Youth Care Worker I - QRTP

Compensation

: $52,250.00 - $69,840.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Education - Excluding Post Secondary



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Pathway Family Services, LLC. provides resources for youth and families through their Independent Living Program, TRAIL (Teens Reaching Adult Independent Living), Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility, and specialized foster care services.

Job Description Summary:

This position is 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.

In This Opportunity You Will Get To:

  • Participates in daily activities of residents by personally interacting with them to provide leadership, teaching, 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 that 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 mealtimes, 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 bedroom inspection checklists regularly and follow up with any required action items.
  • Due to required staff to client ratio needs, mandatory overtime may be required.
  • Will be required to drive personal or agency vehicle while transporting children or conducting agency business. Must possess a valid driver's license. Must meet agency underwriting standards while driving agency vehicles and/or transporting clients.
  • You'll Bring These Qualifications:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

    High School diploma or equivalent required.

    Previous experience in working with children with a mental health diagnosis in a residential facility type environment preferred. This experience shall include the following attributes:

    a. Has provided appropriate care to the children, and participated in their development and treatment program,

    b. Supported constructive resident-family visitation and resident involvement in community activities, and

    c. Worked effectively with treatment teams and appropriate stakeholders.

    Must be at least 21 years of age based on state requirement of being at least 3 years older than the oldest resident.

    Attendance and successful completion of Safe Crisis Management training, provided by Agency, is required. Previous experience with patient restraint preferred.

    If the employee does not meet the current requirements listed above the employee must attend the Residential Child and Youth Care Professional Certification Training. Employee must complete the online certification process to become Nationally Certified within the first year of employment.

    PRESENTATION SKILLS:

    Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from clients, care providers or regulatory agencies. Must demonstrate skills in separation and loss issues for the child in care, family systems, conflict resolution, and mediation, understanding loyalty issues a youth and adoptive resource family may face, and general issues related to adoptions.

    FINANCIAL/COMPUTATIVE SKILLS:

    Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. Familiarity with computers and their capabilities.

    ANALYTICAL ABILITY:

    Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with abstract and concrete variables.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, stand, sit and walk. The employee frequently is required to use hands and fingers; climb or balance; and stoop or kneel. The employee is required to be able to safely operate a motor vehicle and be able to obtain a license, therefore. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    As a valued employee you will receive:

    A competitive compensation and benefit package including:

  • 20 days of Personal leave your first year, 5 additional days the following year
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Annual merit salary increases
  • Annual longevity bonuses
  • 100% retirement match up to 5% of income
  • Education Tuition Assistance
  • Assistance for Clinical Supervision
  • Annual Christmas Bonus
  • Agency Vehicles available and mileage reimbursement (if personal vehicle is used)
  • Agency provide Smart Phone or Bring Your Own Device reimbursement policy
  • Microsoft Surface Pro provided for Case Managers, Supervisors, and Directors
  • TFI Family Services, Inc. is a leading child welfare agency providing experience, compassion, quality services and care. Our strength as an organization lies in the fact that we do what is best for children and families. TFI continues to create new resources and develop innovative solutions as we work to meet the needs of families and children.

    We provide various types of services to the community including foster and kinship care, domestic and international adoption, counseling support and education, TIPS-MAPP training and visitation and exchange centers.

    TFI Family Services is the parent company providing services in Kansas and Nebraska. We expanded our service area through our affiliates: TFI Family Connections in Oklahoma and Texas Family Initiative in Texas. Pathway Family Services is an affiliate in Kansas offering additional services to youth and families.

    TFI Family Services, Inc and affiliates are an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

    We are committed to diversity in its leadership and staff and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQI individuals, and people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

    All inquiries and applications will be kept confidential. Applications will be reviewed and eligible candidates will be contacted about interviews. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis; we expect to receive resumes from many qualified applicants and therefore highly recommend submission as soon as possible.

    Based on the hiring criteria involved with this position, background checks will be conducted if selected for employment. This includes, but not limited to: Fingerprinting, MVR, KBI, CANIS and drug screening.

    For more information about our company and what we do, please visit us at:

    TFI Family Services, Inc.

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    Associated topics: behavior health, behavioral health, disabilities, disable, exacerbate, handicapped, hard, impair, mental health, psychiatric * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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