ANDRUS nurtures social and emotional well-being in children and their families by delivering a broad range of vital services and by providing research, training and innovative program models that promote standards of excellence for professional performance in and beyond our service community.
ANDRUS is seeking Milieu Therapists/Direct Care Workers who are responsible to maintain a safe, predictable and therapeutic living environment for children in care at Andrus. The Milieu Therapist provides close supervision, counseling, and support to the children during all cottage-based activities; plans and implements individual and group initiatives to build children’s skills and self-esteem; ensures that the basic needs of children are met, and that the cottage is maintained in a safe, orderly, predictable, therapeutic, structured and clean condition; works as part of a multidisciplinary team which includes recreation therapists, teachers, social workers and other professionals.
The qualified candidate will possess 60 college credits or a HS Diploma and 5 years practical work experience. Experience working with children, preferably in a residential setting and/or with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills; have physical capacity to restrain or assist in the restraint of a child; be able to communicate effectively with staff and to supervise residents.