Currently seeking full time Youth Care Workers for our Naperville, Downers Grove and Lisle Group homes.
Job Summary: Full-time. This position may be first and second shift weekends and holidays. Hours are based on location and needs of home.These individuals must be flexible and willing to work evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays (as needed). We start pay at $12-15/hour and increase based on years of experience.
Essential Functions: consult with supervisor prior to making major decisions pertaining to a resident; closely monitor and supervise residents; enforce and maintain consistency concerning policies, rules and licensing standards; work cooperatively with other staff in planning and supervision of recreational and leisure activities within the home and community, assisting in planning and carrying out of therapeutic activities for assigned residents; make frequent decisions regarding residents activities and behaviors; know the whereabouts of residents and coordinate the coming and going of each individual resident; maintain directions for the use of all medications; alert supervisor to any need for medical attention and/or unusual incident; teach and assist residents in life skill activities; perform required record keeping for daily logs and resident files; process intake and discharges; complete data entry as required; transport and/or accompany clients on visits as necessary; actively participate in supervision, team and department meetings as required.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Human Service, Psychology or similar degree from an accredited university and minimum 1 year recent experience in a residential or like facility; Minimum age of 21 required. Must be reliable, tolerant, patient and exercise good judgment as well as the ability to motivate, develop trust and maintain confidentiality; must be team-oriented; Proficiency with Outlook, Word and other relevant software required. Maintenance of required DCFS driver approval standards plus access to insured automobile that meets standards for safety.
Must be flexible and willing to work evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays (as needed).
Additional Salary Information: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k and Group Life Insurance
Mission- Building a better life for children at risk.
Vision-We will be an innovative, nimble leader in providing high-quality, effective services to support children, youth and communities in meeting the ever-changing challenges of society.