YOUTH CARE WORKER

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Youth Technician will be responsible on all shifts for completing necessary assignments in order to ensure the successful operation of a co-educational emergency youth shelter for 4-17 year old clients.  Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. To insure the overall health and safety of all youth placed in the shelter by remaining alert throughout all shifts, conducting room checks and building security checks.
  2. Complete vehicle maintenance form on all shelter vehicles.
  3. Provide transportation as necessary, to appointments, school, extra-curricular activities, and/or counseling.
  4. Ensure that all serious incidents and/or damages to the facility, client or vehicle are reported to the supervisor immediately upon discovery.
  5. Must be able to work various shifts mainly centered on, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  6. To accurately complete all required paperwork and forms
  7. Ensure that youth are administered medications in a timely and accurate manner, as per doctor’s instructions.
  8. Must do medication and money counts at the beginning and at the end of each shift
  9. Must be able to work with and maintain proper conduct of youth in an individual and/or group setting.
  10. Work cooperatively with caseworkers, teachers and other professional personnel in carrying out a service or treatment plan to meet the individual client’s needs.
  11. Initiate the Intake procedures for all new admissions, including starting the admission file if necessary.
  12. Ensure that youth follow assigned responsibilities, which may include school, chores, meals, meetings, personal cleanliness and recreation.
  13. Prepare and conduct group activities including but not limited to life skills, prevention, culture and physical education
  14. Plan and carryout age appropriate outings and activities.
  15. Assist cook/housekeeper with cleaning of shelter facility, preparation of food, baking and other

kitchen duties as assigned

  1. Other job related duties as assigned by supervisor

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  1. Shall have knowledge of procedures for possible runaway, suicidal or aggressive behavior in youth.
  2. Must be able to demonstrate ability to exercise sound judgment and decision-making
  3. Integrity and conduct shall be above reproach in that care workers serve as role models.

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions)

  1. THIS POSITION REQUIRES COMPLIANCE WITH THE INDIAN CHILD PROTECTION and FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION ACT PUBLIC LAW 101-630; 25 CODE of FEDERAL REGULATIONS PART 63 – INDIAN CHILD PROTECTION and FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION; CRIME CONTROL ACT OF 1990, EMPLOYEE BACKGROUND CHECKS; and EXECUTIVE ORDER 12968, ADJUDICATIVE GUIDELINES AND THEREFORE MUST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE AN EXTENSIVE BACKGROUND CHECK BEFORE START EMPLOYMENT.
  2. This position requires that the candidate be a mandated reporter.
  3. High School graduate (or GED completion)
  4. Prefer at least 2 years’ experience working with troubled youth (or related experience
  5. Minimum age is 21
  6. Shall pass and maintain courses in CPR, First Aid, food handlers and blood borne pathogens.
  7. Must have a TB test done annually
  8. Must submit a driver’s record annually

 

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe and Native American/Indian Preference;  Employment preferences to members of the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone and to members of federally-recognized Indian Tribes shall apply to this position pursuant to the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.  Persons of Tribe and/or Indian ancestry and wish to claim these employment preferences should submit a copy of the Tribal Enrollment Card/Certification indicating the name of the Tribe they are enrolled with.

U.S. Veteran’s Preference;  Preference to opportunities to veterans honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces shall apply to this position pursuant to the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.

Equal Opportunity Employer;  The Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national original, sex, religious preference, age, handicap, marital status, political preference, genetics or membership or non-membership in any employee organization, except as allowed by Federal and/or Tribal Law.

Drug Free Workplace; The Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe is a drug-free workplace.  All employees are subject to a pre-employment and random drug screens.

Background Checks; All employees must be able to pass a background check per the Tribe’s Background Check Policy.

Position Description Limitations; this position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Tribe and the employee, and is subject to change by the Council as the needs of the Tribe and the requirements of the job change.  This position description is not intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by any employee in this position and is not intended to reflect all duties performed within the position.

 

SALARY:

This is a Regular Full-Time position and the salary range is $13.60 – $16.24. This position is open until filled.