Youth Child Care Worker (PRN)
Largo, FL 
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Eckerd Connects Community Alternatives, C6

Eckerd Connects' Community Alternatives is the community-based care lead agency for child welfare services in Pasco and Pinellas Counties and manages one of Florida's largest systems of care, serving about 3,100 children each day. A Program of Eckerd Connects and governed by a community-based board, Eckerd Connects Community Alternatives has developed an integrated and collaborative system of care for safety, well-being and permanency of vulnerable and at-risk children, while strengthening and supporting families. In its role as lead agency or "system manager", provides adoption support; child abuse prevention; child placement; contract and fiscal oversight; foster home management; performance and data management; resource development; and utilization management.

ECA 6 Pinellas/Pasco
8550 Ulmerton Rd, Suite 130
Largo, FL 33771

ECA 6 Trinity Office
7916 Evolutions Way, Suite 102
Trinity, FL 34655

ECA 6 Dade City Office
36739 State Road 52, Suite 201
Dade City, FL 33525

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Position Concept
To oversee and provide a safe environment for individuals while they're in interim care.

Essential Functions

  • Being on call to supervise youth that must remain in an unlicensed setting during shifts. On call hours will be evenings and weekends. Monitor youth behavior on and off property, coordinate recreational and service activities for youth, dispense medications as prescribed by a medical professional, and provide an appropriate adult role model for youth in care.
  • Provide a safe, secure environment through the use of, individual relationships, "positive discipline" techniques, and the use of crisis intervention and de-escalation techniques as needed.
  • Communicate with other staff regarding youth's case and behaviors and all scheduling for the day including meals, transportation, appointments, visits, and daily activities.
    Assist and promote activity planning and completion by the assigned group of youths. Ensure that planning, doing, and evaluating are part of the daily routine for each group, and that activities or opportunities for individual recognition are created and used to treatment advantage.

Other Duties Include, But Not Limited To

  • Participate in training and development activities as required.
  • Report any acts, incidents or conditions that reflect the possibility of inappropriate youth-to-youth or staff-to-youth relationships.
  • Report any use of physical force and all unusual incidents per EYA policy and state guidelines.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • May oversee in the self administration of medications required by youth in care pursuant to Eckerd Connects policy on Medication Administration and appropriate training.

Position Specifications
Education: Two years of college coursework in social or human service field required. High school diploma or equivalent may substitute for coursework requirement if the incumbent has two years' experience working with youth.
Experience: For incumbents with a high school diploma or equivalent, two years' work experience working with youth required.
Skills: Verbal skills to relate effectively with youth on an adult level, without patronizing, are required. Group counseling and leadership skills are required. Good analytical skills and the ability to distinguish between cause and effect and opinion and fact are also required, as is the capacity to think and act independently. Certification in First Aid, CPR, and appropriate crisis intervention methods must be obtained during the probationary period. Proficiency in group work must be demonstrated during probationary period and remaining employment with EYA. Must be able to provide accurate, objective written documentation of shift events and unusual incidents.
Other: Must maintain an appropriate and valid state driver's license. Must meet state and criminal background check requirements.
Physical Demands: Must be able to lift 30 pounds from floor level to shoulder height. Extensive walking and standing required. Must be capable of detecting and rapidly responding to client altercations, attempts at self-harm, or escape attempts, and must be able to apply approved physical restraint techniques. Must be capable of participating with clients in active and passive team or individual activities in outdoor or indoor environments, occasionally during inclement weather. Must be capable of transporting a client. Must be free of communicable diseases as defined by the state and to the extent that such knowledge is attainable under the law.

Employee Benefits

Eckerd wants your career to be as rewarding as possible. We provide our employees with numerous opportunities for growth, education, advancement, and the chance to contribute to business objectives. We offer competitive salaries and an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:

* Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

* Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

* 19 days of Paid Time Off the first year

* Employee Wellness/Well-Being program

* 9 paid holidays

* Flexible spending accounts

* Retirement savings plan with employer match up to 5%

* Employee Referral Program

* Paid short-term and long-term disability

* Cell phone plan discounts

* Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance

* Mileage reimbursement

* Voluntary term life insurance

* Flexible work schedules

* Professional group liability insurance


Make more than a Living, Make a Difference

Eckerd Connects is a national nonprofit organization headquartered in Clearwater, Florida that has given much-needed chances to nearly 200,000 children and families. Eckerd provides a full continuum of life-changing behavioral health, child welfare services and workforce development through multiple offices and facilities nationwide that strengthen families and help children succeed.

Family has always been at the heart of Eckerd Connects. Founded in 1968 by philanthropists, Jack and Ruth Eckerd, who believed every child deserves the opportunity to succeed. Given our 50+ year history of success, breadth and depth of services, and commitment to performance measurement and quality outcomes, Eckerd has become known as the first name in second chances for children and families.

Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc. ("Eckerd Connects") considers all qualified applicant's for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Eckerd Connects is a drug-free workplace and utilizes E-verify to confirm employment eligibility.


Eckerd Kids is a drug-free workplace and Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Vets employer. Eckerd utilizes E-verify to confirm employment eligibility.

Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc. ("Eckerd Kids") considers all applicant's for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap or disability, or status as a Vietnam-era or special-disabled veteran in accordance with federal law.

 

Job Summary
Company
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full or Part Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
2+ years
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