Weekend Overnight Youth Engagement Specialist - Promise Place
- Expired: April 07, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Location: Promise Place, PG County, MDShifts available : Friday and Saturday, 11:00 pm - 7:00 am Saturday& Sunday 3:00pm- 11:00pmABOUT US Sasha Bruce Youthwork is one of the largest and most experienced providers of services to youth in Washington, DC. Our mission is to improve the lives of runaway, homeless, abused, neglected, and/or at-risk youth and their families in the Washington, DC area. We achieve this by providing shelter, counseling, life skills training, and positive youth development activities to approximately 1,500 youth and 5,000 family members each year.
With more than 30 years of experience meeting the growing needs of DC's youth and families with innovative programs, Sasha Bruce Youthwork is always willing to listen and ready to help. ABOUT YOU High School Diploma or GED required; Bachelor's Degree preferred with specialty in psychology, counseling, or social work Must have at least 3-5 years of experience working with youth with significant mental health or behavioral challenges, preferably in a residential care setting Must be a creative, energetic, problem-solver, with a passion for working with young people Reporting to the Program Manager, this is a part-time, non-exempt level position with an overnight schedule All candidates must possess a valid Driver's License, clean driving record; and Obtain and pass required background clearances Must be able to transport staff and/or clients, as needed ABOUT THE JOB Perform "rounds" in and outside of the building to adequately engage with youth in their home environment, facilitate activities, provide counseling and support, and encourage adherence to community rules Providing crisis intervention and on-site counseling to residents when necessary and appropriate Maintain supervision of the house, enforce house rules and ensure house safety. Makes regular inspections inside the building, in the area immediately outside the building and check individual rooms and apartments routinely Assist with managing conflict between residents; de-escalate and help residents reach compromise, document all incidents As needed, coordinate with medical or government personnel to assist in managing resident's needed; engage Program Manager, complete required documentation including Unusual Incidents forms in compliance with agency policy Demonstrate proficiency in the ability to safely and efficiently carry out various emergency procedures in the case of fire, an illness, accident, etc.
as well as drills to prepare or prevent such incidents Complete paperwork or data entry needs as directed by the Program Manager including 30-minute increment log of community rounds and resident activities Produce specific, legible, concise handwritten notes and documentation, including house inspections, observations of non-verbal client behavior, direct or indirect contact with clients, any unusual incidents, house logs etc. that occur during your shift Demonstrating proficiency in the ability to safely and efficiently carry out emergency fire evacuation and other various emergency procedures in the case of an illness or accident or in drills to prepare or prevent such incidents Providing administrative office coverage, answering and providing thorough written documentation detailing the nature and purpose of all phone calls and visitors; maintaining supervision of the house and residents, and ensuring house rules are being followed to ensure the safety and security of the facility At times, perform light janitorial duties such as sweep, mop, taking-out trash. Advise Program Manager of building maintenance needs Assist with shift-coverage when schedule gaps present due to staff shortage Participate in required annual training (40 hours) required by licensing agency, Program Manager or Clinical Director Participate in regular supervision and staff meetings as assigned by Program Manager Keep all required clearances up to date Other duties as assigned Sasha Bruce Youthwork, Inc.
is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Sasha Bruce Youthwork, Inc.
is also committed to comply with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
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