Child and Family Assistant - Dorchester, MA

SUMMARY:

The Child Service Assistant is responsible for assisting with the design, implementation and administration of a comprehensive therapeutic program for children of program participants.

ESSEN1'IAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assess child and family needs and plan appropriate therapeutic interventions, including but not limited to individual, family and group counseling, play therapy, and educational seminars.
Participate in multi-disciplinary treatment planning. Schedule and participate in all therapeutic activities
Along with the Program Director, continually monitor the programs progress, instituting  new programs and interventions as appropriate.
Maintain files and records and prepare correspondence and reports as required.
Coordinate services and act as liaison with other providers such as day-care centers and schools.
Attend staff meetings, training sessions and workshops as assigned. Participate in referral activities and other related duties.
Serve as a role model.
Perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this position successfully, you must perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Knowledge obtained through completion of a Bachelor's degree in education, early childhood education, counseling or related field.  A Master's degree is preferred.

Experience in providing effective educational interventions and counseling to children.
Ability to apply organizational management skills.
Ability to work and communicate with others.
Possess valid driver's license with clean driving record.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.


You are regularly required to sit; use hands to fingeJ', handle or feel objects, tools OJ' controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
You are occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel or crouch and lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties and responsibilities of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

The work environment is that of a substance abuse treatment milieu.
Exposure to clients infected with Hepatitis B, HlV, TB.or other Infections Diseases is possible. Business-related travel may be required.


Phoenix House requires background checks, drug testing, TB testing, verification of employment history, reference checks and possibly a medical exam, prior to employment.

Phoenix House is an Equal Opportunity Employer providing equality of opportunity to all who are protected against discrimination by law, regulation or executive order, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. EEO is the Law: Applicants and employees are protected under Federal law from discrimination. Click www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf to learn more.

Job Location: Dorchester, MA

Job ID: 148

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