Father Flanagan's Boys' Home/Boys Town Youth Care Worker- Brooklyn & Queens in Brooklyn, New York

Youth Care Worker- Brooklyn & Queens
Location:New York - Brooklyn
Functional Area:
Employment Status:Full time
Description

Youth Care Worker-Brooklyn& Queens

Closing Date-12/7/16 or when position has been filled

Are you passionate about shaping the future of America's Youth?

Boys Town New York is changing the way America cares for children, families and communities by providing and promoting an Integrated Continuum of Care that instills Boys Town values to strengthen body, mind and spirit.

Our mission is centered on creating an environment for children that includes trust, discipline, emotional support and respect. We believe that all children and youth have the potential to become bright, productive, adjusted, loving people.

Boys Town is nationally recognized for its research-proven child, health and family care programs. As one of the country's largest nonprofit funded child-care organizations, Boys Town touches the lives of more than 2 million children and families nationwide each year. Join our Town today and help us shape the future of America!

OVERVIEW OF JOB

The Youth Care Worker- works in a non-secure detention setting with youth ages 13-18 in a 12 bed facility for pre adjudicated youth who have committed a crime, teaching skills and monitoring youth behavior in accordance with an individualized service plan. Provides direct and continuous supervision of youths in accordance with policy and procedure that promote a safe, secure, and caring environment for youths and staff; This includes monitoring all youth activity to make certain that adequate security measures are maintained, through conducting security checks (home and youth), youth counts, and room checks. Supervises and provides instruction of all activities (e.g.; laundry, showering, personal hygiene, meal prep and recreation etc.) on a daily basis to maintain physical cleanliness and hygienic conditions of the youth and home. Escorts youths externally as directed. This may be to accompany youth during clinic visits, ER, court appointments and school. Reports all observances of unusual behaviors of youth's physical and mental health to the senior staff or family home consultant. Monitors youths for changes in behavior that may indicate potential crisis situations in accordance with program guidelines and alerts other staff as appropriate. Intervenes when necessary in crisis situations in accordance with policy and procedure

REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, OR SKILLS

* Experience working with at risk youth is preferred

* High school diploma or equivalent. Must be at least 21 years of age.

* Must possess a valid driver's license with a good driving record and pass an annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check.

* Knowledge of regulatory requirements pertaining to youth care.

* Ability to communicate in an articulate, professional manner while maintaining necessary degree of confidentiality.

* Ability to build and sustain trust to facilitate successful, professional relationships.

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Please contact us at 1-877-639-6003 if you need an accommodation to complete the application process.

Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program