Children's Home Society of Florida

Youth/Child Care Worker

Job Locations US-FL-Melbourne
Job ID
2017-3425
# of Openings
1
Category
Youth/Child Care
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

We’re working toward a world where all children realize their full potential…

 

When children and families face complex challenges, Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) is there. Founded in 1902 to provide safe, loving homes for orphans, CHS is now one of the oldest, largest and most respected nonprofit organizations in Florida. Delivering hope to more than 50,000 children and family members across the state, we continue to do more. We are leading the nation in developing and delivering solutions that transform the lives and futures of children and families.

Will you join us? Are you ready to HELP CHILDREN find–and achieve–their full potential? Are you ready to make a POSITIVE DIFFERENCE in the lives of children and their families? If so, we want to talk to YOU.

We’re seeking an enthusiastic Youth/Child Care Worker to support our growing needs for our Residential program services. You will work with a team charged with attending to the needs of children placed in care by the Department of Children and Families, with the goal of establishing continuity and security for those children. This is an excellent opportunity for an energetic and composed Child Care Professional who has a passion for making a positive difference and thrives in a fast-paced, never-the-same work environment.

Responsibilities

YOU WILL:

  • Supervise and positively interact with children/youth.
  • Engage in and supervise age appropriate play activities with children/youth.
  • Direct children/ youth in eating, resting and hygiene.
  • Conduct oneself as a "role model" for children/youth; provide appropriate direction of children/youth in their daily routine; give children/youth positive reinforcement as appropriate.
  • Dispense medication to children/youth as instructed.
  • Provide first aid treatment as necessary.
  • Maintain complete and accurate daily records and report suspected child abuse/neglect as mandated by law.
  • Implement behavior modification techniques as instructed.
  • Prepare meals utilizing provided menus.
  • Conduct and document required fire drills.
  • Maintain the order, safety, cleanliness of the facility and grounds; responsible for housekeeping and laundry; supervise children/youth in assisting with chores.
  • Transport children/youth to school and medical appointments as necessary.
  • Maintain company vehicle in clean condition and good repair.
  • Participate in the quality improvement process.
  • Provide Behavioral Health Overlay Services (BHOS) to clients under the direction and supervision of the clinical staff.
  • Provide daily living and social skills to clients as part of the BHOS treatment plan.
  • Maintain familiarization with BHOS documentation requirements and patient rights.
  • Respond to special clinical circumstances of BHOS clients including behavioral and medical emergencies.

Qualifications

YOU HAVE:

  • Pretty strong knowledge about all things youth/child care
  • Strong organizational skills and a tireless focus on quality results,
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills that allow you to work well with diverse teams, clients and families.
  • Resiliency, with a propensity to persevere in spite of constant change, and
  • A sincere passion for helping others in need.

YOU NEED:

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Minimum 6 months of experience or TOP Model Training

 

 At CHS, we’ve created a workplace that supports what drives you personally and professionally. Competitive salaries … paid holidays … generous paid time off … flexible work schedules … and a sweet benefits suite that doesn’t just say we care about you, but truly demonstrates it!

With more than 1,800 team members, CHS is the #1 provider of children’s services in the state of Florida. We’re an employer and career path of choice for any aspiring professional committed to growth and excellence. At CHS, we do good.

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