Provides direct oversight to Youth Specialists as well as
assistance and guidance to youth transitioning between Residential
Housing and foster care or independent living in Staff Supported
Duties and Responsibilities
Create and maintain shift schedules of Youth Specialists in
Residential housing. Shift coverage a minimum of two shifts per
week and as necessary for contract ratio compliance.
Provide oversight of Youth Specialists duties and shifts
assigned to maintain coverage and home compliance.
Collaborates and consults with Program Manager/Foster Care
Supervisor to administer corrective actions, disciplinary steps,
and performance management.
Provides direct supervision to Youth Specialists in the absense
of the Program Manager/Foster Care Supervisor.
Facilitate regular team and individual Youth Specialist
Maintain adequate awareness of house operations, house needs,
and any staffing issues.
Maintain all house and youth logs and checklists required by
contract to ensure compliance.
Monitor activities of youth to ensure their safety and
well-being. Report non-compliance with house rules or behavioral
concerns to the designated person or persons.
Maintain communication with youth to ensure adjustment to
program expectations, and assist with management of house reward
Participate in “house meetings” to review house rules, review
planned activities or discuss other needs of house/group.
Participate in treatment planning meeting with each youth as
needed or requested.
Report safety hazards and needed repairs within home and grounds
to designated person or persons.
Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification
Bachelor’s degree in human services and 2 years’ experience in a
child caring institution; Or
Two years of college course work in human services and 3 years
of work experience in a child caring institution; Or
High school diploma and 4 years of work experience in a child
Experience working in a group home or residential setting
Experience working with youth preferred.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Ability and willingness to display compassion and sensitivity to
Ability to deal with a variety of circumstances; ability to
recognize problem and respond and/or take appropriate action.
Ability to work creatively and effectively in team setting as
well as independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to effectively communicate with others on an
Ability to understand the cultural and socioeconomic
characteristics of the youth served.
Ability to guide youth in understanding and applying basic life
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out
instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
Ability to use basic math skills.
Ability to read, speak and legibly write English language with
proper use of punctuation, spelling and grammar.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of youth information.
Additional Work Requirements
Valid unrestricted driver’s license with good driving
Reliable personal transportation suitable for safely
transporting persons served; proof of current registration and
Physical and Mental Requirements
Ability to see video display terminals and utilize eye-hand
coordination and fine motor skills for word processing and data
Ability to lift up to 40 pounds.
Ability to move freely about the office.
Ability to maneuver up and down staircases.
Ability to stoop, bend and lift arms over head.
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
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