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Child Care Worker I - Full Time

Be a part of an organization that motivates youth-at-risk to become productive and responsible young men and women by providing high quality counseling, education and social services to youth and their families. 

The Child Care Worker I is responsible for supervising the students at night and in the early morning in the living/sleeping quarters; to exemplify and reinforce the concepts of the therapeutic environment of Arrowhead.

To apply please email your Cover letter and Resume to Amy Stuart - astuart@arrowheadyouth.org

Performance Objectives

Will supervise overnight activities of residents by:

  • Previous shift and reading logs.

  • Overseeing any special procedures (i.e.: illness, suicide watch, run threats, etc.).

  • Making regular checks of all assigned residents at 15 minute intervals

  • Stationing self as close as possible to the groups they are supervising

  • Making regular phone checks with other dorms

  • Following procedures for emergencies.

  • Being accountable to supervisor in terms of accepting direction for implementation of treatment for that particular group.

  • Logging all pertinent information, on a daily basis, from observation and involvement with a group and passing information to oncoming staff.

Will supervise morning activities of residents by:

  • Logging and dispensing medications for all groups at breakfast time on weekends or in the absence of the nurse, if assigned as designated staff.

  • Supervising kitchen set up and clean up, as necessary.

  • Transporting residents, if needed.

Will help with operational needs of Arrowhead by:

  • Completing all appropriate procedures with well, sewage, fire alarm, and heating systems in case of power failure.

  • Securing main building doors.

  • Overseeing the proper use of equipment and supplies and informing the proper person when supplies or repairs are indicated.

  • Making overtime calls for first shift when absences are called in on third shift.

  • Completing laundry for the residents, if assigned as designated staff.

Will attend all meetings and training as scheduled, and will help with training of new Child Care Worker I’s.

Qualifications

  • Must possess a High School Diploma.Must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Will value diversity and incorporate cultural differences into treatment planning and implementation in order to work effectively in cross-cultural situations. Will pay careful attention to group dynamics and cultural differences and assessment as to what adaptations and changes need to be made and who should assume responsibility for these changes.

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and approval from the state of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services to transport children. Must qualify to become insured by Arrowhead’s insurance carrier.

  • Must be physically capable of participating in the restraint of adolescents that are endangering the safety of self, others, or the destruction of property. In addition, must be physically capable of successful completion of CPI (Crisis Prevention Intervention) training and be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.

  • Previous experience working with youth at-risk is preferred.

Job type - Full-time-3rd shift

Salary - $13.00 - $13.47/hour


Child Care Worker II - Part-Time

Responsible for the direct supervision of youth. Exemplifies and reinforces the concepts of a strength-based treatment environment. Bachelor's degree preferred from an accredited college/university in a Human Service field of study. May substitute High School diploma and 5 years experience working with behaviorally at-risk youth.

(EOE/AA)


LBS1 Endorsed Teacher

Arrowhead Youth and Family Services is accepting applications for an LBS1 Endorsed teacher with a valid Illinois State Teaching license for high school students. Applicants must already have an LBS1 endorsement to be considered for the position we have available.  Postion requires the ability to teach Physical Education and Drivers Education.  Must also teach classes to progress students toward achieving their IEP goals. 

Prior experience in working with At Risk students is preferred.

Please forward your resume and letter of introduction to:

Dr. Chester Lien - clien@arrowheadyouth.org

(EOE/AA)


Unit Coordinator

Be a part of an organization that motivates youth-at-risk to become productive and responsible young men and women by providing the highest quality counseling, education and social services to youth and their families.

The Unit Coordinator organizes, administrates and supervises the non-school day-to-day functions at Arrowhead Youth & Family Services and supervises treatment delivery.

To apply please email your Cover letter and Resume to Amy Stuart - astuart@arrowheadyouth.org

Performance Objectives

  1. Supervision of treatment environment for residents by:

    • Possessing an ongoing knowledge of program services and service intervention techniques.

    • Organizing family visitation and off-grounds activities when necessary.

    • Assisting and conducting training of treatment staff.

    • Observing and critiquing treatment service delivery to clients.

    • Working closely with the Therapist, COO/Clinical Director, and Programs Supervisor for compliance of service delivery.

  2. Oversees the implementation of all organized activities which may provide social learning by:

    • Working closely with Development Director in organizing and scheduling community service activities for residents.

    • Organizing work detail for Arrowhead residents.

    • Working closely with the Day Child Care II Worker for scheduling athletic programs.

  3. Participates as a member of the management team by:

    • Being on call for potential problems occurring at Arrowhead.

    • Attending staffings, quality assurance meetings and other necessary meetings for operational needs.

    • Maintaining compliance of governing body and best practice standards with Department of Children and Family Services and Council on Accreditation.

  4.  Supervision of treatment environment of staff by:

    • Supervising Child Care I Workers.

    • Performs payroll duties for CC I and CC II workers.

    • Planning and implementing structured evening and weekend schedules, and   overseeing overtime calling and scheduling problems related to coverage.

    • Assisting with interviews, hiring and training of new treatment staff.

    • Conducting CPI training on orientation and a bi-annual basis.

  5. Assumes responsibilities for the COO/Clinical Director in absence.

Qualifications

  1.  Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in human services field, Master’s preferred with five years of experience working in a residential facility for children and adolescents.

  2. Must be willing to become First Aid and CPR certified.

  3.  Will value diversity and incorporate cultural differences into treatment planning and implementation in order to work effectively in cross-cultural situations.

  4.  Will adhere to appropriate professional Code of Ethics.

  5. Must have a valid driver’s license and approval from the state of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services to transport children.  Must qualify to become insured by Arrowhead’s insurance carrier.

  6. Must be physically capable of participating in the restraint of adolescents that are endangering the safety of self, others, or the destruction of property.  In addition, must be physically capable of successful completion of CPI (Crisis Prevention Intervention) training and be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.