Youth Care Worker at Residential Facility

Program Overview??

St. Johns Youth Academy is a 70-bed secure residential treatment facility located in St. Augustine, FL. This program provides programming for males, ages 14-18, who have displayed high-risk behavior. Under the direction of the Shift Supervisor, the Youth Care Worker supervises and assists students in all program related activities using professionally acceptable methods and techniques.
Job Duties Include:??

  • Supervise youth in activities in order to observe or effect changes in their social behavior.

  • Maintain the security of the facility and grounds.

  • Stimulate interest and cooperation in individual and group activities and observe youth behavior in response to treatment efforts.

  • Observe methods and techniques of Group Leaders during group therapy sessions and develop counseling skills under their supervision; participate in the treatment of the youth through observation, interaction, scoring, limit setting, and implementation of treatment plans; and assist in the development of a positive peer culture.

  • Escort youth to work, mealtime, recreation, education activities, and participate in their supervision and instruction.

  • Maintain proper conduct and security of youth in work, recreation, and education.

  • Limited one-to-one guidance counseling.

  • Prepare periodic and special evaluations on assigned youth, report significant changes in social behavior and make recommendations for changes in assignments.

  • Provide crisis intervention with juveniles.

  • Give basic instruction in work, recreation and housekeeping activities.

  • Perform related work as assigned or required.

  • Communicate orally and in writing all appropriate reports and information, both within the unit and to relevant outside agencies.

Job Qualifications:???

  • This position requires a high school diploma and for the applicant to be 21 years of age or older. 6-8 months experience working with delinquent youth or in the mental health field is required or an associate?s degree will suffice. Applicants with equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

Benefits Package

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance after sixty days

  • Company provided Short Term and Long Term Disability

  • Company provided AD&D insurance

  • Flexible Spending program

  • 401K after sixty days

  • 6 Paid Holidays

  • Paid Time Off


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