This position works under thedirection and supervision of the classroom teacher in the Sarah Dooley Center for Autism servingchildren with a variety of special needs. Working in a collaborative, teambased model, the Counselor works with selected students to implement individuallesson and behavioral plans. Work is performed using a systems approach thatfollows the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and other evidence-basedteaching methods.
All work is performed safely, effectively,to the highest ethical standards, and in accordance with regulatory andaccrediting standards and St. Joseph’sVilla’s mission, values, and guiding principles.
Maintains sight and soundsupervision of students.
Models appropriate behavior:punctuality, decorum, stress management and conflict resolution.
Develops appropriate adult-childrelationship to facilitate learning social, community, and life skills.
May administer medications inaccordance with program procedures.
Informs classroom teacher whenthe student is experiencing behavioral or learning challenges or when materialsare needed.
Implements behavior managementsystem and individual behavior plans as designed by the IndividualizedEducational Plan (IEP) and Treatment Team.
Maintains documentationregarding students as required: incident reports, behavior plans and behaviordata.
Transports students toactivities in the community as directed.
Assists students with personalcare and personal hygiene as needed, including providing assistance withfeeding, toileting, washing, and diapering. May feed students via feeding tube.
Uses approved behavior management techniques towork with students in crisis.
Attends and participates inscheduled staff meetings and trainings.
Evaluates work processes andmethods and submits recommendations for continuous quality improvement.
Attends scheduled trainingprograms for professional development that includes, at a minimum, trainingsrequired by St. Joseph’sVilla and by regulatory and accrediting bodies.
Performs other duties asassigned.
HS required with experienceworking with relevant population and at least 21 years of age. BS/BA degree ineducation or a related field preferred. Experience with Windows, Outlook, andMS Word preferred. Experience with proprietary software preferred. Valid VAdriver’s license with excellent driving record.