Residential Youth Care Specialist (Full Time/ starting at $42,000/yr)

Residential Youth Care Specialist (Full Time/ starting at $42,000/yr)

This position supports Wrenn House, our crisis homeless and runaway shelter. It is full-time, non-exempt (hourly) and pays $42,000 /annually with full benefits. We offer a generous benefits program that is outlined on the main careers page. Come join a dynamic nonprofit that is committed to serving youth in our community!


Title:  Residential Youth Care Specialist
Reports To:  Wrenn Director Department:  Wrenn House
Location:  1008 Bullard Court
Summary
Provides direct care support to youth in crisis while in a residential setting.
Specific position duties and responsibilities:
Provides direct care and case management as outlined in program policies and procedures, including but not
limited to, responding to crisis calls, conducting initial screenings and facilitating admissions, discharges and
aftercare.
• Responsible for school transportation routes and general transportation needs of youth in care
• Administer medication in accordance to agency policies.
• Provides shift change transition communication
• Provides leave coverage as needed and rotates on-call responsibilities
• Leads program’s meal preparation activities ensuring that prepared meals/snacks are balanced and youth are
engaged in planning/preparation
• Develops and maintains effective working relationships with stakeholders from the systems that impact
program youth
• Complies with all record management requirements
• Data entry
• Assists with facility maintenance as needed
• Expends agency funds as directed and maintains all required documentation
• Provides support in the coordination and delivery of recreational and life skills activities
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
Other duties as assigned
Minimum qualifications: ·        
Bachelor’s degree in a human service field from an accredited institution
• Two years of related experience working with target population or
• Combination of education and experience that meets position requirements will be considered
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Knowledge of the NC Juvenile Court System 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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