Employment / Student Life Supervisor

SUMMARY: 

The Student Life Supervisor for Shepherds College (SC) will help guide students in the implementation of daily living skills training and provide supervision and direction for the students through the implementation of both structured activities and leisure time interactions, all in an effort to promote students’ growth towards Appropriate Independence™. 

Schedule/Hours: Full-Time, 2nd shift 12 pm – 9 pm, Sunday - Thursday OR Tuesday - Saturday.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

(include the following; other duties may be assigned)

Supervision

  • Promote, by example and leadership, a positive attitude toward developing Appropriate Independence™ during student life
  • Oversee and implement area weekday evening/weekend programming for students to ensure Appropriate Independence™
  • Supervise weekday/weekend and ERS student life staff and provide training, communication, and direction to student life areas by regularly meeting with staff
  • Oversee area including supplies, cleanliness, documentation, consistency, progression, assessments, and systems - Promote continuous improvement and program development
  • Enforce the regulations in the Student Handbook
  • Manage behavioral issues amongst students and help implement or develop behavior support plans as needed, as well as communicate incident/plan with appropriate staff
  • Respond to emergency situations when not present and cover shifts as needed
  • Assist in hiring, staffing, and scheduling
  • Work closely with other SC faculty members to ensure that the various components of the college program are working in harmony and complementing one another 
  • Instruct classes as assigned
  • Attend faculty/staff meetings as assigned

Oversees All Aspects of Student Life for SC Students

  • Pass medications and train students in personal medication and health 
  • Provide assistance and hands-on adaptive skill set training to students
  • Train and assist students with meal planning, preparation, and grocery shopping
  • Complete required documentation, assessments, and communication
  • Facilitate the work of volunteers who interact with students during the evenings
  • Assist students with finances, personal care, and health management
  • Attend faculty/staff meetings, as assigned

Interactions

  • Work effectively with team members.
  • Maintain positive and supportive relationships with students and their families
  • Treat each student with respect and dignity
  • Communicate in a courteous and professional manner
  • Actively participate in trainings and meetings
  • Consistently demonstrate Christ-likeness in actions and words

SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor degree is preferred; degree in Education/Special Education is a plus 
  • Must have experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities 
  • Must be an effective communicator, including verbal and written communication
  • Must possess strong organizational skills
  • Must possess a high level of professionalism, including the ability to maintain confidentiality

QUALIFICATIONS: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed above. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Employee must complete a TB skin test and a physical exam which certifies freedom from communicable disease within 90 days prior to beginning employment. Medical documentation of TB skin test results and physical exam must be submitted to the Human Resources Department prior to beginning employment.

ALIGNMENT WITH OUR MISSION:

Employee shall commit to the mission of Shepherds College, which is to educate and train students with intellectual and developmental disabilities by equipping them to reach Appropriate IndependenceTM (Ai) through the development of vocational, social, and life skills while inspiring a lasting awareness of God’s plan for their lives. Employee shall have a deep understanding of Ai and its guiding principles, as Ai is the foundation of our education and training programs here at Shepherds College.

ALIGNMENT WITH OUR CULTURE:

Employee must be in alignment and in agreement with the eight key behaviors that shape our culture here at Shepherds College: 1) Model Christ-likeness - Point others to Jesus through our actions and words; 2) Be Creative - Practice strategic innovation; 3) Pursue Excellence – Whatever it is, make it better; 4) Maximize Strengths - Cultivate the value and potential of every individual; 5) Promote Professionalism – Present the best you, always; 6) Work Together – Collaborate to fulfill our mission; 7) Embrace Accountability – Own the process and the outcome; 8) Experience Gratitude – Recognize and affirm the good.

ALIGNMENT WITH OUR FAITH:

Employee must be in full alignment and agreement with the Shepherds College Statement of Faith, Biblical Responsibilities of Shepherds Staff, and the Shepherds College Community Covenant. Employee must be part of a faith community that is aligned with traditional protestant Christian faith.

REASONING ABILITY:

Must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Must be able to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and sit. The employee is occasionally required to walk, and reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

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