New Hourly Pay Rate - $16/hour
Regular Full-Time Benefits-Eligible Overtime Available!
The direct care staff's goals is to improve the quality of life and make a difference in the lives of the children under their direct care by providing direct supervision, support and behavior management in a safe, therapeutic and nurturing environment residing in residential care.
This positions does not have direct reports.
appropriate limit-setting and structuring techniques within the boundaries of residential standards
Implements and institute daily routines for the unit to include evaluating structure and effectiveness
Maintains a safe, positive living environment for children to include cleaning and other housekeeping skills
Develops and maintains a constructive relationship with each assigned child
Stays current in knowledge of each child's case history and the existing treatment plan, provides input for the re-
evaluation of each treatment plan on a quarterly basis, and logs observations essential for formulating that plan
regarding behavior and incidents of the children pursuant to policies
proper medical care, teaching personal hygiene habits, diet, and preventative medical care
Communicates measurable behavioral objectives and guides children toward mastery
Assists children in identifying barriers interfering with learning, and assists them in ways to overcome barriers to success.
Identifies children's needs and development for implementation of interventions for meeting them encompasses areas
o Education: communicating with school, instituting individual homework plan, teaching reading etc.
o Emotional growth: building self-esteem, role modeling and demonstrating effective coping and problem solving skills
and interpersonal skills to children to help them more effectively respond to personal issues they encounter such as peer
pressure, adapting to their new surroundings, and appropriately responding to conflict
o Social Skills:
Manners, interactions with peers, and increasing community involvement.
unit meetings and supervisory sessions, and demonstrates learned concepts on the job
cooperation with various social and educational programs.
Provides back-up weekend coverage on a rotating basis as assigned
Supervises the children to and from school
Supervises the children throughout the school day and provides classroom teachers with behavioral support
Adheres to attendance policies
Applies crisis intervention with children during school hours to include primary preventative measures before a child
needs further disciplinary action, (i.e., supervision, change of placement)
Communicates daily and as necessary with Teachers, Child Care Workers and all Supervisors
Provides behavioral support to children in residential placement who attend off-grounds school
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience; OR High school Diploma/GED and one of the following:
Valid Child Development Teaching Permit
Completed 12 semester units of Early Childhood Education, Adolescent Development, or Foster and Kinship Care Education and have a minimum of 100 hours of experience working with youth
Valid certificate as an Alcohol Counselor, Drug Counselor or Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and have at least 100 hours of experience working with youth
Valid vocational training certificate, credential, or documentation demonstrating that the individual is a trade journey-person who instructs children in vocational skills and have at least 100 hours of experience working with youth as a mentor, athletic coach, teacher, vocational coach, tutor, counselor, or other relevant experience as determined by the department.
Minimum of one year of previous experience a full-time direct care staff role, or as a volunteer at a group home, short-term residential therapeutic program, or substance abuse treatment program
Relevant life experience in the child welfare, mental health or juvenile justice systems as a consumer, mentor, or caregiver or other relevant experience as determined by the department
Possess a valid unrestricted driver license
Must be at least 21 years of age
patiently to a diverse population
Strong interpersonal skills and demeanor with the ability to build rapport and garner trust with others
Proficient in the use of a PC; in a Windows environment; in the use of the Internet; and in the use of MS Office
Applications such as Outlook, Word and Excel
Ability to pass fingerprint background screening through the Department of Justice, FBI and Child Abuse Index
Ability to effectively engage with children from various backgrounds and circumstances
Ability to provide consistency and behavioral limits through relationship-based interventions
Ability to maintain professional behavior in high pressure situations
Ability to solve problems by applying basic analytical skills to include collating and reporting information; identifying
trends and exceptions; investigating to define problems more accurately; sorting information in order of importance;
identifying relationships and linkages between components; identifying variable potential causes and effects; soliciting
guidance to define criteria and assign values of importance and urgency; and escalating issues of an exceptional nature
Ability to work collaborative as part of a team
Ability to demonstrate dependability and flexibility
Ability to deliver high level of professionalism and service
Ability to work with confidential information
Willingness and ability to embody Childhelp's core values of Acting with Honor and Character, Being Open and
Receptive, Caring About and Relating to Others; Nurturing Diverse Relationships; Performance Excellence; and
Inspirational Leading & Managing
carry, run and drive; and at times may bend, climb, squat, kneel, push/pull
time, extreme heat up to 111 degrees; wind, rain cold weather; to operate household appliances; to drive an automobile;
occasionally work alone; work with others 85% of the time
personal behaviors, insult your physical appearance, age, sex, and race, use profanity, sexually explicit phrases, exhibit
defiance, dishonesty, threats, accusations, and theft, assaultive behaviors and self-destructive behaviors.