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Residential Youth Care Worker- $1,500 Sign On Bonus!

Company: One Hope United
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

The Youth Care Worker is responsible for the daily management of a therapeutic residential 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 standard



High School Diploma or GED


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 training

Required 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 team

We 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 Teams

A 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 support

One 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.Keywords: "child welfare" "residential" "adolescent" "mental health technician"


Keywords: One Hope United, Fort Lauderdale , Residential Youth Care Worker- $1,500 Sign On Bonus!, Other , Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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