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JOB TITLE: Night Staff

DEPARTMENT: Kinloch Price Boys Ranch

STATUS: Exempt

SUPERVISOR: Night Supervisor and Lead House Parents

LAST UPDATE: 9/22/2016

BASIC FUNCTION: Assists the Lead House Parents in leading the treatment environment of a KPBR residential group home.

CHARACTERISTICS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides for the spiritual/moral/education development
Discusses academic performance with youth emphasizing the importance of completing education
Reviews youth progress with staff
Teaches and reinforces good study habits
Assists youth in preparing for post-secondary or vocational education and identifies alternatives and develops career plans
Teaches the importance of Christian values, behavior & obeying social laws
Teaches and counsels youth on appropriate skills and behaviors
Describes appropriate skills or behaviors to youth and provides rationales for why a youth should or should not do certain things
Teaches youth specific social skills for appropriate public conduct
Teaches youth independent living skills and self-care habits
Provides feedback rewards with praise and positive points for practicing and displaying appropriate behaviors and implements consequences for inappropriate behaviors
Practices appropriate skills with youth in order to increase learning and maintenance (e.g. role plays)
Serves as a role model for youth by exhibiting skills taught in the program
Conducts ongoing assessments of youths target behavior and measures progress
Educates and counsels youth on issues related to chemical dependency, money management skills, and employment skills and facilitates career decision making
Follows the Boys Town family style teaching and treatment model
Supervises on site employment when available to youth
Provides and fosters a loving, caring, and safe environment
Provides constant emotional support by using praise, affection, and empathy (e.g. celebrates birthdays)
Ensures the home goes above and beyond requirements of various regulatory bodies (i.e. KDHE, DCF, etc.)
Uses rational problem solving techniques to counsel youth through personal problems
Provides a family support system and a safe home life for troubled and disadvantaged youth
Provides feedback to youth in order to build self-confidence and respect
Monitors off-campus activities and observes constant interactions of youth during home, recreational, and leisure times for appropriate social skills and safety
Provides crisis intervention to youth out of instructional control
Checks youths work and chore completion, thoroughness and timeliness
Ensures that medications are dispensed appropriately and fills out logs that monitor medication dispensing.
Provides transportation to social activities as well as medical emergencies
Maintains and prepares records
Prepares incident reports
Defines, totals, signs, and files point cards in youth files
Writes daily logs, documenting the youths behaviors and schedule for the day, noting any progress towards treatment goals and any significant incidents.
Serves as a role model in carrying out the Youth Horizons Mission
Directs all activities towards the fulfillment of the Youth Horizons Mission
Creates an atmosphere of enthusiasm and commitment
Executes the Youth Horizons and KPBR policies and plans loyally
Follows chain of command and is an effective team member
Speaks positively of Youth Horizons decisions, processes, and programs to other staff and outside consumers
Establishes and maintains an environment that encourages teamwork, interdependence, and ethical behavior
Continually increasing technical competency of self and others through education and research within their field
Recognized by peers as a leader in the carrying out the Youth Horizons mission, vision, and values
Supports other Youth Horizons employees and departments and their work

JOB REQUIREMENTS
Committed Christian who is active in their local church and agrees with the Youth Horizons statement of faith.
Ability and desire to work and live with troubled and disadvantaged youth
A concern for youth and a strong desire to work in the human services field
High school diploma or equivalent, with some college credits preferred
Willingness to work 45 " 55 hours per week
Willingness to work flexible hours in order to assist the Lead House Parents
Perceived ability to model appropriate behaviors and morals

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