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The Night Watch provides supervision of youth during sleeping hours, extra supervision/support for morning and bedtime activities, additional staff support in the event of crisis situations at night and secures the grounds at night.
Essential Roles and Responsibilities
1. Youth Coverage
To assure that staff coverage of youth is provided during sleeping hours, the Night Watch staff will perform bed-checks at 15-20 minutes intervals nightly in assigned areas; providing increased supervision of youths at risk, at the request of the Program Supervisor; assist staff in crisis situations with physical intervention, if needed, or by providing group coverage; assist in the active prevention and/or search and return of youth AWOL attempts; notify the Teacher Counselor or Night Watch Supervisor of any suspicious activities which may jeopardize the youths, staff or program; complete a daily report every night of whereabouts of each youth; obtain supplies necessary to complete daily paperwork and maintain equipment (walkie-talkies, flashlights, etc.) in good working order.
2. Bedtime Procedure
To assure that youth behavior at bedtime is not disruptive, the Night watch staff will: assist the Teacher/Counselor staff with bedtime "cueing" and provide additional supervision/supports; reinforce behavior consistent with bedtime expectations.
3. Campus/Cottage Safety
To assure that unauthorized persons and emergency situations are identified in a timely manner and appropriate action taken, the Night Watch staff will: periodically survey the school grounds for unwanted persons and other threatening situations; be alert to other events or circumstances that may place youths, staff and/or property at risk.
2. Safety & Well-being
To assure that each young person’s health, safety and well-being is guaranteed, the Night watch will (1) provide direct supervision of youth as required by individual, program and/or regulatory requirements (2) respond to and communicate routine and emergency health care issues to necessary treatment team members (3) assess and respond to dangerous situations and conditions per organization policies and program expectations (4) consider the youths’ emotional, psychological and physical well being when engaging in activities or interventions. The Night watch is responsible to monitor and document youth in self administering medication and ensure dosage timelines are met.
4. Documentation and Record keeping
To assure proper documentation and record keeping the Night watch will (1) complete all required paperwork (2) complete written work that is legible, accurate and uses professional language (3) meet timelines for submitting paperwork established by the program and organization. (4) use written documentation to communicate effectively with peers, subordinates and supervisors.
a. High school diploma or equivalent
b. Valid driver’s license and auto insurance
2. Experience: Experience working with troubled and troubling children preferred
3. Clearances: State Police/FBI per state regulations; Child Protection
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