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Residential Assistant

Company: YCS
Location: Newark
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Dedicated. Compassionate. Inspiring. Rewarding.
These are just some of the words to describe what it's like working at YCS. YCS employees are devoted professionals who have a passion for helping children, adolescents and adults.
Bright Start and Davis House are intermediate-term transitional group residence homes for high-risk boys and girls ages 5 -16 with behavioral challenges and mental health disorders.
Residential Assistants will be expected to provide positive support, caring assistance and responsible supervision. This position is expected to require a unique sensitivity on the part of the applicants to recognize and appropriately respond to clients who may have evidenced difficulties.
Duties include but not limited to:

  • Participating as a member of a therapeutic treatment team
  • Becoming familiar with the residents' treatment goals
  • Carrying out expected interventions
  • Observation and documentation of success
  • Identifying current or suggesting new, therapeutic goals which may require attention by the treatment team. Requirements
    • 3 years experience providing direct care to youth in a behavioral health agency or institutional setting
    • High school diploma or equivalent required
    • Valid driver's license required
    • Must be 21 years old or older YCS provides a competitive compensation package. Benefits for full-time employees include:
      • Medical, Dental, and Vision
      • Paid time off
      • Life insurance / disability benefits/ health and wellness programs
      • 403 (B) savings and investment plans
      • Potential public service loan forgiveness
        Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
        The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: YCS, Newark , Residential Assistant, Other , Newark, New Jersey

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