Mental Health Aide-Meridian Head Start (28 hours a week)

Hill Country Community Action Association Meridian, TX
Hill Country Community Action Association, Inc.

Head Start Job Description

JOB TITLE: Mental Health Aide (28 hours) FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt 10.5 month

REPORTS TO: Director/Teacher REVISION DATE: November 8, 2017

DESIGNATED HEADQUARTERS: _________________

POSITION SUMMARY

Overall responsibility for the designated child or children in accordance with classroom management and Mental Health Behavior Intervention Plan (if available or applicable).

TASKS, SKILLS AND DUTIES

* Works closely with Health/Mental Health/Disability Coordinator, school district, and/or mental health/disability professional.

* Works specifically with designated child which may have difficulty with classroom management.

* Keeps a daily log of child's activities containing only facts not opinion.

* Works only when the child is present.

* Work hours may vary according to the classroom needs.

* Center director supervises the Mental Health Aide's task.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION: Minimum: High School Diploma or GED. Ability to record data pertinent to Head Start Performance Standards.

SKILLS: Must have a warm, supportive, pleasant and positive attitude toward young children and parents. Must be reliable. Ability to communicate and function with various professionals and community groups. Able to carry out directions and instructions. Bilingual skills are encouraged.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds.

OTHER: Must have a TB test. Professional in manner and attire. No record of a conviction which would contraindicate employment. Must have a valid Class C Driver's License and a reliable vehicle with current vehicle liability insurance; insurable under HCCAA's vehicle insurance policy.

Job Description: Mental Health Aide

Date: November 8, 2017

PERFORMANCE CONDITIONS:

Immediate Supervisor: Center Teacher/Director

Worksite Location: Head Start Center

Regular Working Hours: No

Irregular Working Hours: Yes

Work Alone: No

Job requires out-of-town and overnight travel: No

Hazardous Conditions: No

Other special conditions: Work only when child is present. Will be trained on specific duties by the Mental Health Consultant, Mental Health/Disability Coordinator and/or other professional in the specific area of disability/mental health or classroom management. Comply with all HCCAA Policies, maintain confidentiality of all phases of agency operations.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND RECEIPT: I have reviewed the Head Start Mental Health Aide Job Description and acknowledge its receipt with my signature below. I understand that my job may not necessarily be limited to those listed, as their exact nature may vary as program, project elements, and priorities change in the future. I understand this job description may be updated as needed.

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Signature of Employee Date

Routing: Original 2 pages with signature Personnel File, Central Office

Copy Employee File, Center location