Summer Program:Lead Teacher/Office Affiliate/Program Coordinator/School Affiliate@Wediko(Boston/NY/New Hampshire)

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Wediko Children’s Services is home to some of the country’s most passionate and dedicated child development professionals who help children and families increase safety, strength, and resiliency. Our leading professionals come from a broad spectrum of educational backgrounds including clinical psychologists, social workers, neuropsychologists, mental health counselors, guidance counselors, special educators, and more. This diversity of training disciplines and life experiences adds richness and flexibility to Wediko’s therapeutic capabilities, spanning across various psychodynamic and behavioral models. Wediko then hones the evidence-informed practices from each discipline and blends them into an approach that is uniquely Wediko. Integrating these models of clinical treatment into academic settings helps avoid duplication of services and discourages the artificial split between academic and clinical needs. The addition of Wediko’s psychopharmacology practice ensures that a truly integrated team serves each child’s needs in natural, healthy environments.


1. JOB TITLE

Lead Teacher

Department/Program: Summer Program
Reports To: Governor
Job Category: Licensed Professional
Status: Exempt

JOB SUMMARY

The Lead Teacher is a key member of Think City, the academic component of the Wediko Summer Program. The Lead Teacher is responsible for overseeing all aspects of instruction and classroom management within assigned classes. The Lead Teacher works under the direct supervision of the Think City Governor to provide academic instruction for students ranging in age from 7-19, with various academic skills and challenges. The Lead Teacher will be responsible for creating lesson plans that align with the program wide curriculum created by Think City Governors and Mayors. The Lead Teacher will create learning bench marks for students, measure academic gains made during the program, and make adjustments to teaching strategies accordingly. Lead Teachers work closely with Assistant Teachers and Residential Counselors assigned to the classroom to establish a safe and therapeutic environment for students in which they will be able to identify their strengths, develop, and practice new skills within the classroom.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Structuring and managing a classroom that is conducive to learning, which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Creating an environment where standards for classroom behavior are clear and consistent
  • Establishing consistent routines for managing all parts of students’ independent and group work
  • Make appropriate attempts to provide all students with opportunities to learn
  • Supervising and working directly with an Assistant Teacher to complete responsibilities
  • Consistently teaching and modeling appropriate interactions between staff and students in a variety of social situations
  • Teaching and modeling behavioral interventions as taught and outlined in training model
  • Utilizing approved behavior management techniques including use of de-escalation room and therapeutic holds when de-escalation and/or physical intervention is necessary for crisis management
  • Maintaining a physically and psychologically safe environment by responding to and reporting safety concerns to appropriate staff in a timely manner
  • Utilizing agency policies when responding to emergencies
  • Creating lesson plans that align with a program wide curriculum
  • Awareness of clinical, learning, and academic needs of assigned students
  • Ability to think creatively and utilize alternative teaching strategies for students as needed
  • Providing ongoing administrative functions related to the job
  • Preparing academic reports and discharge paperwork at the conclusion of the program
  • Measuring, documenting, and reporting student’s academic gains and setbacks throughout the program
  • Providing supervision and professional development for classroom Teacher Assistant

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor degree in education or human service field of study with a teaching certification
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to approach personnel challenges in a supportive and creative manner
  • Up to date teaching certificate

2. JOB TITLE

Office Affiliate

Department/Program: Summer Program
Reports To: Clinical Supervisor, Office Manager
Job Category: Unlicensed Professional
Status: Exempt

JOB SUMMARY

All Summer Program staff are assigned to a cabin group, and as such are responsible for establishing a safe and therapeutic environment for our students in which they will be able to identify their strengths, and develop and practice new skills. They would develop skills working for a human services agency while making a difference in the lives of others. They should be able to establish relationships with our students while maintaining professional boundaries. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required. In addition to their cabin group, the Office Affiliate is specifically assigned to the Wediko New Hampshire main office, for 5 hour daily shifts. Under the supervision of the Office Manager, the Office Affiliate provides administrative support to the program and campus. This support includes but is not limited to: answering phones, filing, sorting high volume of mail, maintaining, and coordinating and processing of confidential paperwork.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential Functions:

  • Provide direct care and be a consistent presence for assigned cabin group
  • Consistently model appropriate behaviors, emotions, and communication skills, i.e., anger management, conflict resolution, and problem solving skills
  • Engage with students and actively participate in all activities
  • Lead and/or assist with behavioral interventions as taught and outlined in training model
  • Utilize approved behavior management techniques including use of therapeutic holds when physical intervention is necessary for crisis management
  • Ensure daily student checklists are completed with fidelity
  • Seek and/or utilize feedback provided by Clinical Group Supervisors for professional development
  • Assist students in gaining the skills needed to live in a less restrictive setting
  • Utilize agency policies when responding to emergencies
  • Maintain a safe environment by reporting safety concerns to appropriate staff

Office Specific Functions:

  • Answer telephone switchboard and direct calls
  • Fulfill office opening / closing duties
  • Copy & transmit faxes
  • Log in visitors for meetings, tours, inspections, etc.
  • Maintain postage meter and copier
  • Post outgoing mail and packages for shipment
  • Sort mail and faxes
  • Undertake all other duties, responsibilities and tasks as reasonably requested by the Office Manager or Program Director

QUALIFICATIONS

  • School Affiliates must be at last 18 years old
  • Must have completed some level of college education
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to approach challenges in a supportive and creative manner
  • Adaptability in an ever changing work environment

3. JOB TITLE

Program Coordinator

Department/Program: Summer Program
Reports To: Senior Program Coordinator
Job Category: Coordinator
Status: Exempt

