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Education Assistant - Behavioral Health

Requisition ID:

22162118

Business Unit:

Rushford

Location:

Durham, CT

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Description

Job Schedule: Part Time
Standard Hours: 37.5
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details:

Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcarenetwork.

Rushford Center, one of Connecticut’s leading providers of addiction and mental health services, is nationally recognized for delivering outstanding prevention, treatment and recovery programs. We offer a wide range of programs including Acute Care and Evaluation, Residential Addiction Treatment, Individual, Group & Family Therapy, Intensive Outpatient programs and Community Support Programs. Through the passion of our specialists, we continue to treat every patient with care, compassion and respect, while providing affordable and accessible services.

Job Summary

Manages the therapeutic milieu to assure the safety of students, other staff members and visitors, and provides support, as needed, throughout the milieu. Acts as a team member by relating relevant information to other team members, brainstorming solutions to problems, and working collaboratively to implement team initiatives.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Supports classroom instruction by assisting with the implementation of lessons under the direction of and in collaboration with the classroom teacher.
  2. Establishes rapport with students and an overall positive tone by clearly communicating rules and expected standards of behavior for students, and ensuring that rules are reinforced.
  3. Provides consequences for inappropriate behaviors, which are reasonable, immediate, and consistent with overall Program structure.
  4. Fosters development of positive culture throughout School.
  5. Practices de-escalation, physical restraint, time-out procedures, and emergency evacuation of building according to established procedures to ensure the physical safety of the students.
  6. Assesses environment for safety hazards that could harm patients/students, visitors, or other staff members, and reports hazards to appropriate supervisor.
  7. Learns about students- strengths, weaknesses, and needs by reading assessments, meeting with team, and accessing clinical staff, when needed. Responsible for knowing the location and condition of students under supervision at all times.
  8. Provides coverage for classes and/or groups, when needed; aids and assists with preparation for classes and/ or curriculum.
  9. Provides administrative support such as filing, ordering supplies, copying, preparing daily census, performing lunchtime duties, organizing dismissal transportation, etc.

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Previous experience working in an educational or behavioral health setting, preferred
  • Valid CT driver's license is required
  • Requires proven expressive, receptive and written language skills
  • Basic working knowledge of computers and general office equipment

As a Hartford HealthCare entity, Rushford provides eligible employees with an extensive benefits package consisting of:

  • Medical and dental benefits
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Generous paid time off with accrual starting on the date of hire, including six paid holidays
  • Additional voluntary benefits as well as employee discount programs

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.

 
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