Catholic Guardian Services
The Youth Care Worker works as scheduled in the Group Home, providing supervision, support, and direction to residents that will foster positive growth and development. Also, they maintain a hazard-free, clean, and orderly household; prepare meals by house menus; complete all required logs, forms, and reports. Also, they participate in meetings as scheduled, accompany groups or individual children for recreation or appointments.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Establishes a clinically supportive environment, developing an individual relationship with each resident that emphasizes that youth’s positive growth and development.
- Under the supervision of the Group Home Supervisor, ensures an orderly schedule for the residents by supervising their daily activities: Wake-up school, or other program attendance, mealtime, study time, assigned Group Home chores and bedtime, monitor individual appointments to ensure the timely arrival by each resident.
- Monitors each resident’s physical well-being, ensuring suitable clothing, adequate food, and all required medical treatments, including the dispensing of medication, as prescribed by physicians.
- Accompanies and transports residents to outside activities, including supervised recreation and appointments, as required.
- Maintains a hazard-free, clean, and orderly household by promptly reporting maintenance problems to the supervisory staff and by the completion of assigned household chores in a timely and efficient manner.
- Prepares meals and snacks as per the direction of the Group Home Supervisor and according to posted menus.
- Is responsible for petty cash and other house valuables as assigned by the Group Home Supervisor and distributes according to Group Home procedures.
- Completes all required reports and logs, including incident reports, medication log, group home log, maintenance log, resident point sheets, and daily count as prescribed by the agency’s procedures.
- Answers telephone and takes messages in a professional, mature manner
- Actively participates in meetings, including clinical treatment team meetings, as required and ensures that treatment plans and programs are carried out as prescribed
- Establishes a clinically supportive environment by facilitating an individual relationship with each resident that focuses on their growth and development
- Implements social skills teaching with assigned residents consistent with the residents’ behavior plans
- Utilizes effective praise, corrective teaching, planned teaching, and crisis teaching to minimize the need for negative consequences and maximize the use of positive consequences
- Engage in one-to-one dialogue with each resident at least one time per shift
- Attends mandatory training and workshops as required by the agency to enhance professional growth
- High School Diploma or GED
- Two years of professional childcare experience preferred
- Valid New York State drivers license
- Ability to work assigned shifts. Requires flexibility and availability for emergency and required coverage of the home
- Demonstrated ability to adhere to policies and respond to supervision
- Must demonstrate patience, and social experience to permit the formation of a professional relationship and adult role model with children and their families, including those with different religious, cultural, ethnic backgrounds and sexual preferences
- Must have the knowledge and ability to help residents with school work
- Demonstrates the ability to mentor and positively influence the youth by modeling pro-social behaviors