The Youth Care Worker is responsible for all direct care to adolescents ages 13-17. They provide a continuous line of sight supervision at all times to their assigned children. They ensure quality care for all children and follow all contract agency policies. Assist children with their valuables, clothing, laundry, and appointments. They report to the Lead Youth Care Worker. All services shall be provided in accordance with established standards, principles, and ethics of the profession, applicable professional specialty organizations, and the high-quality standard for which CHSi is recognized.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provides direct supervision of children in care, and maintain line-of-sight at all times.
- Provides oversight during recreation, meal time, relaxing time, and play.
- Assists during transition and movement of children from one activity to the next and one physical location to another.
- Interacts with children in an appropriate manner, including playing games or during recreational time.
- Ensures that all contract agency policies and procedures are adhered to.
- Ensures quality care for all children residents and timely response to UAC needs.
- Ensures that all children's needs are provided for such as protection of valuables, clothing distribution, laundry services, etc.
- Provides reports to manager regarding children's needs, activities, and documentation of time/location.
- Attends appropriate internal and external meetings.
- Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
- Minimum age of 21 years or older.
- High school diploma or its equivalent.
- Bilingual in Spanish & English (Read, Write, Speak)
- Clean criminal background check.
- Experience with children in child welfare or social service setting.
- Excellent presentation skills as well as oral and written communication skills.
- Proficiency with computer, common office equipment, and MS Office products required.
- Performs duties in a safe manner.
- Follows the corporate safety policy.
- Participates and supports safety meetings, training, and goals.
- Encourages co-workers to work safely.
- Identifies “close calls“ and/or safety concerns to supervisory.
- Ensures safety and security of all children and the operating conditions within the area of responsibility.
- Maintains a clean and orderly work area
- Ability to ascend/descend stairs.
- Ability to lift up to 15 lbs.
- Able to communicate verbally and listen to constant surveillance of children's activities.
- Ability to stand; particularly for sustained periods of time.
- Able to receive and understand detailed information through oral communication.
- Able to withstand changing environmental conditions with weather (rain, lightning, and winds)
- Able to withstand and manipulate through construction areas, sports fields, etc.
Caliburn International is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and other statuses protected by law.