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Youth Services Worker

Eldora State Training School
3211 Edgington Ave, Eldora, IA 50627, USA

DEFINITION OF POSITION: Provides therapeutic interventions in a healthy and safe environment while providing oversight, direction and guidance to the youth of a training school, juvenile home, or state institution; performs related work as required. ... Read More

DEFINITION OF POSITION: Provides therapeutic interventions in a healthy and safe environment while providing oversight, direction and guidance to the youth of a training school, juvenile home, or state institution; performs related work as required. The Work Examples and Competencies listed are for illustrative purposes only and not intended to be the primary basis for position classification decisions. WORK EXAMPLES Serves in the role of primary caretaker to youth admitted to a training school, juvenile home, or state institution; provides guidance to youth regarding their problems, future plans and related matters.Provides supportive encouragement to youths on a personal basis either in a one-on-one or small group situation and gives instruction, advice and assistance on personal problems.Oversees the activities of students in maintaining order, discipline and safety in their living units; physically restrains aggressive youths in order to keep the person from harming himself/herself and others; assures youths receive emergency medical assistance.Provides and leads recreational activities and participates or gives instruction in games; chaperons group trips and social functions; escorts individuals on shopping trips or to obtain medical or dental care, may transport youths throughout the state in institutional vehicles.Confers with professional counselors, social workers and other staff regarding special problems; attends meetings and conferences; participates in group interaction and group therapy sessions as a member of a treatment team.Provides institution security during the night by checking buildings and visiting living units.Gives instructions and models desirable health and personal habits; assures basic needs of youths are met including clothing and municates important information by entries in logbooks via computer, incident reports and/or related institutional forms.Participates in medication passing as needed. COMPETENCIES REQUIRED Knowledge of basic, acceptable behavior as it relates to youths.Knowledge of appropriate methods of handling disturbed or disruptive youth.Knowledge of institutional security regulations related to cottage operation and general institutional security.Knowledge of institutional procedures relating to youths' rights.Knowledge of current rehabilitative and therapeutic methods used in the treatment of youths with behavioral problems.Knowledge of appropriate physical intervention techniques as they relate to youth.Ability to secure the confidence, respect and cooperation of youths and exercise tact, initiative and good judgment in dealing with them.Ability to anticipate disciplinary problems and to cope quickly and decisively with unexpected situations and behavior.Ability to quickly perceive and observe problems as they arise.Ability to report accurately on conditions noted during hours of duty.Ability to communicate with youths and staff, both verbally and in writing.Ability to work with confrontative and aggressive youth.Ability to learn and operate computer system, intercom and paging system, and electronic surveillance equipment.Displays high standards of ethical conduct by refraining from dishonest behavior.Works and communicates with all clients and customers providing polite, quality professional service.Displays a high level of initiative, effort, attention to detail and commitment by completing assignments efficiently with minimal supervision.Follows policy, cooperates with supervisors and aligns behavior with the goals of the organization.Fosters and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, group identity and team spirit throughout the organization.Exchanges information with individuals or groups effectively by listening and responding appropriately. EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Graduation from high school or G.E.D.; OR experience equal to two years of full-time work in a youth service program working directly in the treatment of adjudicated, at risk, or other youths needing service or assistance. NOTE Designated positions in this job class require applicants and/or incumbents to possess a valid driver's license. The Des Moines Register. Category: Social Services, Keywords: Social Worker0 Associated topics: associate, attendance clerk, clerk, counsel, district school nurse, healthcare, pathologist, slp, speech language pathologist, student affairs Associated topics: affair, clerk, counselor, counsel, counselor, guidance counselor, office assistant, school clerk assistant, staff, student services

Youth Development Specialist (Mentor) - Hiring Now!

NYC Administration of Children's Services
New York, NY 10025, USA

Job DescriptionDo you have valuable life experiences that could positively influence the direction of a young person?Do you want to make a difference and give back to your community and city? Do you have what it takes to be a role model and inspire a... Read More

Job DescriptionDo you have valuable life experiences that could positively influence the direction of a young person?Do you want to make a difference and give back to your community and city? Do you have what it takes to be a role model and inspire an at-risk youth? If you answered YES to any of these questions, this is the job for you! What we are looking for: The New York City Administration for Childrens Services is looking for caring, enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about working with juveniles and interested in helping turn young lives around. Working as a Youth Development Specialist, you would:Provide safe and secure supervision and care to at-risk youth who are placed in secure juvenile detention by the courtServe as a role model, mentor and guide Exercise independent judgement and initiative and provide skill-based therapeutic interventions Work as part of a team to support positive and healthy youth developmentManage conflict and youth behavior safely to maintain a calm and supportive environmentProvide structure and engage youth in pro-social activities and behaviorsSupport youth in their efforts to develop new social, academic and vocational skills and interestsReceive valuable training on building healthy relationships with youth and crisis prevention and managementWorking as a Youth Development Specialist offers: A competitive starting salary of $45,000 with opportunities for career advancement. Incumbents will receive salary increments reaching $59,000 after seven years of employmentParticipation in NYCs pension systemComprehensive health insurance offering both individual and family coverageLongevity incentiveOvertime pay at time and a half for working over 40 hours a weekHigher educational opportunities Minimum Requirements: A high school diploma (or its equivalent) and two years of full-time experience working directly with youth or young adults up to age 24 in a group, community, educational or institutional setting Associated topics: career, electrician, fire, heating ventilation air conditioning, helicopter, marketplace, repair, skilled trade, technical education, veterinary

Youth Care Worker 1st Shift - Hiring Now!

