Youth Care Specialist (Residential Treatment)

Job Description

Job Title:                                Resource Specialist (Youth Care)  - Knox Child Resource Center

Normal Working Hours:       As scheduled to operate the facility on a 24-hour basis.

Reports To:                            Childcare Coordinator


Essential Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for meeting many basic physical and emotional needs of the residents, including providing supervision, limit setting, participating in weekly team meetings, social training, meal preparation, medical attention, hygiene training, clothing needs, creating a safe and orderly environment, and facilitating recreation.  (50% Importance Rating/40% of Time Spent)

  • Organizes cottage/facility schedule, including mealtimes, chores, showers, quiet time, individual and group recreation, group meetings, inventories, requisitions, laundry, medication and disciplinary work time.  Complete incident reports, logs, and other various forms.  Provide safe vehicle operation and report any vehicle needs when appropriate.  (15% Importance Rating/20% of Time Spent)

  • Administers discipline for unacceptable behaviors and rewards for positive behaviors in accordance with the child's treatment plan and established The Village Network policies.  Uses appropriate techniques including, but not limited to, time out, withholding privileges, providing close supervision, and passive physical restraint.  Mediates group or individual conflicts to help youth find solutions.  Prevents problems by instructing residents about rules, consequences, and alterative behaviors during non-conflict times.  Acts as a positive role model.(15% Importance Rating/20% of Time Spent)

  • Participates in the development and implementation of treatment plans for residents in their care.  Sensitivity to cultural differences of children and their families.  Maintains strict confidentiality of all records.  Communicates effectively with the team/other staff, both verbally and in writing regarding treatment progress, planning decisions, problems, etc.  Fills out all appropriate logs, reports, and forms.  Attends meetings and shares observations about resident issues, such as peer problems, moods, preferences, sleep patterns, and family relationships. (15% Importance Rating/15% of Time Spent)

  • Assists with visitations, greets The Village Network guests, meets with parents, checks residents for contraband, helps to evaluate child's emotional and physical needs before, during, and after visitations.  Performs other duties as required.  (5% Importance Rating/5% of Time Spent)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to use a computer; familiarity with Outlook and Word.  Ability to complete time logs and

  • work with specific instructions for patient treatment.  

  • Must be 21 years of age, have completed a high school education/GED, and have a minimum of

  • two years' experience working with difficult children. Bachelor's Degree preferred.

  • Completion of 24 hours of training each year in compliance with ODJFS/ODHS requirements (ex. CPR/First Aid, CPI, Sexual Harassment, Diversity, Blood-Borne Pathogens, Conflict Management).

  • Valid Ohio Driver's License and maintains a driving record that allows that individual to be insurable with the insurance company providing The Village Network with vehicle insurance. 

  • Willingness to become familiar with the policies and procedures of The Village Network, especially those that pertain to dealing with residents, conflict management, treatment decisions, paperwork, and appropriate relationships.



Please visit http://www.thevillagenetwork.org/careers for more information and to complete a full job application.

Company Description
At The Village Network, one of Ohio's leading private community services, residential treatment, and treatment foster care providers, our goal is to make a difference in the lives of children and teens through the highest quality of service possible. By joining our organization, you can help us achieve our goal, and make a positive difference in the lives of our community's most precious asset, our future, our youth.

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