Residential Direct Care Professional
Company: The Bridge Family Center
Posted on: August 8, 2022
Job DescriptionThe Bridge Family Center has full time and part
time openings for Direct Care professionals working with
adolescents in DCF Care in its STAR (Short Term Assessment &
Respite) Home. The Bridge Family Center is currently offering a
sign on bonus of $1,000 for full time candidates and $500 for part
time candidates (regularly scheduled at least 20 hours/week). The
bonus will be paid after 3 months of employment with the employee
meeting performance and attendance requirements.The Bridge Family
Center offers competitive pay and great benefits, including:Full
Time Employees:Medical/Vision, Dental, Employer paid life
insurance, Flexible Spending Plans, 403(b) with match, EAP, four
(4) weeks of vacation to start (increasing annually for the first 5
years), paid sick time, personal time, and 6 paid holidays. As a
non-profit organization, we are also eligible to participate in the
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.Part Time Employees:EAP,
prorated vacation & personal time, paid sick time, paid holiday
time, and 403(b) with match (eligibility for some benefits based on
scheduled and/or worked hours).All Bridge employees MUST be
vaccinated against COVID-19 (or request and be granted a medical or
religious exemption upon offer).GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The
Youth Worker is responsible for the implementation of the
relational model in daily living, and ensuring the safety and
supervision of the residents.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND
- Maintain control and daily routine of the STAR Home residents
to ensure a healthy and safe environment.
- Engage residents in positive peer interactions, recreational
and leisure time activities.
- Supervise and assist residents in study time, as well as daily
chores, cooking, and other daily living activities.Program
- Successful implementation of the relational model in daily
- Transportation of residents, as needed.
- Administration of medication; maintenance of appropriate
- Provide crisis intervention counseling, and physical
interventions as necessary.
- Conduct intake and discharge procedures for residents.
- General maintenance of daily/shift documentation.
- Periodic extra shift coverage when needed to maintain
- Other duties as assigned.Qualifications: A minimum of
Associate's degree in Human Services or related field strongly
preferred, and experience working with at-risk adolescents.
Candidates currently pursuing a college degree are encouraged to
apply. Strong relevant experience in lieu of degree will be
considered.Must have ability to set professional boundaries and
limits as well as develop positive rapport with residents. Must
also possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
exercise effective group skills and techniques, and ability to
communicate well with co-workers and internalize supervision. Must
also have a valid Connecticut driver's license, and possess the
following certifications, or be eligible to obtain these after
hire: Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) and Adult First
Aid/CPR. Full time staff must also be DCF Medication Administration
certified or become certified after hire. Part time or per diem
staff must be able to obtain certification upon request based on
program needs.Multiple Full and Part Time positions are available.
First, Second, and Third shift available.1st Shift: 7:00 AM - 3:00
PM or 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM2nd Shift: 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM or 4:00 PM -
12:00 AM3rd Shift (awake): 11:00 PM - 7:00 AM or 12:00 AM - 8:00
Most part time positions are weekend availability.
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