Youth Coach

$11.25 - $12.00 hourly
  • Vista Maria
  • Dearborn Heights, MI, USA
  • Jul 30, 2020
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Primary Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Plans and organizes work to meet all job requirements, according to Vista Maria and COA standards, licensing and funding requirements.
  • Provides 100% of direct client supervision and observation while on the floor for their daily needs and activities as well as knowing client whereabouts at all times.
  • Keeps supervisor informed on progress and performance goals as well as serving as a role model for clients and staff.
  • Regularly prepares for and participates in supervision/unit/team and all other Vista Maria meetings, as required.
  • Communicates observations and pertinent information to supervisor as warranted.
  • Displays awareness of client behavior and uses proper intervention and appropriate consequences.
  • Attends and seeks out training to enhance professional development.
  • Contributes to the team on a daily basis and encourages staff morale.
  • Transports residents on visits, appointments, privileged outings, and court, as assigned.
  • Co-facilitates group and recreational therapy to share ideas and suggestions and ideas with co-workers; joins in with clients to encourage their increased participation.
  • Implements and monitors continuous quality improvement methods; serves as an agent for carrying out positive/proactive change where appropriate.
  • Ensures safety, security, and sanitation standards are maintained in all work areas.
  • Completes daily routine and paperwork such as behavior sheets, observation notes, communication log, incident reports, and facilitates/participates in floor activities.
  • Provides back-up services and assistance to other units/programs as needed;
  • Completes all other related tasks as required or assigned by supervisor or program manager.
  • Demonstrates cultural sensitivity and responsiveness, personal integrity and professional demeanor in accordance with Vista Maria ethics and the ethics of the profession.
  • Stays informed of current practice developments within the profession and use educational and training opportunities to ensure continual professional competence.
  • Performs all other duties as required or requested, keeping within the scope of this position. 

Other (school) Duties: 

  • Ensures that clients are prepared and on time for school every day.
  • Monitors classroom/hallway in a professional manner.
  • Monitors and assists in the transporting of clients to and from school.
  • Communicates and assists teachers/co-workers professionally as needed.
  • Notifies school supervisor of whereabouts at all times

  Qualifications Required: 

  • High school diploma/GED/equivalent and one year of experience in a childcare facility or organization.
  • Ability to successfully pass medical and physical stamina examination, according to licensing and contract requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact positively in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Valid Michigan driver’s license without relevant restrictions.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in basic computer skills.
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate understanding of childcare services.