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The Child Care Worker provides direct supervision of children in care, and maintains line-of-sight at all times.
- Responsible for direct supervision and engagement of youth including supervision of youth, knowledge of where youth are at all times, ensuring youth are safe, monitoring and overseeing behaviors and ensuring youth stay on task. Responsible for searching, engaging and redirecting youth when youth is out of the program.
- Provides fair, consistent and positive reinforcement for acceptable behaviors based on current ICMP. Utilizes approved supervision and behavior management strategies as appropriate including approved methods of physical intervention.
- Responsible for maintaining a consistent supportive and therapeutic environment which is conducive to facilitating treatment goals. Participates in treatment team process per the protocol and contributes to the formulation of short and long-range recreation goals for youth.
- Implements daily schedule including program routines, group, instructing and supervising youth in personal hygiene, housekeeping skills, room cleaning, organization, cottage cleanliness and assists with homework. Assists assigned residents with specified tasks.
- Participates in planning meals and ensuring youth involvement during mealtime.
- Properly employs protocols and procedures including reviewing logs and communications daily, providing accurate and timely documentation and ensuring ratios are met as required by the agency and regulatory bodies. Remains on duty until properly relieved.
- Responsible for all transportation as assigned including transporting youth to and from school, dining hall, and off-ground trips.Responsible to search youth returning from off-ground trips when necessary.
- High school diploma or equivalent degree
- Employment experience in the child welfare field working with children and/or adolescents in a social service setting preferred.
- Ability to converse in English and Spanish
- Must be able to work a flexible schedule including day, evening, weekend, holiday and subject to call hours.
- Must have a current, valid driver's license per Agency guidelines. Travel required.
- Ability to work with an economically and culturally diverse population
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth (BFCSY) is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity. BFCSY takes affirmative actions as an equal opportunity employer to attract, promote, and retain the most fully qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions) sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgendered status, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, criminal record, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status with respect to receiving public assistance, domestic violence victim status, a disabled, special, recently separated, active duty wartime, campaign badge, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristics protected under applicable law.