The Sift Supervisor provides leadership to Youth Care Workers assigned to shift. They ensure that youth are supervised in accordance with all G4S, Youth Services and Department of Juvenile Justice guidelines. They implement and coordinate behavioral management strategies for youth to ensure consistency and compliance to established schedule. They comply with all applicable standards related to P.A.R. and interventions associated with milieu management. They ensure that all documentation to include shift logs and accountabilities are completed per policy. They reinforce established Code of Conduct and youth rights.
• Supervises the therapeutic milieu on the unit, enforces the level system or other methods of behavior management
• Maintains resident, program, department and related documentation, ensuring that shift documentation is completed
• Orients new Direct Care to unit, program, and milieu through the implementation of an established training curriculum
• Carries out general nursing assistance necessary to treatment of residents as assigned and supervised by LPN to include medication administration
• Monitors program technicians to ensure residents carry out activities of daily living, when congruent with the resident’ treatment plan and needs, age, and developmental level
• Ensures youth on level of supervision and other forms for security alert are monitored
The Ideal Candidate:
Education, Licenses and Certifications Required
Must have a high school diploma or GED.
Type and Length of Specific Experience Required
Must have at least two years of Direct Care experience working with youth.
Must have one year of previous related supervisory experience or must have been in a Youth Care Worker II position for a minimum of six months.
• Ability to maintain positive professional working relationship with co-workers and juveniles.
• Ability to comply with rotating mandatory stay list.
• Ability to cope with crisis situations that occurs in a juvenile facility.
• Ability to follow orders explicitly.
• Ability to empathize with juveniles from different backgrounds.
• Ability to work with a variety of behaviors.
• Ability to tolerate verbal and mental abuse while maintaining a professional demeanor.
Must be at least 21 years of age or older.
Physical Requirements and Environment
• Talking: Ability to express and exchange ideas via spoken word during activities in which they must convey details or important spoken instructions to others accurately, sometimes quickly and loudly. Hearing and Vision: Ability to perceive the nature of sounds with no less than 40 dB loss at Hz, 1000 Hz and 2000 Hz with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication. Work requires a minimum standard of visual acuity with or without correction that will enable employees to complete clerical tasks, and observe youth. Dexterity: Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, push, pull, lift, grasp, and be able to perceive the attributes of an object such as size, shape, and temperature. Movements frequently and regularly required using wrists, hands and/or fingers. Physical Strength: Ability to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally. Position is mostly standing and employee must be able to physically perform escalation matrix as defined in Protective Action Response. This may include, but is not limited to all countermoves and restraint techniques. Employee may be subject to temperature changes, but the employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions as the work is predominantly inside. Language: Ability to write complex sentences, using proper punctuation, and ability to communicate in complex sentences using normal word order with present and past tenses. Processing and Reasoning: Ability to exercise self-control in potentially volatile situations such as in verbal and physical confrontations. Must be able to work and concentrate amidst distractions and noise. Ability to assist youth with problem solving and maintaining self-control in volatile situations.
• The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this position the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions as they relate to travel. The noise level is usually moderate as the primary work environment is a standard office setting.
• Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the company undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.
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