Manpower Group
2100 West Loop South, 2100 West Loop S #400, Houston, TX 77027, USA

The Youth Care Worker (YCW) is responsible for providing direct care supervision for youth residing in Southwest Key Programs (SWK) care fostering an environment that facilitates learning and behavioral management in a supportive manner. The Youth Ca... Read More

**Job Summary:**The Youth Care Worker (YCW) is responsible for providing direct care supervision for youth residing in Southwest Key Programs (SWK) care fostering an environment that facilitates learning and behavioral management in a supportive manner. The Youth Care Worker will maintain a flexible, organized, and efficient work schedule.**Essential Functions:**+ Conduct intake services to include but not limited to: completing necessary paperwork, providing youth with an overview of the program services and for initial placements of youth in to the shelter.+ Provide basic needs to youth upon arrival to the program (to include but not limited to: meal, clothing, hygiene products, shower and bedroom assignment).+ Must provide Direct Care Services to youth to ensure that ratios and appropriate supervision levels are continuously met as per state and federal requirements.+ Develop positive rapport with youth while serving as a role model to create a safe and caring environment.+ Must ensure all forms and progress notes (efforts) are properly completed in SWK's web-based program (ETO) to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements.+ Assist with the planning and coordination of special educational events (to include but not limited to: spelling bee, science fair), acculturation activities (Cesar Chavez Day, Thanksgiving, Chinese New Year, Holi-Festival of Colors, 16th of September), educational (to include but not limited to: visits to museums) and recreational outings (to include but not limited to: movies, park, amusement parks), assist in the coordination of student council activities and other meaningful experiences for SWK youth which promotes volunteerism and learning.+ Provide vocational courses and curriculum in a subject area approved by the program director or designees which introduces youth to career choices.+ Assist with the coordination of Physical Education instruction and other large muscle activities in coordination with the Program Director or designee as required by state and federal requirements.+ Must assist in the evacuation of youth as needed due to inclement weather conditions, natural disasters, or other unforeseen occurrences.**Other Functions:**+ Attend all organizational required trainings.+ Attend trainings that will enhance professional growth in the area of Education, Vocational curriculum and instruction, other topics as deemed appropriate by the program director or designee.+ Attend all departmental and program meetings to ensure that up-to-date information is received and/or information of policy changes or practice are adhered to.+ In the absence of a shift leader may be asked to serve as the interim shift leader and be responsible for overseeing program operations within their shift with pre-approval by the program director.+ Be able to assist in the distribution of medications to youth as prescribed by Medical Provider.+ Serve as a Substitute Teacher in the absence of the Teacher in a classroom setting.+ Must assist in the evacuation of youth as needed due to inclement weather conditions, natural disasters, or other unforeseen occurrences.+ Travel as needed for trainings, conferences or to transport youth to destinations located within the U.S.+ Attend Treatment Team Meetings to convey youth's progress to all disciplines present.+ Maintain a safe, clean and hazard-free facility. Tasks include regular maintenance and general cleaning of common areas including restrooms and kitchen, rotation of laundry (linen, towels and clothes) duty, and general maintenance of outdoor areas (to include but not limited to: backyard, playground, and parking lot).+ Able to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.**Qualifications and Requirements:**+ High School Diploma or GED with experience working with youth either through paid or unpaid positions preferred.+ Must be computer literate.+ Must be able to maintain a flexible work schedule.+ Cleared Tuberculosis test results.+ Cleared background check from appropriate entity.+ Cleared drug test results (this one is for Texas programs only).+ Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of hire.**Preferred**Bilingual (Spanish/English)**Physical Demands:**Must be able to obtain Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) Certification, First Aid and CPR Certifications.Must be able to supervise clients indoors and outdoors throughout the entire duration of their shift period, which lasts 8 hours or more on a typical shift. Must be able to stand, bend, or stoop for the entire duration of the shift, as necessary. Must be prepared and physically able to respond with appropriate protocol in a variety of dynamic supervision situations with clients of 0-17 years in age. In a sudden or emergency event, staff must be at all times physically able to run, jump, lunge, twist, push, pull, apply SWK-approved restraint techniques and otherwise manage or coerce the full weight of an adolescent. While it is uncommon, all staff must be physically and mentally able to manage youth who become uncooperative, sick, violent, or display any other form of harmful or threatening behavior. Must be prepared to administer emergency First Aid, CPR or CPI techniques to clients, regardless of the time of day or hour of the staff's shift, the size of the client, or the staff's level of personal fatigue. Staff must be able to maintain clarity of thought throughout the entirety of a shift and be able to respond quickly to duress or circumstances requiring immediate action.**Work Environment:**This is a twenty four hour residential facility at which minors receive multiple services. There are three shifts per twenty four hour period. Hours and duties of work shifts are subject to change. The noise level varies from mild to moderate. Employees and clients may be exposed to prevalent weather conditions. Position is required to eat client meals during shift with the clients.Apply for this job onlineRefer this job to a friendShare on your newsfeed**Southwest Key Programs is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The Southwest Key Programs provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.** Associated topics: academic counselor, advocate, affair, assist, elementary school counselor, office assistant, school guidance counselor, school nurse, slp, speech language pathologist

Family Intervention Specialist-$3,000 Sign-On Payment

Youth Villages
412 Tyson Ave, Paris, TN 38242, USA

Youth Villages is a nonprofit organization striving to help troubled youth and families live successfully. We are a team of 2,900 individuals who've come together across 12 states to change the landscape of child welfare and juvenile justice across t... Read More

