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Child Care Support Workers (FT/PT - incl. weekend and overnight)
Location:St. Marys Campus
Department:Residential facility of St.Marys
Job ShiftsAll Shifts

Job Responsibilities:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains accurate and orderly procedures for dispensing medications.
  • Assists in the ongoing medical care of residents.
  • Provides transportation to residents as needed.
  • Assures ongoing relationship and environment that promotes the residents feeling of self-worth.
  • Structure:Maintain integrity of the program structure and insure the therapeutic environment of the program as indicated by
    • Helps resident meet outside expectations (appointments, school, etc.)
    • Fills in the gaps of the basic schedule with positive learning opportunities and experiences for the resident.
    • Is flexible enough to deal with the unexpected with minimal disruption of the schedule.
  • Schedules recreational activities for residents.
  • Keeps team informed of scheduled activities of primary residents through use of changeover log and team meetings
  • Maintains open communication with supervising Program Manager.
  • Documentation: Effectively communicate written information to the right people in such a way as to establish an accurate record of each child’s placement (Daily logs, etc.) and maintain accurate records.
  • Maintains high household management standards.
  • Maintains adequate cottage inventories
  • Has a systematic approach to laundry needs.
  • Prepares cottage meals according to USDA Standards.
  • Helps promote an appealing, clean, healthy, and safe environment that is conducive to positive change.
  • Establishes and maintains an environment that promotes the safety of the residents as evidenced by:
    • Being aware of residents whereabouts and attitudes
    • Being aware of hazards and efforts to eliminate them
    • Reporting illnesses and injuries to medical staff and
    • Completes maintenance requests in a timely manner
    • Operates and maintains agency vehicles in a safe manner per policy.
  • Supervision:Maintains supervision of residents in accordance with Policy and Procedure.
  • Participates in activities with residents
  • Communicates relevant information regarding youth with next shift using appropriate MethodistHome tools such as logs and shift change notes.
  • Teaching: Implement the holistic teaching approach to child development.
  • Crisis Management:Handle crises in such a way that the positive, therapeutic impact of the program.
  • Relationship Building:Develop and maintain effective therapeutic relationships.
    • Understands how own emotions can affect resident care and where that impact is non productive.
    • Treats residents and families with respect.
    • Initiates 1 on 1 contact with residents.
    • Gives residents positive feedback.
    • Role models good interpersonal and problem solving skills with co-workers.
    • Respects resident’s rights in compliance with licensing policy.
    • Is honest, constructive, and sincere with residents.
  • Professionalism:Promote a professional, positive work environment as indicated by:
    • Reports to shifts, meetings and training on time.
    • Actively participates in campus activities in a constructive manner.
    • Follows agency procedures in use of leave time.
    • Is flexible and willing to fill in as needed.
    • Represents themselves and the agency in a positive way.
    • Uses good telephone skills.
    • Conducts self-improvement (education, professional development)
    • Uses direct communication.
    • Demonstrates good problem-solving/conflict resolution skills
    • Works toward team and agency goals
  • Leadership:Role model and mentor for staff as indicated by:
    • Takes initiative to implement good practice and meet licensing and accreditation standards.
    • Assumes a leadership role in handling a crisis.
    • Assess needs in crisis situations
  • Interacts professionally and cooperatively with other parts of the agency (i.e. Human Resources, Finance, etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Maintains a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Completes assignments in a timely and accurate manner
  • Upholds the mission and values of The Methodist Home.
  • Complete training necessary to perform position consistent with program and agency staff development plans.
  • Demonstrate and understand the sanctuary commitments.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to democracy by actively participating in team decisions.
  • Practice social responsibility evidenced by dependability and reliability.
  • Communicate openly to establish and maintain effective working relationship with people at all levels.
  • Utilize appropriate Sanctuary tools when interacting with colleagues and residents.
  • Adhere to the seven commitments of Sanctuary when carrying out work responsibilities.

Job Qualifications:

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree, preferably in a Human Service field or High School Diploma and/or 2 years of experience working with children.
  • Knowledge of child care practices, developmental issues, and group processes and practices which are important to this position.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated skills related to theory and practices for emotionally disturbed children.
  • Personal characteristics and experiential background that will provide appropriate care for children, to win their respect, to guide them in their development, to manage a home for them effectively and to participate in the overall treatment program designed for the residents.
  • Necessary stamina and temperament to work with children and youth (Ages five to 18) who are experiencing crisis and/or emotional and/or behavior disorders.
  • Maintain high level of confidentiality.
  • Must be able to multi task in a fast paced work environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to appropriately handle confidential information.
  • Ability to understand and consistently implement policies and procedures of the Agency.
  • Ability to interact and work cooperatively and effectively with other personnel and residents.
  • Ability to show sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural difference in the service population
  • Ability to uphold the mission and values of The Methodist Home.
  • Ability to be trained in basic first aid, medication administration, CPR and crisis intervention.
  • Must be 21 year of age.
  • Valid Driver’s license for at least 4 years
  • High level of energy required for working with people.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services.
  • Must have proficient computer skills and with programs such as Microsoft office.
  • Must have active listening skills and critical thinking skills.
  • Must have good reading comprehension by therefore understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Ability to meet and handle the public with poise and tact.

Other Job Information (if applicable):

Essential Physical Requirements:

  • Duties are performed in a variety of environments ranging from highly stressful and potentially aggressive (physical interventions, escorts, etc.)to casual and leisurely, in both indoor and outdoor settings.
  • Ability to successfully complete the Crisis Aggression Limitation Management training program and conduct physical interventions as taught by the instructor.Examples (1) Escorting a child by the arm to de-escalate; (2) Support a child’s movement to a seated position to the floor or to a chair.
  • Necessary stamina and temperament to work with children and youth (ages 6-18) who are experiencing crisis and/or emotional and/or behavior disorders.
  • Specific vision abilities include the ability to see for purposes of reading printed material as well as distance vision for purposes of maintaining appropriate supervision.
  • Ability to hear and understand speech at normal levels.
  • Ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Ability to lift 15 pounds.
  • Ability to carry 15 pounds.
  • Duties may include bending, stooping or kneeling for short durations of time.
  • Duties may occasionally include overhead work, reaching, pulling and pushing items.
  • Duties include frequent driving utilizing a 15 passenger van.
  • Duties may include repetitive hand motions such as typing.
  • Shifts may rotate between the hours of 7:00 AM and 11:00 PM, Sunday through Saturday.
  • Must be prepared to actively participate in a wide range of activities including but not limited to:basketball, swimming, fishing, volleyball, movies, team meetings, etc.