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One Hope United Ermit Finch Residential Home - Youth Care Worker Full Time AA in Lake Villa, Illinois

Description

The position is a Full-Time Youth Care Worker position but there will be case aide responsibilities associated with the position. As well as provide constant supervision of youth while maintaining structure, discipline, clean & a healthy atmosphere of the assigned residential home. Some flexibility with scheduling is available.

EducationRequired

  • General Educational Development or better.

  • High School Diploma or better.

Preferred

  • Bachelor of Social Work or better.

Experience

  • 1-3 years in Youth Care Services or related- Preferred

Other:

  • Valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record with OHU required levels of coverage for auto insurance.

  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsibilities would include transporting clients to visits, appointments, court.

  • Performing duties associated with the day to day training, modeling and skill-building of a residential home for youth.

  • Teaching and participating in individual and group instruction in daily living, recreational activities, social skills, and independent living skills as prescribed by each youth’s Individual Treatment Plan and the OHU Residential Program Plan.

  • Participate in training and maintain certification in the implementation of the Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) approved behavior modification program.

  • Following One Home United Residential Program Plan, including daily schedule, administration of consequences and mental health treatment plans of youth in residential care.

  • Demonstrating the highest investment in and commitment to quality improvement practices in order to continuously improve the delivery of services to our residents.

  • Participation and contribution to a treatment team of a residential home of youth assigned, including attending weekly team meetings and staffings, as required.

  • Attend training, seminars, and conferences as assigned by supervisory or administrative staff.

  • Complete in a timely and accurate fashion all documentation required for the position.

  • Treat with absolute confidence all information concerning agency residents and programs.

  • A valid driver’s license and driving record that allows the staff member to be eligible for coverage by One Hope United insurance, as well as approval to transport youth by DCFS. Must be at minimum 21 years of age.

Physical Requirements: must be physically able to complete Therapeutic Crisis Intervention restraint training and participate in TCI restraints, as needed.

Adolescence can be a difficult time for all young people. It’s a time of constant change, which can take its toll at home and in the classroom. Our residential care programs offer services to youth needing an intensive, structured environment.

We work with children of all ages who are wards of the state due to abuse, neglect or abandonment.

One Hope United’s residential care programs provide a range of quality services to children and youth as well as to their families and guardians involved with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. Children entering residential care are often traumatized or in crisis. We provide mental health services and tailor a treatment plan to fulfill the specific needs of each individual.

ONE HOPE UNITED VALUES:

  • Do the Right Thing | We serve the best interest of our clients and staff. We act mindfully and responsibly, honoring our commitments. We’re willing to challenge the status quo.

  • Fully Contribute | We bring our presence, passion, and ideas to every interaction, and we respect differing views and backgrounds so that others can do the same.

  • Empower One Another | We collaborate with, care for, and encourage each other toward greater impact, treating everyone with dignity and respect

  • Turn Hope into Action | We believe in the resiliency of the human spirit. We advocate for those in need and do what it takes to build a better future for all.

  • Seek Impact Every Day | We make things happen, and make them count. We leverage all our resources and make data-informed decisions for maximum, sustainable results.

  • Always Keep Improving | We pursue excellence in an atmosphere of innovation. We embrace change, take prudent risks, learn from failure, and recognize success.

We Invest In You

  • Tuition reimbursement up to $2500 per year

  • Up to 4 weeks paid Vacation Days; up to 6 paid Personal Days and up to 5 paid Sick days annually

  • Medical, dental, vision, 403b Retirement, flexible spending accounts, health savings account, and short-term disability options

  • Agency paid life up to $50K based on salary

  • Voluntary Supplemental Life for Employee, Spouse, and Child(ren)

  • Voluntary Legal Plans

  • Agency paid long term after 1 year of employment

  • Enterprise Fleet car availability for high mileage drivers

  • Career ladders, professional development, and promotion opportunities

  • Free LCSW and LCPC Supervision hours available in some locations

A Different Kind Of Employer One Hope United is strong and ready to grow. Are you ready to grow with us?

  • 800 talented professionals strong, serving 10,000 children and families in Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Florida

  • Fiscally stable, $50 Million agency-- strong since 1895

  • Energetic leadership and a rich community of support

One Hope United does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. One Hope United is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.

Related Key Words: Youth Care, Child Care, Residential Home, Adolescent Care, Home Care, Careers with Children

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Licenses & Certifications

Required

  • Auto Insurance

  • Drivers License

  • Physical Exam/TB

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