Youth Care Worker Relief
Company: Southwest Key Programs Inc.
Posted on: June 6, 2021
The Youth Care Worker (YCW) is responsible for providing direct
care supervision for youth residing in Southwest Key Programs (SWK)
care fostering an environment that facilitates learning and
behavioral management in a supportive manner. The Youth Care Worker
will maintain a flexible, organized, and efficient work
all organizational required trainings.
trainings that will enhance professional growth in the area of
Education, Vocational curriculum and instruction, other topics as
deemed appropriate by the program director or designee.
all departmental and program meetings to ensure that up-to-date
information is received and/or information of policy changes or
practice are adhered to.
absence of a shift leader may be asked to serve as the interim
shift leader and be responsible for overseeing program operations
within their shift with pre-approval by the program
to assist in the distribution of medications to youth as prescribed
by Medical Provider.
as a Substitute Teacher in the absence of the Teacher in a
assist in the evacuation of youth as needed due to inclement
weather conditions, natural disasters, or other unforeseen
as needed for trainings, conferences or to transport youth to
destinations located within the U.S.
Treatment Team Meetings to convey youth’s progress to all
a safe, clean and hazard-free facility. Tasks include regular
maintenance and general cleaning of common areas including
restrooms and kitchen, rotation of laundry (linen, towels and
clothes) duty, and general maintenance of outdoor areas (to include
but not limited to: backyard, playground, and parking
react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as
Must be able to obtain Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI)
Certification, First Aid and CPR Certifications.
Must be able to supervise clients indoors and outdoors throughout
the entire duration of their shift period, which lasts 8 hours or
more on a typical shift. Must be able to stand, bend, or stoop for
the entire duration of the shift, as necessary. Must be prepared
and physically able to respond with appropriate protocol in a
variety of dynamic supervision situations with clients of 0-17
years in age. In a sudden or emergency event, staff must be at all
times physically able to run, jump, lunge, twist, push, pull, apply
SWK-approved restraint techniques and otherwise manage or coerce
the full weight of an adolescent. While it is uncommon, all staff
must be physically and mentally able to manage youth who become
uncooperative, sick, violent, or display any other form of harmful
or threatening behavior. Must be prepared to administer emergency
First Aid, CPR or CPI techniques to clients, regardless of the time
of day or hour of the staff’s shift, the size of the client, or the
staff’s level of personal fatigue. Staff must be able to maintain
clarity of thought throughout the entirety of a shift and be able
to respond quickly to duress or circumstances requiring immediate
This is a twenty four hour residential facility at which minors
receive multiple services. There are three shifts per twenty four
hour period. Hours and duties of work shifts are subject to change.
The noise level varies from mild to moderate. Employees and clients
may be exposed to prevalent weather conditions. Position is
required to eat client meals during shift with the
Keywords: Southwest Key Programs Inc., Brownsville , Youth Care Worker Relief, Other , Brownsville, Texas
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