The New York Foundling Youth & Child Care Spec in Staten Island, New York
Per Diem * Supervise and support pregnant/parenting teens. Actively participate in effective implementation of recreation and structured programming for residents. Teach independent living skills (i.e. laundry, cleaning, cooking) and effective parents skills (positive role modeling); and co-facilitate groups when necessary; participate in the training and implementation of Trauma Systems Therapy and the successful dissemination of a strengths based behavior management system among residents, maintaining a thriving therapeutic milieu. * Provide safe child care and developmentally appropriate learning to call children in the program. * Change diapers, bathe, dress and feed children, as need or instructed. In the absence of the program cook, assist with meal preparation for residents. * Administer medications to the adolescent mothers, pregnant teens and children, as instructed; accurately document that medication on required forms. * Prepare room for new admission (sanitize and clean room, make bed with fresh linens, make room with welcoming basket), facilitate new admission orientation (review Resident M/C Program Manual), and ensure proper medical clearances. * Uphold expectations of the Primary role once/if selected and implement trauma informed responses with youth. * Assisting the pregnant and parenting residents in developing effective parenting skills and positive behavior while promoting independence. * Comply with Agency rules, policies and procedure, as well as uphold Program standard operating procedures for Specialists and residents. * Ensure that proper documentation is submitted in a timely manner, including but not limited to daily shift logs, program notes on residents, medication reports, and incident reports. * Report all problems/critical incidents and/or unusual situations pertaining to the adolescents and/or their children to the Lead Youth and Child Care Specialist, Program Director, Supervisor and/or Social Workers. Document all critical, serious and unusual incidents in the communication log and write internal Incident Reports. * Perform other tasks as assigned.
- High school diploma or GED, an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
- At least 1-2 years working with pregnant teens, parenting teens, infants and/or toddlers.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to negotiate confrontations.
- Must have a clean and valid NY, NJ or PA driver’s license with 4 points or less.
Requisition Number: 18-0287
Post Date: 4/16/2018
Title: Youth & Child Care Spec
City: Staten Island