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Child Care Aide

Company: KidsPeace
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary

The Bilingual Youth Care Worker is responsible for providing direct supervision, support and direction to children and adolescents in a compassionate and respectful manner. This includes requiring an unwavering commitment to the safety of all Unaccompanied Children (UC) and being aware of all ongoing developments and concerns, on a daily basis, of all UC in their care. The Youth Care Worker is responsible for building professional and trusting relationships with the UC in order to maintain a positive and healthy milieu on the shelter unit.

Job Duties/Essential Functions

  • Ensure a safe and secure environment on the unit and in any other area where staff are with the UC. Act immediately to remove all dangers or threats to the welfare of the UC and know the whereabouts of all UC at all times. Complete safety checks as expected. Complete monitoring of UC as stated in policy and document that monitoring according to policy and regulations.
  • Implement any behavior plan, risk protocol or other safety measure in accordance with Kidshaven protocols and the direction of the clinical team. Provide support and de-escalation to the UC as needed.
  • Supervise the UC's on-campus movement with a strong commitment to safety. Transport UC's to off-campus activities and/or scheduled consults utilizing program vehicles (if allowed by individual driving status) when necessary and as required.
  • Demonstrate care, compassion, respect, integrity, truthfulness and ethical behavior with the UC as well as interactions with other staff members within the program and the organization as a whole.
  • All other duties assigned by direct supervisor or KidsPeace Leadership. Qualifications (Education, Training and Experiences)
  • High School graduate or equivalent required. College education in Mental Health or related field preferred.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish (demonstrated competency in oral and written communication) required.
  • Valid driver's license preferred.
  • Experience in working with children or adolescents required (minimum 1 year)
  • Must have the ability to work evenings, weekends, holidays, flexible hours and overtime as required.
  • Must have covid Vaccine
  • 403B
  • Medical
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Tuition reimbursement/student loan forgiveness

    KidsPeace offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including generous paid time off.

Keywords: KidsPeace, Bethlehem , Child Care Aide, Other , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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