Christian Children's Home of Ohio is seeking a Treatment Specialist (Youth Care Specialist/Connection Specialist), Level 1, to work with youth on our residential campus in Wooster and assist in caring for a group of at-risk, special needs children, ages 6-17, under assigned supervision. Current available positions are second & third shift. (Third shift positions include cleaning of cottages, laundry, etc.)
Be responsible for meeting many basic physical and emotional needs of the residents, including providing supervision, limit setting, participating in weekly team meetings, social training, meal preparation, medical attention, hygiene training, clothing needs, creating a safe and orderly environment, and facilitating recreation. Transport residents to scheduled appointments.
Assists in organizing cottage schedule, including mealtimes, chores, showers, quiet time, individual and group recreation, group meetings, inventories, requisitions, laundry, and medication. Complete necessary paperwork.
Administer consequences for unacceptable behaviors and rewards for positive behaviors in accordance with the child's level, target skills and treatment plan. Uses appropriate techniques including, but not limited to, time out, withholding privileges, providing close supervision, and passive physical restraint. Mediates group or individual conflicts to help youth find solutions. Prevents problems by instructing/teaching to identified skill deficit, consequences and alternative behaviors during non-conflict times. Acts as a positive role model.
Participates in the development and implementation of target skills and level expectations. Prepare, lead and chart PH groups. Maintains strict confidentiality of all records. Communicates effectively with the team/other staff, both verbally and in writing regarding treatment progress, planning decisions, problems, etc. Fills out all appropriate logs, reports, and forms. Attends meetings and shares observations about resident issues, such as peer problems, moods, preferences, sleep patterns, and family relationships.
Applicants must be 21 and have a high school diplioma/GED, valid driver's license and reliable transportation. Treatment Specialists are required to be able to restrain a client when necessary (training provided) and must be able to pass a pre-employment physical. References, background checks and drug screenings will be completed on all potential candidates. EOE.