Residential Assistant job vacancy in Youth Consultation Service (Newark, NJ 07104)

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Company name : Youth Consultation Service
Location : Newark, NJ 07104
Position : Residential Assistant

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
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Benefits:
Dental insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Referral program
Retirement plan
Vision insurance
Schedule:
8 hour shift
Day shift
Monday to Friday
Night shift
On call
Weekend availability
Education:
High school or equivalent (Required)
Experience:
youth direct care: 3 years (Preferred)
License/Certification:
Driver’s License (Required)
Work Location: One location

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