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Methodist Children’s Home Society is looking for relief staff for our Residential Village Program’s Youth Specialists!!!!

Our primary focus is children who have been subjected to physical, psychological, and sexual abuse or who have been severely neglected.  This position provides for the physical and psychological needs of emotionally disturbed youth and adolescent clients in our campus residential program.

The position is to fill-in for our full- and part-time Youth Specialists as needed and we are currently looking for applicants who would be available to work between the hours of 11:00 p.m and 9:00 a.m. Hours may be regularly or irregularly scheduled and will typically vary from 0 to 20 hours per week.

Successful candidates will have a passion for working with highly emotionally disturbed and neglected children requiring a high level of understanding and patience, as well as being physically and emotionally able to  closely supervise, interact with, and intervene with children during crisis situations when necessary.

Specific duties include the following:

  1. Participate as a member of individual client treatment teams
  2. Interact with our youth clients to provide care, establish and maintain a therapeutic adult/child relationship and provide a structured environment
  3. Plan, participate, and engage adolescents in their treatment plan
  4. Provide crisis intervention according to agency standards
  5. Supervise family visits to home residences
  6. Define and monitor the conduct of client behavioral routines
  7. Transport clients as required using agency vehicles
  8. Set limits and understand the needs of adolescents

Required Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent and proven ability to read and write English
  • 1 – 3 years of experience working in human services with serious emotional disorder at-risk youth males between the ages of 7 – 17 preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to learn new skills
  • Ability and willingness to operate in a team based environment
  • Ability to set priorities
  • Must be able to stand, walk, and run as needed to continuously monitor and interact with children throughout the agency’s 80 acre campus
  • Must be able to become certified in First Aid, AED/CPR, and CPI methods of crisis intervention
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record
  • Must be acceptable under the State of Michigan’s Good Moral Character Statute
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be able to work between the hours of 11:00 p.m and 9:00 a.m.
  • Must be willing and able to work holidays and weekends

Other Information

This position requires the use of and ability to operate a 12 passenger van and the ability to maintain a valid Michigan driver license as well as a driving record that meets or exceeds our agency’s strict requirements. Both a driving record check and criminal background check, including a Michigan State Police and FBI fingerprint check, will be conducted as part of the hiring process.

Pay range for this position: $12.14 per hour




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