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Youth Service Worker- PRN
Summary
Title:Youth Service Worker- PRN
ID:798552
Department:Residential- Level 3
Description

Currently seeking PRN (as needed) Youth Service Workers.  These positions would be called in as shifts are needed to be covered due to staff shortages, with shift times varying.

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.

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.       Assist staff in groups, lectures, and daily treatment in Level 3 A&D residential services.

  3.       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.

  4.       Oversee adolescents and make effort to see that agency policies / rules are enforced.

  5.       Be aware of each adolescent’s daily schedule; keep track of vital information and share with staff on the unit when necessary.

  6.       Value working in a multicultural and diverse environment.

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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