Job Seekers: Peckham, Inc.: Youth Services Staff
Friday, January 13, 2012

Position Title:        Youth Services Staff #1334
Position Type:        Part Time
Department:        Youth Services
Reports To:        Footprints Coordinator
FLSA Status:        Non Exempt
Benefit Status:    None
Location:        Lansing   
Prepared By:        Footprints Coordinator
Prepared Date:    1/08/09
Approved By:        HR
Approved Date:    01/29/09

SUMMARY
Under the supervision of the Footprints Coordinator, the Youth Services Staff position is responsible for the direct care of the youth entrusted to Peckham Incorporated.  Youth Services Staff have the responsibility of providing a safe, caring, team environment.  Additionally, Youth Services Staff will participate in the development, implementation, and documentation of each adolescent's treatment plan, attend to personal, health, and behavioral needs of the adolescents and other duties including light housekeeping, assisting with homework, cooking, completing required paperwork, and participating with residents in their community activities and recreational activities.  Responsibilities include crisis intervention, and participation in clinical consultation and treatment conferences. Our contract requires this position be filled by a female staff person.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
1.    Be a positive role model for children (in and out of the facility)
2.    Teach daily living skills.
3.    Provide a safe and caring environment.
4.    Maintain recordkeeping and documents.
5.    Utilize a team work approach for all projects.
6.    Promote Peckham's vision, values, and services to all customers and stakeholders.
7.    Assist in maintaining organization wide quality standards.
8.    Maintain a safe and clean environment.
9.    Other duties as assigned.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS
o    Must have a bachelor's degree.
o    Some experience working with female adolescent and/or at-risk population is a plus.
o    Must be physically and emotionally capable of performing essential functions.
o    Must be willing to receive First Aid, CPR, restraint certification, and other applicable training.
o    Ability to provide transportation to people. Must maintain an unrestricted Michigan driver's license, and maintain a driving record (as per approval by company insurance policy), to drive the company vehicle. Must have access to reliable transportation for frequent trips off site as needed.
o    Ability to work in a Child Caring Institution in accordance with the State of Michigan.  Must maintain a clean criminal background.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

COMMENTS
Must have excellent interpersonal skills and enjoy cultural diversity in the workplace.  We are seeking community oriented individuals who possess mature and stable personalities and who also have the ability to relate to children and adults with patience and respect.  Candidates must also have the ability to set boundaries and limits with the adolescents. This position requires passing and maintaining state security background checks.  Must have access to reliable transportation. Must maintain an unrestricted Michigan driver's license and possess a clear driving record (in accordance with company insurance policy) to drive the company vehicle.

QUALIFICATIONS 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Candidate must be organized and timely.  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 the essential functions.  The physical demands of this position may be reasonably accommodated for individuals with disabilities on a case by case basis.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree and/or eight years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and daily case notes.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to managers, residents, customers, and the general public. 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
First Aid, CPR, restraint and other training may be obtained at hire.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The physical demands of this position may be reasonably accommodated for individuals with disabilities on a case by case basis.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The physical demands of this position may be reasonably accommodated for individuals with disabilities on a case by case basis.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

Peckham, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is operated in accordance with a policy which does not permit discrimination because of race, color, sex, age, handicap, national origin, or any other artificial characteristic.

EOE-Embracing Diversity to Achieve Excellence
 Please include wage expectations when applying.  Please respond to this posting no later than:
Sunday, January 22, 2012.

Peckham, Inc.
3510 Capital City Blvd.
Lansing, MI.  48906
EMAIL: jbritton@peckham.org

Job Posting #1334.

 

 

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