Employment Opportunities

To work at Waterfall Canyon Academy you must be motivated!  Working with youth can be very rewarding AND challenging.

If you are a problem solver who enjoys connecting with others, apply!

If you recognize everyone has something to offer and can patiently nurture and inspire talents, skills, and unknown abilities in others,

you will enjoy working for Waterfall Canyon Academy.

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Therapist

THERAPIST

 

PURPOSE:

A therapist at Waterfall Canyon Academy counsels students with mental health issues and learning differences who reside in a residential program.  They provide therapeutic support for the student and their family. Therapists at Waterfall Canyon Academy lead the Treatment Team and enhance programming by performing the following Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Interview students to obtain information concerning social history, treatment, and other pertinent information.
  2. Oversee therapeutic treatment and behavior shaping to help students develop and demonstrate appropriate behaviors and coping skills.
  3. After gathering information from referring agencies, prior placements, assessments, family members, and personal observations, develop a treatment plan, make monthly progress notes, and review quarterly.
  4. Review progress toward treatment plan goals with students on a regular basis and make adjustments when necessary.
  5. Collaborate with the Treatment Team, psychologist/psychiatrist/APRN, and/or other specialists concerning treatment plans and make adjustments when necessary.
  6. Communicate on a regular basis with the Treatment Team, School, family members, and Educational Consultants concerning student progress and make adjustments when necessary.
  7. Conduct a minimum of one individual and one family session per week for each student.
  8. Prepare for and conduct assigned weekly group therapy sessions.
  9. Complete and maintain notes for each therapy session (individual, family, and group) provided within 72 hours following the treatment session. (Excluding holidays and weekends)
  10. Support the Program Coordinator in the event of an incident involving a student from your caseload. Be available for consultation and intervention when necessary.
  11. Help students and their families respond constructively to treatment and assist in adjustment leading to and following discharge.
  12. Interpret psychiatric treatment to student’s family and help reduce fear and other attitudes obstructing acceptance of psychiatric care and continuations of treatment.
  13. Serve as link between students and their families to psychiatric agencies, and community resources.
  14. Collaborate with the Treatment Team, student, and student’s family to develop and implement appropriate transition/discharge planning.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties and responsibilities.

EDUCATION:

Licensed Social Worker

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

LCSW, LPC, LMFT, LCMHC

Youth Worker

Purpose:

To provide supervision, advocacy, intensive social skills and daily living skills instruction and monitoring to students with emotional, behavioral and cognitive struggles.

Essential Job Functions:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The Job Functions listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

      • Supervise and monitor students at home and community.
      • Assist in implementation of treatment plans by following the program structure and expectations.
      • Assist, help organize and conduct social skills and daily living skills groups/classes.
      • Consult and communicate with clinical & administrative staff on a regular basis, including attendance in clinical & weekly staff meetings.
      • Must be able to drive company vehicles and personal vehicle for the purpose of transporting youth when needed. When company vehicles are unavailable and with your coordinators’ acknowledgment, the use of your personal vehicle to transport students will be permitted.
      • Provide crisis intervention, de-escalation, conflict resolution, and behavior monitoring. Must be able to provide physical intervention with the students as needed and according to company procedure.
      • Document each student’s progress, interactions, and concerns on provided forms, such as: incident reports, behavior logs, tracking sheets, shift exchange forms, and any other documentation as required. Complete paperwork in an accurate and timely manner.
      • Communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
      • Demonstrate professionalism, maturity and dependability for other staff
      • Will likely be assigned as an Advocate or Mentor to a student(s)
      • Interacts positively with special needs students, can makes decisions and de-escalate student(s) in stressful situations.
      • Contact Program Coordinator if incidents occur during shift. (Review all incident reports at the end of shift).
      • While on shift, responsible for Medication disbursement and daily medication inventory.
      • Responsible to take care of or coordinate then students shopping for personal needs, Airport runs, room searches or room changes (with the direction of program Coordinator)
      • Use good judgment, manages time & efforts efficiently, follows instructions, and completes delegated tasks with little supervision.
      • Act as an appropriate leader in the home and help set a high standard of compliance to company policies and employee rules of conduct. Assist in training part-time Youth Workers
      • Fills out maintenance orders, ensures the program runs as scheduled on the daily calendar.
      • Physically able to provide supervision to residents in multi-level buildings. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must be physically able to lift at least 25 lbs.
      • Perform other related duties as assigned.
      • A full time employee is required to work 40 hours per week. Employees who do not work a full-time schedule will lose the full-time status

Program Cook

Purpose:

The purpose of a Program Cook is to provide well balanced, healthy, meals to students in a residential boarding school. The Program Cook organizes the kitchen; supplies and food. They prep for, prepare, and serve meals. They are also responsible to clean up after meals, and for the overall cleanliness of their kitchen.

Essential Job Functions:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The Job Functions listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be self-motivated and driven to plan ahead and adhere to the provided menu, serving meals on time.
  • Must be able to read a recipe and make adjustments in order to prepare meals for up to 25 people.
  • Be aware of student dietary needs, exclusions, allergies, and strictly adhere to them.
  • Must have knowledge of or be willing to learn about how food/nutrition contributes to the overall well-being of a person.
  • Must be willing to problem solve and contribute ideas and solutions to the overall team effort.
  • Must be willing to identify any areas that need to be cleaned, disinfected, organized or maintained and follow provided checklists.
  • Assure Health Department regulations are observed.
  • Communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
  • Interact positively with students and serve as an appropriate role model whenever you may be in contact with them.
  • Demonstrate professionalism, maturity and dependability.
  • Manage time and efforts efficiently, follow instructions, and complete delegated tasks.
  • Follow employee code of conduct and comply with policies and procedures. Maintain current personnel file and attend all scheduled trainings and staff meetings.
  • Physically able to manage tasks in multi-level buildings.
  • Physically able to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Housekeeper

Purpose:

Keep buildings in clean and orderly condition. Perform heavy cleaning duties, such as cleaning floors, shampooing rugs, washing walls and glass, and removing rubbish. Duties may include performing routine maintenance activities, notifying management of needs or repairs, and cleaning snow or debris from sidewalks.

Essential Job Functions:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The Job Functions listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Demonstrate professionalism, maturity and dependability.
  • Manage time and efforts efficiently, follow instructions, and complete delegated tasks.
  • Follow employee code of conduct and comply with policies and procedures. Maintain current personnel file and attend all scheduled trainings and staff meetings.
  • Physically able to manage tasks in multi-level buildings. Physically able to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

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