Careers At Maryville Academy
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Youth Care Worker
Since its founding, Maryville has been committed to providing protection and guidance to children. While the challenges faced by children and families may have changed, what has not changed is Maryville’s unwavering commitment to healing children, strengthening families, and building a better community.
At Maryville we are focused on some of our community’s most critical issues. Our range of programs includes residential care, mental health services, healthcare services, family support services, education and youth development programs through outreach services. Our programs touch more than 2,500 lives annually.
We currently have an opening for a Youth Care Worker at our Bartlett Campus.
Responsible for the day-to-day teaching and guidance, and treatment of the youth of Maryville Academy residential Programs. Implements individualized treatment plans or specialized treatment strategies. Assists with the management of the living environment of the program and promotes the learning of desirable behavior patterns by youth in a safe and nurturing environment. Ensures the consistent implementation and application of the Maryville philosophy and Model of Youth Care.
- Provides individual and group instruction in the following areas:
- Social Living Skills
- Independent Living Skills
- Vocational and Job Related Skills
- Appropriate Touch
- Anger Management Skills
- Maintenance and Hygiene Skills
- Academic and Study Skills
- Recreation Activities
- Actively participates in the development and maintenance of an organized, structured, and safe milieu.
- Actively participates in the provision of unit rules and structure; insuring that rules and structure are applied in a consistent and reliable fashion.
- Ensures that youth adhere to their daily schedules and treatment plans. Maintains professional boundaries with the youth.
- Works with the youth on their individual daily goals.
- Makes him/herself responsible to communicate to other staff and the treatment team issues involving the care and treatment of the youth. Insures that treatment team decisions are implemented and reports to the treatment team the progress, or lack of progress, of the youth.
- Assists youth with processing of events and emotions. Documents the related behavior patterns and emotions of youth. Implements Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) techniques when required.
- Assists youth in a confidential manner with all behavioral areas including appropriate contact and communication with external and internal consumers.
- Implements program objectives and records progress of objectives through:
- Maintenance of program log;
- Preparation of typed reports on unusual incidents of youth; and other documentation as required.
- Coordinates appointments for youth with clinicians, school officials, and other outside resources.
- Distributes medication to youth according to prescribed schedules, if applicable.
- Performs other duties / functions as requested by supervisory personnel.
- Attends and participates in regularly scheduled staff meetings.
- Prepares necessary forms for Medicaid billing
- Transports youth in Maryville van to various events and appointments.
- Participates in on going continued education to develop his/her treatment and management skills.
- Bachelor’s Degree in one of the following fields:
- Counseling and guidance
- Rehabilitation counseling
- Social Work
- Vocational counseling
- Pastoral Counseling
- Family Therapy
- Related Human Service Field
- OR Bachelor's degree in any other field with 2 years of supervised clinical experience in a mental health setting
- OR High School Diploma or GED and 5 years supervised clinical experience in mental health or human services
- Currently holds a valid driver's license, which has not been revoked or suspended for one or more traffic violations during the last 3 years from today
- Successful completion of all staff education requirements including:
- Pre-Service training, training in NCI and CPR
- Scheduled specialty workshops on an assigned basis, within the first year of employment
- Minimum of 20 hours advanced training/workshops on an annual basis
- Must possess a valid Illinois Driver’s License in compliance with the driving standards as identified on form CFS-671. Ability to drive a fifteen passenger van.
- Must possess the ability to interact professionally and work effectively as a treatment team member.
- Must possess the ability to communicate effectively (verbally and in writing), with Maryville youth, supervisors, coworkers, subordinates, and support agencies.
- Required to sit, stand, walk, bend, and drive for extended periods of time. Ability to walk up and down stairs.
- Required to lift/move objects and/or youth weighing in excess of 40 pounds.
- Must possess ability to provide physical restraint to youth.
- Must have the visual, hearing, and learning capabilities sufficient to perform the essential job functions defined above.
Environment and Scheduling:
- Will perform work in, and in association with, Maryville program settings, including but not limited to schools, recreational facilities, court rooms, hospitals, correctional/detention institutions, and various community settings.
- Duties involve contact with youth who may be hostile, dangerous, threatening, aggressive, suicidal and/or under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
- Must be flexible in scheduling and willing to work evening and weekend shifts.
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