Youth Care Worker (Lisle, IL)

Childserv Lisle , IL 60532

Posted 2 months ago

Kids above all is seeking Youth Care Workers for our group home in Lisle. This is a full-time position.

Job Summary:As a Youth Care Worker you will provide for the physical and emotional needs of adolescent residents (ages 12-18) in a group home setting. Youth Care Workers will also be working with the Group Home Team to ensure the safety and appropriate supervision of residents.

Essential Functions:

  • Work cooperatively with other staff in planning and supervision of recreational and leisure time activities within Group Home and community, assisting in planning and carrying out of therapeutic activities for assigned residents

  • Consult with Group Home Supervisor before making major decisions pertaining to a resident

  • Enforce and maintain consistency concerning policies, rules and licensing standards

  • Properly manage funds disbursed for client services

  • Make frequent decisions regarding residents activities and behaviors, know whereabouts of each resident at all times, coordinate coming and going of each individual in residence

  • Maintain directions for the use of all medications and alert manager to any need for medical attention

  • Teach and assist residents in life skills (i.e. maintenance of their rooms and assigned areas of Home, good personal hygiene practices, meal preparation and clean up)

  • Perform required data entry & recordkeeping for daily logs and resident files

  • Maintain proper privacy and security of residents and staff on duty by exercising control over admission of visitors and use of telephone

  • Process resident intakes and discharges, including required documentation

  • Participate in individual supervision with Supervisor

  • May act as a mentor/preceptor for YCW and/or newly hired employees

  • Maintain CPR and First Aid certifications

  • Participate in ongoing training, staff meetings and meet all Agency and/or DCFS requirement

  • Actively participate in Continuous Quality Improvement initiatives and activities

  • Other duties as assigned to accomplish the mission of the Program and the Agency.


  • Bachelors degree in Human Services/related field from an accredited school

  • Minimum age of 21

  • Must have & maintain acceptable driving record

  • Comfortable working with children ages 12-18

  • Must possess excellent organizational and decision-making skills & be flexible and willing to work weekend and/or evening shifts

  • Must have demonstrated ability to work appropriately and effectively with the adolescent population

  • Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Word required.

The full-time shift is 7 AM to 3 PM 3 PM to 11 PM or 11 PM to 7 AM. Schedules vary.

Must have flexibility on weekends and holidays.

Why Kids Above All?

At Kids Above All we value our employees work/life balance. With flexible schedules, paid time off and 14 paid holidays, Kids Above All is a place where you can grow professionally and have a healthy work/life balance.

  • Competitive pay and benefits

  • Paid Vacation time and 14 paid agency holidays

  • Medical, dental, vision, 401k, voluntary short-term disability, voluntary AFLAC coverage and Agency paid life insurance (Kids Above All pays 80% of the cost for employee medical coverage)

  • Flexible schedules

  • Ongoing training

  • Opportunities for growth and advancement

Kids Above All recognizes, respects, promotes and celebrates the value of cultural diversity and will ensure that each clients ethnic or cultural customs, practices, and beliefs, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, and/or community differences will be respected by agency staff.

Kids Above All is committed to supporting military service members and veterans and their families through employment opportunities.

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