Child Care Worker

Farmington, Springfield, Columbia - Full Time

Essential Job Functions:

  • Complete personal possession inventory on all residents at time of admission and update routinely
  • until time of discharge
  •  Review background information on all new assigned residents
  •  Set up and maintain living unit files, medication records, individual logs and crisis files
  •  Dispense medication as prescribed after completing the Medication Technician Certification class.
  • Maintain accurate medication records
  •  Utilize crisis intervention techniques according to agency protocol
  •  Assist with risk management and quality improvement activities related to youth care/treatment and
  • the daily living environment
  •  Write a summary of living unit activities on a daily basis, write a brief summary of each resident’s
  • behaviors
  •  Conduct daily health/safety inspections of the living unit
  •  Purchase food/household supplies, as needed, or complete necessary requisition forms for such items
  • following agency guidelines
  •  Assist with risk management and quality improvement activities related to youth care/treatment and the daily living environment

Working Conditions:

Works in a “home-like” cottage/house setting or an intensive service residential treatment unit

Education:

Minimum of High School Diploma or GED; human service college courses, Associates Degree or Bachelor’s
Degree preferred. Upon employment, must pursue continuing education and/or in-service training required
for this position.

EXPERIENCE: Must be at least age 21; prior child care experience preferred.

SKILLS:

Ability to develop and maintain therapeutic relationships with children displaying behavioral and emotional
problems; an ability to maintain an appropriate balance between being authoritative and supportive; an ability
to not take children’s negative comments or behaviors personally; and must be able to make sound decisions

in crisis situations and under pressure. Personal maturity is an extremely important attribute. Must be able to: 

communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.

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