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Group Home Youth Care Worker

Company: One Hope United
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

The Youth Care Worker is responsible for the daily management of a therapeutic group home living environment that promotes the learning of skills for emotional, mental, and physical health; provides a therapeutic, safe, and structured environment, as specified, in each youth's Individual Treatment Plan and the OHU Residential Program Plan.Job Duties Include:

  • Provides supervision of youth in accordance with OHU and DCF policies
  • Maintains a therapeutic home Interactions with all clients reflect a strengths-based, trauma-informed approach
  • Teaches, models, and participates in individual and group instruction in daily living, recreational activities, social skills, emotional regulation skills, and independent living skills as prescribed by each youth's Individual Treatment Plan and the OHU Residential Program Plan.
  • Continually trains and maintains certification in the implementation of Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) or other approved behavior modification program
  • Follows OHU Residential Program Plan, including daily schedule, administration of expectations and associated consequences, and mental health treatment of youth in residential care
  • Demonstrates the highest investment in and commitment to quality improvement practices in order to continuously improve the delivery of services to our clients
  • Maintains a spirit of teamwork with other residential home staff; this includes attending weekly team meetings and staffings, as required
  • Attends meetings, training, seminars, and conferences as assigned by supervisory or administrative staff
  • Transports clients (youth) and their families to mandated court hearings, school appointments, doctor appointments or other case related appointments
  • Completes all documentation required for the position in a timely and accurate manner
  • Abides by client and program confidentiality to the highest standardQualificationsEducation
    • High School Diploma or GEDOther
      • Minimum 21 years of age
      • Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record with OHU required levels of coverage for auto insurance
      • DCF background check & approval to transport youth
      • Must be physically able to complete Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) restraint trainingRequired Skills
        • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
        • Proficient computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment and adaptive skills to expand software application skills as necessary
        • Patience, positive attitude, and willingness to develop greater skills and understanding of youth with behavior disorders and/or mental health issues
        • Willingness to engage with youth in social and recreational activities, as well as act in a surrogate parent role including assisting with homework, chores, attending appointments, school activities and events and any DCF-related expectations
        • Ability to exercise discretion and ensure confidentiality
        • Ability to accept direction and modify interactions with youth at direction of supervisory and clinical teamWe Invest in You!
          • Competitive pay and benefits
          • Tuition assistance up to $2500 per year
          • Generous vacation and PTO plans
          • Health, dental, vision, retirement plan, health savings account, Agency paid life and LTD, supplemental life insurance
          • Career ladders, professional development, and promotion opportunities
          • Leadership opportunities on site-based Center Management TeamsA Different Kind Of Employer - One Hope United is strong and ready to grow. Are you ready to grow with us?
            • 800 talented professionals strong, serving 10,000 children and families in Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Florida
            • Fiscally stable, $50 Million agency- strong since 1895
            • Energetic leadership and a rich community of supportOne Hope United does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. One Hope United is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. One Hope United participates in e Verify.In the spirit of caring for one another and our community, please note that upon accepting an offer of employment from One Hope United, you will be required to share proof of a Covid-19 vaccination. The requirement is subject to accommodation in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Keywords: One Hope United, Fort Lauderdale , Group Home Youth Care Worker, Other , Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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