POSITION: Caminos Program Child Care Worker
POSITION RESPONSIBLE TO: Cottage Supervisor
CATEGORY OF EMPLOYMENT: Hourly/Non-Exempt
Provides direct childcare services, ensure that day-to-day supervision of residents is consistent with agency standards and effectively works as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
Demonstrates an understanding of trauma informed practices through the promotion of safety, consistent care, supervision and support to residents of the Caminos Program.
Ensures consistent implementation of each resident’s individual service plan through participation in the development of unit activities, life skill exercises and recreation activities as well as through identifying opportunities for acculturation and spiritual life awareness. Provides direct supervision and completes documentation as required.
Actively ensures safety of the environment by encouraging residents to participate in maintaining established standards of cleanliness and orderliness in their living unit and the surrounding campus.
Ensures that each resident’s health needs are identified and met in a timely manner.
Actively encourages and supports each resident in the pursuit of educational growth, acculturation activities and life skills development.
Provides safe transportation in agency vehicles for residents as required.
Assist with preparing residents for airline travel, accompanying residents to the airport as needed and accompanying residents on fly outs as needed.
Provides direct mealtime supervision to assure that residents are provided a balanced meal and that dining procedures are consistently followed.
In line with federal regulations, conducts intake procedures within in 24 hours of entry to the program. Ensures that all new residents are provided with a warm welcome to the program, have their basic needs met in a timely manner and are provided within information pertaining to the program rules and expectations as well as their rights and responsibilities.
Demonstrate professional interactions with external stakeholders, including legal representatives and child advocates, as well as family members and identified sponsors while also ensuring that proper care is taken to maintain the confidentiality and privacy of each resident.
Completes assigned unit system responsibilities and documentation including the completion of a thorough inventory for each resident’s belongings upon admission, discharge and on a quarterly basis.
Demonstrates knowledge and compliance of health and safety standards through weekly on-site inspections according to agency guidelines.
Promotes effective communication and demonstrates the ability to receive, transmit, store and retrieve information through the timely submission of documentation and compliance with logbook policy as well as active participation in weekly unit meetings.
Demonstrates an understanding of trauma informed practices and therapeutic intervention techniques as evidenced by contributions to the prevention and management of challenging behaviors.
Demonstrates an ability to work effectively with culturally diverse colleagues and client populations.
Demonstrates knowledge of and familiarity with both Board of Child Care and Office of Refugee Resettlement Policy and Procedures relating to the care and supervision of Unaccompanied Children. This includes knowledge of legal background and authority governing the practice as related to working with Unaccompanied Children.
Provides coverage, as needed, for direct care vacancies.
Provides mandatory on-call coverage as required.
Fosters quality and diversity in problem identification and conflict resolution among residents and co-workers.
Perform duties, as requested, to achieve agency goals.
Bachelor’s Degree Preferred
Must have Associates Degree or High School Diploma plus 3 years experience working with youth
Spanish fluency is preferred (Spanish Fluency includes speaking, reading, and writing)
Minimum of one year group child care experience.
Certification in Basic First Aid and CPR through the American Red Cross. (Must be attained by completion of the orientation period.)
Certification in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention. (Must be attained by completion of the orientation period.)
Certification in RCYCP (Must be attained 90 days after hire date)
Maintenance of an unrestricted Maryland Driver’s License with a safe driving record as defined in the agency policy.
Must receive medication administration training through the State of Maryland. (Training provided by the agency.
PERFORMANCE REVIEW: To be reviewed at time of employment.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: A performance evaluation will be written and reviewed yearly.