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Youth Residential Worker-Full Time

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Job Description:

The Youth Residential Worker is responsible for assisting in the coordination of residential services and providing professional treatment and care to adolescents. Position provides quality youth care and close 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. Individual is expected to work cooperatively in a teamwork environment. This position will be part of ratio for youth/staff ratio compliance. This position is responsible for the direct supervision and safety of all residents on the floor through consistent shift monitor. YCW/YSW staff member promotes and enhances a client-centered and goal supportive environment at all times.

Open positions are 2nd & 3rd shift, 3:30pm - 12am or 11:45pm - 830am, Must be available weekends and holidays. There is a shift differential of $.50.
Essential Functions:
1.Be knowledgeable of whereabouts of residents at all times; including daily room checks and documentation of adolescent’s presence on the tracking chart for every 20 minutes, or sooner, as situations arise, and safety plans dictate or warrant for client safety.
2.Closely supervise residents at the facility and on outings.
3.Take appropriate action in accordance with training and/or agency guidelines in managing behaviors and promoting a safe environment.
4.Make every effort to see that agency rules are enforced, and that policies and procedures are followed.

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 children and families may be counted as pertinent experience.
•Must be 21 or older due to age of client population and DCS requirements.

Physical Requirements:
•Possess average and above visual and auditory capabilities in the supervision of adolescents
•(BFOQ:) Be physically capable of meeting Handle with Care (restraint) requirements
•(BFOQ:) Have no health conditions that would prevent participation in restraint requirements
•Able to stand or sit for extended periods
•Able to squat, bend, stoop
•Ability to lift up to 40 pounds
•Able to walk and/or run a quarter mile continuously, and/or climb steps/stairs as necessary
•Ability to remain conscious and alert if/when scheduled to work late night/early morning hours

Contact Information:

Caterina Smith
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Phone: 865.602.2951
Job Link: Find more information HERE

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