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Night Staff

Company: Youth Horizons
Location: Wichita
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE: Night Staff DEPARTMENT: Kinloch Price Boys Ranch STATUS: Exempt SUPERVISOR: Night Supervisor and Lead House Parents LAST UPDATE: 9/22/2016 BASIC FUNCTION: Assists the Lead House Parents in leading the treatment environment of a KPBR residential group home. CHARACTERISTICS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Provides for the spiritual/moral/education development Discusses academic performance with youth emphasizing the importance of completing education Reviews youth progress with staff Teaches and reinforces good study habits Assists youth in preparing for post-secondary or vocational education and identifies alternatives and develops career plans Teaches the importance of Christian values, behavior & obeying social laws Teaches and counsels youth on appropriate skills and behaviors Describes appropriate skills or behaviors to youth and provides rationales for why a youth should or should not do certain things Teaches youth specific social skills for appropriate public conduct Teaches youth independent living skills and self-care habits Provides feedback rewards with praise and positive points for practicing and displaying appropriate behaviors and implements consequences for inappropriate behaviors Practices appropriate skills with youth in order to increase learning and maintenance (e.g. role plays) Serves as a role model for youth by exhibiting skills taught in the program Conducts ongoing assessments of youths target behavior and measures progress Educates and counsels youth on issues related to chemical dependency, money management skills, and employment skills and facilitates career decision making Follows the Boys Town family style teaching and treatment model Supervises on site employment when available to youth Provides and fosters a loving, caring, and safe environment Provides constant emotional support by using praise, affection, and empathy (e.g. celebrates birthdays) Ensures the home goes above and beyond requirements of various regulatory bodies (i.e. KDHE, DCF, etc.) Uses rational problem solving techniques to counsel youth through personal problems Provides a family support system and a safe home life for troubled and disadvantaged youth Provides feedback to youth in order to build self-confidence and respect Monitors off-campus activities and observes constant interactions of youth during home, recreational, and leisure times for appropriate social skills and safety Provides crisis intervention to youth out of instructional control Checks youths work and chore completion, thoroughness and timeliness Ensures that medications are dispensed appropriately and fills out logs that monitor medication dispensing. Provides transportation to social activities as well as medical emergencies Maintains and prepares records Prepares incident reports Defines, totals, signs, and files point cards in youth files Writes daily logs, documenting the youths behaviors and schedule for the day, noting any progress towards treatment goals and any significant incidents. Serves as a role model in carrying out the Youth Horizons Mission Directs all activities towards the fulfillment of the Youth Horizons Mission Creates an atmosphere of enthusiasm and commitment Executes the Youth Horizons and KPBR policies and plans loyally Follows chain of command and is an effective team member Speaks positively of Youth Horizons decisions, processes, and programs to other staff and outside consumers Establishes and maintains an environment that encourages teamwork, interdependence, and ethical behavior Continually increasing technical competency of self and others through education and research within their field Recognized by peers as a leader in the carrying out the Youth Horizons mission, vision, and values Supports other Youth Horizons employees and departments and their work JOB REQUIREMENTS Committed Christian who is active in their local church and agrees with the Youth Horizons statement of faith. Ability and desire to work and live with troubled and disadvantaged youth A concern for youth and a strong desire to work in the human services field High school diploma or equivalent, with some college credits preferred Willingness to work 45 " 55 hours per week Willingness to work flexible hours in order to assist the Lead House Parents Perceived ability to model appropriate behaviors and morals

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