JOB TITLE

Direct Care Staff

Direct Care StaffDirect Care Staff report to the Facility Manager. Direct Care Staff Members shall be a minimum of 21 years of age, pass all background clearances qualify for the LUYH approved drivers list, CPR/first aid certified and shall qualify for the position by meeting at least one for the following qualifications:

 

  • Have a Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree;

  • Have a valid Child Development Teaching Permit;

  • Have completed 12 semesters units of Early Childhood Education, Adolescent Development, or Foster and Kinship Care Education and have 100 hours of experience working with youth.

  • Have a valid Vocational Training certificate, credential or documentation demonstrating that the individual is a trade journeyperson who instructs children in vocational skills and have at least 100 hours of experience working with youth.

  • Have previously been employed as a staff or volunteer at a group home or short-term residential therapeutic center for at least on year.

  • Have relevant experience as determined by the Department to meet any of the above requirements.

  • Relevant life experience in the child welfare, mental health or juvenile justice as a consumer, mentor or care giver or other relevant experience as determined by the department

 

DIRECT CARE STAFF DUTIES

Direct care staff members shall demonstrate all the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the needs of youth served in a residential setting.

  • Skills and ability to engage and develop rapport with youth with various backgrounds.

  • Skills and ability to provide consistency and behavioral limits through relationship-based interventions.

  • Skills to communicate effectively with the ability to solve problems in a collaborative manner.

  • Provide parental quality supervision and guidance to residents assigned to their group home.

  • Responsible to provide structure, consistency, and safety for each youth.

  • Assure the cleanliness, neatness and maintenance of facility and surrounding grounds at all times.

  • Know and abide by agency policies

  • Disallow youth to exchange clothing or items of personal property without approval.

  • Participate in staff meetings, workshops, conferences, and seminars required by the agency.

  • Encourage socially acceptable behavior in all situations of the youths under his/her supervision.

  • Account for food, clothes, and other items necessary for the proper care of youths assigned to home of employment.

  • Supervise youth’s studies during study time.

  • Participate with administrator in planning outings, shopping store trips and carry out it while on duty.

  • Invoke disciplinary action to be carried out while on duty.

  • Provide meals for youths and staff in the home.

  • Attendance at all treatment team meeting and in-service training mandatory.

  • Crisis and/or on-call responsibilities as needed.

  • Responsible to record daily activity every 15 to 20 minutes in logbook.

  • Know and abide by agency policies

 

  • DIRECT CARE STAFFF (Nightshift)

  • Responsible to provide child-care coverage during the midnight hours, Monday-Sunday.

  • Responsible for checking on youths while they sleep in 15-minute intervals

  • Provide crisis intervention, as necessary.

  • Responsible to ensure laundry services are completed, as well as other light clean up and maintenance.

  • Aid in wake-up responsibilities.

  • Know and abide by agency policies

  • Disallow youth to exchange clothing or items of personal property without approval.

  • Invoke staffing team disciplinary action to be carried while on duty.

  • Participate in staff meetings, workshops, conferences, and seminars required by the agency.

  • Attendance at all treatment team meeting and in-service training mandatory.

  • Responsible to record daily activity every 15 to 22 minutes in logbook: incident reports, and other monitoring devices.

  • Crisis and/or on-call responsibilities as needed.

 

  • DIRECT CARE STAFF (On-call)

  • Crisis and/or on-call responsibilities as needed.

  • Provide parental quality supervision and guidance to youths assigned to their group home.

  • Responsible to provide structure, consistency, and safety for each youth.

  • Ensure the cleanliness, neatness and maintenance of facility and surrounding grounds at all times.

  • Know and abide by agency policies

  • Administer sick calls as required to carry out instruction of attending physicians.

  • Disallow resident to exchange clothing or items of personal property without approval.

  • Participate in staff meetings, workshops, conferences and seminars required by the agency.

  • Encourage socially acceptable behavior in all situations of the youths under his/her supervision.

  • Account for food, clothes and other items necessary for the proper care of youths assigned to home of employment.

  • Supervise youth’s studies during study time.

  • Participate with administrator in planning outings, shopping store trips and carry out it while on duty.

  • Invoke staffing team disciplinary action to be carried out while on duty.

  • Provide meals for residents and staff in the home.

  • Attendance at all treatment team meeting and in-service training.

  • Responsible to record daily activity every 15 to 22 minutes in log book.

The Direct Care staff reports to the Facility Manager/Administrator