Respite Worker (child care provider)
The Guidance Center - River Rouge, MI

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As a recognized leader in our field, The Guidance Center provides a broad range of services that have helped children, adults and families unlock potential and build better lives for more than 50 years. With over 40 programs, we offer treatment, prevention, growth and education services to more than 26,200 people annually.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Respite Worker to join our team of talented professionals.

As a Respite Worker, you will be responsible for:
  • Maintain all written docuemntation and forms required for files, client case notes, data collection and evaluation.
  • Model for the parents/caregivers positive behaviors with children providing a positive interaction that promotes social opportunities as appropriate.
  • Assist in preparation and clean up for the CRC after client visits.
  • Must maintain current First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Participate in all program staff meetings, traiings, supervision, and other program activities as requested.
  • Submits accurate paperwork and SAL's, which ensures appropriate billing withing 24 hours of service.
  • Acquire and maintain job-specific credentialing and training.
  • Assist with enrollment of new clients to the CRC for Respite services.
  • Represent the CRC at professional and community activities, which support families.
  • Keep all group members' information confidential.
  • Complete 25 hours of program and/or position specific training on an annual basis.
Regular work hours are Monday through Friday and will require evening and weekend hours. Must have a flexible schedule. Scheduled hours per week will be 29 hours.

To qualify for this position, you will need:
  • High school diploma or equivalent .
  • Valid driver’s license in good standing.
  • Must possess and retain current and valid automobile insurance.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to serve in diverse environments.
  • Experience working with children and adolescents with mental health and behavioral challenges is preferred.
  • Must be of good moral character as outlined in State of Michigan Public Act 116, of 1973, as amended Sec. 5.(1).
  • A nonjudgemental approach that reflects cultural competency and sensitivity to the unique needs and diverse experiences of individual families.
  • Williness to be flexible, patient and creative.
  • Able to engage and maintain therapeutic relationships with families.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with other providers.
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to assess and intervene within complex family and community systems .
  • Willingness to be flexible, patient, and creative.
  • Basic computer skills including utilization of Internet, MS Word, Excel and Publisher preferred.
The Guidance believes that our team members are our most valuable resources, and we invest in them accordingly. We offer our employees a competitive salary, flexible scheduling opportunities, a team-oriented work environment and much more!

If you are interested in becoming part of our world-class team, please submit your resume on-line by clicking the “apply” button on the bottom of the screen.

The Guidance Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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The Guidance Center's mission is to enhance the development and well-being of children, adults, and families in need throughout the...