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Youth Care Specialist 

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Fresno EOC is reflective of all communities we serve.

Our Vision for our Agency
As an entrepreneurial agency, we bridge the gap to self-sufficiency by providing opportunities and resources, as we initiate and partner in shared community efforts to improve the quality of life.

Our Vision for Those We Serve
Empowered individuals who thrive as healthy, self-sufficient and contributing members of our communities

Our Vision for our Community
Healthy communities with equal access to social justice, jobs, education and resources.  


Youth Care Specialist is responsible for the supervision of youth/young adult residents, and oversight of facility in a Youth Shelter or Transitional Living setting.

Assists in the fulfillment of the agency’s vision, “For Those We Serve,” by empowering individuals to thrive as healthy, self-sufficient and contributing members of our communities.

Fresno EOC is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.

Provides awake supervision of the facility, grounds, and residents during assigned shift.

Answers phones, provides general reception of visitors on-site, ensures signing in of non-resident visitors and maintains a log of all activity at the site during an assigned shift.

Provides crisis intervention information to clients and/or their families.

Facilitates workshops (e.g. independent living skills and life skills) and/or authorized activities with program participants.

Completes child abuse referrals as required of all mandated reporters.

Maintains positive community relations with parents, other agencies, and youth family members.

Assists in general facility upkeep; assign chores to clients to maintain facility cleanliness. Maintains a log of incidents, facility maintenance issues and resolutions.

Notifies designated Site Supervisor/Case Manager of unusual situations regarding a resident including abuse of facility/apartment rules and safety plans.

Performs routine room and home inspections for cleanliness, contraband and safety hazards.  Ensures a safe and secure environment for residents.

Contacts emergency/medical personnel for residents.

Reports theft, property damage or security breaches to Program Manager.

Prepares and maintain files in a confidential manner and maintains proper documentation in the staff communication logs regarding client behavior and activity.

Attends ongoing staff meetings and trainings.

Travels throughout Fresno County for agency business including transporting clients to scheduled community activities and other pick-up/transportation duties.

Adheres to all guidelines, procedures, and protocols of the Sanctuary, Youth Shelter, Transitional Living Center and Fresno County Economic Opportunities Commission.

• Logs and charts behavior patterns and house activities.
• Assists in daily program planning and leads recreational, social and academic activities.
• Assists in preparing meals for clients
• Holds daily youth discussion groups.
• Facilitates the intake and exit process of program participants; prepares and maintains all files in a confidential manner.
• Picks-up and prepares meals.
• Complies with Community Care Licensing procedures, reporting, and shelter operations.

• Resolves resident complaints concerning other residents or visitors.
• Assists residents in completing maintenance requests or other program-related forms when necessary.
• Informs residents of availability of nearby schools, shopping malls, recreational facilities and public transportation.
• Provides information to residents regarding apartment operations, location of and operation of laundry facilities, gates and explanation of rules. 
• Collects rent and utilities payments, as appropriate, and issues receipts.
• Investigates resident complaints about malfunctions of utilities or furnished household appliances and inspects vacated apartments to determine needed repairs or maintenance.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

To execute 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.

Must be at least 18 years of age or older.

High school diploma or GED.

One year of related experience working with youth in a group living setting, homeless populations, or in a social service related area.

Maintain evening and weekend availability.

CPR and First Aid certification preferred; required within six months of hire.

Ability to safely transport clients to and from activities and appointments.

Pass required background investigation including medical examination and TB clearance, acceptable criminal record statement, Department of Justice fingerprint clearance, and child abuse index clearance.

Maintain a valid California driver’s license, reliable transportation with required automobile insurance, and be insurable by agency insurance carrier.

Full-Time/Part-Time On-Call  
Shift Various Shifts  
Program/Dept. Sanctuary Youth Shelter/Transitional Living Centers  
Salary $10.56/hr.  
Benefits Benefit-eligible employees enjoy: Excellent Group Health Insurance, 13 paid holidays, Paid Vacation, Pension Plan, 403(b) Plan  
Keywords shelter, youth, homeless, at-risk, Fresno, EOC, sanctuary, transitional, living, center, social, service  
Division Sanctuary and Youth Services  
Close Date 11/6/2018  
Number of Openings 4  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number YOU-13-00010  
Location Fresno- Sanctuary  
Flyers None Specified 

Work schedule/Overtime Required various shifts including evening and weekends 

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