Youth Specialist - Weekday Afternoons

Company Name:
Methodist Children's Home Society
Position Type:
Under the supervision of the Cottage Supervisor, provides child care and assists in providing guidance to emotionally impaired children to promote proper physical and mental growth and a healthy atmosphere. This position may assist in providing direction to new employees. The schedule for this position will generally be 32 hours per week and consist of the following days and times:
Monday - Thursday 3:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
This position is part-time on weekdays and falls under the requirements of the collective bargaining agreement. One of these requirements is mandatory overtime. This means that required union employees have the responsibility of fulfilling the mandatory on-call shifts, which are assigned based on union membership seniority.
Interacts with children to provide care, establish and maintain a therapeutic adult/child relationship, and to provide a structured environment.
Documents specific behaviors of individual children and groups daily.
Supervises the children during various activities.
Plans and participates in therapeutic activities that encourage the development of self-esteem and inter-personal relationships.
Intervenes during crisis/conflict situations to provide immediate remedy/solutions.
Performs housekeeping duties, including cooking, cleaning, laundry and washing dishes; submits maintenance requests as needed to supervisor.
Complies with agency policies and procedures, licensing regulations and contractual obligations.
Provides guidance, counseling, support

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