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St Jude's Ranch For Children Youth Care Specialist in Boulder City, Nevada

Youth Care SpecialistBoulder City, NVZip Code- 89005Responsible for providing parental role modeling using the therapeutic model to care for youth in a nurturing, caring and safe home-like environment.i Pay is $13.98 per hour.iESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:iProvides on-going direct care, emotional nurturing, and daily supervision of children ages 0-18 years.Works with Behavioral Health staff to provide updates and follow through on clinical recommendations.Coordinates and facilitates needed services and interventions.Identifies and responds to children's needs; including hunger, medical care, transportation, appointments, school, etc.Administers and documents medication. Works with person legally responsible to begin, continue, or discontinue medication.Teaches youth social, self-help, academic, independent living, problem solving, personal hygiene, money management and employment skills to maximize skill development and independent living.Provides crisis intervention to youth while maintaining emotional self-control.Attempts to de-escalate youth in crisis. Uses approved containments if child poses a physical threat to self or others.Provides home cooked meals in family style dining.Communicates with youthis team to provide information in regard to youth behaviors, strategies, and progress.Provides emotional and moral support and serves as a role model.Attends court sessions, team meeting, and conferences on behalf of youth and advocates for youthis best interest.Continually provides support for academic success; monitors academic performance; assists with homework; provides transport to extracurricular school activities.Completes documentation as required.Interacts with, engages, and teaches youth while at home, on campus, in the community, and during events.Conducts routine house maintenance; reports repair needs to supervisor; and performs housekeeping duties as required.Ensures home meets DFS licensing, health department, and USDA requirements at all times.Ensures financial responsibility of household and youth funds. Responsible for submitting receipts, reconciliation, and reports.Maintains line of sight supervision on youth at all times, depending on age and maturity.Represents the organization with dignity, integrity, and a spirit of cooperation in all relationships with staff and the public.Performs House Parent duties as required.Covers House Parent time off including overnights or up to 48 consecutive hours per week.iEducation and Experience:Associate's Degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Psychology, Social Work, or a related field; AND one (1) year of child care experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.Must be a minimum of twenty-one (21) years of age.iiRequired Knowledge and SkillsBasic principles and theories of social work and early childhood development.Assessing and responding to children's needs.Rules and regulations related to work.Record keeping and report writing.Basic principles of behavior management and modification for children.Communicating effectively in oral and written forms.Techniques for working with a wide variety of people from various backgrounds.Performing effective crisis intervention and counseling.Organizing own work, setting priorities and meeting critical deadlines.Assessing and analyzing client situations and developing and implementing effective recommendations.Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team goalsREQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATIONS:iContinued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certificates being maintained in active status without suspension or revocation.Nevada driveris license.CPR and First Aid certification within six (6) months of date of employment.Medicaid Provider certification within six (6) months of date of employment.iPHYSICAL DEMANDS and WORKING ENVIRONMENT:iMobility to work in a home a