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Residential Treatment Specialist
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Education Alternatives | Bedford, OH
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Job Description


The Residential Treatment Specialist's primary responsibility is for the care and supervision of youth in residence at the Vincent Group Home. Residential Treatment Specialists are responsible for implementing assigned treatment services, including physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual well-being and maintaining accurate daily documentation of services provided.

Job Responsibilities

  • Supervise clients in his or her charge assuring that a safe and therapeutic environment is maintained for all clients, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

  • Handle emergency situations such as environmental, weather related and physical injury and provide crisis intervention in response to behavioral acting out clients according to agency guidelines

  • Develop and consistently implement predictable routines for daily functioning, including wake-up, hygiene, meals, and bedtime.

  • Plans and organizes activities and educational groups for residents which promote change and growth in areas identified on their Individual Service Plans.

  • Present as a role model for residents in establishing relationships, maintains professional child care/client boundaries

  • Supervises the self-administration of medications as prescribed

  • Complete all required paperwork daily and participate and satisfactorily complete all required training, supervision and team meetings

  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance.

  • May be involved in the planning, organization, and implementation of special events or department specific projects or seasonal program changes.

  • Interacts verbally with clients, families, co-workers, and representatives from outside agencies

  • Maintain confidentiality of all client information and records

  • Comply with all agency policies and procedures

  • In times of need, may be asked to completed related duties other than those indicated above as assigned by his or her supervisor.


An individual in this position must be able to complete the above responsibilities on a daily basis. 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 the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • All Treatment Specialists must be at least 25 years of age and must have completed high school or its equivalency

  • A Bachelor's degree in a social service field preferred

  • Prior experience working with adolescent clients with emotional and/or behavioral needs is preferred

  • Ability to work successfully in a team environment

  • High-quality written and verbal skills

Job Schedule, Working Conditions, and Performance/Physical Requirements

  • Work is performed in a Group Home and wherever clients go on the surrounding grounds and in the community.

  • The standard work day is one of the following: 3:00 pm - 11:00pm; 11:00pm-7:00am; and weekends.

  • Ability to perform physical restraints according to the Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) techniques

  • Driver's license with safe driving record in accordance with agency policy

  • Ability and willingness to work holidays

  • Qualified applicants are required to complete a pre-employment screening process which includes a fingerprint background screening, physical, Tuberculosis test, and drug screen. Any employment offer is contingent upon receipt of all satisfactory pre-employment screenings.


Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location

About Education Alternatives

The Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO) is a non-profit organization founded in 1989 by education expert Jerry Mintz to advance learner-centered approaches to education. AERO is considered by many to be the primary hub of communications and support for educational alternatives around the world. AERO's mission is: "Building the critical mass for the education revolution by providing resources which support self-determination in learning and the natural genius in everyone." Towards this end, AERO provides information, resources and guidance to families, schools and organizations regarding their educational choices. AERO disseminates information, both nationally and internationally, on topics such as: home schooling, public and private alternative schools, and charter schools. AERO's long-term goal is to become a more effective catalyst for educational change by providing books, magazines, online services, consultations, support groups, and organizational information and seminars in the field of alternative education. AERO's current programs and services include: Publication and distribution of Education Revolution Magazine Hosting Annual Alternative Education Conference Direction of the Start a School Program On-site, phone, and e-mail consultations to parents and educators around the world. Maintenance of a database of over 13,000 educational alternatives in the US and around the world. Clearinghouse for information on jobs, internships and conferences about alternative education. Bi-Weekly publication of the Education Revolution E-Newsletter A library of books & dvds catalogued on the AERO web site A compilation of links and resources on the diverse forms of educational alternatives. Host of multiple list serves on alternative education. Contact Info: Tel: 1-800-769-4171 & 1-516-621-2195 Fax: 1-516-625-3257 / E-Mail: info@educationrevolution.org 417 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577