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Youth Services Worker 3/12 hour shifts
Summary
Title:Youth Services Worker 3/12 hour shifts
ID:204076
Department:Residential- Level 3
Description

Job Summary:

The Youth Service Worker is responsible for assisting in the coordination of A&D residential services, and providing professional treatment and care to adolescents.   The position provides quality youth care and close intensive supervision of adolescent clients in a residential setting.  In addition, this position is responsible for providing a range of residential support groups and skills training services to adolescents and families, tracking and reporting on adolescent’s treatment progress and providing peer leadership. This position may be part of ratio during business hours as needed for youth/staff ratio compliance and in ratio for emergency/crisis situations as assigned by management. 


**This position would be scheduled one of three shifts:

    Shift A: Sunday through Tuesday 1130am-12am with Wednesday through Saturday off. 
    Shift B: Thursday through Saturday 1130am-12am with Sunday through Wednesday off.
    Shift C: Saturday through Monday 1130am-12am with Tuesday through Friday off

**This position will be scheduled 36 hours per week, but are considered full-time, benefit eligible.

 

Essential Functions:

1.       Knowledge of whereabouts and direct supervision of all adolescents, including daily room checks and documentation of adolescent’s presence on the tracking chart every 15 minutes.
2.      Take appropriate action in handling crisis situations in accordance with agency policy / guidelines and rules; this may include discipline or restraint of clients.
This position may be part of ratio during business  hours as needed for youth/staff ratio compliance and in ratio for emergency/crisis situations as assigned by management.
3.      Oversee adolescents and make effort to see that agency policies / rules are enforced.
4.      Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with a broad variety of people, including other team members and management.
5.      Monitor medical status of clients and escort adolescents to the doctor / hospital when indicated.
6.      Share information with Case Manager, Program Coordinators, and other staff members, and keep daily records concerning adolescents in the communication log as well as in each clients individual log.
7.      Maintain appropriate professional boundaries and confidentiality, Serve as a positive role model, and use collaborative decision-making skills.
8.      Fa
cilitate Group Sessions with adolescents according to the structure and treatment schedule for the program
9.      Supervise and transport adolescents as required by the program.
10.    Perform other duties as assigned or required for the success of the unit and Agency.

Job Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a high school diploma or GED. 
  • One (1) year of experience working in a children’s services program is preferred.  Volunteer experience and practicum and intern experience in programs/facilities that work with dysfunctional children and families may be counted as pertinent experience. 

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to provide visual and auditory supervision of adolescents
  • Physically capable of meeting Handle with Care (restraint) requirements
  • (BFOQ:) No health conditions that would prevent participation in restraint requirements
  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds
  • Able to walk and/or run, and/or climb steps as necessary
  • Ability to remain conscious and alert if/when scheduled to work late night/early morning hours

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