Job Description:

Do you enjoy living in smaller rural communities? Love the coast? Bring your career to a coastal community mental health provider! Youth Care Specialist needed immediately!

Position Summary

Perform professional care and monitoring of youth activities in a multiple purpose Juvenile Shelter or Detention Facility.  Monitoring daily activities of youth placed in the Facility and other programs. Providing 24-hour intake duties for all referred youth during shift.

Supervise the daily activities of youth:

  • Provide for the physical safety, nourishment, cleanliness, and supervision of all youth admitted.
  • Maintain the overall upkeep of the facility and participates in meal preparation.
  • Supervise and instruct youth in expected daily living, leisure, and work activities.
  • Maintain discipline, order, respect for authority and desirable patterns of conduct.
  • Ensure youth receive educational instruction and health care.
  • Monitor facility diligently to ensure against youth misconduct, runaways, safety hazards, accidents, or fire.
  • Promote a positive environment within the facility.
  • Confront consequences and redirects youth in a positive manner using trauma-informed care principles or other evidence-based practices adopted by the department.
  • Perform initial 24-hour intake screening duties for all youth referred during shift.
  • Confer with Juvenile Probation Officers regarding detention decisions.
  • Complete intake duties of all youth admitted to the facility.
  • Transport youth as needed.

Complete intake forms and document youth activities:

  • Complete documentation and forms regarding admission and releases.
  • Report individual behavior and performance as observed.
  • Report shift activities. Informs personnel on incoming shift of facility status.
  • Maintain youth files according to department standards.

Inspect, clean, and monitor the facility:

  • Inspect and ensures the facility is clean and equipment is in working order.

Report any needed repairs to supervisor.

  • Instruct youth in proper housekeeping practices and maintenance of their living areas.

Attend staff training and meetings:

  • Attend team or shift meetings.
  • Maintain certification in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (CPI).
  • Maintain required certifications for a Food Handlers license and First Aid & CPR.

Minimum Education Level:

High School Diploma / GED

Minimum Experience Level:

One year with six months of experience in work dealing with youth, preferably in a group or correctional setting.

 Certifications:   Food Handler’s Certificate; Certified in First Aid and CPR.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Tonya Christensen, Senior Recruiter. EOE

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