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Youth Specialist-Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Company: Bethany Christian Services
Location: Modesto
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Job Description:

Youth Specialist-Bilingual (English/Spanish)Requisition #: req1965Location: Modesto, CAHours: Full-timeBethany Christian Service's heart is for children. Our mission is to demonstrate the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by protecting children, empowering youth, and strengthening families through quality social services. Partnering with families for the well-being of children is our top priority.As a Youth Specialist for the UC Group Home, you will provide care and supervision to female residents in the program and assume the role of resident advocate for the assigned residents. You will ensure that residents' developmental needs are met in a safe and supportive environment, enhance their ability to meet treatment goals, tutor for educational growth, and supervise their safety and the community's at large. As an advocate, you will develop therapeutic relationships with the residents and offer insight into their functioning and participation in the program.* Acquire and retain adequate knowledge and implement components of treatment program.* Be involved in assigned activities and encourage positive growth of residents.* Meet with supervisor bimonthly to discuss job performance or issues of concern.* Intervene in a caring and consistent manner as outline in treatment guidelines.* Implement nonviolent crisis prevention intervention procedures (CPI).* Supervise daily routines including mealtime, study time, outings, bedtime, assigned jobs, and other resident activity.* As advocate, present social history at staff meeting following admission.* At staff meetings the advocate will update team by presenting information related to current level, length of time on that level, date of placement, length of stay, goal attainment percentages from the prior 4 weeks, school progress report, think tank or room restriction time, incident reports, assessment of overall functioning, interaction with peers and staff, and recommendation for new or revised treatment goals.* Perform other duties as assigned.Qualifications:* Bilingual Spanish/English.* Possess the temperament to work with and care for youth with special needs.* Possess the ability to be a positive adult example.* Possess the ability to nurture and provide structure, support, and respect.* Ability to pass required medical examinations and to have physical ability to fulfill essential functions, including physical restraints of a resident.* Pass a TB test annually and document preference to receive or decline Hepatitis immunization.* Possess the ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary treatment team.* Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.* Possess employment stability.* High school diploma.* Computer skills sufficient to perform essential functions.* Ability to work 2nd shift and weekends.* Subscription to and integration of the agency Statement of Faith, Mission Statement, and Cultural Diversity Commitment.Desired Qualifications:* BSW or BA/BS degree.* Prior experience working with youth from diverse cultures.#LI-DNP

Keywords: Bethany Christian Services, Modesto , Youth Specialist-Bilingual (English/Spanish), Other , Modesto, California

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