Under general direction in a State institution, to manage patient and ward barbering services; to instruct nursing service personnel or Youth Authority wards assigned for training; to perform barbering services for patients and wards; may instruct, lead or supervise inmates, wards or resident workers; and do other related work.
Supervises and coordinates the operation of patient and ward barbering services in a State institution; plans and conducts training programs designed to give hospital ward personnel assigned on rotation or Youth Authority wards basic barbering knowledge and skills; supervises and trains assigned patients and wards in the fundamentals of barbering, and gives instruction on the use of equipment such as electric and safety razors, hand clippers, combs, and brushes; encourages patients and wards receiving services to develop interest and pride in personal appearance and good grooming; performs various barbering services for patients and wards requiring special attention; records observations of patient behavior; maintains records of employee-training activities; prepares ward progress reports; requisitions, receives, stores, and inventories supplies and recommends purchase of equipment; arranges for and supervises the maintenance of barbershop equipment; establishes and maintains standards of shop sanitation and cleanliness; keeps records and prepares reports.
Possession of a valid license issued by the State Board of Barber Examiners to practice barbering in California. and Experience:
1. Two years of experience as a registered journeyperson barber, one year of which must have been as a supervisor or instructor.
2. Two years of experience as a barber in a mental hospital or in a Youth Authority school.
Knowledge of: Principles, practices, and techniques of barbering and skill in their application; barbershop tools and equipment and skill in their use; antisepsis, sterilization and safety as applied to barbershop operations; training methods; principles of effective supervision.
Ability to: Read and write English at a level required for successful job performance; conduct in-service training programs; plan, organize, and direct the work of others; work effectively with and give instructions to patients and wards; keep inventories and make requisitions; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; keep records and prepare reports.
Sympathetic understanding of and willingness to work with patients and wards in a State institution; and freedom from communicable diseases.