Center For Positive Changes (CFPC), is committed to positively impacting one resident at a time. We are seeking a Child Care Worker (CCW) to join our team who has demonstrated high ethical standards and a desire to positively impact the lives of others. Under the supervision of the Shift Supervisor, the CCW is responsible for, but not limited to, ensure that the STRTP facility operates as a strength-based family friendly environment, provide care and supervision to residents in the therapeutic home setting in compliance with CFPC policy and Title 22, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and Community Licensing, and all applicable federal, and local regulations.
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A qualified candidate must possess one (1) or more of the following:
- Bachelor’s degree (if hired after January 1, 2017)
- Valid Child Development Teaching Permit, Alcohol Counselor Certificate, and/or Drug Counselor Certificate
- Completed 12-semester units of Early Childhood Education, Adolescent Development, or Foster and Kinship Care Education or related field.
- At least 1 year of experience working at STRTP or similar population
- At least 100 hours of experience working with youth as a mentor, athletic coach, teacher, vocational coach, tutor, counselor, or other relevant experience.
- Relevant life experience in the child welfare, mental health, or juvenile justice systems as a consumer, mentor, or caregiver or other relevant experience as determined by CFPC.
License or Certification:
- Valid California driver’s license
- CPR and First Aid
- Knowledge and understanding of the needs of children served in a children’s residential setting.
- Ability to provide consistency and behavioral limits through relationship-based interventions.
- Communicate effectively with the ability to solve problems in a collaborative manner.
- Ability to develop a rapport, interact, and communicate both verbally and in writing with seriously emotionally disturbed children.
- Effective and professional verbal and writing communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively document special incidents.
POTENTIAL JOB HAZARDS:
- Assaultive residents
- Blood and Body Fluid Contact (Category III)
- Operation of Company Vehicle
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS REQUIRED:
- Demonstrated knowledge of response to assaultive behavior.
- Demonstrated use of Universal Precautions.
- Adhere to all CDC guidelines in the facility. All employees and residents must wash their hands upon entering the facility. Staff must wear masks while on site and supervising residents and ensure common areas are sanitized throughout their shift.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provide quality supervision and guidance to residents assigned to their STRTP.
- Responsible for providing structure, consistency, and safety for each resident.
- Assist staff and residents in the cleanliness, neatness, and general maintenance of the facility and surrounding grounds.
- Knowledge and abidance of agency policies.
- Ensure that residents are unable to exchange clothing or items of personal property without approval
- Participation in staff meetings, workshops, conferences, in-service trainings, and seminars that may be required by all agencies.
- Reinforce all socially acceptable behavior by the residents under their supervision.
- Supervise and assist residents during homework/study time.
- Assist Facility Manager and Shift Supervisor in planning outings and shopping trips to be carried out while on duty.
- Prepare and provide meals for residents and staff in the home.
- Provide direct supervision to residents on their shift and apply the “Reasonable and Prudent Parenting Standards” to decisions involving the participation of a youth in age developmentally appropriate activities in accordance with rules, laws, and policies and procedures.
- Responsible for providing daily record activity every 15 minutes in the logbook.
- Responsible for accurate completion of all logs and paperwork before the end of your shift.
- Responsible for accurate completion of timesheets before and after every shift.
- Maintain reliable and regular attendance.
- Use professional and effective verbal communication, written communication, and problem-solving skills while performing the roles and responsibilities indicated in this job description.
- This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and the Child Care Worker will also perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by the Facility Manager as needed.
I. Physical Demands
III. Working Conditions
Outdoor weather conditions
Wet, humid conditions
Lifting: Max 25 lbs
Lifting: Max 35 lbs
Lifting: Max 50 lbs
Carrying: Estimated Weight 20lbs
Dust (more than nuisance)
Pushing: Estimated Weight 20lbs
Household Grease and Oils
Pulling: Estimated Weight 20lbs
Fire (Stove and Oven)
Reaching: Above shoulder height
Category III Blood and Bodily fluid exposure
Reaching: Below shoulder height
Working with hands in water
Climbing: Use of legs/arm-ladders
Working rotating shifts
IV. Personal Protective Equipment Required
Repeated bending from the waist
Finger movement: Repetitive (computer)
Repetitive Twisting or pressure involving wrists or hands (pulling files, pushing equipment)
Both hands required
Both legs required
Rapid simultaneous mental and muscular coordination required
Key to Frequency Indicator Abbreviations:
Specific visual requirements
O= Occasionally (up to 33% of time on job)
Color vison: distinguish basic shades
F= Frequently (34%-75% of time on job)
Color vison: distinguish basic colors
C= Constantly (more than 75% of time on job)
Operation of company motor vehicle
II. Mental Demands
Perform mathematical calculations
Work under pressure
Work with many priorities
Reason and analyze
Develop rapport with seriously emotionally disturbed children
Respond to assaultive behavior from children
Prioritize tasks and responsibilities