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Residential Treatment Child Care Worker
Residential Treatment Child Care Worker Job Description
Are you ready to help ensure our Commitment to Caring? We are a not-for-profit with a mission to assist children, youth, adults and families by empowering and supporting them in becoming stronger and healthier individuals, families, and communities.
We are currently looking for part time Child Care Workers and also including graveyard shifts, who are ready to make a difference in the lives of others and help Sierra Vista Child & Family Services continue our commitment to caring!
Seeking a highly motivated individuals for the Residential Treatment program as a Child Care Worker; multiple part-time positions available in group homes located in Modesto. Child Care Workers will provide
nurturing and structure to a child in need.
If interested, please complete a Sierra Vista Child & Family Services employment application by copying & pasting the following link to your web browser
Completed applications should be faxed to 209/527.4568 for consideration.
Here are a few of the attributes that will make you successful in this position:
Set limits and appropriate consequences for the child and/or group.
Facilitate individual and group controls.
Be familiar with philosophy, methodology, and procedures of the treatment program and treatment-oriented functions as directed by senior or clinical staff if applicable.
Carry out individualized plans and work toward objectives agreed upon by clinical staff and/or placement worker where applicable.
Participate in primary crisis prevention and/or crisis intervention. The agency requires 40 hours of formal training.
Assist in resolving group and/or individual conflicts.
Assist in school and/or learning programs.
Safeguard the dignity of each child and protect the rights and the individuality of each child so as to enhance his/her self-respect.
Attend all in-service training programs, regular staff meetings and scheduled treatment team meetings.
Utilize recreation as the therapeutic aid.
Observe behavior, interactions, and individual needs of each child and report these to appropriate staff through written records.
Be familiar with and utilize properly agency forms, ledgers, and logs in accordance with governing procedures.
Transport children in agency transportation to arranged outings.
Provide daily supervision of each child's current health needs and record daily health status of each child.
Follow all state and other applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
Other assigned duties.
Our Child Care Workers make a big contribution to our daily efforts and are extremely hands on. If you are looking for a desk job, this position is not for you! You will be responsible for attending weekly staff meetings, trainings, workshops, and in-service trainings in order to enhance your expertise!
One of the most important and rewarding parts of your career with us will be developing a therapeutic relationship with clients through one-on-one interaction. Some of the essential job functions will include:
Physical capability to restrain children, lift over 20 pounds, and engage in physical activity including various sports, sitting, walking, bending, climbing, kneeling, twisting, reaching, etc.
Develop effective and meaningful relationships with children.
Learn and apply techniques of childcare and treatment.
Work effectively and cooperatively with staff and administration.
Use personal skills and interests to facilitate group and individual programs.
Know and understand needs of children and/or disturbed children and group interaction of children.
Be open and flexible to change.
Patience, tact, consistency, self-awareness, directness, and warmth are other essential job functions necessary for an effective Child Care Worker.
Why Sierra Vista?
It's Not Just a Job, It's a Mission
Our supportive, caring environment extends not only to our clients and families, but to our valued staff as well. Employees from a number of disciplines work together in a collaborative, stimulating environment that is considered by many to be a model for quality care.
Sierra Vista Child & Family Services offers:
- Competitive salary
- Sick Leave
- Professional growth/Job challenge
- Excellent training program
- Highly experienced and supportive clinical team
- Release time for professional development
Modesto Child Care Job
Residential Treatment Child Care Worker Job Requirements
- High school required, some college education in the field preferred or 15 college units (with 9 units in related subject or one year experience)
- One year experience in Residential Treatment environment preferred.
- Possession of a valid California driver's license with less than 2 minor moving violations.
- Must be at least 22 years old.
- Sound personal qualifications (i.e. maturity, stability, high moral standards and sound mental health).
- Ability to work as a team member.