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Youth Specialist - Summer

Company Name:
Methodist Children's Home Society
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.
The schedule for this position will generally consist of the following days and times:
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
This is a temporary summer position that will run from June 1, 2015 to September 7, 2015.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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 and discipline to the children as appropriate.
Teaches age-appropriate behavior, including self-care and peer and adult interactions.
Transports children to and from their home visits, school, doctor's appointments and other activities.
Monitors and maintains the children's health,

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