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Chrysalis House is a maternity group home for pregnant or parenting runaway and homeless young women ages 16 -21. Staff will utilize a strength-based, trauma-informed approach to working with youth. The program includes independent living skill building, case management and opportunities to strengthen permanent connections with their family and community. Aside for responding to emergencies during the night, overnight staff duties will include routinely engaging the residents in the evening as well as in the morning in order to ensure they are prepared for the day.
The Chrysalis House Overnight Resident Assistant will be on-site and available to provide support and supervision to Chrysalis House clients and their children from 10pm-8am Mon-Fri and on weekends and holidays. Awake rate 10pm – 12am and 6am – 8am, sleep rate 12am – 6am. This is a part time position with 2 or 3 shifts a week. This is a (12) twelve month position.
There is one part-time position available:
2) Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Hours are generally, Awake: 10pm-12midnight and 6am-8am , Sleep: 12am-6am (unless needed to respond to client needs)
Pay rate is $15 per hour for awake hours and $12.50 for sleep hours.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
- Perform client checks (health and safety) and curfew checks as needed;
- Set house alarm system by designated time as needed;
- Provide guidance and support with inter-personal issues as they arise between residents;
- Monitor resident’s adherence to program rules and expectations;
- Provide participants with access to the house and their bedrooms in the event of lock-outs;
- Respond to resident emergencies at Chrysalis House as indicated by program procedures and alert Agency On-Call Supervisor when appropriate;
- Possess sound judgment, problem solving and decision making skills;
- Is youth positive, friendly, engaging and can foster a sense of trust;
- Maintain clear professional boundaries;
- Maintain accurate and up to date records on bedroom/curfew checks and incidents; and
- Other duties as assigned.
- Adhere to ethical conduct
- Demonstrate professionalism i.e., timely, dependable, responsible, flexible
- Be non-judgmental and respectful
- Model principles of inclusion and tolerance
- Be youth-centered and positive
- Be family-friendly
- Establish effective working relationships with supervisor and co-workers
- Develop positive relationships with all key stakeholders
- Have strong literacy skills (i.e., reading, writing, comprehension)
- Have excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
- Conduct research and apply best practices and evaluation methods
- Effectively promote knowledge and skill development and positive behaviors
- Provide leadership and/or work independently as requested
- Candidate must possess significant knowledge of –
- adolescent development including: positive youth development, asset development, risk reduction and protective factors
- youth serving systems
- community resources
- client advocacy
The Center delivers services to youth and families from many racial, ethnic, cultural, social and lifestyle groups. We value differences in people and strive to understand diverse cultures, ethnic origins, sexual orientations, abilities and beliefs. To this end, all staff are required to attend professional development trainings and to continually enhance their understanding of cultural diversity.
Staff are expected to respect and honor cultural and human diversity. The annual Performance Appraisal provides an opportunity for staff to evaluate how they are integrating culturally competent practices into their everyday work.
A minimum of an Associate’s Degree in human services, education or a related field; and 1 year experience or an equivalent combination of education, employment and life experience.
In addition to the above, it is mandatory that candidates meet the following criteria prior to hire:
- Completion of State Central Registry Clearance form*
- Authorization for agency to complete criminal background check
- Authorization for the agency to obtain driving record information
- Proof of a satisfactory physical exam within the last 12 months including a PPD and annually thereafter.
- Completion of fingerprinting process and clearance via OCFS/NYS Justice Center.
- A valid driver’s license and regular access to a motor vehicle
- Automobile insurance at the level of $100,000 per person/$300,000 per accident Bodily Injury and $50,000 Property Damage
- Access to a telephone
*Note: It is also mandatory that new employees be cleared by the NYS Central Register prior to unsupervised interaction with clients.
Candidates must be able to be autonomously mobile in order to provide the required services.
COMPUTER SKILLS RECOMMENDED
Microsoft Office – Advanced
Internet Explorer – Advanced
The Center for Youth provides equal opportunities for employment.
Pay: $12.50 – $15.00 per hour