Youth Care Worker (Overnights)
Company: Presbyterian Childrens Homes and Services
Posted on: November 22, 2020
This is a flexible part- time position. Serve as a member of the
treatment team for each assigned child, and consult with other team
members as needed/requested to ensure that treatment planning goals
are being met. Facilitates, in large measure, the socialization and
daily living treatment objectives for each child, while at the same
time ensuring the proper care, supervision and safety of each
assigned child. Provides support and back-up to other Child Care
staff as needed/requested.
Complete personal possession inventory on all residents at time of
admission and update routinely until time of discharge.
Review background information on all new assigned residents.
Set up and maintain living unit files, medication records,
individual logs and crisis files.
Participate in the development of the initial treatment plan by
helping to identify significant treatment issues and suggesting
treatment interventions appropriate to the daily living
Participate in the development of the Master Treatment Plan, as
Implement the socialization and daily living treatment objectives
for each resident.
Attend and participate in scheduled resident staffing, as
Participate in weekly treatment team meetings.
Participate in scheduled supervisory meetings.
Supervise and provide structure/guidance for residents at all
Teach pro-social communication skills; daily living skills; anger
management and conflict resolution skills; decision making
Provide verbal feedback to residents regarding skill growth.
Dispense medication as prescribed after completing the Medication
Technician Certification class. Maintain accurate medication
Assess resident illnesses and injuries. Arrange for seriously ill
or injured residents to be seen by the nurse and/or medical
Assess each resident's clothing needs. Assist in the purchase of
new clothing, and monitor each resident's appearance daily for
compliance with agency standards.
Implement daily/weekly recreational activities.
Prepare or assist in the preparation of meals as needed.
Provide transportation for residents to school, appointments, jobs,
etc., as needed.
Supervise residents throughout the day/night. Complete bed checks
as outlined by agency guidelines.
Purchase food/household supplies, as needed, or complete necessary
requisition forms for such items following agency guidelines.
Maintain required food records on a daily basis.
Conduct daily health/safety inspections of the living unit. Report
needed vehicle/equipment/living unit repairs to maintenance and/or
Conduct monthly fire, tornado and earthquake drills. Maintain a
written record of all disaster drills and provide copy to proper
Keep possession of assigned keys at all times. Be aware of, and
report any circumstances which might compromise the safety and
security of any resident(s).
Write a chronological summary of living unit activities on a daily
basis, and write a brief summary of each resident's behavior,
attitude, and activities on a daily basis.
Maintain a proper accounting of all resident and living unit
Assist with risk management and quality improvement activities
related to youth care/treatment and the daily living
Support and promote educational excellence for children in
Demonstrate effective collaboration across departmental lines.
Other duties as assigned. Minimum of High School Diploma or GED;
human service college courses, Associates Degree or Bachelor's
Degree preferred. Upon employment, must pursue continuing education
and/or in-service training required for this position.
Must be at least age 21; prior child care experience preferred.
Ability to develop and maintain therapeutic relationships with
children displaying behavioral and emotional problems; an ability
to maintain an appropriate balance between being authoritative and
supportive; an ability to not take children's negative comments or
behaviors personally; and must be able to make sound decisions in
crisis situations and under pressure. Personal maturity is an
extremely important attribute. Must be able to communicate
effectively, verbally and in writing.
Equipment to be Used
Must be able to drive a van and/or automobile safely, both day and
night. Must be able to use a telephone and computer.
Typical Physical Demands
Requires prolonged standing and walking; bending and reaching, and
a great deal of stamina to work long hours under often pressure
situations. May require lifting up to 50 pounds. May require
participation in the safe physical containment of an out-of-control
resident engaged in self-harming or physically aggressive behavior
toward others. Persons in this position should possess and maintain
good physical strength and body flexibility.
Typical Mental Demands
Must be able to resolve problems, handle conflict and make
effective decisions under pressure, Must be willing to interact
positively with children displaying inappropriate behaviors and
having angry/ hostile outbursts. Must be able to interact with
residents and other staff from various ethnic groups in a
culturally competent and professional manner.
Persons in this position must:
Hold a valid driver's license, have and maintain a risk-free
Undergo initial and periodic child abuse/neglect, criminal history,
sexual offender, and child care/elder care disqualification list
screenings as conducted by the Missouri Department of Health and
Senior Services utilizing the Family Care Safety Registry.
Submit fingerprints for review by the Missouri Highway Patrol and
Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Undergo a pre-employment drug screen and a pre-employment physical
with the results showing no evidence of communicable disease.
Be trained and certified, and re-certified as scheduled, in
American Red Cross First Aid and CPR.
Be trained in the use of an (automated external defibrillator).
Be trained and re-trained, as scheduled, and demonstrate approved
competencies in SAMA (verbal de-escalation and physical safe
Be trained and certified, and re-certified as scheduled, in the
Missouri Coalition of Children's Agencies approved medication
Works in a home-like cottage/house setting or an intensive service
residential treatment unit.
Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services is a faith-based
Christian organization. We provide Christ-centered care and support
to children and families in need. We strive to serve like Jesus. We
meet our clients where they are and treat them with respect. We
focus on our clients' strengths rather than their problems. And we
encourage our clients to focus on their future rather than their
past. When we do this well, we help our clients find hope and know
the love of God.PI126164282
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