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Classroom Associate/Para Educator

Heartland Family Service Council Bluffs, IA
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Job Description

At Heartland Family Service, we are committed to building a culture is trauma informed and values and celebrates diversity and inclusion. We believe this allows for better service delivery and innovation, as it encourages our employees to bring various experiences and uniqueness to the workplace.

Trauma Informed Care is an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives.  Trauma Informed Care also acknowledges the effects of working with trauma survivors on our workforce, and seeks to build collaborative and supportive working environments and relationships.

If you believe in our mission of creating healthy families and communities, and like a fast pace, collaborative and team oriented environment, then Heartland Family Service is the agency for you.

SUMMARY  DESCRIPTION  OF  WORK

Performs skilled programmatic duties of routine nature.  A variety of activities may be required but decision making is at a minimum.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsibilities include the direct supervision of students; program development and implementation.
  • Participates in the multidisciplinary team process in assessing, planning and evaluating student
  • needs/progress.
  • Assists in the orientation and discharge process including written records.
  • Establishes a positive working relationship with and knowledge of community resources, area schools and personnel, volunteers, police and HHS (PS/OJS) and assists in the coordination of these services/resources.
  • Provides guidance, support and crisis intervention to youth and families when indicated and appropriate.
  • Assists youth in formulating and achieving goals.
  • Facilitates educational groups, i.e., life skills, problem solving, etc.
  • Collects data on student progress as assigned.
  • Is dependable and punctual regarding scheduling and attendance.
  • Maintains confidentiality of youth and families.
  • Provides transportation for program clients.
  • Displays a courteous and caring attitude at all times to the clientele, volunteers, and visitors of the Agency.
  • Cooperates and collaborates with program area staff, volunteers, and other Agency staff.
  • Maintains regular, prompt attendance at the office on a consistent and reliable basis.
  • Abides by all specific program and Agency procedures, policies, and requirements.
  • Develops personal and program related skills through participation in internal and external training   opportunities including printed material and audio and/or visual media.
  • Demonstrates knowledge about the legal and civil rights relevant to the provision of the service, the socio-cultural characteristics of the service population, and the special service needs of youth and their family members.
  • Create, maintain and share as appropriate a dynamic self-care plan.
  • Strive to make connections between the agency and the larger community whenever possible in order to contribute to the agency's ongoing fundraising and friend-raising efforts.
  • Essential functions of this job are to be performed on company physical work site
  • Performs other program related duties as assigned. 

  MINIMUM  QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social work or related field preferred
  • Experience in Child Welfare Services, Residential/Day Treatment preferred
  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • Valid driver's license/ acceptable driving record

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

(Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).          

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Qualifications

Education

Preferred

Bachelors or better in Social Work or related field.

Experience

Preferred

Experience in Child Welfare Services, Residential/Day Treatment


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

Job Details

Date Posted May 24, 2018
Date Closes July 23, 2018
Requisition CLASS01672
Located In Council bluffs, IA
Job Type Full-time Employee
SOC Category 00-0000.00

This job offers the following benefits

  • Long-Term Disability
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Dental
  • Health Fair
  • Travel Stipends
  • Medical
  • Paid Holidays
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Holiday Party
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Vision
  • Free Parking
  • Paid Vacations
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Casual Dress
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Wellness Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
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Enjoy these benefits
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Dental
  • Health Fair
  • Travel Stipends
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