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Youth Care Specialist- Compass Rose Academy

Josiah White's
Job Description
Job Summary
The night security personnel are to provide supervision to students in the home through documented 15-minute room checks (unless specified differently), manage any potential problems that are minor in nature, contact campus supervisor with problems of a more major nature.  Must demonstrate sensitivity to our service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics and needs.

Qualifications
Must be a Christian with strong convictions who is also in agreement with CRA’s mission statement, Statement of Faith, and Code of Conduct. A person must have a high school diploma (or equivalent) and be at least 21 years of age.   This person must be stable, firm, assertive, committed, flexible, and capable in pressure situations.

Primary Responsibilities
  1. Provide alert and attentive supervision.
  2. Conduct and document 15- minute room checks from the time the night security staff member comes on duty at 10:00 pm until the youth wake up or until the end of the night security staff member’s shift.
  3. Participate in mandatory training (on going in service training program).
  4. Replace other night security as needed and work in the home as assigned each night.
  5. Actively intervene in crisis situations using MindSet (MS) techniques (verbal and/or physical interventions).
  6. Complete other duties as required by the supervisor.
  7. Complete any specified tasks that are prearranged by Houseparents (such as setting out cleaning supplies), and give a full report of the night’s activities to the Houseparents at the conclusion of their shift.
  8. Allocate meds appropriately and follow med distribution procedures.
  9. Audit med carts nightly.
  10. Audit non prescription med cart monthly.
  11. Document and review incidences as needed in client database.
Skills, Supervision- Knowledge and Ability
  1. Be self-directed and exercise good judgment.
  2. Support, encourage, and assist their coworkers as equal team members.
  3. Possess a valid driver's license.
  4. Be teachable and follow directions as given by the Residential Coordinator.
  5. Demonstrate effective communication skills, self-control in crisis situa­tions, relationship building with resistive children, and assertiveness.
  6. Basic writing and effective communication skills are required, especially relative to shift notes and communication with other staff.
  7. Must be able to maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality.
  8. Must be committed to the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of White’s Residential and Family Services.
Physical Demands of the Position
  • Night security workers must be able to actively participate in the physical restraint of students who are in crisis (expected to meet the requirements of MindSet techniques).
  • Must be able to be on feet for extended periods of time, do significant walking, and actively supervise cottage recreation.
  • Must have energy and stamina to work from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on a regular basis.  
  • Able to climb stairs in student dwellings with more than one level
  • Able to lift heavy objects up to 50lbs.
Working Conditions
  • Night security workers must be able to work with residents who have medical problems.  Also, workers may be exposed to bodily fluids.
  • Night security care workers must attend work regularly and be on time.
  • Must stay awake and alert for duration of shift.
  • Will work holidays as scheduled.
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