Part Time Community Alternatives Youth Care Specialist starting at $20/hr

Part Time Community Alternatives Youth Care Specialist starting at $20/hr

Title:  Youth Care Specialist FLSA Status:   Non-exempt Employment Status: Part Time
Reports To:   Director of Programs Department:  Community AlternativesLast Evaluated: 7/7/2024
Location:   Main office Supervisory Responsibilities:   None 
Summary:  Partners with youth and their families to facilitate interventions that will promote goal attainment and support healthy functioning for youth across all life domains. 
Specific Duties and Responsibilities: ·        
·         ·        Engages with youth and families in their natural ecology, conducting visits to their homes during evening and weekend hours, to facilitate interventions connected to service plans and provide crisis response as needed.
Works with the CAP team to coordinate weekly interventions for youth in the program, through intentional case planning
Monitors youth in accordance with juvenile court requirements
Keeps accurate client records, complying with all record management requirements
Serves as an advocate and positive role model for youth and families in the program, providing reinforcement and recognition for positive behavior, maintaining strengths-based approach to youth work
Adheres to program guidelines related to service delivery and identified practices/approaches
Provides transportation to youth in the program when connected to interventions that support goal attainment
General agency duties and responsibilities:

Completes all required trainings
Participates in agency outreach and fundraising events
Demonstrates a willingness to assist in other agency programs as needed
Acts as a custodian and demonstrates responsible and ethical use of agency property and facilities
Displays sensitivity to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics
Strives to embody the agency’s Code of Ethics while working towards the agency’s Mission
Learns and demonstrates Agency-wide Competencies including the areas of consumer and community relationships, continuous individual and agency-wide improvement, vision and purpose, respect and teamwork and positive leadership
Learns, develops, and models Positive Youth Development core competencies resulting in capacity to contribute to the mission of Haven House Services and be a resource to our youth and families, other partner organizations, and our community
Minimum qualifications:     Bachelor’s Degree in a human service field from an accredited institution
Preferred two years of related experience and/or training with youth population
Knowledge, skills and abilities: ·         ·        Knowledge of the systems that impact youth and local community resources
·        Experience with client documentation and file management
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Other requirements: Valid North Carolina Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record Personal vehicle for use in conducting home visits and/or transporting clients in the event agency vehicles aren’t available Proof of current/valid car insurance Acceptable background report Negative drug screen results 
Work environment: Occasional evening and weekend hours required  Culture of care and wellness in the office Occasional exposure to outside weather conditions Potential exposure to bloodborne and/or airborne pathogens 

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