In response to the humanitarian crisis at America’s ports of entry, Devereux provides short-term shelter care services for unaccompanied children who have come to the United States without a parent or legal guardian. Devereux provides extremely high-quality, trauma-informed residential and educational services for unaccompanied children, with intense supports for their social and emotional health. We also ensure they receive excellent and immediate physical healthcare including pediatric, dental and nutritional supports for every child.
Devereux’s ultimate goal is to ensure every unaccompanied child who receives our services is successfully and quickly discharged into the loving care of their family sponsor and, during the short time they are with us, have received best-in-class medical, therapeutic, recreational and educational services designed specifically to address the traumas they have sustained during, and often before, their migration journey. This is a very high benchmark to set, but Devereux has partnered with leading immigration rights advocates and legal defense nonprofits to ensure children in our care have access to the finest legal supports offered by our country.
Being a Bilingual Youth Care Professional has many advantages
At Devereux, you will be a critical part of a multi-disciplinary team of dedicated, experts who share your passion for helping children in need. Every day you will have the opportunity to:
Actively assist children with their individualized plans for daily living
Ensure our individuals are safe, healthy, and living in a clean, compassionate and therapeutic environment
Assist with the planning, implementation, and documentation of programs designed to meet children’s social, emotional, physical and personal needs
Plan and participate in community outings
Shop for necessities such as food, clothing and household items
Schedule and transport children to doctor’s appointments and other important activities
We offer a comprehensive benefit package, paid training, student tuition assistance, and opportunities for professional growth.
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Colorado provides programs and services for children and adolescents. Bilingual Youth Care Professionals staff the Short-term Shelter program 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The primary responsibility for this position is to maintain a nurturing environment within the program that is conducive to healthy and therapeutic emotional healing and growth of children who have experienced trauma. The position reports to the Shift Supervisor and is a full-time position - day, evening and overnight shifts available.
With a Bachelor's Degree & above pay starts at $16.50/hour plus shift differential of $1.00 extra when working between 3:00 pm- 9:00am ($17.50)
Without a Bachelor's Degree pay starts at $16.00/hour plus shift differential of $1.00 extra when working between 3:00 pm- 9:00am ($17.00)
Eligible full-time and part-time staff will receive a $1.00 per hour premium for every hour worked, including regular straight time, as well as for overtime hours during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
What is Devereux doing to support and protect the health and safety of our staff during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Devereux is committed to the health and safety of our staff. All Devereux centers have formal infectious-disease and emergency-management plans tailored to specifically address the unique aspects of communicable disease prevention including COVID-19. We adhere to all mandates and guidelines in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization and practice all protocols that protect the health and safety of our staff. To learn more of how Devereux is supporting and protecting our staff during the pandemic, please visithttps://jobs.devereux.org/#covid.
Keywords: Youth Care Worker, Direct Support Professional, behavioral health, mental health, direct care worker, mentor, youth counselor, direct care professional, personal attendant, group care worker, residential counselor, behavioral health technician, mental health technician, mental health associate, emotional growth, children, adolescents, Direct Care Staff, caregiver, child services, child welfare, human services, bilingual, Spanish
21 years of age or older (required)
Minimum of a High School Diploma/GED
Bilingual in English/Spanish
Valid driver's license
Be empathetic and have a team approach to care for our individuals
Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
Be energetic, creative, and have a sense of humor
Be able to attend ten days of in-house orientation on weekdays
Be able to lift up to 50+ pounds and perform Safe and Positive Approaches
Must be able to complete and provide proof of current influenza vaccine
Devereux requires all individuals interviewing for a position involving contact with children to complete The Diana Screen, a screening that assesses a candidate’s understanding of appropriate boundaries between adults and children.
Physical Requirements: Requires continuous walking, standing, sitting, fine hand or finger movement, detailed sight and hearing. Significant and frequent use of physical and sensory requirements associated with verbal and written communication, hearing acuity and visual acuity to observe and record client behaviors and activities. Ability to do restrictive procedures in accordance with center guidelines. Required to run/job across campus in the case of a crisis situation. Requires use of office equipment requiring repetitive wrist/hand movement and vision. Ability to routinely perform light lifting and push or pulling of 1-20 lbs., with occasional moderate lifting of 21-60 lbs. and rare heavy lifting of more than 61 lbs. Frequent bending or stooping and reaching above shoulder level. Rare climbing of stairs and ladders. Occasional driving automatic equipment/vehicles. Free of dependency and abuse of illegal or illicit drugs, alcohol, inhalants, or other chemical substances or controlled substances.
Posted Date 2 months ago (8/1/2021 8:52 PM)
Requisition ID 2021-19211
Category Direct Care
Position Type Full-Time