Pinocchio Associate in Union, MO at Compass Health

Date Posted: 7/24/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Compensation: $14.34/ per hour

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. This position follows a school district schedule, working four days a week with the in New Haven School District.  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