Ask us about our $2,000 relocation assistance!Who is Youth Villages?Youth Villages is a nonprofit organization striving to help troubled youth and families live successfully. We are a team of 2,900 individuals who've come together across 12 states to change the landscape of child welfare and juvenile justice across the country. Our work involves providing an array of counseling and treatment services to youth with severe emotional and behavioral problems.Eighty-four percent of those who go through treatment are succeeding two years after leaving our program. These youth are living at home, remaining in school, and are not experiencing trouble with the law.We believe strongly in investing in and supporting our employees. We offer candidates opportunities to develop a career and be part of a positive change in our country's treatment of at-risk youth and families.Can I see myself here?We have found our staff succeeds at Youth Villages when they: Are passionate about social services and dedicated to helping at-risk youth and families Value feedback and accountability Value the collaboration that comes from working on a team and thrive working on their own Enjoy variety in their schedule and not sitting behind a desk all day Are results and detailed oriented Have a sense of humor and find creative ways to implement ideas Value a strength-based treatment approach Can change priorities quickly Are looking for more than just a jobHow will I make a difference?Providing in-home counseling services for at-risk youth and families Managing a small case load of four to six families to provide quality counseling Meeting with youth and families three times weekly to address each family's needs Providing after hours support to youth and families through being on-call to personal caseloads Monday-Friday and rotating weekend and overnight on-call duties Collaborating with youth, family, teachers, and other community members working towards the success of the youth; that could be attending court or meeting with teachers; it depends on what your families' needs are in any given week Providing a strengths-based approach utilizing counseling and social work skills Attend three weekly meetings (individual, team, and clinical consultation) for professional development to help enhance clinical skillsAdditional InformationSchedule is flexible and non-traditional; based around the availability of youth and families served. Applicants must have a valid driver's license, a personal vehicle to use for work purposes and auto insurance. Community Based staff will be reimbursed for applicable mileageHow can I be considered for the position?You can be considered for this position if you meet the following qualifications:Master's degree in social services field is preferred, Bachelor's degree in social services field is required; degrees that can be considered include: social work, drug and alcohol education or counseling, psychology, criminal justice, guidance counseling, or marriage and family therapy. Other degrees will have to be evaluated further to determine if they meet the qualifications. Experience working with at-risk youth and/or families in a volunteer, internship, or paid position; clinical experience is preferred Willingness/desire to maintain an untraditional schedule Strong writing skills and experience with electronic documentation Acceptable driving record- Two or fewer moving violations within the past 36 monthsHow will you invest in me? One of our core values is that we are committed to our staff. We will help you take your career with us wherever you want it to go.We offer staff: Affordable access to medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurance plans Tuition Reimbursement and Licensure Supervision Priority consideration for leadership openings throughout the organization Mileage and cell phone reimbursement Retirement savings pension plan and a 403(b) and FSA Paid time off: Two weeks for vacation 10 paid holidays 12 sick days annually Supportive leadership and coworkersWhat's next?Are you ready to make difference? Apply now!EOE

Youth Worker II - 4126689

RSS Staffing
Bainbridge, OH 45612, USA

Job Description Job Description RSS Staffing is hiring for the position of Youth WorkerII for a community based option facility in Bainbridge, OH. This facility is for boys ages 15-18 who have been adjudicated delinquent by a juvenile court in Ohio. ... Read More

Job Description Job Description RSS Staffing is hiring for the position of Youth WorkerII for a community based option facility in Bainbridge, OH. This facility is for boys ages 15-18 who have been adjudicated delinquent by a juvenile court in Ohio. This is an excellent direct hire opportunity! Position Summary The Youth Worker II will monitor dormitories, chaperone to meals, school, recreation, group sessions, etc. This position is concerned with the implementation of the facility's established treatment program, with special emphasis on promoting a healthy peer community under the direction and guidance of the Dorm Manager. Education and Work Experience Associates degree in Human Services or a related field and 2 years of experience or combination of higher education and experience equal to 5 years or Bachelor's degree in Human Services or related field. Degree may be waived for experience. CDCA required or obtained within 6 months of hire. (employer pays for certifications and licensure) Hours 40 hours per week (2 days off mid-week, will work weekends initially) Hours are 7am-3pmor 3pm-11pm. Pay Rate $13.50 per hour *Employer also offers free meals, paid time off, great benefits, and opportunity for growth Duties and Responsibilities Responsible for knowing the facility's peer management, safety, and security policies, procedures and practices, and is able to adequately execute and is pro-active in the development and review of such practices Implements crisis intervention policies such as time out, physical restraints, assault prevention techniques, search policy, A.W.O.L policy etc. as required Communicates with Dorm Managers any safety and security concerns in assigned dormitory Ensures all rules are being followed and expectations met through consistent enforcement Assumes an active role in assuring the completion of daily peer group activities Implements level system and point and privilege system as designed Primary provider of daily youth supervision under the guidance of the Dorm Manager and Youth Worker III Responsible to assisting in the completion of various client centered tasks that assist in the assessment, treatment and progress of individual youth via communication with the Case Manager and Therapist Provides group facilitation on a daily basis within the dorm to which they are assigned Provides daily supervision of the youth in the facility Interact with all youth in assigned dorm to ensure completion of assignments Maintain regular and consistent contact with the Dorm Manager, Therapist and Case Manager regarding concerns and progress Coordinates with the Case Manager and Youth Worker III in the development, implementation and review of the youth's individualized service plans Assists in providing information for quarterly reports and documenting the progress of youth in treatment Provides individual support to youth Provides documentation of daily observations in Total Record Participates in treatment team activities. How to apply Please submit a detailed resume to ...@rssstaffing.com Job Requirements Education and Work Experience Associates degree in Human Services or a related field and 2 years of experience or combination of higher education and experience equal to 5 years or Bachelor's degree in Human Services or related field. Degree may be waived for experience. CDCArequired or obtained within 6 months of hire. (employer pays for certifications andlicensure) Meet Your Recruiter Melanie Gregg Recruiter ...@rssstaffing.com Associated topics: case manager, development, development manager, manage, office manager, project, program management, project development, project management, resource development

Youth Care Worker

Sequel Youth and Family Services
Norris, TN 37828, USA

Overview: Youth Care Workers assist in providing care, supervision and behavior management of children and adolescents as directed by the behavior support plan/safety plan. Youth Care Workers also provide safety and support when a client is in crisis... Read More

