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YPEA I (Overnight) Teacher/Counselor Assistant - Wright School

Job Description:

Wright School 
We are currently recruiting for two Youth Program Education Assistant I's to function as Teacher/Counselor Assistant at Wright School.   These positions work directly with children, aged 6-13, implementing a therapeutic behavior management system  which provides consistent, safe and therapeutic management.   Children may display aggressive, explosive, and externalized behavior.   The positions monitor and document safety and security for each child every 15 minutes through direct visual observation during overnight hours.   Medication administration and self-care assistance is required.   The positions utilize computerize data management systems, manage other treatment documentation, assist teachers/counselors in preparing materials for educational and/or treatment activities that will be implemented in the day or evening programs.   Training includes med administration, child development and psychopathology, complex behavioral programming, role modeling, counseling at the point of performance, decision making, crisis intervention, emergency response, language/communication modeling, activities of daily living, maintaining a home-like environment and generalization of skills taught in education and treatment settings.

These are full-time positions and eligible for the full State benefits package.   The normal work hours are Monday-Friday, 11:00pm - 7:30am; however, flexibility is required to meet facility needs.   

About Wright School
Wright School located in Durham, NC provides best practice, cost-effective residential mental health treatment to North Carolina's children, ages six to twelve, with serious emotional and behavioral disorders; and supports each child's family and community in building the capacity to meet children's special needs in their home, school and local community.
  About the Department of Health and Human Services  
The NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) serves the needs of the most vulnerable of North Carolinians and in order to accomplish this, we hire only the most dedicated and caring individuals.   Finding qualified clinical professionals to treat and care for our clients is a continual challenge as demand for services grows and the availability of providers struggles to keep pace.   We are seeking a motivated individual who is up for this challenge and is dedicated to our mission of providing North Carolinians with the very best in clinical care.
 
Compensation and Benefits
The state of North Carolina offers excellent comprehensive benefits.  Employees can participate in health insurance options, standard and supplemental retirement plans, and the NCFlex program (numerous high-quality, low-cost benefits on a pre-tax basis).   Employees also receive paid vacation, sick, and community service leave.   In addition, paid parental leave is available to eligible employees.   Visit website for State Benefits. 


To receive credit for all your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form.  Any information listed under the text resume section or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit.   Qualified applicants must document on the application that they possess work experience that demonstrates all of the following: 

Good verbal and written communication skills.
Good organizational skills.
Ability to establish good working relationships with paraprofessionals, professionals, students and parents, etc.
Knowledge of practical application of task analysis and goal setting for children with attention, oppositional and aggressive behaviors.
Working knowledge of problems and needs of severely emotional and assaultive children and youth.
Ability to establish rapport and respect through established behavioral systems without undue physical control nor an authoritative attitude.
Ability to work and plan with clinical staff in assessing child behavior and planning and implementing treatment plans and physical ability to manage disruptive children and youth without harm to students or staff.
Must be able to pass pre-employment NCI physical requirements testing.

Management prefers experience teaching, counseling or behavioral management, preferably with children and youth with emotional, behavioral or developmental disorders.   Experience in re-education program.Associate's Degree in human services or related degree from an appropriately accredited institution; or high school or General Educational Development diploma and two years of directly related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Necessary Required Training or Certification - As required, listing as a Nurse Aide I by the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation. As applicable, listing as a Nurse Aide II by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Consideration for this vacancy, all applicants must complete an on-line application using this link, http://www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/index.html.  If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the posting close date will be evaluated for the consideration.
 
Positions in the Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities shall be subject to pre-employment drug testing and criminal record background checks. Also, the use of tobacco products of any kind including vapor products are prohibited from our campuses. All employees are required to adhere to the facility's Vaccination Policy.
 
Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account. You will either receive a call to schedule an interview or an email notifying you when the job has been filled.
 
For technical issues with your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at *****. Applicants will be communicated with via email only for updates on the status of their application. If there are any questions about this posting other than your application status, please contact HR at *****. 

Job ID: 6465067492709196443

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