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Youth Care Worker I Relief - Overnights and Weekends

December 21, 2012 - January 11, 2013
Location:Austin, TX
Employment Type:Other
Department:Young Moms and Babies Program
Description:Our Young Moms and Babies Program is searching forYouth Care Worker I's who are looking for an opportunity to work in a rewarding and challenging residential environment with at-risk young adults on a PRN BASIS!

Our goal is the development of caring relationships
with the young men and women who pass through our doors because it has the potential to make a positive difference in their futures.

We believe in teaching:
•Social competence: The ability to establish and sustain positive caring relationships; to maintain a sense of humor; and to communicate compassion and empathy.
•Resourcefulness: The ability to critically, creatively and reflectively make decisions; to seek help from others; and to recognize alternative ways to solve problems and resolve conflict.
•Autonomy: The ability to act independently and exert some control over ones environment; to have a sense of ones identity; and to detach from others engaged in risky or dysfunctional behavior.
•Sense of purpose: the ability to foresee a bright future for oneself; to be optimistic; and to aspire toward education and personal achievement.

We aim to FOSTER & REINFORCE these trains through:
•Caring relationships: that are trusting, compassionate and respectful.
•High expectations: that are explicitly communicated and adequately supported.
•Meaningful opportunities: for engaging in valued family, school and school and community and civic activities.

Our ideal candidate is compassionate, flexible, a good multi-tasker and communicator who is dependable and able to work alone or in a team.

This position is RELIEF. Mostly Overnights, nights and Weekends, with some opportunity to pick up other shifts.
Duties:• Supervises clients within a residential facility, and ensures a safe environment is maintained.
• Assists clients with their day-to-day needs and administers daily medications.
• Ensures facility cleanliness and maintenance within licensing standards.
• Maintains records and logs of facility equipment.
• Maintains client files, logs, and related information.
Qualifications:REQUIRED: HS Diploma/GED and minimum 1 year related experience (6 months specific working with at-risk youth); Microsoft Office proficiency.

PREFERRED: 2 years experience in a maternity shelter, transitional, or residentail home working with young parents and their children. Experience with overnight shifts; Experience with children, adolescents, and young adults ages 0-22 yrs of age. Training, certifications, and or college coursework in child development, psychology, and strengths based/solution focused philosophies valued. Position requires documentation skills as well as the ability to administer medicaitons and provide oversight of both a daily log and daily medicaitons. Microsoft Office proficiency.

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