Pinocchio Associate - Sullivan School District in Sullivan, MO at Compass Health

Date Posted: 5/9/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Compensation: $14.06/ Per Hour

This position is a school based position and operates based on the Sullivan School District schedule, working a 9 month school schedule with breaks, holidays, snow days and summers off. Pinocchio associates serve as a liaison between children/families and schools and provide early identification and early intervention services to students in Kindergarten to 3rd grade screened as being eligible for the Pinocchio Program.

This position is split between 2 schools in the Sullivan School District. This position is typically 32-35 hours per week from 8:30 am-3:30 pm on a school day.


A. Description

The Pinocchio Associate is a paraprofessional who is based in a public or private school setting.  The Pinocchio Associate serves in an emotional and behavioral supportive role to children eligible for the program.  Specific job duties are:


 Core Responsibilities:

• Program Coordination  50%

-  Screen all children in assigned school grades K – 3

-   Provide direct and indirect observation of children screened as eligible for the program

-   Coordinate and complete program eligibility process with appropriate school staff and potential program parents

-   Weekly Pinocchio Sessions: develop a permanent weekly schedule with the school

-    Attend all agency and program meetings at a frequency determined by Supervisor

-    Link families to other Crider services as deemed appropriate

• Direct Clinical Services  25%

-    Collaborate with families and systems to develop Pinocchio Child and Family Plans

-     Meet with each child eligible for the program weekly; individually for 30 minutes or in a group no larger than 4 students for 45 minutes. 

-     Schedule two parent conferences during the academic school year

- Provide parenting education when appropriate.  (Family System Model) 

- Seek culturally competent services and service providers to meet the unique cultural needs of each agency consumer and family member.


• Documentation 20%

- Timely

- Accurate

- Complete

- Maintain agreed upon level of productivity.

- Complete all mandatory documentation to monitor client’s progress towards achievement of individual treatment plan goals.                                        


• Other Responsibilities  5%

- Other miscellaneous duties as assigned.

- Attend all training as required by Crider Health Center, Accreditors and Funders.

- Perform Utilization Review activities as assigned


C.  Supervision

The Pinocchio Associate reports directly to the Pinocchio Program Manager/Pinocchio Supervisor.


Job Requirements

B. Qualifications

• High School Diploma or equivalent

• Professional or practical history working with children preferred.

• Commitment to Service Excellence

• Commitment to Personal Excellence

• Team Oriented and Values Diversity