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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)

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