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Senior Youth Care Worker

Boys Town National Research Hospital New Orleans, LA
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POSITION SUMMARY:

The Senior Youth Care Worker teaches skills and monitors youth behavior according to an individualized service plan. This position also provides support and mentoring to Youth Care Workers.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & DUTIES:

  • Provides administrative support and mentors Youth Care Workers.
    • Receives referral calls and makes appropriate recommendations to supervisor for placement.
    • Completes documentation for youth admission, discharge, and incident reports Interacts with program consumers.
    • May provide consultation with youths family on Boys Town continuum of services.
    • May assist in the coordination and/or transition of youth to services within the Boys Town continuum or to other community services.
    • May engage families and provide assessment of needs in order to make referrals as needed.
    • Trains and mentors Youth Care Workers as outlined in the Youth Care Workers Staff Development Plan.
    • Models appropriate relationships with youth and staff.
  • Participates in the supervision and training of youth.
    • Assesses and monitors youth skills and progress to determine skill development needs and priorities.
    • Uses the Boys Town Model to teach and monitor behaviors and skills according to individualized service plans.
    • Provides input on Service Planning for youth.
    • Monitors activities and maintains a safe living and learning environment for youth.
    • Attends supervision, staff, and shift transition meetings.
    • Observes and participates in mediation and planning conferences with youth and their families.
    • Attends to youth medical and physical conditions as needed.
    • Utilizes Boys Town vehicle to transport youth to and from school, appointments, and outings.
  • Serves as a role model in carrying out the Father Flanagans Boys Home mission.
    • Directs all activities towards the fulfillment of the Boys Town mission
    • Directs all actions to reflect the values and principles of Boys Town
    • Establishes and maintains an environment that encourages teamwork, collaboration, and ethical behavior
    • Maintains regular, reliable and predictable attendance
    • Supports other members of the management team and their work

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • 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.
  • Ability to quickly make decisions in sensitive and sometimes critical areas and to adapt responses to situations while maintaining procedural and regulatory integrity.


EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • 2 years of experience working with at risk youth; Boys Town Model experience preferred.
  • Must possess a valid drivers license with a good driving record and pass an annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND EQUIPMENT USAGE:

Reasonably expected to have and maintain sufficient, agility, and endurance to perform all job requirements (including stressful situations – physically, mentally, and emotionally) encountered on the job without compromising their health and well-being or that of their fellow employees, youth, or families. Must have sufficient ability to see, hear, speak, and mobility to monitor youth, assist and perform daily household chores, and participate in activities with youth.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Subject to outside environmental conditions occasionally and inside conditions frequently. Includes constant interruptions, inappropriate behaviors, and the potential for verbal and physical threats from youth.

About Boys Town Nebraska:

A National Historic Landmark since 1985, the Village of Boys Town is now the only National Historic Landmark District in Nebraska. At any given time, about 400 boys and girls live in the Village, receiving care and guidance for a wide range of behavioral, emotional and academic issues. When Father Edward J. Flanagan purchased the Overlook Farm in 1921, it became the new, permanent site of Boys Town. Over the decades that followed, schools, churches and homes were built, and tens of thousands of young lives were transformed.

Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Towns mission, which is why we offer an array of competitive and attractive benefit options. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town Physicians, free prescriptions, tuition assistance, access to the campus Field House, parenting resources from our experts and advancement opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.

Date Posted: August 4, 2022

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. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.


Date Posted August 4, 2022
Date Closes September 3, 2022
Requisition 19445
Located In New orleans, LA
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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