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Location - West Palm Beach

SUMMARY

The primary role of the Youth Care Specialist (YCS) is to provide care and supervision to children/youth in the shelter programs, generate quality documentation and perform duties necessary for the overall safety and well-being of the children/youth under their care.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

    Minimum of High School Diploma or equivalent
    Bachelor’s degree preferred
    Minimum age for this position is 21
    Minimum of one year experience working in a child welfare setting
    Experience working as a mental health technician or psychiatric aide a plus
    Experience in a setting providing emergency shelter care services or therapeutic group care preferred

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 very disturbed 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 clients
    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 population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

    Valid Florida Driver's License

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Carry out agency policies and procedures in the cottage and on-campus as dictated by the Policy and Procedures Manual and assigned supervisor
    Create an atmosphere conducive to growth and development of the children/youth of his/her cottage as individuals and as a cottage group, as well as contributing to a positive milieu in the cottage that includes all residents and staff
    Assist the children/youth in their cottage and in their adjustment to group living without weakening their ties to their natural families or significant others in the child/youth's life
    They will encourage residents to consistently attend and positively participate in activities provided by chapel, educational and recreational staff
    Maintain the cottage, its furnishings, and its grounds
    Plan and provide 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
    Provide for the nutritional needs of the children/youth in his/her cottage including the preparation of meals according to approved commissary menu, along with implementation and all necessary documents with the menus and commissary
    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 purchase order if required
    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
    Attend and actively participate in staff meetings and/or training as required
    Maintain the order, safety, cleanliness of the facility, housekeeping and adequate supervision of residents at all times
    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
    Efficiently administer and document medications as prescribed to children/youth in cottages
    Implement the behavioral program that includes, but not limited to providing interventions based on individualized treatment & behavioral plans, recording behaviors through point sheets, communication logs, and providing reinforces at appropriate times

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

    This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Applicants: Do you believe that every child deserves a healthy, happy, nurturing environment in which to grow? Are you a service oriented individual willing to dedicate your career to enriching the lives of children and families? If so, view our open positions and apply to become a member of our team. Please click on the position you are interested in at https://www.fumch.org/about-fumch/employment/ and submit your resume and application Or send your resume and cover letter to Lynda Longson, Recruiter with the job title listed in the subject line – mention CFEC.org job posting . If you have questions call 386.668.4774, Ext. 2613

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Applicants: Do you believe that every child deserves a healthy, happy, nurturing environment in which to grow? Are you a service oriented individual willing to dedicate your career to enriching the lives of children and families? If so, view our open positions and apply to become a member of our team. Please click on the position you are interested in at https://www.fumch.org/about-fumch/employment/ and submit your resume and application Or send your resume and cover letter to Lynda Longson, Recruiter with the job title listed in the subject line – mention CFEC.org job posting . If you have questions call 386.668.4774, Ext. 2613

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321-319-6218
850 E. Altamonte Drive Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Altamonte Springs
32701
Florida United Methodist Children's Home
9598
07-17-2020
2020-09-15 09:35:00
Central Florida
West Palm Beach
Florida
Youth Care Specialist (YCS) is to provide care and supervision to children/youth in the shelter programs, generate quality documentation and perform duties necessary for the overall safety and well-being of the children/youth under their care.
Florida United Methodist Children's Home