Ensure for proper care, supervision and safety of all children in care. Provide support and back-up to other Child Care staff as needed/requested. This is a part-time position for care of all that are in facility while children and staff are resting. This staff member will have to provide awake hours while program staff and children are resting.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
The ANS will follow the home routine as formally agreed upon.
The ANS will have a working knowledge of and will implement motivational system.
The ANS will document all serious incidents and turn in to GHS within 24 hours.
The ANS will work with the GHS to maintain a weekly schedule of activities for youth in the home.
The ANS will work cooperatively with team members to insure responsibilities are being carried out.
The ANS will inform the GHS (or receptionist – when agreed upon) when away from the home.
The ANS will share supervision responsibilities of residents across all activities.
The ANS will be aware of, and report any circumstances which might compromise the safety and security of residents and/or staff.
Maintain a proper accounting of all residents.
Perform all duties specified for shift assignment.
Works in a “home-like” cottage/house setting.
Persons in this position must:
•Hold a valid driver’s license, have and maintain a risk-free driving record.
•Undergo initial and periodic child abuse/neglect, criminal history, sexual offender, and drug screenings as conducted by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
•Undergo a pre-employment drug screen and a pre-employment physical with the results showing no evidence of communicable disease.
Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services is a faith-based Christian organization. We provide Christ-centered care and support to children and families in need. We strive to serve like Jesus. We meet our clients where they are and treat them with respect. We focus on our clients’ strengths rather than their problems. And we encourage our clients to focus on their future rather than their past. When we do this well, we help our clients find hope and know the love of God.
Minimum of High School Diploma or GED; human service college courses, Associates Degree or Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Must be at least age 21; prior child care experience preferred.
Ability to develop and maintain therapeutic relationships with children displaying behavioral and emotional problems; an ability to maintain an appropriate balance between being authoritative and supportive; an ability to not take children’s negative comments or behaviors personally; and must be able to make sound decisions in crisis situations and under pressure. Personal maturity is an extremely important attribute. Must be able to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
TYPICAL MENTAL DEMANDS:EQUIPMENT TO BE USED
Must be able to use a telephone and computer.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Must be able to stay awake during all eight hours of work time. Requires prolonged standing and walking; bending and reaching, and a great deal of stamina to work long hours under often pressure situations. May require lifting up to 50 pounds. May require participation in the safe
physical containment of an out-of-control resident engaged in self-harming or physically aggressive behavior toward others. Persons in this position should possess and maintain good physical strength and body flexibility.
TYPICAL MENTAL DEMANDS
Must be able to resolve problems, handle conflict and make effective decisions under pressure, Must be willing to interact positively with children displaying inappropriate behaviors and having angry/ hostile outbursts. Must be able to interact with residents and other staff from various ethnic groups in a culturally competent and professional manner.