Youth Specialist - Weekends Floater (full-time)

Company Name:
Methodist Children's Home Society
Position Type:
Under the supervision of the Cottage Supervisor, a Youth Specialist 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.
This is a full-time position which primarily provides vacation coverage by working any of the weekend shifts (Mornings, Afternoons, and/or Midnights) as needed in any of the cottages. The weekly schedule will vary depending on the coverage needs and may include shifts during any of the following days and times:
Thursdays between 11:00 p.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays between 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays between 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
This position is eligible for the agency's health insurance benefits.
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

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