Youth Care Worker (Relief)

    • Job Tracking ID: 512690-728559
    • Job Location: Auburn, NY
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: March 19, 2020
    • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Youth Care Worker will provide developmentally appropriate care and supervision to youth. This staff member will serve as a positive adult role model and will engage youth in daily routine and activities. The Youth Care Worker will execute approved behavioral interventions per the program model. The Youth Care Worker will support youth in goal achievement by helping the youth develop necessary skills and work toward permanency readiness. This staff member will maintain professionalism in all areas, including confidentiality.

FUNCTIONS:

  • Utilize appropriate physical, mental, and emotional boundaries in all situations
  • Ensure a clean and safe program that promotes a therapeutic and learning environment
  • Employ all agency protocols and procedures in order to maintain a physically and emotionally safe environment consistent with agency principles
  • Utilize approved supervision and behavior management strategies, including verbal de-escalation strategies
  • Facilitate the written daily schedule, including the daily routine, academic study time, supervise or facilitate family time, and recreation activities
  • Assist youth with aspects of daily routine, including assistance with bathing and toileting, as deemed developmentally appropriate and necessary by program leadership
  • Provide and maintain proper supervision of youth at all times as per program protocol
  • Use approved techniques to engage youth in expected appropriate behavior
  • Learn and understand each youth’s discharge plan and document daily progress toward goals
  • Learn and recognize the triggers of each youth and respond to their behavioral effects as outlined in the Individualized Crisis Management Plan and approved Behavior Management Plan
  • Identify and address negative, challenging, and/or inappropriate behaviors in a calm and rational manner that promotes safety and stability for the youth while developing youth accountability
  • Transport youth to and from school, appointments and activities, as assigned
  • Encourage youth to attend school, complete all assignments, and participate in their education
  • Supervise family time with youth and their family, guardian, and/or kin resource, as required
  • Dispense medication as per program protocol
  • Facilitate group conversations and activities to promote a positive peer culture
  • Teach hard and soft life skills to youth on an individual basis
  • Complete all necessary communications, documentation, and logging as per program protocol
  • Review all emails, logs, and necessary documentation upon arrival at work for each shift
  • Effectively communicate all necessary information to other staff and appropriate parties as per program protocol
  • Consult with the Youth and Family Resource Program Manager and Clinical staff when necessary
  • Provide staffing coverage as assigned. Remain on-duty until properly relieved

HOURS PER WEEK:

  • Varying non-exempt hours, with a minimum of 40 hours per month, as per program need

Experience and Skills:

Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma/GED required. Post-secondary education strongly preferred

  • Prior work experience with youth preferred

  • Valid NYS Driver’s License required

    Benefits

    This position is not benefits-eligible

    We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment drug testing.