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

HN 13

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Children Services Assistant in Salary Group HN 12 approved effective January 15, 1988. (Revised to implement SCOPE compensation)

EFFECTIVE DATE

6/23/1995

CLASS: 1924HN; EST: ; REV: 6/23/1995;