Located in eastern Tennessee, 30 minutes north of Knoxville, Norris Academy serves individuals between the ages of 6 to 17, with ASD or other neuro-developmental disorders. Our youth care receives on-going supervision from Licensed/Masters level clinicians who tailor each individual's treatment to meet their unique needs.Position: Youth Care Worker: Full Time and PRN positions available.Education/Experience: Must be 21 years of age or older. A High School Diploma or equivalent is required. A Bachelor's Degree or Associate's Degree in a related field is preferred.Overview: Youth Care Workers assist in providing care, supervision and behavior management of children and adolescents as directed by the behavior support plan/safety plan. Youth Care Workers also provide safety and support when a client is in crisis. Youth Care Workers are supervised under the direction of the Group Living Director.Skills/Abilities: Youth Care Workers are expected to possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, be diligent with regards to respecting and preserving clients' rights, and conduct themselves professionally under all working conditions. Possessing the ability to exercise creative problem solving skills, be independently motivated, and proactive.Click link to apply:

Youth Care Worker

NET Centers
Philadelphia, PA 19120, USA

Job Description Youth Care Worker Henry House Group Home Intensive Location: Philadelphia, PA SUMMARY Henry House Youth Workers (part time shifts) are responsible for providing direct supervision and care of residents who are in custodial placement a... Read More

Job Description Youth Care Worker Henry House Group Home Intensive Location: Philadelphia, PA SUMMARY Henry House Youth Workers (part time shifts) are responsible for providing direct supervision and care of residents who are in custodial placement as mandated by Family Court and the Youth Study Center of Philadelphia. They will be accountable for the supervision, care and safety of youth placed in CBDS through the strict adherence to established policies and procedures. Monitors youth behavior and maintains awareness of residents' emotional and physical needs. Maintains group control and watches for signs of withdrawal, disturbances, AWOL plans, problems and issues. Controls noise levels, behavior and diffuses potentially escalating situations through the application of verbal de-escalating techniques. QUALIFICATIONS High School Diploma Minimum of two years working with at-risk youth, preferably in a residential setting A current driver's license and clean driving record Ability to work an eight-hour work day with a possibility of working up to 16 hour shifts during emergency situations Ability to speak English clearly and hear voice in conversational tone Favorable Pennsylvania Child Abuse History; Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record and FBI Criminal Background Clearances ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Communicate effectively with other shifts, supervisors, support staff, case managers, and Unit Director. Maintain security, order and approved discipline techniques to prevent disturbances, escapes and to insure the safety of residents, staff and the community. Generate and maintain required documentation prior to leaving the facility at the end of the assigned shift. Maintain and enforce security procedures. Resolves differences amongst residents, and intervenes in youth altercations. Conduct personal property and physical resident searches according to prescribed guidelines. Monitors visiting hours and visitors, insuring authorization and the prevention of contraband passing into the facility Provides counseling consistent with regulatory guidelines for assigned residents Provides crisis intervention, follow-up counseling and necessary documentation to any resident as needed Effectively plans for and arranges for residents' program involvement. Transports clients as deemed necessary Two shifts available Associated topics: business, community, corporate, general manager, housing property, manager i, manager iii, office manager, property manager, supervisor

Youth Care Worker (PRN)

St. Peter-St. Joseph Children s Home
San Antonio, TX 78228, USA

The Emergency Shelter Youth Care Worker is responsible for the daily care and supervision of children ensuring their health, safety and well-being is protected at all times. The Youth Care Worker provides guidance and support to children in a safe, s... Read More

Job Description SummaryThe Emergency Shelter Youth Care Worker is responsible for the daily care and supervision of children ensuring their health, safety and well-being is protected at all times. The Youth Care Worker provides guidance and support to children in a safe, structured environment that meets the needs of the children while maintaining professional and acceptable boundaries at all times.The Youth Care Worker works closely with the Emergency Shelter Supervisor, addressing issues and concerns within the team to achieve desired results. This position is supervised by the Emergency Shelter Supervisor.Essential Duties and Responsibilities Maintain positive relationships with clients, staff as well as have a good rapport with Supervisors, Clinicians, and Case Managers.Document residents daily progress and activities completely and accurately.Document all serious incidents completely, accurately, and in a timely manner.Implement social and recreational activities.Provide input into development of treatment plans as appropriate.Utilize positive child management techniques including verbal redirection, de-escalations and containment.Participate in group therapy sessions for residents, as necessary.Participate in daily community meetings.Teach constructive behavior and social skills.Teach realistic problem-solving behaviors, responsible time and money management, and life skills.Assist residents with homework assignments, when necessary.Teach good personal hygiene skills.Reinforce positive behavior by providing healthy, positive incentives for residents.Maintain appropriate boundaries with residents at all times.Be a positive role model for residents.Maintain an orderly and clean living area.Oversee daily chores and ensure a clean and orderly environment.Assist in orientation of new residents.Provide proper Crisis Intervention when required or directed by staff.Punctual and regular attendance, requiredDriving required.Report promptly at the start of the assigned shift and remain on shift prepared to provide supervision of residents without interruption from outside sources until relieved.Inform Shelter Supervisor of pertinent information regarding the basic health and well-being of residents in care; adheres to the instructions provided by medical/clinical personnel.Facilitate and monitor intakes/admissions, as needed.Ensure that the resident to staff ratio is properly maintained at all times.Perform duties as a member of the team to meet the emotional, physical, social and spiritual needs of clients as outlined in each treatment plan.Cooperate with co-workers and supervisors.Model appropriate behavior and social skills, setting an example for children to include, but not limited to, appropriate dress, loudness/tone of voice.Take responsibility for the safety of clients at all times.Provide feedback to Shelter Supervisor on clients to include incident reports and progress notes.Maintain an ongoing dialogue with workers on other shifts about clients to promote continuity of care.Maintain and safeguard the confidentiality of resident information all times.Supervise activities for the children in accordance with the daily activity schedule.Coordinate and supervise residents during off-campus recreational activities when necessary.Ensure the proper dispensing of medications.Mentor and assist new hires and Youth Care Workers during general observation training period.Assist in the household laundry of linens, children's clothing and routine cleaning of rooms and living area as needed.Complete continual inspections of the shelter, assessing the continuity of care for the children, and identifying any safety risks and maintenance issues.Identify routine maintenance work/repair and reports it to Shelter Supervisor.Ensure that timely completion of all documentation required for this position.Supervise residents and set appropriate behavioral limits.Actively participate in the enhancement and/or improvement of the Emergency Care Program living and working environment in cooperation with the Program Director and Assistant Program Director.Attend administrative staff meetings, staff retreats, trainings and other team building activities.Demonstrate proficiency in knowledge of CPR/First Aid, Emergency Behavior Intervention, and child abuse reporting policies and procedures.Demonstrate proficiency in knowledge of TDFP Minimum Standards and Office of Refugee Resettlement Division of Unaccompanied Children s Services National Care Standards.Demonstrate knowledge and sensitivity of cultural norms, values and heritage.QualificationsIn accordance with St. PJ s Policies and Procedures, TDFPS Minimum Standards, and Office of Refugee Resettlement Division of Unaccompanied Children s Services National Care Standards, the Youth Care Worker must meet the following minimum qualifications:Submit to a state and federal background check, Child abuse and neglect registry check, and Tuberculosis screening.Be physically, mentally, and emotionally capable of performing assigned tasks and have the skills necessary to perform essential duties and responsibilities.Bilingual in English and Spanish is required.Provide proof of valid Texas Driver s License.Must be 21 years of age.Education and/or ExperienceHigh school diploma or equivalent.Minimum of one year employment experience in the child welfare field working with children and/or adolescents in a social services setting.Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to see, hear, sit, stand, walk, talk, bend, stoop, lift and stretch. The employee is also required to use fine motor skills to type and write.Work EnvironmentGiven the nature of working with children who have been abused, neglected, and/or exploited, the work environment can be somewhat stressful and emotionally challenging. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Disclaimer:This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job description or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, etc.)

