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