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Night Youth Service Workers

Cedar Rapids/Marion/Iowa City, IA

Job Information:

Four Oaks is now hiring Night Youth Service Workers!  Multiple full-time and part-time opportunities are available in our Cedar Rapids, Marion, and Iowa City locations.  Apply now www.fouroaks.org.

Position Summary:
This position is responsible to assure unit coverage, safety, & security during overnight shift. The Night Youth Service Worker provides late shift awake coverage for the assigned unit; utilizes approved behavior control techniques to maintain unit stability; completes assigned documentation and tracking; maintains medication distribution assignment; and all other assigned support services.

Responsibilities:
Behavior Management
  • Provides consistent, individualized reinforcement to client behavior, using daily issues to teach and reinforce adaptive behaviors.
  • Utilizes a proactive/preventive method of intercepting problems to neutralize them before they escalate.
  • Strategically utilizes identified behavior management techniques & de-escalation training to assist in developing appropriate behaviors.
  • Assists clients in developing insight into behaviors so that they learn to self-identify and self correct.
  • Understands the impact of client behaviors on their own actions/reactions in the workplace and utilizes team feedback to enhance the effectiveness of their interventions.

Direct Care
  • Knows the population and is aware of individualized treatment plan.
  • Provides daily living supervision and treatment intervention.
  • Establishes a therapeutic relationship with the client based on trust & respect.
  • Evaluates the impact of behavioral, group treatment, and life-space interventions and provides direction/feedback.
  • Assures consistent, ongoing, and timely provision for basic client needs.
  • Follows medication management guidelines.
  • Safely transports youth to/from program activities and community resources monitoring behaviors and following agency transportation protocols.
  • Effectively participates in team to review case progress and provide best programming.

Education/Experience: 
No prior experience is required.  Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma or GED.

About Four Oaks
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, juvenile justice and behavioral health. We recognize that children come to us from a variety of circumstances, which makes it important for us to reach kids and families where they are right now.

Four Oaks offers a casual work environment, opportunities for growth & advancement, and a comprehensive benefit package for all full-time employees!

 Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted 10/06/17

Job ID: 28189310