Part-Time Youth Care Worker

MERCY HOME FOR BOYS & GIRLS
Chicago, IL 60290, USA

The Part-Time Youth Care Worker supervises and ensures the safety of the milieu, acts as an advocate, educator, coach and role model for the Youth and their family systems. The Youth Care Worker also supports and implements the policy and philosophy ... Read More

The Part-Time Youth Care Worker supervises and ensures the safety of the milieu, acts as an advocate, educator, coach and role model for the Youth and their family systems. The Youth Care Worker also supports and implements the policy and philosophy of the program and the Agency.This position is located at our Boys Campus: 1140 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60607.This is a part-time position. The schedule for this position is: Monday, Friday, and Sunday 3pm-11pm.Mercy Home for Boys and Girls is an Equal Opportunity Employer.ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:At least 21 years of age.Bachelors degree (preferred) or a High School diploma with at least 5 years of experience in youth development.At least two years of experience working with youth.A valid Illinois drivers license, ability to drive a van, maintain a clear driving record, and retain driving approval through the department of Children and Family Services.Regular and predictable attendance.Ability to work both independently and as an active team member.Ability to accept, adopt and implement feedback from supervisor and teamGood interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.Maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences.Ability to maintain professional demeanor while exercising judgment and discretion in work.Ability to follow oral and written instructions.Ability to read and discuss documents such as training materials and books, procedure manuals, and professional journals.Experience with Microsoft Office, as well as the willingness to become proficient in other software packages and programs.Ability to maintain confidentiality.Ability to attend required Agency trainings and maintain necessary training compliance. Flexibility to attend daytime trainings or sessions outside of regularly scheduled hours.Ability and willingness to create, initiate and participate in recreational and therapeutic activities with the youth.Ability to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds, and with proper training, be able to physically restrain youth.Commitment to the mission, values, and goals of the Agency.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Build a therapeutic relationship with Youth and family systemsBe responsible for the development and implementation of each Youth's Individual Treatment PlanWork collaboratively with School Resources, Career Resources and After School ProgramsBe responsible for timely and accurate communication, (e.g. incident reports, contact with Youths families, log entries, e-mail, contacts with on-call supervisor).Provide supportive supervision, guidance, and role modeling for the Youth in the milieu.Engage with youth in daily routines and activitiesDevelop and support creative interventions for the youth.Participate in supervision meetingsEmploy all aspects of de-escalation and behavior management techniques as outlined in CPI protocol.Provide transportation for Youth and their family systems as necessary.Learn, align with, and execute the treatment philosophies, modalities and practices of the Agency.Work with assigned Advocatee(s), including weekly Advocate meetings, as well as weekly family contacts. Associated topics: after school, cooking, dancing, equestrian, muse, music, salsa, shooting, voice, weapons

Part-Time Summer Jobs - Youth Development Mentor

PeppNation Sports Leadership Camps
Milwaukee, WI 53215, USA

PeppNation Sports Leadership Camps is seeking active and excited Youth Development Mentors to serve our student athletes in Southeast Wisconsin. Candidates of this position will be engaged in mentoring youth/students. Mentors of this program will wor... Read More

Job Description ABOUT US:PeppNation Sports Leadership Camps educate and develop youth nationally through athletics and other educational services. Our mission is to provide the highest quality mentoring environment for student athletes with the goal of creating well rounded citizens who take their education and play to higher levels. We are determined to send all participants to college, with scholarships to offset the rising cost of higher education and assist them in creating a better life for themselves. Our athletes are exposed to role models, positive life skills, and daily exercise. JOB TITLE:We have two positions available. 1) Youth Development Mentor (Coach) 2) Office Administration/Sales JOB DESCRIPTION:Are you motivated, dedicated, and excited about life? If your answer is yes, then PeppNation Sports Leadership Camps is interested in you! PeppNation Sports Leadership Camps is seeking active and excited Youth Development Mentors to serve our student athletes in Southeast Wisconsin. Candidates of this position will be engaged in mentoring youth/students. Mentors of this program will work throughout Milwaukee County, including schools and/or recreational parks. Duties include mentoring youth through athletics, program promotion, organizing and implementing program. As well as other assigned duties. Our mission is to provide the highest quality mentoring environment for student athletes with the goal of creating well-rounded citizens who increase their athletic levels and promote continuing education while mentoring up-and-coming youth athletes. Please email us with your interest of becoming a Youth Development Mentor at the email below. Explain why you re a great fit. eMail: ...@gmail.com Please visit our website for more information at We look forward to hearing from you! ORGANIZATION:PeppNation Sports Leadership CampsP.O. Box 510762, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 532051848 N. Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53203 Contact:Talent Acquisition Team(414) ###-#### | ...@gmail.com |

Youth Specialist (Behavioral Health Secured Facility) - Hiring Now!

