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Youth Direct Care Worker 

About the Organization St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) is a non-profit agency that has served Michigan residents for the last 70+ years. As one of the largest human services agencies in the area, we are mission driven to do the work of the Catholic Church, and to share the love of Christ by performing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. With strong core values of Compassion, Service, Faith, Stewardship, and Integrity; our 200 employees deliver high quality ‘client centered' expert services in a compassionate manner. With an annual operating budget of $10+ million, STVCC is able to partner with children, families, and adults living in crisis, and helps them to find hope and safety so they can transform their lives.  
Category Direct Care  
Description

Multiple Postions Available; Full-Time, Part-Time and On-Call

Provides the children in the Residential Treatment Programs direct care support and counseling based on the asset building treatment plans developed by the therapist and treatment team. Assures that a positive, non-coercive, non-punitive and strength-based therapeutic milieu is maintained so all children are treated with dignity and respect and are able to progress towards being safe and thriving physically, emotionally, and spiritually.


•Insures that all residents are closely monitored and supervised at all times on and off grounds.
•Regularly familiarizes self with information pertaining to the youth, unit dynamics and activities by reading files, logs, hall calendar, etc.
•Participates in planning and implementing the activities of the living halls and individual resident.
•Provides oversight of family visits, tutor/mentor meetings, spiritual programming or worship services and other visits as indicated by the therapist, individual treatment plan or program procedures.
•Insures that all specific duties unique to each work shift are completed (e.g. groups, laundry, meal duties, etc.).
•Completes all required paperwork with clarity, in a timely manner and in line with program policies and procedures including resident logs and incident reports.
•Dispenses medications as directed by medical personnel and according to agency policies and procedures.
•Regularly transports clients for medical appointments, recreation outings and other appointments or activities.
•Attends all required supervision appointments, team meetings, trainings and other meetings.
•Effectively follows the procedures outlined in the Residential Staff Manual.

 
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time and/or Part-Time  
Hours Varied days/shifts  
Location St. Vincent Catholic Charities - Lansing  
Open Date 8/21/2019  
Position Requirements

EDUCATION: High school graduate or GED required, Bachelor degree in human service field preferred. Experience and strong desire to work with emotionally impaired youth ages 5-17 helpful. Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

•Mobility and capacity to manage a violent and/or self-abusive child when restraint is required to assure safety.
•Ability to stand and/or walk up to 8 hours per shift. Work involves talking, stooping, squatting, twisting, climbing, kneeling, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.
•Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.
•May be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 50 pounds. Driving as needed throughout the day.
•Ability to sit and use computer workstation, including keyboard and visual display terminal for extended periods of time.
•Noise in the work environment is usually moderately quiet but can be very loud at times.
•Work in an environment with various degrees of discomfort.
•Emotionally able to work with information that may be traumatic in nature, as well as, work with individuals or families in crisis or experiencing trauma.

 
Signing Bonus $200.00  
Benefits Annual Pay Raises / Paid Time Off for PT and FT positions / Retirement Pension Plan for EE''s classified over 20 hrs/wk / Holiday Pay and Full Benefits Package with FT position  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Full Job Description Youth Advocate I.docx
Youth Advocate II.pdf 

Benefits Information None Specified 

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