Since 1894, ChildServ’s mission has been to protect, heal and educate children and families so they can build better lives. In our 124 years, we’ve helped more than 142,000 kids to reach their potential through early childhood learning programs, foster care, and adoption services and housing for teens and homeless young adults.
The Youth Care Worker provides for the physical and emotional needs of adolescent residents in a group home setting. The goal is to work with the Group Home Team to ensure safety and appropriate supervision of residents.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for supervising and monitoring residents.
Enforce and maintain consistency concerning policies, rules, and licensing standards.
Work cooperatively with other staff in planning and supervision of recreational and leisure time activities within Group Home and community; assisting in planning and carrying out of therapeutic activities for assigned clients.
Make frequent decisions regarding resident’s activities and behaviors; know whereabouts of each resident at all times; coordinate coming and going of each individual in residence.
Exercise control over the admission of visitors and use of the telephone; maintain proper privacy and security of residents and staff on duty.
Teach and assist residents in life skills
Perform required record keeping for daily logs and resident files
We are looking for:
Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field from an accredited school (preferred)
1-3 yrs experience with teens in a social service setting required.
Valid Driver's license with a clean driving record. Maintenance of required DCFS driver approval standards plus access to an insured automobile that meets standards for safety to transport clients as needed
Flexibility to work various shifts including holidays, weekends and evening shifts
Great opportunity for someone looking to gain experience in the field of Social Services (entry-level position).
Competitive pay and benefits
Medical, dental, vision, 401k, voluntary short-term disability, voluntary AFLAC coverage, and Agency paid life insurance (ChildServ pays 80% of the cost for employee medical coverage)
Flexible schedules, 13 paid holidays, paid vacation & sick time
We believe in promoting from within. Since 2015, we have promoted over 24% of our staff.
**Military service members and Veterans are highly encouraged to apply**
Mission- Building a better life for children at risk.
Vision-We will be an innovative, nimble leader in providing high-quality, effective services to support children, youth and communities in meeting the ever-changing challenges of society.