Part-Time Bilingual Youth Care Worker B-shift
Job Details
Smith - Houston, TX
Part Time
High School
Description

                                                                                                           

St. Michael’s Home for Children program of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is seeking a Bilingual Part-time Youth Care Worker for B-shift (2:30 p.m- 10:30 p.m.). 

 

JOB SUMMARY

 

Part-time Youth Care Worker ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­is responsible for providing personalized care and services that uphold program policies and procedures in accordance with licensure, ensuring children’s rights to a safe, culturally sensitive and age-appropriate environment is in place for the program on an as needed basis.  They routinely assist in the daily activities, transportation, and monitoring of clients as indicated by the client’s service plan, including: personal care, socialization, education, recreation, orientation, behavior management, and safety plans.  As part of the program team, they are responsible for the daily documentation of client behavior and incident reporting.  Youth Care Workers participate in quality activities through their active contribution in monthly shift meetings, departmental meetings, program meetings, and required ongoing trainings. 

 

The successful candidate will be bilingual in both Spanish and English, have experience working within the field of child welfare, and be able to multi-task in a face paced environment.

 

 

 

Qualifications

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

           

  • 65% - Provide quality care and supervision to clients in accordance with program philosophy, policy and procedure and client rights.  Monitor direct care of all clients in ratio by supervising clients in their daily activities as outline in their personalized service plan as well as creating a safe and nurturing home environment; this including following direct supervision from their shift leader to ensure safety plans or behavior management plans are followed through as instructed.  Additional activities may include:  providing transportation for clients; maintain ratio and supervision through activities, outings, and recreational outings.  Must report any doubts, questions or concerns regarding client behaviors immediately to the supervisor or before the shift’s end.

 

  • 15% - Effectively communicate information pertaining to the clients according to the program policies and procedures to ensure quality services and client safety. Maintain accurate and ongoing documentation regarding daily client care, activities, events and changes in behaviors that occurred on duty, including but not limited to, progress notes and incident reports in the timeline necessary for the safety of clients and staff.  Effectively communicate with other departments as necessary and communicate via e-mail for documentation.

 

  • 5% - Assists in the development, oversight or provision of   activities   for clients in care as approved by your supervisor for safety and licensure compliance.   Seek assistance or advice from your supervisor immediately if you have any doubts or questions before performing an assigned task.

 

  • 5% - Maintain confidentiality and continue on-going training compliance in accordance with state regulations and both Catholic Charities and St. Michael’s Home for Children requirements. Attend all mandatory meetings and required trainings as needed to maintain full agency, funder and licensure compliance.  Assist in the distribution of information to other staff regarding trainings, meetings, etc. Be able to work with both male and female youth populations during assigned work schedule.

 

  • 5% - Perform duties of floater consisting of supporting shift leader throughout the shift. Floater duties include but are not limited to: completing shift paperwork, relieving coworkers from the floor, assisting in transportation of clients, administering medication, provide ratio coverage and constant supervision, assist with new intakes, assist with clothing distribution, and all other shift leader assigned duties. 

 

  • Performing other duties as required, such as participating in staff retreats, United Way tours, agency and community fairs and speaking engagements, assisting with special organizational projects/events, in order to promote agency programs.

 

  • Perform other duties as assigned

                    

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

 

  • High School diploma or equivalent

 

MINIMUM SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English required
  • Minimum of 1 year employment experience in the child welfare field working with children and/or adolescents in a social service setting required
  • Strong verbal and writing skills required
  • Ability to cook, handle laundry, and house cleaning required
  • Valid Texas driver’s license and insurance required
  • Ability to handle and maintain confidential information required
  • Pleasant disposition and professional demeanor required
  • Able to prioritize work responsibilities, handle multiple tasks, and work in a fast paced environment required
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of professional boundaries with children, staff and volunteers required

 

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Adhere to Texas Family Code {261.101}, Texas Mandated Child Abuse Reporter: As a mandated reporter, you are required by law {Texas Family Code (261.101} to report any and all reasonable suspicions or knowledge of child abuse, neglect, or child sexual abuse to proper authorities. You are required to follow all agency policies and procedures related to the reporting of abuse and neglect, as well as immediately report such events to the Texas Abuse Hotline (1-800-252-5400), your Program Director or VP and the Catholic Charities Director of Quality & Compliance.

 

  • Understands and supports a trauma-informed system of care and committed to providing quality, trauma-informed treatment supportive services as per program guidelines and services.

 

  • Must have reliable transportation, valid Texas driver’s license and valid vehicle insurance

 

  • Position requires  frequent driving in personal vehicle and/or Agency vehicle to include freeways and highways to satellite offices, job fairs, and offsite meetings and events, throughout the 10 counties Catholic Charities serves from Galveston to Richmond and surrounding towns as needed.  

 

  • Must be able to work on a flexible schedule as needed to meet work, program and project deadlines.

 

  • Must be able to commit to a set variable 3 day work schedule during the B-shift 2:30 p.m.- 10:30 p.m.  Part time position and does not currently offer the possibility of overtime.
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