Youth Care Specialist - Enterprise
Department: Residential Services
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Are you looking for meaningful work that helps build a happy future for children and youth? Are you looking for a career that enriches your life every day in addition to enriching the lives of the children and youth we serve?
Enjoy premium level medical, dental and vision insurance, generous vacation and sick time, on the job training, 403b retirement plan with 5% matching, 50% discount for care for your child(ren) in our on-site Early Childhood Education Development Center.
Since opening our doors in 1908, Florida United Methodist Children's Home (FUMCH) has served children and families' diverse needs by focusing on providing food, shelter, a safe environment, and specific programs to meet each child's emotional, physical, social, and cognitive needs.
We're looking for enthusiastic heroes to join our fantastic Youth Care Specialist - team!
WHY JOIN US?
Opportunity to make a positive difference
Inspiring mission-driven work culture
Premium Employee Benefits
Healthy Work-Life Balance
Work on a beautiful tree lined 100 acre historic campus
The Youth Care Specialist (YCS)’s primary role is to provide direct care and support to children/youth in the program. The Youth Care Specialist ensures that the youth's day-to-day supervision is consistent with the Florida United Methodist Children's Home standards. This position will assist with implementing youth programming and supporting the youth's treatment needs.
Responsibilities: You Will:
Plan and provide for youth's safe transportation to various activities that may include but not be limited to outings, court/legal appointments, meals out, medical appointments, etc.
Maintain the order, safety, cleanliness of the facility, housekeeping, and adequate supervision of residents at all times. If no youth are present in the program and youth are unable to perform their chores due to illness, quarantine, or refusal, staff will complete cleaning task including but not limited to: sweep/mop/vacuum floors, dusting, laundry, wipe down surface areas, window cleaning, cleaning of bathrooms, youth bedrooms, collecting and taking out trash, and cleaning company vehicles.
Demonstrates an understanding of trauma-informed practices through the promotion of safety, consistent care supervision, and support to residents.
Ensures consistent implementation of each resident's individual service plan through participation in the development of unit activities, life skill exercises, and recreation activities as well as through identifying opportunities for acculturation and spiritual life awareness. Provides direct supervision and completes documentation.
Actively ensures the environment's safety by encouraging youth to maintain established standards of cleanliness and orderliness in their living unit and the surrounding campus.
Provides for the youth's nutritional needs, including preparing meals according to approved dietary menu and serving and cleaning up from meals.
Provide for the health and clothing needs of each of the youth in the cottage. This includes the distribution of medications and proper documentation of medication.
Qualifications: You Have:
Ability to work with youth whose behaviors can reflect that of trauma-related experiences.
Must have strong communication skills, including accurate and detailed writing abilities for case notes.
Ability to work effectively with co-workers.
Ability to set appropriate limits and boundaries with youth.
Ability to appropriately handle confidential issues.
Must have the energy and flexibility to meet the changing needs of children/youth.
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 build trusting relationships with youth.
Must have sensitivity to the service population's cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.
High school diploma or GED
Minimum age for this position is 21 years old
Minimum of one year experience working with children/families, either in work or volunteer capacity
Clean driving record
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.
To apply: 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 when applying with recruiters. If you have questions call recruitment at 1-386-668-4774. Please contact us at or call 386.753.2046 to receive a link for a virtual meeting, and we hope you meet you soon!
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