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Overnight Therapeutic Child Care Staff

Overnight Therapeutic Child Care Staff

Job Summary

Overnight Therapeutic Child Care Staff are responsible for providing overnight supervision of the girls residing in each cottage, completing observation forms in accordance with overnight procedures, ensuring that each youth is in their assigned room alone throughout the entirety of the overnight shift. In the event that a youth requires emotional support during the overnight shift, the Overnight TCCS uses approved crisis intervention techniques taught in pre- and in-service training.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide a safe, structured and nurturing environment for youth.
  • Supervise youth in the home during their scheduled overnight shift
  • Provide one-on-one crisis intervention when a youth requires emotional support during the overnight shift.
  • Initiate the on-call system in the event of an extreme emergency such as a runaway or suicide attempt.
  • Distribute psychotropic medications to youth as needed, documenting in the Medication Administration Record (MAR).
  • Consult daily with daytime caregivers to ensure needs of youth are being met.
  • Provide daily documentation noting the events during shift.
  • Participate in trainings, conferences, meetings, projects, and other events provided by The Refuge for DMST.
  • Attend meetings and individual supervision to discuss youth, house- and program-related issues.
  • Be willing and able to serve as a behavioral specialist in the classroom at school.
  • Be able to complete in-service trainings successfully.
  • Be a positive role model for youth and co-workers while promoting positive work environment.
  • Must be willing to give and receive constructive feedback for professional development.
  • Participate in supervisory meetings/trainings appropriate for job function.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule.
  • Responsible for obtaining and maintaining confidential information.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.        

 

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience working with adolescents and families and/or at-risk youth, preferably in a residential treatment setting.
  • Bachelor’s degree in human services field, preferred.
  • Must be able to participate in the Highlighting System (the ability to stay an extra shift to maintain state ratio requirements.)
  • Must be self-motivated and possess good communication skills.
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be 21 years of age with a valid/current driver’s license.
  • Must be able to pass drug test and criminal background check.
  • Must be physically able to use authorized Crisis Intervention techniques          

        

Must look out for the safety and wellbeing of the youth in care by reporting any issues of abuse or neglect suspected at any time to your immediate supervisor and to the DFPS Hotline at 1-800-252-5400.

This job description in no way implies that the duties listed here are the only ones the employee will be required to perform. The employee may be expected to perform other tasks, projects, and training as requested by his or her supervisor. 

 

 


TO APPLY: please send resume and cover letter to info@therefugedmst.org