Acadia-Healthcare
Detroit, MI 48207, USA

Work Performance - Ability to perform duties with the goal of being productive and effective in service delivery to ensure positive outcomes and successes, displays appropriate attitudes congruent with the treatment environment. Demonstrates ability ... Read More

QualificationsShall have completed high school or obtained a general equivalency diploma (GED).The temperament to work with and care for youth with special needs The ability to work effectively with the treatment team and other internal and external stakeholders. The ability to support constructive resident-family visitation and resident involvement in community activities.Job Specific Competencies Communication/ direction / interviewing and engagement skills -Able to communicate effectively and clearly between management, peers, colleagues and those under their supervision (residents). Communication flows in a manner that supports daily operations and the therapeutic environment.Reporting/Documentation - Ability to complete required documentation in an accurate and timely fashion, in accordance with DBI policies and procedures. Ability to follow proper reporting protocol as dictated by the chain of command and policies and procedures.Conflict Resolution - Ability to utilize appropriate intervention strategies when conflict arises among those under their supervision. Ability to reach resolution among peers and colleagues before seeking assistance of management.Treatment Knowledge and Person Centered Care -Demonstrates awareness and appreciation of the treatment environment and demonstrates person centered care through integration of client strengths, abilities and preferences in care.Program Knowledge and Use of Methods - Displays ability and understanding of duties and responsibilities of the position they hold. Demonstrates and comprehends an understanding of relevant policies and procedures pertaining to the mission and vision of the agencyBehavior management - Ability to be open and willing to apply self in a manner that displays resourcefulness and thoughtfulness in regards to the mission of the agency and the care of youth.Time and attendance - Ability to report to designated assignments on time and prepared for work. Ability to use time appropriately to complete job responsibilities and notify management in a timely manner when they will not be available: to include tardiness, absenteeism or anytime they will not be available for their scheduled shiftIntegrity and ethics - Displays personal discipline that adheres to moral and ethical principles, demonstrates soundness of moral character and honesty; in a fashion that does not undermine the values, principles and mission of the agency (and community partners)Dependability - Demonstrates reliability and consistency in actions and work habits, taking responsibility for themselves, the work they do and the agency's needsWork Performance - Ability to perform duties with the goal of being productive and effective in service delivery to ensure positive outcomes and successes, displays appropriate attitudes congruent with the treatment environment. Demonstrates ability to provide and respond to needs of youth, works well with others and demonstrates attributes of a team player.Essential Functions and Responsibilities:Observes, reports and records behavior of residentsAssists in the delivery of physical care for residents as neededProvides an accurate summary of each youth's daily behavior in their progress notesAssists in the treatment and rehabilitation of residents, in accordance with the treatment plan, unit philosophy, and program policiesAssists in the maintenance of the unit environment in compliance with the treatment plan, unit philosophy, and program policiesDemonstrates ability and willingness to learn new procedures and develops new skillsMaintains a professional and ethical code of behaviorFacilitates thorough room/resident searchesAssigns and facilitates Group TalksFacilitates Self CallsAssigns and ensures youth's follow up on Rational Thinking Papers and Therapeutic Follow Up assignment Identifies normal childhood/adolescent problems, i.e., overly timid, general negativism, from abnormal childhood/adolescent behaviorIdentifies forces that shape development of children/adolescents through childhood/adolescent yearsResponds with therapeutic interventions to childhood/adolescent disruptive behavior disorders of:Separation anxietyADHDImpaired social interactionDisturbance of self-concept/self-esteemIneffective copingSexual acting outAggressive behaviorsSuicidal ideationsFacilitates residents through developmental task of identity versus role confusion Assists residents in adjusting to changes related to puberty, if neededIdentifies verbal and non-verbal cues for potential aggressive behavior and applies de-escalation techniques to situationDifferentiates between acute and chronic problemsFacilitates evolution of independent life skills developmentProvides individual care to each resident while being consistent in privileges and consequencesAppropriately complete Incident Reports or Witness statements, as neededAttends all mandatory trainingsPerforms all other duties as assigned

Foster Care Counselor- $2,000 Sign-On Payment! - Hiring Now!

Youth Villages
Morristown, TN 37815, USA

Our Foster Care program works with the foster care children to talk about their referral issues and to discuss why they are in foster care. This counselor also serves as a liaison between the child and the court and is always an advocate for the best... Read More

