State of Montana Cottage Life Attendant - Girls Cottage in Great Falls, Montana

Works under direct supervision of Lead CLA and Supervising Counselor. Cares for, counsels and instructs deaf and/or blind children in a group-living environment. Instructs students in daily living skills, personal care and safety procedures. Ensures students have a safe and clean living environment. Instructs students in cleaning procedures and age appropriate self-help skills typically performed in home setting. Follows protocol for referring ill students to health services department. Provides assistance and instruction in supervision of play and recreation activities on and off-campus. Transports students to and from off-campus activities. Other duties as assigned.

Detailed Job Description available upon request.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: MSDB is a non-smoking environment extending to the entire campus: there are no authorized smoking areas and smoke breaks are not given. All successful candidates must possess a Montana Drivers License; submit to a background check, which includesa criminal record review, and must not possess any felony or DUI convictions. It is the policy of the Board that any finalist for hire shall submit to a finger-print based national criminal history background check conducted by the FBI prior to recommendation for hire. Additionally, an “Applicant Release Form” must be completed and signed as part of the application.

The successful candidate will be required to have or learn basic sign language skills to communicate with deaf staff and students. New employees hired after July 1, 2012 must meet the requirements of MSDB Policy 5124Employee Sign Language Skillsand will be evaluated through the Sign Language Proficiency Interview. New employees to this position must meet the Target Skill level Standard of “Intermediate” within 3 years of the date of hire.

Supplemental Activity – Cottage Life Attendant

In one or two paragraphs, please answer each question.

English will not be evaluated; however, the answers should be clear, concise, and understandable.

Please attach you're document to your posting with answers to the following supplemental questions:

1.What are some ways you might work with or communicate with students who are deaf or hard of hearing?

2.What are some ways you might work with or communicate with students who are blind or visually impaired?

3.What is your approach to students who are not following the rules?

4.What is your approach to working with staff members who you disagree with?

A high school diploma or equivalency is required. Training or experience in the field of child care in residential facilities, Red Cross, CPR, and other related training is highly desirable. During the one year probationary period, Cottage Life Attendant I must successfully complete the Advanced Training Course for Residential Child Care Workers before advancing to CLA II position. This program was developed by the National Resource Center for Youth Services at the University of Oklahoma and is conducted by the staff at the Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind. Other combinations of education and experience which could provide this knowledge, skills and abilities will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Job: *Education/Training

Title: Cottage Life Attendant - Girls Cottage

Location: Great Falls

Requisition ID: 18140213