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Reno County Youth Care Specialist Full Time - Female Only in Hutchinson, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/jobs/11739783

Job Objectives:

Provide a safe environment for the youth to learn socially acceptable behaviors. This is done through supervision of the youth and teaching new ways of dealing with situations and people. Provide physical, medical and emotional care to the youth while they are in the facility. Responsibilities will include maintaining proper supervision, interpersonal relations and public social skills.

Essential Job Functions:

Monitor, document and properly communicate the observed physical and mental health of the shelter youth. Supervise all of the youths’ activities and manage youth behaviors by using the facility’s behavior management program. Accurately complete all required and necessary records with legible handwriting, proper sentence structure and correct spelling. Safely escort and transport, via facility vehicle, the youth to and from school, appointments, outings and various activities. Be a positive role model for the youth by always demonstrating appropriate behaviors both on and off duty. Communicate and work as a team in a professional, respectful, positive and constructive manner. Consistently demonstrate regular attendance and good punctuality. Assist in maintaining shelter cleanliness. Dictate and write incident reports. Work overtime hours when requested. Assist in meal preparation and meal clean-up. Teach and assist health and hygiene skills to youth and assist in delousing. De-escalate out of control youth and physically restrain youth when necessary, respond to crisis and emergency situations. Inventory and document youth property. Administer first-aid when needed. Make and monitor phone calls for youth. Collect urine specimens and conduct drug screens or other tests. Attend scheduled staff meetings and training sessions. Back up detention employees during crisis situations and participate in emergency drills. Properly handle and dispose of bio-hazardous materials. Act as a liaison between social workers, schools, law enforcement and other professionals. Complete filing for youth files and copy forms as needed. Testify in court as requested. Monitor use of razors and other sharp objects. Attend court hearings, administrative reviews and evaluation staffings. Maintain shelter transportation vehicles, cleaning when needed. Conduct facility tours as requested. Compose and write termination summaries. Assist with school and classroom activities and help youth with homework.


Operate all job-related machinery, equipment, tools and other aids as required, necessary or needed in the performance of these job duties.

Work Environment:

75% indoors and 25% outdoors. Surroundings are busy and sometimes noisy, occasionally potentially harmful situations arise (i.e. restraining an out of control youth). Vehicles are sometimes hot in summer and cold in winter. Some risks may arise from youth illnesses, restraining youth, occasional physical and verbal abuse by residents, driving in bad weather, de-escalating an out of control youth and risk of gang violence. Due to lack of proper hygiene, some youth may carry lice and communicable diseases.

This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice.

Reno County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Reno County is an at-will, equal opportunity employer. Reno County provides Family Medical Leave (FMLA) benefits to eligible, covered employees. Reno County considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age (40+), disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status under local, state, or federal law. Reno County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Reno County Human Resources by phone at 620-694-2982 or by email at personnel @renogov.org (http://personnel%20@renogov.org) . Applications must be submitted on www.renogov.org. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

Reno County prohibits employment of family members when such employment will create a situation where one person is in the direct chain of command and supervises, manages, or will be supervised or managed by another family member. Family members are defined as spouses, biological parents, children and siblings, in-laws, grandparent, grandchildren, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, adoptive parents, children and siblings who share (or have shared) the same household, step-parents, step-children, and step-siblings who share (or have shared) the same household, or individuals with whom an employee has a close pers