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Youth Care Program Specialist - Youth Links (7am-3pm)

Heartland Family Service Omaha, NE
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Job Description

At Heartland Family Service, we are committed to building a culture that is trauma informed and values and celebrates diversity and inclusion. We believe this allows for better service delivery and innovation, as it encourages our employees to bring various experiences and uniqueness to the workplace.

Trauma Informed Care is an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives.  Trauma Informed Care also acknowledges the effects of working with trauma survivors on our workforce, and seeks to build collaborative and supportive working environments and relationships.

If you believe in our mission of creating healthy families and communities, and like a fast pace, collaborative and team oriented environment, then Heartland Family Service is the agency for you.

SUMMARY  DESCRIPTION  OF  WORK

Educational requirements are very specific. Highly developed interpersonal skills are necessary. Decision making skills and problem solving capabilities are critical. We are responsible for adequate 24/7 supervision of youth in care. Our facility, known as an alternative to detention (ATD), is home to clients of varying backgrounds. Youth may be placed here as a result of adverse home environments, or through court order. Their pending charges, if present, differ in severity.

Work Schedule: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., days of week vary.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • *Responsible for the direct supervision of Juvenile Services Triage Center youth, age 10 through 18; works with Program Coordinator regarding program development and implementation.
  • *Assists in the intake/orientation, assessment and discharge process, including written reports.
  • *Establishes a positive working relationship with and knowledge of community resources, area schools and personnel, volunteers and police and HHS (PS/OJS) and assists in the coordination of these services/resources.
  • *Provides guidance, support and crisis intervention to youth and families when indicated and appropriate.
  • *Assists youth in formulating and achieving of youth participants' goals.
  • *Facilitates psycho educational groups, i.e., life skills, problem solving, etc.
  • *Maintains confidentiality of youth and families.
  • *Maintains required records.
  • Provides transportation in agency vehicle for youth, when necessary
  • Document and maintain all serious incidents, daily progress and activities completely, accurately and in a timely manner and in compliance with agency policies and procedures
  • Complete all required documentation prior to completion of shift; deadlines for reports may vary
  • Use positive child management techniques including verbal redirection, de-escalation and containment; otherwise known as CPI
  • Develops personal and program related skills through participation in internal and external training opportunities
  • Maintains regular, prompt attendance at the office on a consistent and reliable basis
  • Work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed or requested by Program Coordinator
  • Create, maintain and share as appropriate a dynamic self-care plan.
  • Strive to make connections between the agency and the larger community whenever possible in order to contribute to the agency's ongoing fundraising and friend-raising efforts.
  • Essential functions of this job are to be performed on company physical work site
  • Performs other program related duties as assigned.

                                                                                              *DENOTES ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

MINIMUM  QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have High School Diploma
  • Prefer Bachelor's Degree in social services, criminal justice, or related field
  • Two years experience in Child Welfare Services, Residential/Day Treatment preferred
  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record

COMPENTENCIES

Empathy-Showing interest in employee and clients feelings, attitudes, and reasoning.

Professionalism-having clear boundaries with employees and clients and displaying professional behavior.

Accountability-accepting responsibility that results in anticipation/prevention of problem areas from actions, and problem solving inside and outside the department/organization.

Consistency-Ensuring that rules policies, procedures are consistently practiced across the board by all employees.

Adaptable-Maintaining effectiveness in reaching set goals by adapting to changed circumstances, tasks, responsibilities, and people.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

(Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).          

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Qualifications

Education

Required

High School or better.

Preferred

Bachelors or better in Social Work or related field.

Experience

Preferred

2 years: Experience in Child Welfare Services, Residential/Day Treatment preferred


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

Job Details

Date Posted August 10, 2018
Date Closes October 9, 2018
Requisition YOUTH01703
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
SOC Category 00-0000.00

This job offers the following benefits

  • Long-Term Disability
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Dental
  • Health Fair
  • Travel Stipends
  • Medical
  • Paid Holidays
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Holiday Party
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Vision
  • Free Parking
  • Paid Vacations
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Casual Dress
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Wellness Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
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  • Long-Term Disability
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  • Dental
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