KYJO is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of youth placed in our Residential Living facilities.
We are seeking smart talent that want to make a difference!
KYJO is an equal opportunity employer
Works directly with residents in a residential group home setting by ensuring the physical, emotional, medical and mental well-being of the residents in their care. Child Care Counselors act as a role model, provide supervision, transportation, meals and medical support. They supervise planned group and/or individual structured activities according to a daily schedule.
PURPOSE AND BELIEFS
- Consistently contributes to the Organization's Vision and Mission Statements and demonstrates the Values of the organization.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Maintains all resident and facility records.
- Ensures compliance with all aspects of Title 22.
- Meets punctuality and attendance standards.
- Requires a reliable vehicle.
Medical, Mental and Physical Well-being of Residents:
- Gains resident specific knowledge of the DSM, special education, medication dosages, symptoms, side effects, and Juvenile Codes.
- Supervises, protects and cares for children (individually and in groups) at all times.
- Provides crisis intervention for residents posing a danger to themselves, others or property, including physical aggression and self-abusive behavior.
- Assists residents in achieving his/her Needs and Service Plan.
- Notes resident's progress identifies possible need for professional services; communicates findings to professional staff.
- Prepares behavioral and incident reports, as needed.
- Documents residents' day-to-day activities.
- Attends various community events and functions with residents.
- Administers discipline and sets limits for acceptable behaviors.
- Reports suspected neglect or abuse as a Mandated Reporter.
- Schedules residents' medical and dental appointments.
- Conducts monthly resident weight check.
- Prepares meals, performs housekeeping duties and maintains facility in accordance with Company policies and procedures.
- Transports residents to medical and dental appointments.
Child Care Counselor 2 of 5
- Charts resident's progress and day-to-day activities.
- Assists residents with grooming and bathing, if necessary.
- Dispenses medication.
- Handles any crisis intervention for residents posing a danger to themselves, others or property including physical aggression and self-abusive behavior.
- Works with residents to handle individual problems and achieving their personal goals.
Management of Physical Facility and Internal Operations
- Frequently assesses group home program delivery to operate in an efficient and cost effective manner while maintaining compliance with Title 22. Immediately elevates concerns or barriers of this goal to the Facility Manager.
- Attends house staff meetings on a monthly basis.
- Attends house meetings with residents, group home staff, and if needed, the Facility Manager or Therapists to address staff and resident issues and find resolutions, on a monthly basis.
- Conducts facility menu and food charting.
- Conducts monthly fire drills.
- Conducts water tap tests weekly.
- Conducts check of First Aid Kit contents for completion.
- Conducts facility check for maintenance problems.
- Ensures accuracy of paperwork submitted to Facility Manager and Facility Administrator.
- Works with the spirit of cooperation and teamwork with all staff.
- Attends all in-service sessions to accrue 40 hours of training within one (1) year of hire date.
- Provides clear, timely and accurate communication to house and corporate staff.
- Responds to voicemails and inquires within four (4) hours of receipt.
- Ensures that the group home expenditures stay in line with the assigned budget limitations.
- Elevates issues in a timely manner and to the appropriate person.
- Verifies accuracy of timecards and weekly logs PRIOR to submitting to Facility Manager for processing.
- Alerts the Facility Manager in advance if corporate vehicle will be needed.
This position has responsibilities for resident's care during shift.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and two (2) years minimum experience providing direct supervision of children in a residential environment; or proof of a minimum of 60 college units through an accredited college/university is required. One (1) year of experience providing type of care specific to working with at-risk children / youth, including communicating with such youth is preferred. Required 21 years of age or older. Knowledge of, and the ability to comply with, Title 22 regulations and applicable laws governing residential care facilities. *Must successfully pass criminal background and Livescan clearance, drug screen and have valid drivers license. *