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EmberHope Youthville Activities Specialist - FT in Newton, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/jobs/11984550

Come grow with us! EmberHope is sparking change to improve lives for at-risk youth and families. Our mission is to use trauma-informed services to help children safely return to their families and communities. We are currently seeking applicants for our Residential Specialists positions at our Newton location.

To be a successful Activities Specialist you must become able to do the following:

+ Strategize, plan, coordinate and facilitate client educational, cultural, social, and recreational activities strengthening their emotional and physical health. Activities will include community outings, art, music, and physical exercise.

+ Provide a trauma-sensitive environment focused on creating a safe and supportive environment for clients through knowledge, sensitivity, and respect with a focus on resilience and recovery.

+ Engage in partnerships with the community and Development Department to access activities for the clients on campus.

+ Maintain documentation in client records.

+ Design and keep activity calendar/schedule up to date.

+ Intervene in crisis situations as needed by de-escalating the clients emotional state preparing them for the classroom or cottage setting.

+ Other duties as assigned

How you will spend your time in this job:

+ 80% Planning, coordinating, and facilitating client activities

+ 20% Documentation

To qualify for this job, you need to have:

+ Strongly prefer a bachelors degree in recreation management, PE, psychology, social sciences, or related field.

+ Experience in child welfare and or residential services.

+ Ability to travel, driving agency or personal vehicle including at night. Ability to do the occasional lifting of up to 50 lbs. Able to walk upstairs. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends. An employee is subject to outside environmental conditions occasionally; inside conditions frequently, with protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature change. (Physical working requirements)