Full-Time Shelter Youth Specialist, Floater

Full-Time Shelter Youth Specialist, Floater

$1,000 Sign-On Bonus!

Job Title: Full-Time Shelter Youth Specialist, Floater. This position provides coverage when there are gaps in the permanent shifts. Hours may vary according to staffing and census needs. When not needed for coverage on the permanent shifts, the floaters core work hours are: 1:30 PM to 11:30 PM, Thurs, Fri, Sat. and Sun.

Immediate Supervisor: Program Coordinator

Job Responsibilities Specific to this Position:

  • Assure the delivery of shelter programming is in line with the care plan goals identified for each client.
    • Ensure that paperwork is complete including the following: intakes/discharges, DO’s, Referral Sheets, individual sessions, etc.
    • Ensure that youth are being cared for in a Trauma Informed environment, using positive youth development.
    • Ensure implementation/development of shelter program goals; includes role modeling, and appropriate boundaries; ability to manage a group and assist with behavior management system; relate well with clients; attendance and punctuality; appropriateness at meetings and around team members; using good judgment and problem solving skills, etc.
  • Provide for the safety of sheltered youth.
    • Assist in development and implementation of shelter operational policies, procedures and programming; includes supervision of youth, providing transportation, administering medications.
    • Ensure orderliness/cleanliness of the shelter.

General Job Responsibilities:

  • Function as an effective team member and represent the agency in a professional manner; includes both written and verbal communications, knowledge of program and agency, etc.
  • Practice good customer service; includes answering phones promptly and skillfully, passing on messages, following through on requests, greeting people who come into agency facilities, client complaints handled appropriately, etc.
  • All other assigned duties.

Job Requirements:

Education and Experience: Education and Experience: BA degree (related field preferred) and 1 year of human service experience, or AA degree (related field preferred) and 2 years human service experience.  Some computer experience required.

Pass criminal records/child abuse checks completed by Foundation 2.

Complete a physical exam prior to the beginning of employment and every 3 years thereafter, and be free of communicable diseases as determined by a physician.

Possess a valid Iowa Driver’s License, be insurable by Foundation 2’s auto insurance.

Submit a copy of college degree or transcript for personnel file as required for licensure.

Successfully complete required trainings within required time periods. 

Essential Functions of Job:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read, write and analyze material written in English. Typical items are counseling notations, reports and daily behavioral observations.
  • Ability to converse fluently in English both face to face and over the telephone with clients experiencing severe emotional stress.
  • Ability to speak to small and large groups of people presenting program information and education.

Technical Skills:

  • Ability to operate a computer and use basic word processing software, database software and the internet.
  • Ability to operate a multi-line telephone, copier and fax machine.
  • Ability to use basic math skills to add, subtract, divide, multiply and figure percentages.

Physicals Demands:

  • Employee is regularly required to sit, talk or hear.
  • Employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel.
  • Employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms.
  • Employee must lift and carry items up to 30lbs.
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