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Relief Teaching Assistant / Milieu Counselor (On-call Position)

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Program:        Marin Academic Center (MAC) or Braun School
Reports To:   Classroom Teacher, Supervisor, Educational Behavioral Intervention Specialist or Program Manager
Hours:            On call status. Will be used as needed to provide coverage when regular staff is off work.
Works With:   MCOE and SHS personnel; clients and families/caregivers
Location:        Marin Academic Center, San Anselmo; Braun School, San Rafael.

At Sunny Hills Services, we seek to improve the welfare of children and youth by helping to provide the resources, support and skills they need to develop along a healthy, age-appropriate pathway. All of our services are rooted in these core principles: 1) a strength-based approach which believes in the value and worth of each client as an individual, 2) acknowledging the importance of family relationships and encouraging positive and on-going engagement with families, peers and communities, 3) engaging children and youth in a developmentally appropriate manner that promotes resilience, self-efficacy and positive self-concept, 4) recognizing that clients' needs are best met through holistic and individualized service delivery.

JOB SUMMARY: The Relief Teaching Assistant assists the teacher with student instructions, lessons, and behavior management.
The Relief Milieu Counselor provides direct client services through implementation of the prescribed treatment program designed by the Clinical and Classroom Teams and are responsible for behavior management, intervening in crisis situations, and liaison with other program staff. Milieus also need to be in classrooms all day monitoring student behavior and assisting students.

• Assists the teacher with implementing the students' Individual Education Plans (IEP)
• Provides instructional support in content areas, as directed by the teacher
• Implements the classroom or milieu behavior management system, including coaching students so that they are able to quickly return to school tasks
• Intervenes during crises situations, including implementation of Pro-ACT or equivalent, as needed
• Helps maintain the physical school environment to keep it functional, safe, and clean
• Supervises students during class breaks and during lunch, when assigned
• Plan, participate in, and/or facilitate recreational activities of various sorts (i.e. athletic, arts, and crafts, off-campus trips, cultural awareness, etc.).
• Maintain consistent awareness of client's whereabouts to insure safety; including directing clients to appropriate groups or areas in the milieu or school.
• Prepares and duplicates written assignments, as needed
• Supports in record keeping/data collection, as directed by the teacher or behaviorist at MAC
• Transitions the students in an orderly manner from the classroom to their transportation or from their transportation to the classroom
• Confers, as needed, with agency staff on student status or the need for additional behavior planning

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and expectations required of the position.

• Ability to interact with children or adolescents in a consistent, empathic, flexible, and patient manner.
• Possesses the ability to assess problem areas and set clear yet firm limits
• Encompasses the knowledge and the academic skills to deliver appropriate instructional experiences within a student's assigned grade level
• Capability to work creatively and cooperatively with a team

• Experience working in a school or treatment setting for students with learning or social/emotional problems.
• AA degree or its equivalent in college credits (at least 60 college credits).
• Insurable by SHS automobile policy based on DMV record.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
• Walking, twisting and bending for brief periods of time.
• Occasional reaching and/or grasping using hands and/or arms.
• May be required to lift up to 10 pounds.
• May be required to ascend/descend stairs.
• Visual ability to read documents and/or computer monitor.
• Exposure to low to moderate noise levels characteristic of working in an office or classroom environment.
• Ability to drive
• Regularly required to talk and hear.
• Physical ability to implement Pro-ACT procedures or its equivalent, including physical restraints
• Able to perform basic first aid and/or CPR

• Adhere to all Agency Health and Safety policies and procedures administratively as well as related to the care of our clients
• Adhere to the Agency's Code of Conduct and Employee Handbook, as well as any other agency policies and procedures.
• Attend and participate in all required agency supervisions, meetings and trainings.
• Must maintain strict confidentiality related to client, staff and other Agency information

Sunny Hills Services is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, Vietnam era or other veteran status.


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