Youth Worker

Linn County

Cedar Rapids, IA Human Services & Non-Profit $19.65 hourly
Part-time (20 hour/week) position to supervise, monitor, and maintain security and safety of court ordered dependent, neglected or delinquent youth with Linn County Child and Youth Development – Peer Group. Work is performed under general supervision. Knows the County’s Customer-Centered Culture principles, the County’s Mission, Strategic Plan and Core Values and demonstrates a commitment to customer satisfaction for all customers on a regular basis. Checks and maintains security and safety of participants on a continual basis. Responds to emergency situations that may occur including escape and suicide attempts, drug overdose, intoxicated youth, etc. Physically restrains participants if necessary. Records behavior observations and keeps daily reports and participant’s personal records. Performs recordkeeping, statistics and other paperwork as required. Drives van or other designated vehicle to transport program participants. Supervises program activities as required. Performs light maintenance tasks as required. Enforces rules consistently and fairly. Promotes, encourages and supports appropriate behavior. Supervises small groups of children in 2nd through 12th grades during afterschool or out-of-school hours. Coordinates activities both on-site and within the community that promote improvement of social skills, friendships and self-esteem. Performs all other related duties as assigned. Knows the products they personally produce and the customers of each product. Listens to the “Voice of the Customer” and closes gaps between customer expectations and experience whenever possible.

QUALIFICATIONS: 
  • Associate’s degree in Human Services, Recreation or related field required. 
  • Experience working with children or adolescent groups desired. 
  • Working knowledge of the care, counseling and management of youth. 
  • Working knowledge of the social sciences. Basic knowledge of drugs (legal and illegal) and their side effects. 
  • Ability to function as an effective member of the child care team. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive professional relationships with co-workers, other professionals, parents and youth. 
  • Ability to receive, process and communication information orally and in writing. Ability to understand and follow instructions. 
  • Ability to make effective use of individual and group counseling techniques. 
  • Ability to make sound independent judgments quickly. 
  • Ability to function with little direct supervision. 
  • Ability to enforce rules consistently and fairly. 
  • Ability to remain flexible and adapt to change. 
  • Good physical condition. 
Must meet requirements and licensing regulations including: good health evidenced by the ability to pass a County physical examination which includes a drug test after offer of higher; a person who has a record of a criminal conviction or founded child abuse report shall not be employed, unless an evaluation concludes that the crime or founded abuse does not merit prohibition of employment. Certifications required after hire are: Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting and CPR. Valid State of Iowa Driver’s License required. Chauffer's license required after hire. Van driving experience required. Regular work attendance required.

Application Instructions:

SHIFT: 2:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Monday – Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Thursday

SALARY: $19.65/hour + $.25 shift premium

DEADLINE: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

APPLY AT: www.linncounty.org/jobs (Current Openings)

Job ID: 68083

Posted 26 days ago

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