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Child Led Play Associate

Boys Town West Palm Beach, FL
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Business: Boys Town

** Preferred if applicant is bilingual in English and Creole, but not required

Job Summary:
In a career as a Child Associate you have the ability to connect direct engagement with students, families and the community. ​​​ The Child Associate for Primary Project provides direct services by using standardized procedures to provide expressive play sessions to targeted students in elementary schools to establish positive relationships and aid in student adjustment and success.

Schedule: Full Time

This is a 9-month position working August to June with summers off (unpaid). This position will report to the West Palm Beach office and service a school in Delray Beach.

Responsibilities:

  • Implements a program of play activities to assist students in successfully adjusting to school.
  • Participates in team meetings with appropriate Boys Town staff or school designees to select students to be referred to services.
  • Coordinates distribution of consent forms and project brochures to parents after team meetings and provides a copy of the signed consent to appropriate staff; documents any follow-up efforts in obtaining signed consent from parent or guardian.
  • Coordinates with teachers to schedule student play sessions and provides schedule to appropriate Boys Town staff and front office staff at school.
  • Attends student related meetings such as parent conferences as appropriate.
  • Contacts supervisor when concerned for a childs safety if abuse, neglect, self-harm issues, or violence are suspected.
  • Maintains progress notes and completes required paperwork and other necessary project documentation.
  • Attends weekly consultation with the mental health consultant and discusses cases regarding student progress.
  • Observes classrooms and becomes familiar with teachers and students of targeted grade levels.
  • Consults on referrals when a childs needs are beyond the scope of the program.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent; Associates degree preferred.
  • 1 year of experience working with young children and families; experience in a school setting preferred.
  • Bilingual preferred.
  • High level of professionalism and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of community resources and service providers available in the geographical area.
  • Ability to communicate in an articulate, professional manner while maintaining necessary degree of confidentiality.
  • Ability to build and sustain trust to facilitate successful, professional relationships.
  • Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and multi-task while maintaining quality standards.
  • Ability to adapt responses to situations while maintaining procedural and regulatory integrity.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office.

About Boys Town South Florida:

Building brighter futures at Boys Town South Florida since 1991, we have grown our services and programs to touch the lives of 17,000 children and families in the sunshine state each year. The opportunity to shape the future of America's youth is only one of the many perks here at Boys Town South Florida. Our hub is located in sunny West Palm Beach, and we are just steps away from all the best that South Florida has to offer! With beaches, shopping, arts and culture, Major League Baseball and college sports of all kinds there is no end to the ways to enjoy your off-work hours.

Our Boys Town family is important to us, and we make sure to support our team through a staff and family picnic, chili cook-off and of course some friendly competition with game night! We might even surprise you with a teambuilding exercise at the local escape room. The culture of Boys Town South Florida is committed to our current and future leaders through tuition assistance, scholarship opportunities and the ability to participate in a variety of professional development courses.

Date Posted: 6/20/2022

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.



Date Posted June 20, 2022
Date Closes July 20, 2022
Requisition 18509
Located In West palm beach, FL
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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