The Children's Home of Kingston
  • Kingston, NY, USA
  • 15.00
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program

Position Summary:
The Unaccompanied Alien Children Program provides temporary residential care and other supportive services to Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) who are under legal custody of the Federal Government. Working in collaboration with the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement, our program provides a safe and nurturing environment for 24 youth in a Basic Shelter program located at our OCFS licensed residential facility in Kingston, NY. In the basic shelter program, we provide therapeutic and educational services and other supports that youth need to achieve success through an array of strength-based and targeted interventions as well as link them with family members and/or other sponsors in the United States, so they are able to move forward with their lives and thrive. The Youth Care Worker is responsible for providing direct services and performs various support tasks as part of the youth's daily care.

**After 90 days of continuous employment will receive a $500 sign on bonus**

Position Responsibilities:
In a manner consistent with CHK's Mission Statement and applicable laws and regulations, an employee in this position shall:

  • Serves as youth's supervisor with responsibility for the safety, personal conduct, and care of the youth, providing therapeutic interventions
  • Maintains security in buildings, grounds, and other posts; intervenes during emergencies or crisis situations
  • Supervises, counsels and redirect residents according to facility policy and procedures
  • Supervises movement of youth inside and outside the facility; takes periodic counts of youth
  • Monitors youth during recreational and various activities; (i.e., educational studies, independent living, religious etc.), and conducts inspections for health and safety hazards
  • Interacts critically and constructively with other staff members to develop and implement successful intervention techniques
  • Develops effective relationships with youth, co-workers, and team members
  • Assists youth with their personal issues and refers issues to the group in accordance with the principles of the program
  • Observes and keeps staff informed daily of significant behavioral conditions known about an individual and/or the group
  • Assists in preparing reports regarding each youth's adjustment and progress
  • Prepares log entries and reports in a timely manner
  • Escorts and/or transports youth to predetermined locations
  • Exercises judgment and discretion in the performance of duties within departmental rules, regulations, and policies
  • Performs other related work as assigned

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to speak, read, and writes English & Spanish fluently, which allows full communication with agency staff and 3rd parties.
  • Ability to perform highly exacting work, complex in nature, and to exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to evaluate facts, interprets results, and makes recommendations.
  • Ability to use sound judgment while following agency policies, practices and procedures.
  • Possess a valid driver license with a driving record acceptable to CHK's insurance carrier and possess the ability to drive agency vehicles to other agency sites and places for training purposes.

Education, Training and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Bachelor's degree, preferred, from an accredited college or university within one or a combination of the following: Counseling, Education, Psychology, Sociology, or Social work
  • One or more years of work experience in a residential treatment program preferred
  • Two or more years of experience in group work which involved direct care and interaction with youth such as YMCA, schools, recreational facilities, or residential care programs preferred
  • Valid NYS drivers license, clean driving record
  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) required
  • Must be 21 years of age or older

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

Prolonged periods standing and walking throughout the day

Must be able to list up to 45 pounds at a time

Must be able to kneel, sit, stand, crawl, push, and pull to assist and teach children throughout the day

Children's Home of Kingston is an Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

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