$22.84-$31.02 Hourly / $1,712.81-$2,326.80 BiWeekly /
In a state child care 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.
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.
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.
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 lift and/or restrain residents and may have significant exposure to risk of injury from assaultive and/or abusive residents.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Children Services Assistant in Salary Group XN 12 approved effective January 15, 1988. (Revised to implement SCOPE compensation)