Youth Coach

    • Job Tracking ID: 512690-600836
    • Job Location: Auburn, NY
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: December 08, 2017
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Summary of Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the TFFC Branch Manager and in cooperation with all TFFC and other agency personnel, executes the approved program to assist youth in identifying and acquiring the skills needed to establish and achieve personal goals. Maintains professionalism in all areas, including confidentiality.

Functions:

  • Provides life skills coaching to Treatment Family Foster Care youth. The youth are in foster homes with intensive supervision and a structured daily behavior management program. The youth coach will provide activities to match the youth’s needs, as specified by the Treatment Team. Specific behaviors outlines in the youth’s Trauma Systems Therapy treatment plan will be the focus of the coaching sessions.
  • Provide skills coaching to each Program Youth. Each youth will receive skills coaching one or more times per week as determined by the team. Skill coaching areas are directly related to the goals of the youth’s Trauma Systems Therapy treatment plan, and may include behavior management skills, communication skills, coping skills, problem solving, study skills, career and college preparation skills. The training itself may include role playing, teaching, debriefing, or other strategies. Youth Coaches will receive training and ongoing supervision to implement the individualized treatment goals of each youth.
  • Youth Coach helps the youth get involved in appropriate activities in the community. They use these opportunities to teach and practice pro social and problem solving skills with the youth.
  • The Youth Coach will document each skills coaching session in Connections, use the approved progress note structure, and turn completed and signed notes into their supervisor in a timely fashion each month.
  • The Youth coach will receive consultation and supervision from the Branch Manager. The Youth Coach will also attend weekly treatment team meetings. The Youth Coach will immediately report emergencies such as runaways, accidents, or medical problems.
  • Facilitate and document the "Caregiver Daily Report" calls with the foster parents, document the information from the call and communicate priority information to the treatment team.
  • Works collaboratively with Branch Manager to ensure timely registration in school.
  • Provides home, community, and school based stabilization/coaching/support in accordance with the Trauma Systems Therapy model.
  • Develop individualized skills coaching program with youth based on their stated goals, treatment plan, and life skills assessment.
  • Attend treatment related meetings such as school meetings, Service Plan Reviews, Clinical Team meetings etc.
  • Attend required training to enhance skills and knowledge as it pertains to their role as a youth coach.
  • Perform other duties as requested by immediate supervisor, program director or the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Responsible for maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of Protected Health Information of service recipients in any form (e.g., computer access, conversation, document) during and surviving the termination, expiration or cancellation of employment/association with CHC.
  • Responsible for complying with rules and regulations governing access to Protected Health Information under HIPAA. Access to Protected Health Information is limited to the extent required to perform responsibilities effectively and efficiently. No access will be permitted unnecessarily. These essential job functions dictate the level of access, use, and disclosure of confidential information.
  • Responds in a positive and respectful manner to diversity, among the agency’s service population and staff.

Experience and Skills:

  • High school diploma or GED and at least 1-year experience working with families and children.
  • Ability to remain calm and composed under stress.
  • Ability to take direction and respond appropriately in a crisis situation.
  • Ability to handle confidential material in a responsible manner.
  • Ability to work well with people from many cultures including recent immigrants, non-English speakers; and LGBTQ children, youth parents and foster parents.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work well in a team.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to work overtime, afterhours, and weekends when needed.
  • Genuine love for working with children, teens, families and foster families.
  • The ability to forge a mutually respectful partnership with persons served and their families in which they are helping to gain the skills and confidence to address any issues and problems they face.
  • A strong positive conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change.
  • The ability to set limits and maintain the helping role of the practitioner and to intervene appropriately to meet the needs of the persons served or other family members.
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License

HOURS PER WEEK: This is a Full-Time position. Must be available to work afternoons, evenings and weekends.

Benefits

As a full time benefits position, staff is eligible to enroll in medical, dental, vision, FSA, supplemental life insurance, critical illness, enhanced short-term disability, and 401(k) benefits.