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Youth Care Worker I - $1000 Sign On Bonus

Company: Pathway Family Services LLC
Location: Topeka
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

$1000 Sign-On Bonus and up to $36,000 annual salary As a Youth Care Worker I, you will be responsible for the daily general supervision of and interaction with residents with the goal to create and maintain a positive therapeutic environment. The Youth Care Worker will draw on the resident's behavioral expressions to develop healthy options for the residents as well as providing support and encouragement for positive actions. Please see qualifications below. Shifts available: First Shift Tuesday-Saturday (School Hours: 6am-2pm, Non-School Hours: 7am-3pm/40 hours per week) Sunday-Thursday (School Hours: 6am-2pm, Non-School Hours: 7am-3pm/40 hours per week) Friday-Monday (School Hours: 6am-2pm, Non-School Hours: 7am-3pm/32 hours per week) Second Shift Wednesday-Saturday (1pm-11pm/40 hours per week) Friday-Monday (1pm-11pm/40 hours per week) Sunday-Wednesday (1pm-11pm/40 hours per week) Responsibilities and Duties Participates in daily activities of residents by personally interacting with them to provide leadership, training, role modeling, correction, boundary setting, life skills, communication, and interpersonal relationship skills.
Leads and directs residents in activities designed to promote social interaction, reality orientation and intellectual stimulation the support a trauma informed care treatment modality. Maintains sufficient activity supplies. Develops monthly calendar of planned activities.
Provides residents who are confined in their rooms with in-room activities in keeping with life-long interests (music, reading, etc.) and in-room projects they can work on individually.
Monitors resident's activities to ensure that residents are participating in all required program curriculum.
Completes documentation and forwards reports containing descriptive, analytical, and evaluative content.
Follows all applicable regulations and standards in regard to program requirements and assigned duties. Follows all accreditation standards and governmental regulations in regard to psychiatric residential treatment facilities. Reports observed compliance shortcomings and issues to supervisor.
Transports/escorts residents to and from various activities.
Completes behavior logs for residents.
Supervises residents during mealtime, snack times, assists with counting and the tracking of sharps utilized in facility.
Makes sure residents observe all appointments, therapies, meetings, study hall, community service, and other scheduled activities.
Inspects living unit as needed to report on conditions affecting the health and safety of residents as well as to locate contraband.
Serves as a member of a treatment team to determine which programs, methods, and experiences are appropriate for the treatment of the residents.
Receives detailed instructions from supervisors and professionals on the treatment strategies and techniques to be followed for individual residents.
Observes, records and reports health symptoms, behavior, and other significant issues of the residents.
Assists with laundry, clerical and cleaning tasks as needed and assigned.
Complete the resident's bedroom inspection checklists regulatory and follow up with any required action items.
Due to required staff to client ratio needs, mandatory overtime may be required.
May be required to drive personal or agency vehicle while transporting children or conducting agency business. If applicable, Youth Care Workers must meet agency standards approved by the insurance carrier when operating any vehicles regarding agency business. Qualifications and Skills Requirements for Youth Care Worker I: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) from an accredited high school.
Must be at least 21 years of age based on state requirements if being at least 3 years older than the oldest resident.
Have the personal characteristics and experience to collaborate with, provide appropriate care to residents, and possess the temperament to work with, and care for children, youth, adults, or families with special needs. Desired Youth Care Worker I: 1-year experience in a similar environment working with at risk youth.
Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Social Services, Psychology, Sociology, Human Services Education
Training in Trauma Treatments, Trauma Informed Care, Positive Behavior Supports and Safety Crisis Management (SCM) Certified.
Valid driver's license and auto insurance. Attendance and successful completion of SCM training, provided by Agency, is required. Previous experience with patient restraint preferred. Youth Care Worker I's who do not possess a bachelor's degree in Social Work, Social Services, Psychology, Sociology, Human Services or Education will be required complete the Residential Child and Youth Care Professional (RCYCP) Certification Training for national certification in lieu of the described bachelor's degrees listed above. Benefits Competitive pay
Flexible Schedule
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Company paid Life insurance
401(k) Match
25 days of personal leave in first year of employment
Longevity bonus
Employee Assistance Program
Flexible Spending Program
Referral program Education: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) from an accredited high school. PRTF123#PFSCB

Keywords: Pathway Family Services LLC, Topeka , Youth Care Worker I - $1000 Sign On Bonus, Other , Topeka, Kansas

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