Youth/Child Care Worker
Children's Home Society of Florida - Sebring, FL

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Job Description
: PROGRAM NAME: RELIEF POSITION!
GRADE:
A/B 15

OBJECTIVE: To supervise and direct children/youth in residential or day care program, assist with the record keeping and perform duties necessary for the overall care and well being of the children/youth in the program.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS MAY INCLUDE:
Essential functions for all programs:
• Supervise and positively interact with children/youth.
• Engage in and supervise age appropriate play activities with children/youth.
• Direct children/ youth in eating, resting and hygiene.
• Conduct oneself as a "role model" for children/youth; provide appropriate direction of children/youth in their daily routine; give children/youth positive reinforcement as appropriate.
• Maintain complete and accurate daily records and report suspected child abuse/neglect as mandated by law.
• Implement behavior modification techniques as instructed.
• Attend staff meetings and/or training as required.
• Maintain the order, safety, cleanliness of the facility and grounds.
• Transport children/youth as necessary.
• Participate in the quality improvement process.
• This list of essential functions is not intended to be exhaustive. Children's Home Society of Florida reserves the right to revise this job description as needed to comply with actual job requirements

Additional essential functions specific to residential programs only:
• Dispense medication to children/youth as instructed.
• Provide first aid treatment as necessary.
• Prepare meals utilizing provided menus.
• Conduct and document required fire drills.
• Responsible for housekeeping and laundry; supervise children/youth in assisting with chores.
• Maintain company vehicle in clean condition and good repair.
• Provide Behavioral Health Overlay Services (BHOS) to clients under the direction and supervision of the clinical staff.
• Provide daily living and social skills to clients as part of the BHOS treatment plan.
• Maintain familiarization with BHOS documentation requirements and patient rights.
• Respond to special clinical circumstances of BHOS clients including behavioral and medical emergencies.
• Participates in ongoing training and consultation with the BHOS treatment team. Document all BHOS services and maintain other related BHOS records.

QUALIFICATIONS:
REQUIRED:
- High School diploma or GED equivalent
- Minimum 6 months of experience or TOP Model Training
- Florida Driver's License within 30 days from hire

PREFERRED:
- One year experience
- Previous experience working with abuse, neglect and special needs children
- 30 hours Department of Children and Families certification
- CPR (infant and child), First Aid, CNA or CDA certificate
- Crisis prevention/intervention training

SKILLS:
- Ability to provide affection, security and continuity in the care of children
- Ability to set appropriate limits and boundaries with clients
- Ability to handle confidential issues appropriately
- Must have the energy and flexibility to meet the changing needs of children/youth
- Ability to follow directions
- Ability to handle multiple tasks and make sound decisions
- Ability to observe individuals and report accurate findings
- Ability to build trusting relationships with clients and effectively interact with clients from diverse cultures
- Ability to handle emergencies and life threatening situations effectively
- Ability to intervene decisively when necessary to protect client
- Ability to transport clients
- Basic First Aid and CPR certification. CPI skills or equivalent CHS approved behavioral management system

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
NEEDED: sitting, standing, walking, lifting, carrying, kneeling, pushing/pulling, bending/stooping, reaching, crawling/crouching, driving
PREFERRED: repetitive climbing

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