Company OverviewYouth Villages has been a national leader in the implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children's mental and behavioral health. Our commitment to helping troubled children and their families find success spans 30+ years and includes a comprehensive array of programs and services.If you are looking for a positive career move where you are meeting the challenges of life and striving to make a positive difference, then Youth Villages is the place for you. We are looking for people with a strong sense of purpose and focus to continually build confidence in yourself and our organization.Program OverviewOur Foster Care program works with the foster care children to talk about their referral issues and to discuss why they are in foster care. This counselor also serves as a liaison between the child and the court and is always an advocate for the best needs of the child. The Youth Villages Foster Care Program uses intensive in-home based treatment where interventions are parent focused bringing change through the family, school, community, and peer groups.Position OverviewCounselors provide services to the entire family, rather than just the identified youth. Counselors work with the family hands-on to build trust and align them with treatmentCounselors are responsible for a caseload of 8-10 familiesIntensive but flexible schedule. Counselors deliver services in the family's home or wherever they need us (school, court, etc.) and flexibly schedule sessions to meet the family's needs; on-call rotation required.Documentation that is on-line/ web-based and available to you from homeCounselors meet with supervisors at least three times per week to discuss progress and personal development.Additional InformationOur leadership is always available for backup in difficult situations. All counselors complete a thorough training schedule designed to maximize clinical skill.Schedule is flexible and non-traditional; based around the availability of youth and families served. Applicants must have a valid driver's license, a personal vehicle to use for work purposes and auto insurance. Community Based staff will be reimbursed for applicable mileageRequirementsA Master's degree in a social services discipline is required One year experience counseling adolescents in a clinical setting Degrees that can be considered include: social work, drug and alcohol education or counseling, psychology, criminal justice, guidance counseling, or marriage and family therapy. Other degrees will have to be evaluated further to determine if they meet the qualifications. Experience with the Foster Care System is preferred Excellent written, verbal, and oral skills Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously Basic computer knowledge Ability to maintain a flexible schedule You must have your own vehicle to use for work purposes as well as have liability insuranceExperience growth and development through our continuous training, as well as tuition and licensure reimbursement, or pursue opportunities to advance both clinically and administratively with Youth Villages.Additional BenefitsMedical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision Retirement Savings Pension Plan 403 (b) 2 weeks paid vacation 12 paid sick days per year 10 paid holidays Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)EOE

Family and Youth Coordinator

Kickapoo Tribal Health Center
OK-102, McLoud, OK, USA

This position is organizationally falls under the Behavioral Health Department Director of the Kickapoo Health Center as operated by the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma. Operational hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and may be needed... Read More

Family and Youth Coordinator Kickapoo Tribal Health Center, McLoud, Oklahoma General Description: This position is organizationally falls under the Behavioral Health Department Director of the Kickapoo Health Center as operated by the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma. Operational hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and may be needed to provide services during non-traditional hours. The purpose of this position is to provide advocacy, linkage, referral, counseling, case management, and independent living skills training to children/adolescents and their families. Performs duties in support of the tribal health center mission to ensure the highest quality of patient care in an economically sound and efficient manner. This position is a Grant Position Description of Duties : For full Description see Human Resources Work Experience and/or Education: Education: Master s Degree in psychology, social work, or other related human services field. Experience: Two (2) years relevant experience in the treatment of addictions is required. Additional relevant experience will be recognized in adolescent treatment, prevention services and or in/outpatient services. Experience in working with the native population and with persons 12-25 and their families. Experience in developing and facilitating client focused groups. Requirements: All applicants tentatively selected for employment will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and random drug testing throughout employment. Will be required to have an OSBI background clearance. Must have a valid Oklahoma Driver s License. Your application will be rated based on the information provided in your application, therefore you application must state specific duties that relate to this position. Please attach a copy of any training certifications. The Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma is committed to Equal Employment without regard to race, religion, color, gender, national origin, age, disability or sexual orientation. However, in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25 U.S. Code 472 and 473) preference in filling vacancies are given to qualified Indian candidates. If you are claiming Indian Preference you must submit documentation with your application. Applicants must submit a resume to the Kickapoo Tribal Health Center, ATTN: Human Resources, P.O. Box 1360, McLoud, OK 74851 or email to ...@okkthc.com . Position open until filled. Kickapoo Tribal Health Center is an At-Will Employer And a Drug-Free Workplace Associated topics: academic, after school, fall, fws, group, instructor, music, neighborhood, summer camp, youth

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST - Hiring Now!

Abraxas (A GEO Company)
6, 10058 S Mountain Rd, South Mountain, PA 17261, USA

The primary function of the Youth Development Specialist is to supervise clients during the sleeping hours in a manner that ensures their safety and security. In addition, Youth Development Specialists assist in the management of the morning wake-up ... Read More

Facility: LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMCompensation Base: $13.00Compensation Bonus (if applicable): Up to $3,000Equal Opportunity Employer.Up to $3,000 sign on bonus for eligible recent college grads. New hires only!Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. We offer a wide array of services to include life skills, mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, case management services, recreational activities as well as vocational and educational services. Abraxas is a great place to start your career whether you have a high school diploma or GED, military experience, some college, or a bachelor or advanced degree. If you are interested in counseling, juvenile justice, psychology, social work, teaching or just want to make a difference, we have a career path for you. Help change lives at Abraxas Youth and Family Services.SummaryThe primary function of the Youth Development Specialist is to supervise clients during the sleeping hours in a manner that ensures their safety and security. In addition, Youth Development Specialists assist in the management of the morning wake-up routine by educating, guiding and directing clients in a manner that promotes their growth and development.Primary Duties and ResponsibilitiesInteracts meaningfully with clients.Completes security calls to night supervisor.Maintains regular communication with co-worker(s).Supervises morning routine; observes client behavior and intervenes appropriately.Ensures client location.Conducts and documents random/unpredictable head counts/bed checks (minimum of once every twelve minutes) and utilizes the Guard 1 system.Conducts outside building security checks.Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills. Minimum RequirementsThe following education requirements are acceptable for this classification including:High School Diploma or GED.Detention unit employees shall have an Associate's degree or sixty (60) credit hours from an accredited college or university.Other Qualifications:At least twenty-one (21) years of age.Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).Non-communicable diseases physical exam.Valid driver's license from employee's state of residence.Valid registered vehicle insurance.Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

Youth Care Worker

TrueCore Behavioral Solutions
Okeechobee, FL, USA

Talking: Ability to express and exchange ideas via spoken word during activities in which they must convey details or important spoken instructions to others accurately, sometimes quickly and loudly. Hearing and Vision: Ability to perceive the nature... Read More

