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Youth Specialist II

Company: Samaritas
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Job Description:

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Job Summary

Provides direct supervision of youth in a residential setting.

Duties and Responsibilities

Establish a family-like environment in the residence that includes modeling supporting behaviors and expectations.

Assist youth with participating in daily schedule and routine, including but not limited to meal preparation, medication administration, developing independent skills, and preparing and organizing activities.

Provide transportation for youth to appointments according to outlined safety rules.

Monitor overnight activity at the home.

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Job Qualifications Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification

High school diploma or equivalency required.

Ability to learn de-escalation techniques and become CPR and first aid certified.

Experience

Direct care experience in a mental health field or working with vulnerable adults preferred. Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Ability to read, write and speak fluent English; Spanish preferred.

Effective oral and written communication skills.

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Good communication skills with ability to work compassionately and display sensitivity to persons served.

Additional Work Requirements

Valid unrestricted driver’s license with good driving record, proof of current registration and automobile insurance required; reliable personal transportation suitable for safely transporting persons served required.

Physical and Mental Requirements

Near visual acuity.

Hand-eye coordination; hand and finger dexterity.

Ability to lift up to 40 pounds.

Ability to move freely about the facility.

May be subject to hot temperatures of cooking appliances.

Ability to maneuver up and down staircases.

Ability to stoop, bend and lift arms over head.

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At Samaritas, we ask you to join us - to “Be The Rock That Starts The Ripple”. A ripple of transformation in the individual lives of the 15,000 people we help each year, and a ripple of positive change throughout our community. Our team is growing at Samaritas! We are seeking more Rocks to join our team. We are always looking for additional employees who want to make a big impact and have a lot of fun doing so as part of an enthusiastic, collaborative team. We want you to be our rock!

We walk with people in need, offering hope and compassion while upholding their dignity, advocating for equality and justice, and seeking creative solutions with those who place their trust in us.

For a Samaritas video preview please click on our video link: https://vimeo.com/344133081

Samaritas is an Equal Opportunity Employer: M/F/Vets/Disabled

Keywords: Samaritas, Grand Rapids , Youth Specialist II, Other , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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