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Youth Care Specialist - Sign on Bonus

Company: Great Circle
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Youth Care Specialist

Sign on Bonus - $500 at start and $500 after 90 days of employment

$15.00 per hour minimum starting pay - increases available with education & experience

Full Time & Part Time positions available

Flexible schedule


Purpose of Position

The Youth Care Specialist (YCS) provides for the physical and emotional needs of the clients assigned to the cottage and facilitates a healthy group living experience. The YCS participates in a multi-disciplinary treatment team in the care of clients in the residential setting. This position reports to the Cottage Life Supervisor.

Major Duties (*Essential Element)

  • Operates according to Great Circle's model of care and program operations manual*
  • Functions within Agency's policies and procedures (i.e., Employee Handbook) *
  • Manage youth using safe crisis management without the need for therapeutic holds*
  • Role models positive behaviors and coping skills for clients, using a strength-based approach in all interactions*
  • Maintains the safety and security of the clients in care and attends to their needs in a nurturing way*
  • Attends cottage team meetings, departmental, treatment, and planning meetings, and other meetings for the purposes of sharing information regarding clients and to discuss other matters pertaining to cottage life as well as participates in special program components including but not limited to School in the Wilderness, Changing Prisms, community service activities, etc.
  • Transports residents to and from school outings, appointments, etc. as needed
  • Supervises clients in and around the cottage area, assigns and supervises daily chores, keeps records of allowances earned and dispenses, assists with school homework, and encourages participation in recreational activities
  • Administers medications and first aid per Great Circle guidelines and policies
  • Keeps the cottage clean and orderly and in good repair, performs minor maintenance repairs, and through appropriate means beautifies the cottage grounds
  • Evening and night supervision may include cottage checks, laundry, and other duties as explained by the supervisor
  • Implements treatment plans and completes documentation as required*
  • Performs other duties as needed for the betterment of Great Circle

Required Education and Experience

  • HS diploma or GED

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in human services field
  • Experience work with children and families in a trauma informed environment


  • Strong customer service focus
  • Excellent time management
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Word, Excel and email applications proficiency
  • Class E driver's license with good driving record, able to transport clients.

Working Conditions

Residential treatment milieu environment. Lighting and temperature adequate.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. This person must be able to pass SCM training and utilize techniques as taught. Must be able to sit or stand at a personal computer for a reasonable length of time typing and reading. This person must be able to see, hear, speak, walk, and sit. Must be able to use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perceptions, and the ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Budget Responsibility


Supervisory Responsibility


Great Circle is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Keywords: Great Circle, St. Louis , Youth Care Specialist - Sign on Bonus, Other , Saint Louis, Missouri

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