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Full-time Youth Service Worker

at Tanager Place in Cedar Rapids, IA

As a Human Services agency, our mission is to:

“Successfully serve children and families challenged by social and psychological needs”.

PSYCHIATRIC INPATIENT PROGRAMS

Structured to meet each child’s individual needs, this highly respected, child-centered program serves an average of 150 children each year. Our multidisciplinary team delivers psychiatric treatment, as well as group, individual and family therapy, and expressive arts therapy. The collaborative effort helps children and families regain their health.

Treatment components may include:

Psychiatric evaluations and services
Psychological assessments
Individual child therapy
Family therapy
Group therapy
Educational services
Tutoring and mentoring
Recreational therapy
Dietary consultation
On-call nursing staff
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

As a Youth Service Worker at Tanager Place, you will:

Actively participate in activities and routines with clients.
Assist in developing age appropriate life skills and implementing therapeutic programming.
Provide situational and crisis intervention to ensure a safe and therapeutic environment.
Ensure cottage cleanliness and participate in various housekeeping functions; requiring lifting, climbing stairs, etc.
Effectively communicate in both verbal and written communications.
Complete necessary paperwork and documentation in a timely manner.
Provide direct care and supervision of clients.
AVAILABLE WORK SCHEDULES:

Generally second shift schedules are available. Hours begin at 2:30pm – 10:30pm.
Third shift schedules are available. Hours begin at 10:00 pm – 6:00 am or 11:00 pm – 7:00 am.
Includes some weekends and holiday shifts.
Part-time opportunities available, weekday shifts, weekends and holidays.
QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates must have two years’ work experience post high school diploma or equivalent; or and AA degree or two years or more of undergraduate work; or a combination of consecutive work experience and/or undergraduate education. Related work experience or education preferred. All candidates are required to pass a background check and possess a current and valid driver’s license.

COMPENSATION:

Compensation will be based on agency schedule. Shift differential pay for weekends and third-shift hours. Tanager Place offers a full-time benefits package of health, dental, vision, company paid life insurance, supplemental plans and retirement.


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