Youth Care Specialist (Bilingual - English & Spanish)
Are you looking for meaningful work that helps build a happy future for children and youth? Are you looking for a career that enriches your life every day in addition to enriching the lives of the children and youth we serve?
Since opening our doors in 1908, Florida United Methodist Children's Home (FUMCH) has served children and families' diverse needs by focusing on providing food, shelter, a nurturing environment, all to meet each child's emotional, physical, social, and spiritual needs.
We're looking for enthusiastic heroes to join our fantastic Youth Care Specialist (Spanish/English) - Bilingual team!
The Youth Care Specialist (YCS)'s primary role is to provide direct care and support to children/youth in the Caminos program. The Youth Care Specialist ensures that the youth's day-to-day supervision is consistent with the Florida United Methodist Children's Home standards and is aligned with the policies and procedures of the Office of Refugee Resettlement/Board of Child Care. Working under the Unit Supervisor, this position will assist with implementing youth programming and support the treatment needs of the youth.
WHY JOIN US?
- Opportunity to make a positive difference
- Inspiring mission-driven work culture
- Premium Employee Benefits Package
- Tuition Reimbursement after one year of employment
- Healthy Work-Life Balance
- Beautiful 120 acre campus, lined with historic oak trees, on the banks of Lake Monroe
Full Time 40 hours, Four 10 hour shifts, Days varied, depending on department needs.
- High school diploma or GED
- Minimum age for this position is 21 years old
- Minimum of one year experience working with children/families, either in work or volunteer
- Bi-lingual in English and Spanish preferred, Spanish required
- Clean driving record
Responsibilities: You Will:
- Ensure line of sight and sound supervision of DCF and ORR standards are maintained at all times.
- Plan and provide for youth's safe transportation to various activities that may include, but not limited to, outing, court/legal appointments, meals out, medical appointments, Etc.
- Maintain the order, safety, cleanliness of the facility, housekeeping, and adequate supervision of residents at all times. If no youth are present in the program and youth are unable to perform their chores due to illness, quarantine, or refusal, staff will complete cleaning task including but not limited to: sweep/mop/vacuum floors, dusting, laundry, wipe down surface areas, window cleaning, cleaning of bathrooms, youth bedrooms, collecting and taking our trash, and cleaning company vehicles.
- Demonstrates an understanding of trauma-informed practices through the promotion of safety, consistent care supervision and support to residents of the Caminos Program.
- Ensure consistent implementation of each resident's individual service plan through participation in the development of unit activities, life skill exercises, and recreation activities as well as through identifying opportunities for acculturation and spiritual life awareness. Provides direct supervision and completes documentation.
- Actively ensures the environment's safety by encouraging youth to maintain established standards of cleanliness and orderliness in their living unit and the surrounding campus.
- Actively encourage and support each resident in the pursuit of educational growth, acculturation activities, and life skills development.
- Provide for the youth's nutritional needs, including preparing culturally sensitive meals according to approved dietary menu and serving and cleaning up from meals.
- Provide for the health and clothing needs of each of the youth in the cottage. This includes distribution of medications and proper documentation of medication. Clothing and hygiene needs are to be communicated through the Unit Supervisor.
Qualifications: You Have:
- Ability to work with youth whose behaviors can reflect that of trauma-related experiences.
- Must have strong communication skills, including accurate and detailed writing abilities for case notes.
- Ability to work effectively with co-workers.
- Ability to set appropriate limits and boundaries with clients.
- Ability to appropriately handle confidential issues.
- Must have the energy and flexibility to meet the changing needs of children/youth.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks and make sound decisions.
- Ability to observe individuals and report accurate findings.
- Ability to handle emergencies and follow appropriate protocols.
- Ability to build trusting relationships with clients and effectively engage clients from diverse cultures.
- Must have sensitivity to the service population's cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.
HEROES WORK HERE!
Equal Employment Opportunity
The Florida United Methodist Children’s Home is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation/gender identity, place of national origin and other categories protected by law are not factors in employment, promotion, compensation or working conditions.
- Remote interview process
- Personal protective equipment provided or required
- Temperature screenings
- Social distancing guidelines in place
- Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place