Direct Care Staff

AMIkids Jonesville, SC

Direct Care StaffLocation:AMIkids- White Pines (Jonesville, SC)Job Code:01/15-12# of openings:4 Description

Every child has potential. Your role is to find it.

Are you the sort of individual who believes that every child-even the most challenging one-deserves a fair chance to succeed? Do you feel that if we resolve their problems and treat them with respect, they will respect us in return? If you embrace the belief that every life matters, and everyone has the potential for greatness, then you belong on the team at AMIkids . Nationally recognized, our non-profit organization is dedicated to offering the resources and support that every child within our community needs to become a well-adjusted, productive adult.

Offering motivating programs that inspire learning, leadership and personal growth, AMIkids has been helping at-risk kids shape promising futures since 1969. Through the years, others have shown their appreciation for our commitment to bettering the lives of children. In fact, we have recently been named the overall winner of the Tampa Bay Business Journal's 2015 Non-Profit of the Year Awards, as well as the winner in the Family Services category.

Now, you can be a part of this outstanding organization and help guide the way. Take the step. Make a difference.

We are currently seeking a Direct Care Staff

Position Summary

The Direct Care Staff is responsible for directing and safely supervising students during the night shift. Primary responsibility is to provide guidance in behavior choices by teaching social, self-help, academic and living skills. The Direct Care Staff redirect students who have exhibited inappropriate behavior and supervise student activities, work detail, meals and bed checks. Additional responsibility is to serve as a positive role model and advisor.

Essential Job Functions

* Ensures the safety and supervision of all students in accordance with all operational and contractual policies,

* Prevents and intervenes in student altercations and incidents. May be necessary to physically restrain students as dictated by the Restraint Policy,

* Provides redirection and coaching to students who exhibit inappropriate behavior,

* Contacts management as directed and notifies them of problems and/or incidents,

* Communicates with members of other teams/shifts by voice, telephone or radio as necessary,

* Completes incident, accident and behavioral reports according to standard operating procedures,

* Actively participates and acts as lead on trips, special activities that involve recreational sports, facility and equipment cleaning, grounds maintenance, and equipment relocation that may require sleeping in tents, boats, institutes, etc. under varying weather conditions and that may require extended 16-hour workdays/24 hour on-call status,

* Drives program's vehicles as required in accordance with AMIkids transportation guidelines providing staff member maintains approved driving status,

* Actual work hours will vary based upon specific Program's shift schedule. Shifts will typically be between 8 or 12 hours but may extend beyond that based on ratio needs,

* Shift assignments may change based on Program needs

Qualifications

* High School Diploma/GED

* Minimum one year related experience within an educational or youth service program, preferably working with at-risk youth

* May be required to obtain and maintain appropriate crisis intervention and physical restraint training and certification as defined by state requirements, e.g., Protective Action Response (PAR), Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI), Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), and Safe Crisis Management (SCM).

* Must obtain and maintain current CPR and First Aid Certification by nationally recognized organization.

* Must possess and maintain valid driver's license in the state of employment and have a driving record that meets the standards of the AMIkids Transportation Policy

As well as gain an opportunity to make an exceptional difference in kids' lives, AMIKids offers a comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and STD Insurance, Retirement Opportunities, Holidays & PTO, Education Assistance, EAP, Disability Programs and Credit Union Membership.

For more information on AMIkids go to www.amikids.org

For additional AMIkids career opportunities www.amikids.org/careers

AMIkids Inc., Equal Employment Opportunity Employer * Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled * Drug-Free Workplace

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