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Youth Worker - Time

Company: Professional Services Group
Location: Kenosha
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Salary: $16.00 an hour plus a $1,000 sign on bonusThis position provides direct support to adjudicated, emotionally disturbed, and other high-risk youth who are unable to function in a conventional educational setting. This position works with students and their families to determine and implement the most appropriate educational options.Key ResponsibilitiesInterview and evaluate clients and families to complete the intake process.Maintain one-on-one contact in school and family contact as needed.Establish and maintain professional relationships with clients.Monitor client's attendance, behavior, and grades. Report these findings to parents and other providers.Analyze client situations, capabilities, and problems to determine services required to meet clients' treatment needs.Formulate, implement, evaluate, and review individual client's Plans of Care.Organize and facilitate structured group, individual, and/or family activities.Organize and facilitate Community Service Work hours and Service Learning Projects on a weekly basis.Exercise judgment to intervene as an advocate for clients in emergency and crisis situations.Encompass The Circle of Courage, Life Space Crisis Intervention, and be an essential part of TIME and Bridges Professional Learning Community.The report monitored client behavior to courts and Kenosha County Department of Human Services, Juvenile Court Intake, Adult Probation, Kenosha Unified School District, and all other community providers and make appropriate recommendations.Compile and monitor all client files, per program standards, to ensure all required documentation is maintained (i.e. assessments, intake paperwork, releases, dispositional reports, IEP's, BIP's, HIPAA logs, contact notes, and behavior reports).Complete monthly logs, monthly reports, receipts, and mileage per program standards.Provide supervision and support to youth placed in the Summer Youth Employment Program.Ability to operate a motor vehicle safely and obey all traffic laws. Must have reliable transportation on a daily basis, a valid driver's license, and automobile insurance.Safely transport clients as needed.Other duties as assigned..

Education and Training:Bachelor's degree preferred but must have a minimum of an Associates Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice, or other related fields. The position must keep current on information pertaining to client/family needs through seminars, training, media, text, and research.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Ability to read, speak and write clearly in English.Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion in establishing work schedules.Must be able to work cooperatively and collaboratively with the Department of Human Services and Hillcrest School staff.Must establish and maintain productive and professional relationships with clients, colleagues, the school district, and other community agencies.Must maintain client confidentiality.Ability to prioritize and make appropriate decisions.Ability to work independently and effectively manage time.Must possess strong oral and written communication skills.Ability to provide culturally, ethnically, and gender-sensitive services.Ability to follow directions and implement recommendations.Possess creativity in identifying problems and solutions.Ability to self-motivate and remain on task.Knowledge and compliance with policies and procedures as detailed in the personnel policy and procedure manual.PSG/CIP is committed to recruiting a diverse staff and to creating a culture that supports continuous growth and development for our employees, management, and clients. Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status PI160671403

Keywords: Professional Services Group, Kenosha , Youth Worker - Time, Other , Kenosha, Wisconsin

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