Youth Worker - Direct Care Services

Four Oaks

Who are we?

At Four Oaks, we believe that every child needs the opportunity to succeed. It’s more than our mission – it’s the passion that permeates everything we do. Four Oaks has grown to become one of the state’s largest agencies devoted to child welfare, education, juvenile justice and behavioral health. We recognize that children and families come to us from a variety of circumstances, which makes it important for us to reach kids and families where they are right now. For that reason, we provide prevention, intervention and treatment programs and services.


Why Work here?

We are more than a team, we are family!   Four Oaks understands the importance of supporting and treating one another as if they were our own family members.  We believe in maintaining a healthy work/life balance while providing career paths for everyone.  Our organization flourishes in an environment of equal opportunity and fair treatment for all.  The effects of diversity and inclusion have created an atmosphere of positivity which connects us to the customers we serve.  As a valued team member on a full-time basis, you are eligible for:

  • Medical, dental & vision insurance
  • 401k Retirement plan
  • Growth & Advancement opportunities
  • Competitive Wages
  • Excellent paid leave time package
  • 7 paid holidays  
  • Business casual work environment
  • Educational discounts
  • Fitness Center Discounts


What you will do?

As the Youth Worker you will be responsible for providing direct care coverage by meeting program & client needs. This includes but is not limited to ensuring safety & supervision, skill building, processing & support of clients, behavioral management and communications within the team & supervisors.  Specific responsibilities include:

  • Provide consistent, individualized reinforcement to client behavior, using daily issues to teach and reinforce adaptive behaviors.
  • Utilize a proactive/preventive method of intercepting problems to neutralize them before they escalate.
  • Strategically utilize identified behavior management techniques and other de-escalation training to assist clients in developing appropriate behaviors.
  • Assist clients in developing insight into their behaviors so that they learn to self-identify and self correct.
  • Understand the impact of client’s behaviors on their own actions/reactions in the workplace and utilizes team feedback to enhance the effectiveness of their interventions.
  • Know the population and is aware of individualized treatment plan.
  • Provide supervision and treatment intervention.
  • Establish a therapeutic relationship with the client based on trust & respect.
  • Evaluate the impact of behavioral, group treatment, and life-space interventions and provides direction/feedback.
  • Assure consistent, ongoing, and timely provision for basic client needs.
  • Safely transport youth to/from program activities and community resources monitoring behaviors and following agency transportation protocols.
  • Effectively participate in team to review case progress and provide best programming.
  • Follows medication management guidelines.
  • Maintain positive role modeling and performing, as an agent of change for the youth.
  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of Behavior Health Intervention Services (BHIS) and
  • Complete documentation of services in a timely manner – including daily case notes, behavior management, visual checks, etc.

What you need:

You will need to be at least 21 years of age and possess a High School Diploma or GED to qualify. A Bachelor's Degree in a Human Services related field of study is preferred. Additional requirements include:

  • Desire to help kids succeed
  • Prior experience working with children in a school or mental health setting preferred
  • Strong communication and problem solving abilities
  • Basic computer skills in a MS Office environment


COVID-19 Precautions:

Social distancing measures are taken and face masks are required. Temperatures are taken at the beginning of each day for all personnel including new hires.  Visitor access is limited.


Apply now for immediate consideration!

Job Benefits:
  • Health, Medical, Dental & Vision 
  • 401k with company matcing
  • 7 paid holidays
  • Paid Leave time and Personal Time off
  • Casual work environment
  • Gym Memberships
  • Growth and advancement opportunities
COVID-19 Precautions:

Social distancing measure are taken and face masks are required. Temperatures are taken at the beginning of each day for all personnel; this includes new hires.

Job ID: 73268

Posted 19 days ago

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