JOB SUMMARY

The Program Coordinators form a group of individuals who work under the supervision of the Senior Program Coordinator. Each Program Coordinator is responsible for helping create, plan, and implement program structures for the academic, clinical, activities, and facilities components of the program. The Program Coordinator is responsible for creating schedules for all Clinical Cabin Groups and organizing critical program days like Child Arrival Day and Visitor’s Day. The ideal candidate will be able to be creative to implement program structures as well as be able to help students ranging in ages from 7-19 get excited about program activities. The Program Coordinator is responsible for establishing a safe and therapeutic environment for our students in which they will be able to identify their strengths, develop and practice new skills.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Establishing a safe and therapeutic environment:

  • Consistently teaching and modeling appropriate interactions between staff and students in a variety of social situations
  • Teaching and modeling behavioral interventions as taught and outlined in training model
  • Utilizing approved behavior management techniques including use of de-escalation room and therapeutic holds when de-escalation and/or physical intervention is necessary for crisis management
  • Maintaining a safe environment by responding to and reporting safety concerns to appropriate staff in a timely manner
  • Utilizing agency policies when responding to emergencies
  • Maintaining confidentiality in regards to staff and student HIPAA protected or other sensitive information

Creating, planning, and implementing program structures:

  • Creating a fun environment for students by bringing elements of creativity and high energy to program structures
  • Planning and carrying out daily program operations
  • Utilizing Microsoft Office and other computer programs to carry out essential job functions
  • Coordinating critical program days throughout the summer, including, but not limited to Visitor’s Day and Special Sundays
  • Reviewing program structures to ensure program fidelity
  • Attending leadership and supervision meetings as required
  • Creating a daily schedule for each Clinical Cabin Group, ensuring time for a variety of activities, Think City, and Group Therapy
  • Observing and participating in the activity program and providing positive feedback as well as identifying areas of growth for the assigned activity staff

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to approach challenges in a supportive and creative manner
  • Adaptability in an ever changing work environment
  • Familiarity with and ability to use Microsoft Office Programs such as PowerPoint, Excel, and Word to carry out essential job functions
  • Valid Driver’s License

4. JOB TITLE

School Affiliate

Department/Program: Summer Program
Reports To: Group Clinical Supervisor
Job Category: Unlicensed Professional
Status: Exempt

JOB SUMMARY

All Summer Program staff are assigned to a cabin group, and as such are responsible for establishing a safe and therapeutic environment for our students in which they will be able to identify their strengths, and develop and practice new skills. They would develop skills working for a human services agency while making a difference in the lives of others. They should be able to establish relationships with our students while maintaining professional boundaries. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required. In addition to their cabin group, the School Affiliate is specifically assigned to the Wediko School, as an academic support staff or a residential/dorm staff for 8 or 9 hour daily shifts respectively. The School Affiliate works and communicates with the Wediko School Administrators, Teachers, Clinical Supervisors, Dorm Supervisors and Dorm Lead Staff to ensure the safety and structures of the program are implemented and monitored.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide direct care and be a consistent presence for assigned cabin group
  • Consistently model appropriate behaviors, emotions, and communication skills, i.e., anger management, conflict resolution, and problem solving skills
  • Engage with students and actively participate in all activities
  • Lead and/or assist with behavioral interventions as taught and outlined in training model
  • Utilize approved behavior management techniques including use of therapeutic holds when physical intervention is necessary for crisis management
  • Ensure daily student checklists are completed with fidelity
  • Seek and/or utilize feedback provided by Clinical Group Supervisors for professional development
  • Assist students in gaining the skills needed to live in a less restrictive setting
  • Utilize agency policies when responding to emergencies
  • Maintain a safe environment by reporting safety concerns to appropriate staff

QUALIFICATIONS

  • School Affiliates must be at last 21 years old
  • Must have completed some level of college education
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to approach challenges in a supportive and creative manner
  • Adaptability in an ever changing work environment

WORKING HOURS

Summer Program: 45-day therapeutic residential program serving boys and girls (ages 9-19) with social, emotional and behavioral difficulties. General Summer Staff are contracted to work June 27 – August 22, while some professional level positions are contracted to work from June 23 – August 28.

Abilities Required

Employees are responsible for transportation to one of the pick up and drop off locations at the beginning and end of the summer. During the summer, on days off, employees are responsible for acquiring transportation to/from the New Hampshire campus. A driver’s license is convenient; but it is not necessary to perform work responsibilities. The majority of work is outdoors in a rural environment, which means exposure to heat in summer. Duties may require employees to be outside during adverse weather. The duties of the position involve standing for the vast majority of the work period. Employees are required to physically escort or hold students therapeutically to prevent students from being a danger to self or others. Employees may be required to move equipment 50lbs or more. Employees may be exposed to high noise level for extended periods of time related to event type.

Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this class with reasonable accommodations. Reasonable accommodations will be evaluated on an individual basis and depend, in part, on the specific requirements for the job, limitations related to the disability and the ability of Wediko Children’s Services to accommodate the limitation.

COMPENSATION / BENEFITS

Paid position and additionally offer clinical hours

LOCATION

Boston Headquarters

72-74 East Dedham Street,Boston, MA 02118

New York Office

122 West 27th St., 10th Floor,New York, NY 10001

New Hampshire Campus

11 Bobcat Boulevard,Windsor, NH 03244


How To Apply

Please send your Cover Letter and Resume to careers@hgplus.com with Subject Line of Job Title_Name.

 

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