Youth Care Worker

Ohioguidestone Berea , OH 44017

Posted 2 months ago

Impact Lives. Inspire Change. Be the Solution.Since 1864, we've been an integral part of the Berea community, proudly rooted in faith and a legacy of serving children and families. While our roots remain in Berea, we've grown to support children and families statewide. OhioGuidestone is always looking for passionate people to make a difference in our communities. You can impact lives and inspire change right in your own backyard. Apply today to work at the largest non-profit, mental health service provider in Ohio. We offer FREE CEU trainings, a great support system, education bonuses and incentives, and much more! Full time employees may be eligible for Public Student Loan Forgiveness at OhioGuidestone and are also offered PAID medical benefits for you and your family!The Youth Care Worker will work in conjunction with our licensed clinical staff, as part of the team responsible to work with our residential clients, male and female, ages 6 to 18.The Youth Care Worker will help to provide a safe and therapeutic environment for emotionally traumatized youth. Successful candidates should be self-starters, positive role models, are good listeners and have outstanding problem solving skills.

Essential Functions:

To supervise clients in his/her charge assuring that a safe and therapeutic environment is maintained for all, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

To handle emergency situations such as environmental, weather related and physical injury and provide crisis intervention in response to behavioral acting out clients according to agency guidelines.

To develop and consistently implement predictable routines for daily functioning, including wake-up, hygiene, meals and bedtime.

In response to treatment needs, plans and organizes Partial Hospitalization activities and educational groups for clients which promote change and growth in areas of social skill building, physical, emotional and mental development.

To present self as a role model for clients and in establishing relationships, maintains professional child care/client boundaries.

To supervise the self-administration of medications as prescribed.

To complete all required paperwork daily and participate and satisfactorily complete all required training, supervision and team meetings including CIR's.

Responsible for planning, implementing client partial hospitalization activities and documentation of daily activities.

If works in CBTC, as directed by the Program Manager or designee, will adhere to the specific Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court contract specifications that outline the requirements for Community Based Treatment Centers as defined by the Ohio Department of Youth Services, the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court, and the training specifics required by the University of Cincinnati for CBTC.

Attendance: Maintains regular and reliable attendance.

Special Projects: May be involved in the planning, organization, and implementation of special events or department specific projects or seasonal program changes.

In times of need, may be asked to complete related duties other than those indicated above as assigned by their supervisor.

Performance/Physical Requirements:

  • Work is performed in a residential cottage and wherever clients go on the surrounding campus and in the community.

  • Ability to physically restrain clients whose ages, heights and weights vary

  • Driver's license with safe driving record in accordance with agency policy

  • English reading and writing skills

  • Interacts verbally with clients, families, co-workers and representatives from outside agencies

  • Attention to detail and confidentiality

  • Ability and willingness to work holidays

  • Team player

  • PAARR training is an essential function of the position and must be completed to the satisfaction of the instructor.


In accordance with licensing guidelines, all Youth Care Workers must be at least 21 years of age and must have completed high school or its equivalency. A Bachelor's degree in a social service field and experience working with the adolescent population is preferred. Must have a valid driver's licenses with a safe driving record and car Insurance.

At OhioGuidestone we care about the health and safety of our employees. OhioGuidestone requires applicants to complete a pre-employment screening process upon receipt of an offer of employment. We require and cover the cost of a fingerprint background screening, physical, Tuberculosis test, and drug screen after an employment offer is made. Any employment offer is contingent upon receipt of all satisfactory pre-employment screenings.Committed to creating a more diverse community, we encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. EEO/M/F/H/V IND10

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