Youth Opportunity Center
  • - Residential
  • Muncie, IN, USA
  • $10.75
  • Hourly
  • Full Time and Part Time
  • See employee benefits page: http://www.yocinc.org/careers/employee-benefits-package/

Title: CHILD CARE SPECIALIST

Supervisor: Cottage Manager

Qualifications:

• Must be twenty-one (21) years of age of older with a bachelor's degree in one of the human services; or twenty-one (21) years or older with a high school diploma or equivalency with experience in child care.
• Upstanding citizen in the community
• Must pass a complete Criminal History Background Check
• Valid Driver's License
• Drug Free
• Must possess the appropriate character, attitude, and moral values to be a positive role model for the children in our care.

Must be able to demonstrate awareness of the cultural and socioeconomic differences of our clients as well as values a nurturing family as the ideal environment; a commitment to empowering others to solve their own problems and a conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change; the ability to establish a respectful relationship with persons served to help them gain skills and confidence by maintaining a helping role and appropriately intervening to meet service goals; the ability to set appropriate limits.

Responsibilities:

  • Actively engages with residents in their care and works to make positive connections with them. This includes treating the residents, visitors, and co-workers with respect at all times.
  • Responsible for the direct supervision and care of the residents assigned to them.
  • Has knowledge of Youth Opportunity Center policies, cottage rules, and treatment program and implements them on a consistent basis.
  • Assists the counselor and cottage manager in the development and implementation of each resident's individual treatment plan. 
  • Provides appropriate crisis intervention during emergency situations.
  • Provides timely and accurate documentation such as daily case notes, behavior documentation forms, positive point sheets, incident reports, restraint forms, , seclusion documentation, medication records, etc.
  • Count and distribute clients' medications 
  • Monitors and assists residents with homework and assists with the supervision of on-grounds school/summer enrichment.
  • Provides positive customer service to parents, families, placing agents, CASA's, and other identified customers. 
  • Coordinates and assists with transportation of residents to appointments or activities as assigned.
  • Assists the Cottage Manager in the development and implementation of the daily schedule, planned activities, and recreation.
  • Assists in maintaining the cleanliness of the cottage and ensures compliance with state regulations.
  • This person has direct contact on a regular and continuing basis with children.
  • Completes all other duties as assigned.

 

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