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Youth Specialist - TEMP (7702-07)

Company: Lutheran Services Florida
Location: Largo
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Job Description:

Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) envisions a world where children are safe, families are strong and communities are vibrant.LSF is looking for talented Youth Specialist's -who wants to make an impact in the lives of others.Purpose & Impact:Youth Services Specialists (YSS) typically work with at-risk children and teenagers to provideappropriate and effective supervision of youth when placement is not available or is not yet available. Inaddition, the supervision should assist the youth to overcome obstacles that contribute to placementinstability.Essential Functions:

  • Thoroughly review referrals for supervision which include the youth's strengths, challenges,behavioral triggers, and personal preferences
  • Ensure the safety of youth by following all proper regulations, safety recommendations andprocedures each day
  • Record information and document incidents as they occur to help keep track of problembehaviors or unsafe conditions
  • Document all interactions with youth(s)
  • Act as a resource when youth need guidance or advice about specific life situations or socialissues
  • Provide the youth their medication as directed
  • Transport children as needed to identified placements and programs
  • Create a safe and caring environment for high-risk youth
  • Ensure child is fed properly during supervision
  • Maintain secure and safe area(s) where the supervision is being conducted
  • Maintain accurate case notes, log entries, and other necessary client records. Complete anincident report on any facility damage, medical emergency, or any incident, which occurs out ofthe ordinary daily operational functioning of the supervision shift.
  • The YSS will be given direction, financial resources, and guidance on organizing and conductingdaily/weekly outings and structured activities for youth while under supervision
  • Provide transportation as needed to facilitate placement or well-being of the child such asmedical, dental, social, or educational appointments
  • Supervise visitations between children and their families
  • Organize, prioritize, and complete all work assignments by the established deadlines.All duties are performed in accordance with the following standards:
    • Courtesy: Treat customers, the public and staff with courtesy, respect and dignity and presents apositive public image.
    • Communication Skills: Keep supervisor fully informed of activities, pertinent issues, upcoming eventsand potential problems. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills in daily work.
    • Teamwork: Support the unit, department and/or organization and work with others in an effort toaccomplish the goals of the unit, department and/or organization.
    • Safety: Employee makes a reasonable effort to adhere to established safety procedures andpractices in the work area.
    • Training: Attend and successfully complete all mandated training courses such as the PDCAssessment and successfully passes the PDC examination, Pre-service Training. MAPP Training,In-service, etc., within the probationary period and as scheduled thereafter. The successfulcompletion of the Field-Based Performance Assessment is an essential performance standardrequired for continued employment in the class of Case Manager.
    • Confidentiality: Adhere to all confidentiality rules.
    • On-Call: Perform on-call responsibilities as assigned. Carry an active cellphone at all times duringregularly scheduled work hours. Immediately respond to all calls.Other Functions:Other duties as assignedPhysical Requirements:
      • Must have a high level of energy, be adaptable to irregular hours, be flexible to rotate on-call asneeded, be able to travel as needed.
      • Valid driver's license and appropriate auto liability insurance required.Education:A High School Diploma or GED required. A Bachelor's degree in a Human Services field or experienceworking with high risk youth preferred.Experience:Two years of experience working with at-risk youth preferred.Skills:
        • Acceptance of a variety of lifestyles, behaviors, and cultural and spiritual practices.
        • Strong personal boundaries
        • Competent writing and data entry skills
        • Patient and compassionate
        • Flexible working hours
        • Ability to drive both locally and throughout the state in connection with the duties of this position.Other:--- Must demonstrate sensitivity to our service population's cultural and socioeconomic characteristicsand needs.--- Must be willing to work irregular hours/shifts ranging including evenings, weekends, and/orholidays

Keywords: Lutheran Services Florida, Largo , Youth Specialist - TEMP (7702-07), Other , Largo, Florida

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