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Youth Care Worker

Company: Florida United Methodist Children's Home
Location: Deltona
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

YOUTH CARE WORKER

SUMMARY

Are you looking for meaningful work that helps build a healthy future for children and youth? Are you a compassionate person who enjoys helping children and youth in crisis?

Since opening our doors in 1908, the Florida United Methodist Children's Home (FUMCH) has served children and families' diverse needs by focusing on providing food, shelter and a nurturing environment, all to meet each child's emotional, physical, social, and cognitive needs.

Youth Care Worker positions are available in Enterprise, Pinetta and West Palm Beach. Bilingual (Spanish and English) Youth Care Worker positions are available in Enterprise.

Depending on the location of the program, some qualifications and responsibilities may differ:

The primary role of the Youth Care Worker is to provide care and supervision to children/youth in the group care programs, generate quality documentation and perform duties necessary for the overall safety and well being of the children/youth under their care. The Youth Care Worker ensures that the supervision of the children and youth are consistent with the Florida United Methodist Children's Home standards.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

* Minimum of High School Diploma or equivalent
* Minimum age for this position is 21
* Current CPR, First Aid Certificate preferred
* Minimum of one year experience working in a child welfare setting with abused neglected and special needs children and youth preferred
* Experience working as a mental health technician or psychiatric aide a plus

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* Ability to work with youth whose behaviors can reflect that of trauma related experiences
* Willingness to actively interact with children and youth
* Must have strong communication skills including accurate and detailed writing abilities for case notes to meet all Medicaid and billing requirements
* Ability to work effectively with co-workers
* Ability to set appropriate limits and boundaries with children and youth
* Ability to appropriately handle confidential issues
* Must have the energy and flexibility to meet the changing needs of children/youth
* Ability to follow directions from direct supervisor
* Ability to handle multiple tasks and make sound decisions
* Ability to observe individuals and report accurate findings
* Ability to handle emergencies and follow appropriate protocols
* Ability to intervene to protect a client
* Ability to build trusting relationships with clients and effectively engage clients from diverse cultures
* Must have sensitivity to the service populations cultural and socioeconomic characteristics

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Valid Florida Driver's License

Clean driving record

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

* The YCW is responsible for carrying out agency policies and procedures as dictated by the Policy and Procedures Manual and assigned supervisor
* The YCW is responsible for creating an atmosphere conducive to growth and development of the children/youth
* The YCW is responsible to introduce and familiarize residents with various campus departments and personnel as it relates to holistic approach to treatment.
* The YCW is responsible for maintaining the cottage, its furnishings, and its grounds
* The YCW is responsible for planning and providing for the transportation for children/youth in their cottage to various functions and activities that may include, but not limited to, special earned outings, school functions, medical appointments, etc. This requires appropriate notification and documentation
* The YCW is responsible for providing for the nutritional needs of the children/youth in his/her cottage and may include the preparation of meals according to approved commissary menu, along with implementation and all necessary documents with the menus and commissary
* The YCW is responsible to provide for the health and clothing needs of each resident in the cottage. This includes over the counter medications, proper documentation (as assigned) of medication. Clothing needs are to be communicated through the clothing room and purchase order if required
* The YCW is responsible to conduct oneself as a role model for children; establish and maintain professional boundaries with children/youth in the cottage; provide appropriate direction for children/youth in their daily routines; give children and youth positive reinforcement as appropriate
* The YCW is responsible to attend and actively participate in staff meetings and/or training as required
* The YCW is responsible to maintain the order, safety, cleanliness of the facility, housekeeping and adequate supervision of residents at all times
* The YCW is responsible for documentation according to agency policy, i.e. daily progress notes, incident reports, e-mail communication and is familiar with the computer resources in the staff office
* The YCW is responsible for efficiently administering and documenting medications as prescribed to children/youth in cottages
* The YCW is responsible for implementing the behavioral program that includes, but not limited to providing interventions based on individualized treatment & behavioral plans, communication logs, and providing reinforces at appropriate times

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Florida United Methodist Children's Home is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation/gender identity, place of national origin and other categories protected by law are not factors in employment, promotion, compensation or working conditions.

Keywords: Florida United Methodist Children's Home, Deltona , Youth Care Worker, Other , Deltona, Florida

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