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Cutchins Programs for Children & Families

78 Pomeroy Terrace
NORTHAMPTON, MA 01060
Website:cutchins.org

Company Description:
For 40 years Cutchins Programs for Children & Families has created a small, interpersonal, radically respectful environment in which the long-term impact of trauma, emotional, and behavioral challenges can be recognized and treated; and where families and children can find a caring, nonjudgmental and supportive atmosphere.
Salary Range:Location:
To Commensurate With Experience NORTHAMPTON MA
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeHuman Services
Education Level:Work Experience:
High School or Equivalent
Preference: Required
Up to One Year
Preference: Nice to have
Skills/Certifications/Licenses:
CPR, First Aide, MAPS - Preference: Nice to have
Description:
Position Summary

Performs a variety of duties as a member of the team to provide a safe, therapeutic, and normalizing environment for the client population.

Essential Position Functions

Works as a member of a team to implement therapeutic activities consistent with the program's philosophy, policies and procedures, and the client's Individual Treatment Plans. This includes knowing the goals specified in each client's treatment plan, and monitoring and reporting behavior changes and progress.
Plans and participates in daily, recreational, and leisure activities; participates in group and community meetings; teaches ADL skills; assists and supervises clients in maintaining a clean and healthy residential unit; and provides transportation to and from activities and appointments as needed.
Develops relationships with clients that assist them in growth and maturation, and interacts with clients' family members, other treatment providers and the public, consistent with staff role prescriptions and boundaries, and the client's treatment plan.
Provides the necessary supervision and behavior management in residence and on trips to insure client safety, to prevent crises, and to support the achievement of treatment goals.
Transports clients in to the community for such things as home visits, recreational activities, and vocational placements.
Responds to crisis situations to insure client safety in accordance with established program procedures, methods, and practices including: initiating and performing humane restraints as required; providing first aid, CPR, and other needed care.
Communicates all necessary information to supervisor and co-workers concerning client behavior, treatment, problems, appointments, etc.; necessary shift change information; family contacts and other needed information; and completes written reports, log entries, restraint forms, etc. in a timely manner.
Performs light housekeeping duties as assigned.
9. Adhere to Cutchins Programs for Children and Families Rules, Standards, and Ethics Policy.

Required education:

High school or equivalent
Requirements:
must past CORI, SORI, & EEC background check


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