Direct Care Staff

Amikids Seabrook , SC 29940

Posted 2 months ago

Do you want to work for an organization that Makes a Lasting Impact on Kids?

AMIkids has served over 136,000 kids and their families since 1969. Being part of the AMIkids team means that you are helping youth to realize their full potential and become a valuable part of their community.

Position Summary:

The role of the Direct Care Staff has responsibility for directing and safely supervising the youth in our care. Primary responsibility is to provide guidance in behavior choices by teaching social, self-help, academic and living skills.

Essential Job Duties

  • Ensure the safety and supervision of all youth in accordance with all operational and contractual requirements,

  • Serve as advisor and positive role model for youth in the program,

  • Prevent and intervene in youth altercations and incidents, using the authorized state mandated training methods,

  • Effective use of the Behavior Modification System by providing redirection and coaching to youth,

  • Coach and advise youth helping them to grow and develop in the areas of personal responsibility, social skills, community living skills, interpersonal communications and behavior,

  • When working overnight shift:

  • Supervise youth during quiet and sleeping hours,

  • Conduct bed checks in accordance to established schedule,

  • Complete required shift documentation,

  • Notify management immediately of problems and/or incidents,

  • Communicate necessary information to appropriate team members and supervisors,

  • Complete incident, accident and behavioral reports according to standard operating procedures,

  • Document and review required notes in Shift Log,

  • Communicate necessary information timely to team members and upon shift change,

  • Ensure facility, equipment and supplies are in compliance with all laws, regulations and policies,

  • Teach youth how to maintain all equipment within compliance standards,

  • Maintain the repair and maintenance log and inventory of related equipment,

  • Administer first aid and CPR during emergencies in accordance with the national standards,

  • May be required to participate in day and/or overnight trips, special activities that involve recreational sports, and may require extended 16-hour workdays/24 hour on-call status,

  • Attend and maintain appropriate crisis intervention and physical restraint training and certification as defined by state and contract requirements,

  • Attend and maintain CPR and First Aid certification by nationally recognized organization,

  • Drive program's vehicles as required in accordance with AMIkids transportation guidelines,

  • Attend all required training/professional development events and maintain all appropriate certifications and licenses.

  • Assist with special projects and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education, Training and Experience

  • High school diploma/GED (degree preferred),
  • Minimum one-year related experience within an educational or youth service program, preferably working with troubled youth,
  • 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,
  • May be required to acquire and maintain CDL license.

What's in it for you?

As well as gain an opportunity to make an exceptional difference in kids' lives, AMIkids offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Growth opportunities - we pride ourselves on developing our leaders from within

  • Health Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, & Prescription Drug plan options; Health Spending Account, Company paid Life Insurance and AD&D
  • PTO & Paid Holidays

  • Wellness Benefits

  • EAP, Health Coaching, Stress Management Programs, etc.
  • Employer Funded Pension Plan, Voluntary 403(B) Retirement Plan, Student Loan Forgiveness Program

  • Pet Insurance, World Travel Assistance, Car Rental discounts, Gym Membership discounts, and more.

About AMIkids Beaufort

Founded in 1985, AMIkids Beaufort is a private nonprofit, staff-secure residential facility in Seabrook, South Carolina, near the historic coastal town of Beaufort. Our program operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, serving kids who have committed a variety of non-violent offenses and are involved with the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice. Our kids living in dormitories on campus in a remote location ideally structured to help them work through their issues and gain the needed skills to return to their families and communities.

AMIkids Inc., Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

  • Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

  • Drug-Free Workplace

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