When you join The Home for Little Wanderers, you join a team of professionals dedicated to creating better, brighter futures for kids.
For over 200 years, The Home for Little Wanderers has helped build stable lives and hopeful tomorrows for vulnerable children and their families. Our 25+ community-based and residential programs serve thousands of at-risk youths from birth to age 26. Many of these children have experienced abuse, neglect, trauma, or a disrupted family life. As the oldest child welfare agency in America, we provide them with safe surroundings, permanent loving relationships, and a secure path toward a better, brighter future.
Under the direction of the staff Registered Nurse, the Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) will provide assistance to the on duty Registered Nurse to aid the RN in providing nursing care and managing the ongoing health care of residential and/or day students in assigned program(s).
How You Will Be Making a Difference
Skills and Qualifications
- Maintains patient stability by checking vital signs and weight on a routine basis.
- Administers medications by mouth during the pm med passes
- Provides patient comfort by utilizing resources and materials; transporting patients; answering patients call lights and requests; and reporting observations of the patient to nursing supervisor.
- Documents actions by completing forms, reports, logs, and records.
- Maintains work operations by following policies and procedures.
- Protects organizations value by keeping patient information confidential.
- Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, participating in professional organizations, and maintaining licensure.
- Enhances wellness department by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks in order of importance.
Education and Experience Requirements
- Basic knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology
- Knowledge of relevant nursing care
- Ability to work with population of children in residential treatment
- Friendly and professional bedside manner
- Maintains current CPR certification
- Multi-tasking skills
- Effective oral, written, and reading communication skills
- Understands legal implications of patient care
- High School Diploma and Certification with accredited training course through the State of New Hampshire and current certification through American Heart Association in Basic Life
- 1 year of nursing assistant experience. Experience with children and adolescents is a plus.
- Appropriate license
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to follow instructions. Ability to restrain clients in an emergency.
- Must be able to traverse a wooded campus area without difficulty.
- Wednesday (alternating shifts): 12-8pm Weeks 1 and 3, 1-9pm Weeks 2 and 4
- Thursday: 1pm-9pm
- Friday: 1pm-9pm
- Saturday: 7:30am-9:30pm
We are committed to excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion, while simultaneously creating a culture that supports those values. We believe the differences we bring enhance our ability to provide exceptional service and care to diverse children, families, and communities. Moreover, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging align with our values and our mission to help vulnerable children and their families build permanent, positive change.What The Home Can Offer You
In addition to the chance to make a lasting impact on the lives of the youth we serve, The Home for Little Wanderers offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including:
- Generous time off including up to 20 days per year for new full-time employees, plus 11 holidays, 5 sick days, and 2 personal days
- Health and Dental Insurance that is effective immediately upon hire
- Extensive training to new staff
- Tuition reimbursement of up to $2,400 per fiscal year
- 403(b) Retirement Plan with employer match
- Employer paid Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance, plus Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
- And more!
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)