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School Liaison
Summary
Title:School Liaison
ID:1021
Department:Residential
Salary Range:$12.00 Per Hour
Description
Pacific Lodge provides ongoing services for the many adolescent clients and their families whom we serve from surrounding communities. Pacific Lodge was founded in 1923 and has been at its present location since 1927. Although methods of treatment and activities have changed throughout the years, our goal of “Building Productive Lives” has remained constant.

JOB DESCRIPTION
 
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class.  Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

SCHOOL LIAISON

QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. Bachelor’s degree in a related field required.
  2. Minimum of two years of experience working with children in a residential treatment program, preferably in a school setting.
  3. Has the ability to successfully complete a behavioral intervention certification program such as a Behavioral Intervention Case Manager (BICM) or equivalent.
  4. Ability to communicate clearly in verbal and written form.
  5. Be able to use good judgment, and follow the treatment philosophy of Pacific Lodge Youth Services (PLYS) program which acknowledges the belief that every facet of a young boy’s day provides him with the opportunity for meaningful learning, change and growth.
  6. Satisfactorily fulfill requirements for employment at PLYS, i.e., professional references, physical examination/TB and drug tests, criminal record (Live Scan-fingerprints), clearances, etc.
  7. Possess a valid California driver’s license and a clean driving record in compliance with PL standards.
  8. All employees, regardless of position, serve as role models for children and adolescents who are served by our agency.  Therefore, each employee must at all times be emotionally stable and able to function effectively with children, adolescents and adults who may have mental or behavioral health problems.  The staff must be able to demonstrate appropriate daily behavior, appropriate expression of emotions, as well as appropriate role modeling.  Hostility, aggression and unnecessary or inappropriate physical actions as well as inappropriate emotional expression is not acceptable.
BROAD RESPONSIBILITIES Under the direction of the Facility Manager, the School Liaison will participate in group and individual counseling, crisis intervention, supervision on and off grounds, document events, and participate in various cottage and school functions necessary to the day to day operation of the program.  The School Liaison will participate in treatment meetings to provide information on students’ progress in school.
 
In addition, the School Liaison will work closely with the off campus school employees to ensure proper school support is provided.
 
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: 
Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  1. Provide supervision, protection and care of children individually and in groups at all times.
  2. Provide and maintain safe environments for youth by adhering to PLYS procedures and professional standards.
  3. Follow all safety procedures when organizing, supervising and/or transporting residents for any planned activity.
  4. Maintain a positive attitude in interactions with residents, co-workers, parents, volunteers and visitors. 
  5. Administer consequences and set limits for the behavior of the children in care.
  6. Provide assistance to each child in working with a group and in handling individual
  7. Document and record all necessary events, to include a child’s progress, identification of the possible need for professional services; and communication of such findings to professional staff.
  8. Administration of psychotropic medications when necessary.
  9. Facilitate movement of individual boys requiring monitoring; i.e. suspended from class, being highly disruptive, or requiring movement from classroom to other locations.
  10. Will aid in tutoring any designated individuals during and after school and will provide in-class behavioral and academic support.
  11. Attend all meetings as identified.
  12. Participate in all required in-service training and assist with the facilitation of same when required.  Attend workshops, seminars, conferences and other trainings as deemed appropriate.
  13. Keep all sensitive medical information confidential in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
  14. Be knowledgeable of, and perform all duties within, the procedures and policies of PLYS.
  15. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned as they pertain to the effective treatment to all children in care.
USUAL WORK HOURS:  40 hour work weeks, typically 7a-3p Monday through Friday, but schedule may vary according to the needs of the program.
 
REPORT TO:  Facility Manager
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