Bilingual English & Spanish Youthcare Workers
Childrens Home of Kingston
About the organization
The Children’s Home of Kingston is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We provide a progressive range of services for boys and young men ages 8 to 21 whose personal, social, developmental, or family situations preclude them from living at home or in a less restrictive setting, and who may benefit from milieu therapy, active psycho-therapeutic interventions, and specialized care.
The New Horizons program at Children’s Home of Kingston serves vulnerable youth in a safe, residential environment that also includes education and independent living training. These youth are being reunited with family members living throughout the United States.
Normally, the youth spend 15-30 days in care with us.
• Support and manage the behavior of clients through approved treatment modalities and adhering to ORR standards, state licensing standards and policies and procedures of CHK for the New Horizons Program
• Provide crisis intervention
• Provide transportation and facilitate recreational activities
• Act as positive examples for the youth in the program
• Serves as youth’s supervisor with responsibility for the safety, personal conduct, and care of the youth, providing therapeutic interventions
• Supervises, counsels and redirect residents according to facility policy and procedures
• Supervises movement of youth inside and outside the facility; takes periodic counts of youth
• Monitors youth during recreational and various activities; (i.e., educational studies, independent living, religious etc.), and conducts inspections for health and safety hazards
• Interacts critically and constructively with other staff members to develop and implement successful intervention techniques
• Develops effective relationships with youth, co-workers, and team members
• Assists youth with their personal issues and refers issues to the group in accordance with the principles of the program
• Observes and keeps staff informed daily of significant behavioral conditions known about an individual and/or the group
• Assists in preparing reports regarding each youth’s adjustment and progres
• High School Diploma or GED required
• Valid NYS driver’s license, clean driving record
• Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) required
• Must be 21 years of age or older
• Bachelor’s degree, preferred, from an accredited college or university within one or a combination of the following: Counseling, Education, Psychology, Sociology, or Social work
• One-year employment experience in the child welfare field working with children and/or adolescents in a social service setting preferred
Contact email: [email protected]
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