Job Description A. Position Definition & Summary: Provides safety and security to the facility through proper youth supervision. Ensures that the facility behavior management system is enforced in a consistent and fair manner. Participate as a member of the facility treatment team, assisting youth with meeting performance goals. Completes observation checks and provides role model behavior to assist youth with problem solving and competency development. Must make every attempt to minimize adverse affects of confinement by supporting the juvenile's physical, emotional, educational, and social development in an atmosphere which is as nonthreatening as possible. Is on call to respond to emergencies. B. Position Expectations and Essential Functions: Supervises and/or participates in various recreation programs and activities with juvenile residents to stimulate interest in and cooperation with various social and education programs. Teaches, supervises and/or participates in various daily living activities with juvenile residents to stimulate interest in and train skills needed for independent living. Provides advice to individual juvenile residents on personal problems they encounter while in the facility such as peer pressure, adapting to the surroundings, and so forth by presenting a positive role model and using common sense to relieve tension and prevent additional problems. Keeps continual track of the number of juvenile residents under direct supervision through periodic head counts and reports all movements of juvenile residents in areas both inside and outside the facility, to master control, aware at all times of the whereabouts of juvenile residents. Uses understanding to calm disruptive residents in a potentially dangerous situation and may physically restrain residents to prevent endangering the health and safety of the resident and others. Constantly observes unusual physical appearance or behavior of juvenile residents throughout the facility to uncover violations of rules and protect the health, security, safety, and welfare of the juvenile residents. Detects unusual odors such as marijuana, cigarette smoke, fires, or alcohol to uncover violations, and protects the security, safety, and welfare of the juvenile residents. Listens for unusual sounds such as a sudden change in noise level, calls for help, cries of fire, arguments among juvenile residents, scraping of metal, and so forth to maintain the security, safety, and welfare of the juvenile residents, and to react in accord with established policies, regulations, and procedures in crisis situations. Learns the names and recognizes juvenile residents under immediate charge and maintains a constructive personal relationship with the juvenile residents to control their general conduct and behavior and to identify the problem residents so that these persons can be closely watched. Patrols various locations within the facility for the purpose of checking safety and security hazards such as fire, smoke, broken pipes, unlocked doors, and tampered windows and locks to protect the security and safety of the inmates and the facility. Searches juveniles clothing and possessions, and makes periodic room checks to detect contraband in accord with established policies, regulations, and procedures. Participates in escape apprehension activities. Participates in emergency response activities. Supervises, performs, and instructs juvenile residents in housekeeping duties such as sweeping and mopping floors, making beds, and so forth to maintain sanitary conditions in resident areas. Ensures that all residents are washed and properly dressed by observing them, and thus maintains personal hygiene of the residents. Remains alert to possible security problems such as the planning of escapes and so forth, and reports such information in accord with established policies, regulations, and procedures. Writes comprehensive, factual, incident reports and/or fills out short forms such as head counts and safety reports to give routine and detailed information. Perform related tasks as required to include operation of the facility s central control center. Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and computerized information systems used by the agency, office, or related units. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor. C. Position Requirements: Education: High school diploma or equivalent and successful completion of a required training program. Other Requirements: Must be 21 years of age or older. Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in the state where the work site is located only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position. D. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to maintain positive professional working relationship with co-workers and juveniles. Ability to comply with rotating mandatory stay list. Ability to cope with crisis situations that occur in a juvenile facility. Ability to follow orders explicitly. Ability to empathize with juveniles from different backgrounds. Ability to work with a variety of behaviors. Ability to tolerate verbal and mental abuse while maintaining a professional demeanor. Ability to perform appropriate crisis intervention, including physically breaking up fights. Ability to participate in escape apprehension activities and to respond to emergency situation requirements. Ability to complete pre-service and annual in-service CPR and first aid certification training and self-defense and physical intervention training. Ability to pass drug and TB screening and testing. Ability to work under pressure; meet inflexible deadlines; set priorities; deal diplomatically with difficult individuals; and supervise others; ability to manage multiple programs; lead management teams and work independently. Adherence to the highest ethical standards essential. Ability to write concise and accurate reports. E. Equipment Utilized Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units. F. Physical Requirements & Work Environment: Talking: Ability to express and exchange ideas via spoken word during activities in which they must convey details or important spoken instructions to others accurately, sometimes quickly and loudly. Hearing and Vision: Ability to perceive the nature of sounds with no less than 40 dB loss at Hz, 1000 Hz and 2000 Hz with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication. Work requires a minimum standard of visual acuity with or without correction that will enable employees to complete clerical tasks, and observe youth. Dexterity: Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, push, pull, lift, grasp, and be able to perceive the attributes of an object such as size, shape, and temperature. Movements frequently and regularly required using wrists, hands and/or fingers. Physical Strength: Ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally. Position is mostly standing and employee must be able to physically perform escalation matrix as defined in Protective Action Response. This may include, but is not limited to all countermoves and restraint techniques. Employee may be subject to temperature changes, but the employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions as the work is predominantly inside. Language: Ability to write complex sentences, using proper punctuation, and ability to communicate in complex sentences using normal word order with present and past tenses. Processing and Reasoning: Ability to exercise self-control in potentially volatile situations such as in verbal and physical confrontations. Must be able to work and concentrate amidst distractions and noise. Ability to assist youth with problem solving and maintaining self-control in volatile situations. The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this position the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions as they relate to travel. The noise level is usually moderate. Work environment may involve exposure to noise, dust, fumes, dangerous machinery, chemicals, body fluids, falling objects, and aggressive verbal and physical behavior from students and weather and temperature extremes. Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the company undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible. Company Description TrueCore Behavioral Solutions, LLC is a for-profit organization that works with the State Department of Juvenile Justice, and The Department of Children and Families to treat and rehabilitate juvenile offenders and at-risk youth. We are currently one of the largest providers in the United States for these services. Our programs are located in Florida, Texas, Tennessee and Pennsylvania.