GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The residential Youth Service Worker is dedicated to the direct supervision of adolescent boys in a short-term transitional living program. Youth Service Workers cultivate a safe, healthy, therapeutic, nurturing and caring home environment that is supportive of each participant’s individualized needs, social, emotional, and academic development. Youth Service Workers are positive role models offering support, strength-based encouragement and protection of youth in their care, advocating for youth and sharing information and updates with parents/guardians.
The Connecticut Junior Republic’s (CJR) mission is to provide care, treatment, education and family support for at-risk, special needs and troubled young people so they can become productive and fulfilled members of their communities.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. All essential functions are subject to reasonable accommodation. Employees needing or requesting reasonable accommodation should contact the Director of Human Resources.
- Maintaining constant sight and sound supervision of youths within established program expectations and guidelines
- Ensure physical safety of youth and provide crisis intervention as needed
- Following established routines, schedules, and structure, like wake up and bedtimes, and transition to school
- Recording observations and maintaining records and reports, daily documentation and logs
- Monitoring access to and ensuring personal hygiene of youths, and maintenance/upkeep of bedrooms
- Monitoring and reporting healthcare needs or concerns, and ensuring compliance with daily medication regimen through support, encouragement, and self-care education
- Accompanying youths between facilities, meetings, appointments and/or other activities
- Ensuring living spaces are organized, clean, safe and free from hazards
- Supervise youths during meal times
- Support and facilitate the implementation of youths’ individualized care plans and schedules
- May assist in the pre-orientation, admission, and intake process
- May assist in the facilitation of groups and may lead the facilitation of psychoeducational groups
- May provide transportation to adolescents and families as programmatic needs dictate
- Focus on Client Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external clients to meet or exceed their expectations within program parameters
- Ability to communicate, cooperate and serve people from all cultural identities with respect, professionalism, integrity and fairness in a manner that recognizes the individuality of each person
- Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance program effectiveness
- Available to work evenings and weekends as may be needed
- Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor
Please note this job description is not a contract, expressed or implied, nor a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Employees are to perform other duties as assigned.
CJR recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.
- High School Diploma (or equivalent) and 2 years human services experience, Bachelor’s Degree or Associate’s Degree (60 completed credits) and direct care experience, preferred
- Two years of experience providing direct care to adolescent boys (preferred)
- Demonstrated ability to work with troubled youth
- Professional written and verbal communication skills
- Knowledge of strengths-based and trauma sensitive programming (preferred)
- Ability to obtain and maintain the following certifications:
- Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI)
- First Aid/CPR
- Medication Administration
- Must have valid driver’s license and no traffic violations on record
- Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
- Communication Proficiency
BENEFITS & CULTURE:
CJR prides itself on offering competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, an enjoyable working environment, and opportunities for career advancement.
- 3 Weeks Vacation and 12 Sick Days to Start ( Accrued Annually)
- Core Health/Dental/Life/LTD Insurance(at no cost to employee)
- Low-Cost Additional Life & Short Term Disability
- In-house Clinical Supervision
- Matching 401k to 3%
- Tuition Assistance
- Esteemed History
- Industry Leaders