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Youth Care Specialist II (7202) - Fort Myers, FL

Company: Lutheran Services Florida
Location: Fort Myers
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) envisions a world where children are safe, families are strong and communities are vibrant. Since 1982, Lutheran Services Florida has been providing and sharing solutions to protect Florida's most vulnerable. Today, we are one of the largest nonprofits in Florida touching 1 in 50 Floridians with a wide range of services, including:

  • early childhood education
  • refugee and immigration
  • mental health and substance abuse
  • juvenile justice
  • child welfare Do you have a passion for working with youth? Lutheran Services of Florida focuses on the idea of making a positive difference in the lives of the youth & at risk populations. LSF is looking for talented Youth Care Specialists who wants to make an impact in the lives of youth ages 10-17! Flexible schedules required! Looking for night and weekends workers. HOURS NEEDED: 7a-3p, 3p-11p, 11p-7a This position is located in Ft. Myers! Purpose & Impact This is a direct service delivery position. The Youth Care Specialist supervises residents, provides quality care, ensures a safe and secure environment and transports and accompanies residents with outside activities. You will be that role model and encourage each resident to pursue educational growth as well as everyday life skills. Pay is $12 an hour with 1 year verified experience working with Youth in a professional setting. A day in the Life of a Youth Care Specialist II:
    • Organizes assignments and tasks for completion by Youth Care Specialists, assuring smooth operations of the shelter and adherence to program goals.
    • Provides orientation, training, support, feedback and oversight to the Youth Care Specialists I in their essential functions.
    • Monitors and reports potential safety and security risks and hazards in the shelter, making recommendations and implementing corrective actions as needed.
    • Screens clients for eligibility, conducts intakes, coordinates discharges and administers client satisfaction surveys.
    • Participates in Continuous Quality Improvement activities.
    • Completes case documentation and statistical reports according to established timelines.
    • Participates in community outreach programs as requested.
    • Supervises youth as needed.
    • Participates in and provides staff training. Other Functions: Performs other duties as reasonable assigned by the YCS III or Residential Services Manager. Physical Requirements: Must be able to fulfill physical requirements like lifting, bending, cooking, and cleaning. Able to transport youth safely in Oasis vehicles and accompany youth on field trips and other recreational activities. Must be able to use phone, write case notes and file. Education/Experience:
      • Associates degree in human services field or high school diploma, GED or equivalency completion certification.
      • At least one year experience working with troubled youth and their families preferred. License, Certification and Screening: Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) requires those hired into this position to provide proof that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (including any booster shots, if required) or must become fully vaccinated within the first 30 days of employment. Failure to provide timely proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will result in the termination of your employment with LSF. Any individuals subject to this requirement may submit for consideration a request to be exempted from the requirement (based on a valid religious or medical reason) on forms to be provided by LSF. Such requests will be subject to review and approval by the Company, and exemptions will be granted only if the Company can provide a reasonable accommodation in relation to the requested exemption. Note that approvals for reasonable accommodations are reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis and availability of a reasonable accommodation is not guaranteed. This vaccination requirement is based, in part, on recently established government requirements. The requirement is also based on the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine in protecting against COVID-19, and our shared responsibility for the health and safety of members, clients, and community. Skills: Must be well-organized, able to work effectively with others, and have well-developed communication skills. Requires computer literacy and ability to use word processing software. Must be able to work with diverse populations under stressful conditions. Demonstrates consistent dependability, discretion and good judgment.
        • Functions as team player with co-workers and administrators.
        • Able to motivate and set expectations for Youth Care Specialists I.
        • Submits accurate, complete and timely reports.
        • Identifies and takes action on safety and security hazards and facility and vehicle maintenance concerns.
        • Adheres to all licensing and quality assurance standards.
        • Adheres to agency policies and procedures. Other: Must demonstrate sensitivity to our service population's cultural and socioeconomic characteristics and needs. Why work for LSF? Ability to Make an Impact in Multiple Areas LSF offers several programs, spanning across a wide range of populations in need. This gives our team members an opportunity to learn and potentially work in programs outside of their direct area. Either way, members of the LSF family will play a part in transforming the lives of those in need. Community A career at LSF means working and learning alongside talented professionals in a dynamic and inclusive environment. The values of our organization - OPEN-MINDED, COMPASSIONATE, GENEROUS, VISIONARY and HONESTY - drives each one of us. People working at Lutheran Services Florida treat each other like family. Whether you work on the front lines or work in an office, you share a common bond that is felt throughout the organization. Growth Opportunities Because of the variety of programs we offer throughout Florida, team members have the option to explore areas of interest in other programs or grow within their existing program/department. Amazing benefits package including :
          • Medical, dental and vision
          • Teledoc (24/7 access to doctors via phone and video)
          • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
          • Long-term disability
          • Employer paid life insurance (1X salary), AD&D
          • Health and dependent care FSA
          • 13 paid holidays + 1 floating holiday
          • Generous PTO policy
          • 403(b) Retirement plan with 3% discretionary employer match
          • Tuition reimbursement
          • LifeMart Employee Discount Program Additional Voluntary Benefits
            • Short-term disability
            • Group life insurance
            • Accident, critical illness/Cancer and hospital policy
            • Legal Shield coverage Lutheran Services Florida embraces diversity, equity and inclusion in all business practices. LSF is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Education Required
              • High School or better

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