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Company: Merraine Group Inc.
Location: Springfield
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Come join a growing and progressive team dedicated to making a difference in the lives of unaccompanied minor children! We are working with a leading child welfare organization with over 100 programs and services throughout New York State. The organization is led by a passionate and ambitious CEO dedicated to child welfare, and the employees are passionate about the work they are doing and truly believe they are doing work that matters. This is a very active and fun job for someone with experience working or volunteering with children in a daycare/youth care program; some sort of child welfare/social services/ residential setting; or other comparable environments. This full-time role offers a wonderful opportunity for someone who desires to build their career in the child welfare, social services, nonprofit field. Recent and upcoming college graduates, especially those with degrees in human services, psychology, social work, or other related fields of study, are strongly encouraged to apply. The agency offers lots of possibilities for professional development, career growth and advancement. The Youth Care Worker provides direct supervision of adolescent children in foster and residential care. The program provides family reunification and short-term shelter for refugee youth who have entered the United States without a guardian. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES -- Responsible for direct supervision and engagement of youth including direct supervision, ensuring safety, monitoring and overseeing behaviors, and ensuring youth stay on task. -- Provide fair, consistent and positive reinforcement for acceptable behaviors, utilizing approved supervision and behavior management strategies as appropriate including approved methods of physical intervention. -- Maintain a consistent supportive and therapeutic environment conducive to facilitating treatment goals. Participate in treatment team process per protocol and contribute to formulation of short and long-range recreation goals for youth. -- Implement daily schedule for assigned residents including program routines, group, instructing and supervising youth in personal and life skills, as well as helping with homework and assisting with specified tasks. -- Participates in planning meals and ensuring youth involvement during meal time. -- Properly employs protocols and procedures including reviewing logs and communications daily, providing accurate and timely documentation and ensuring ratios are met as required by 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. Job Requirements:QUALIFICATIONS: - - - - - - - - - High school diploma, GED, or equivalent degree - - - - - - - - - Bilingual - ability to converse in English and Spanish - - - - - - - - - Employment experience in the child welfare field working with children and/or adolescents in a social service setting preferred - - - - - - - - - Must have a current, valid driver's license per Agency guidelines - - - - - - - - - Ability to work with an economically and culturally diverse population

Keywords: Merraine Group Inc., Springfield , BILINGUAL YOUTH CARE WORKER, Other , Springfield, Massachusetts

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