The Education Support Specialist works as a liaison between the school and patients, assuring that patients receive appropriate levels of education materials and guidance to assist them in maintaining their current academic progress. This position works to establish guidelines and schedules on the unit to assist and ensure that school work and support are prioritized. This position works as part of a multi-disciplinary team. The Education Support Specialist works to motivate and encourage patients which includes behavioral management, establishment of school guidelines, and providing educational supports.
Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm
Communicate with school systems regarding needs and progress of patients, both home school and Hennepin County school representative.
Provide encouraging, educational supervision and structure for patients.
Communicate progress and observed behaviors to clinical team.
Apply critical thinking skills and knowledge of age-appropriate activities to develop and implement early childhood education best practices.
Knowledge of Regulatory Requirements
Ability to work as a member of a team.
Obtain and apply knowledge of childrens mental health diagnoses as well as impacts of trauma and benefits of trauma informed care.
Demonstrate quality education support behaviors:
Sensitive and Responsive
Encouragement and Enjoyment
Education and Learning Opportunities
Develop children through "Doing"
Organization Expectations, as applicable:
Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served
Partners with patient care giver in care/decision making.
Communicates in a respective manner.
Ensures a safe, secure environment.
Individualizes plan of care to meet patient needs.
Modifies clinical interventions based on population served.
Provides patient education based on as assessment of learning needs of patient/care giver.
Fulfills all organizational requirements
Completes all required learning relevant to the role
Complies with and maintains knowledge of all relevant laws, regulation, policies, procedures and standards.
Fosters a culture of improvement, efficiency and innovative thinking.
Performs other duties as assigned
2 year degree in education or closely related field
Demonstrated knowledge of mental health issues and learning disabilities
Bachelor's or Master's degree in education or closely related field
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