The Youth Care Worker (YCW) is responsible for providing direct care supervision for youth residing in Southwest Key Programs (SWK) care fostering an environment that facilitates learning and behavioral management in a supportive manner. The Youth Care Worker will maintain a flexible, organized, and efficient work schedule
-Conduct intake services to include but not limited to: completing necessary paperwork, providing youth with an overview of the program services and for initial placements of youth in to the shelter.
-Provide basic needs to youth upon arrival to the program (to include but not limited to: meal, clothing, hygiene products, shower and bedroom assignment).
-Must provide Direct Care Services to youth to ensure that ratios and appropriate supervision levels are continuously met as per state and federal requirements.
-Develop positive rapport with youth while serving as a role model to create a safe and caring environment.
-Must ensure all forms and progress notes (efforts) are properly completed in SWK’s web-based program (ETO) to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements.
-Assist with the planning and coordination of special educational events (to include but not limited to: spelling bee, science fair), acculturation activities (Cesar Chavez Day, Thanksgiving, Chinese New Year, Holi-Festival of Colors, 16th of September), educational (to include but not limited to: visits to museums) and recreational outings (to include but not limited to: movies, park, amusement parks), assist in the coordination of student council activities and other meaningful experiences for SWK youth which promotes volunteerism and learning.
-Provide vocational courses and curriculum in a subject area approved by the program director or designees which introduces youth to career choices.
-Assist with the coordination of Physical Education instruction and other large muscle activities in coordination with the Program Director or designee as required by state and federal requirements.
-Must assist in the evacuation of youth as needed due to inclement weather conditions, natural disasters, or other unforeseen occurrences
*21 years of age or older
*Bilingual in English & Spanish
*High school Diploma or GED
*At least 1 year paid or volunteer experience working with children/youth