At least 21 of age, high school diploma or GED, 2 years post high school job-related experience, familiar with and in agreement with youth development philosophy of care, training and/or demonstrated ability to relate to troubled youth, CPR/First Aid Certification, a statement of good health from a physician, a negative TB skin test (if skin test is positive, a chest X-Ray and statement from physician stating that the X-Ray does not show active TB).
Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for the daily care and supervision of residents to which they are assigned.
Protect resident’s rights.
Modeling appropriate behaviors and methods of addressing stressful situations.
Handle separation anxiety and alleviating the stress of youth in a crisis.
Protect the youth from harm.
Behavior intervention and teaching of appropriate alternatives.
Training the resident in good habits of personal care, hygiene, eating, and social skills.
Handling routine problems arising within the living group.
Represent adult leadership to youth in the shelter and exercise authority in a mature, firm, consistent, and compassionate manner.
Enabling youth to meet his/her daily assignments.
Provide input to staff conferences regarding the youth’s progress and in program evaluation of care plan goals and future planning.
Participate in the planning of the facilities program and scheduling such program into the operation of the living group under his/her supervision.
Maintain prescribed logs of all important events occurring during a shift, significant information about performances and development of youth in a group, telephone call and visitor information, medical logs.
Reporting emergency medical or dental care needs to the administrative staff in a timely manner.
Reporting critical incidents to administrative staff in a timely manner.
Participate in staff meetings, training sessions, and evaluation of the program.
When necessary and appropriate, preparing and serving meals, transporting youth to appointments, and carrying out house parent functions.
Responsible for the neatness and cleanliness of the facility.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.