St. Joseph's Villa

  • Counselor I (Sarah Dooley Center for Autism)

    Posted Date 12 months ago(10/2/2018 10:29 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    $11.31 to $12.31 per hour DOQ and Education
    7:45am - 3:00pm Monday - Friday
    Total hours per week
    35-37 hours per week
  • Overview

    Working under the direction of the Teacher, the Counselor works with assigned students 5 to 22 years of age who are dealing with challenges from Autism Spectrum Disorders.


    Maintains sight and sound supervision of students.


    Models appropriate behavior: punctuality, decorum, stress management and conflict resolution.


    Develops appropriate adult-child relationship to facilitate learning social, community, and life skills.


    May administer medications in accordance with program procedures.


    Informs classroom teacher when the student is experiencing behavioral or learning challenges or when materials are needed.


    Implements behavior management system and individual behavior plans as designed by the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) and Treatment Team.


    Maintains documentation regarding students as required: incident reports, behavior plans and behavior data.


    Transports students to activities in the community as directed.


    Assists students with personal care and personal hygiene as needed, including providing assistance with feeding, toileting, washing, and diapering. May feed students via feeding tube.


    Uses approved behavior management techniques to work with students in crisis.


    Attends and participates in scheduled staff meetings and trainings.


    Evaluates work processes and methods and submits recommendations for continuous quality improvement.


    Attends scheduled training programs for professional development that includes, at a minimum, trainings required by St. Joseph’s Villa and by regulatory and accrediting bodies.


    Performs other duties as assigned.



    • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
    • Bachelors degree preferred
    • Current Virginia driver's license with a good driving record
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Previous experience with children dealing with challenges from Autism Spectrum Disorders a plus.


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