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Youth Care Worker - $1000 Signing Bonus

Company: Lad Lake Inc
Location: Dousman
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Lad Lake is currently seeking compassionate, patient, and collaborative individuals to join our team! Responsibilities include working directly with youth who have experienced trauma by role modeling the skills necessary to build healthy relationships and teaching important life skills such as healthy recreation activities, good hygiene, appropriate social skills, coping skills, and anger management skills. Our Youth Care Workers assist in the planning of outdoor/indoor activities, and engage interactively with the youth, while also being involved in crisis management. Our Youth Care Worker role can be an excellent springboard into various careers at Lad Lake. Many of our current staff started as Youth Care Workers and are now Unit Managers, Campus Supervisors, Teachers, and Trainers.JOB SUMMARYTo be a proper role model and provide adequate supervision, guidance, structure, and behavior management to all clients in the Residential program.ESSENTIAL DUTIESServe as a positive role model for youth in our residential care programsIntentional effort to provide opportunities for youth to enhance their skills, abilities, and interestsProvide active supervision of youth by engaging in activities that are of interest to themPlan and facilitate activities and daily routinesCrisis intervention with youth through verbal de-escalation techniquesEngage in, assess, and document youth activities (shift logs, incident reports, behavioral management logs, databases, etc.)Provide support to youth, their families, and ancillary service providersProvide transportation in agency vehicles for youths' community-based needs and activitiesAttend team meetings and provide verbal and written inputMaintain confidentiality within all written and verbal communicationsEXPERIENCEMust be;Willingness to complete training through Lad Lake's traineeship program, bachelor's degree preferredAbility to demonstrate patience and empathy to build rapport with adolescents who use aggression as a coping mechanismAssertive, self-confident, and sensitive in working with teens and staff - trauma-informed.Organized and dependablePossess a valid driver's license, without restrictions, and have a good driving recordDemonstrate social, emotional, and intellectual maturityMust be at least 21 years oldKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to be patient and understanding of life's difficult situations; ability to search for and recognize the good in people and situations; ability to stay calm and de-escalate situations where people are tense and frustrated; ability to follow written and verbal instructions; working knowledge of computers and MS Office; ability to multi-task and use time effectively and efficiently; demonstrated sensitivity towards cultural, ethnic, and disability matters.Physical Demands: Duties require possible physical activity while engaging with youth in the program. In rare situations, staff may be required to use physical de-escalation techniques to intervene if staff or clients are in danger of being physically harmed. Ability to lift 30 pounds. Driving is an essential function of this position.BENEFITS$1000 Sign-on BonusPay range of $15 - $18 based on experienceMedical, Dental, Life Insurance, STD, LTD Benefits Shift Differential PTO (up to 16 days annually to start) Holiday pay (up to 8 days) Tuition reimbursementCareer Ladder for Youth Care Workers401k planFree meals when eating with clientsCasual dressOpportunities for advancementCompany-paid trainingOngoing paid training Employee Assistance Program (EAP)Federal Student Loan Forgiveness EmployerKeywords: Social Service, Human Services, Residential Counselor, Social Services, Crisis Intervention, Mental Health, Social Work, Child Welfare, Youth Advocate, Social Service Aide, Social Service Worker, Social and Human Service Assistant, Youth Worker, Human Service Worker PI177669485

Keywords: Lad Lake Inc, Milwaukee , Youth Care Worker - $1000 Signing Bonus, Other , Dousman, Wisconsin

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