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Direct Care Staff (Afternoon Shift)

Direct Care Staff (Afternoon Shift)Location:AMIkids Piedmont (Clinton, SC)Job Code:8/23-115# of openings:1 Description
Every child has potential. Your role is to find it.
About AMIkids Piedmont
Founded in 1990, AMIkids Piedmont is a privately nonprofit, staff-secure residential facility in Clinton, South Carolina, serving Laurens County and the surrounding area. Our program operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, serving kids who have committed a variety of non-violent offenses and are involved with the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice. Our kids living in dormitories on campus in a remote location ideally structured to help them work through their issues and gain the needed skills to return to their families and communities.
AMIkids Piedmont uses the evidence-based, research-driven AMIkids Personal Growth Model ?? in offering dynamic programs and comprehensive services to treat each child's unique issues, primarily focusing on education, behavior modification, and treatment.
Now, you can be a part of this outstanding organization and help guide the way. Take the step. Make a difference.
We are currently seeking Direct Care Staff (Afternoon Shift)
Position Summary
The Direct Care Staff is responsible for directing and safely supervising students during the night shift. Primary responsibility is to provide guidance in behavior choices by teaching social, self-help, academic and living skills. The Direct Care Staff redirect students who have exhibited inappropriate behavior and supervise student activities, work detail, meals and bed checks. Additional responsibility is to serve as a positive role model and advisor.
Essential Job Duties
Ensures the safety and supervision of all students in accordance with all operational and contractual policies.
Prevents and intervenes in student altercations and incidents. May be necessary to physically restrain students as dictated by the Restraint Policy,
Provides redirection and coaching to students who exhibit inappropriate behavior,
Contacts management as directed and notifies them of problems and/or incidents,
Communicates with members of other teams/shifts by voice, telephone or radio as necessary,
Completes incident, accident and behavioral reports according to standard operating procedures,
Actively participates and acts as lead on trips, special activities that involve recreational sports, facility and equipment cleaning, grounds maintenance, and equipment relocation that may require sleeping in tents, boats, institutes, etc. under varying weather conditions and that may require extended 16-hour workdays/24 hour on-call status,
Drives program's vehicles as required in accordance with AMIkids transportation guidelines providing staff member maintains approved driving status,
Actual work hours will vary based upon specific Program's shift schedule. Shifts will typically be between 8 or 12 hours but may extend beyond that based on ratio needs,
Shift assignments may change based on Program needs
Qualifications
High School Diploma/GED
Minimum one year related experience within an educational or youth service program, preferably working with at-risk youth
May be required to obtain and maintain appropriate crisis intervention and physical restraint training and certification as defined by state requirements,
Must obtain and maintain current CPR and First Aid Certification by nationally recognized organization.
Must possess and maintain valid driver's license in the state of employment and have a driving record that meets the standards of the AMIkids Transportation Policy
As well as an opportunity to make an exceptional difference in kids' lives, AMIKids offers a comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and STD Insurance, Retirement Opportunities, Holidays & PTO, Education Assistance, EAP, Disability Programs and Credit Union Membership.
AMIkids Inc., Equal Employment Opportunity Employer ??? Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled ??? Drug-Free Workplace


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