Youth Support Assistants make a genuine difference in the lives of young women and their children! Under the supervision of Youth Support Supervisors, Youth Support Assistants provide direct care, supervision, and guidance to young women living in our group home. They develop supportive, professional relationships with residents, serving as mentors and positive role models. They reinforce life skills and personal care programming within the group home environment.
Youth Support Assistant is a part- or full-time, non-exempt position working a scheduled 8-hour shift: 12am – 8am, 8am – 4pm, 4pm – 12am.
- Provide day-to-day supervision of residents, offering mentorship and support to help residents meet their goals
- Make detailed daily case notes for each resident, documenting all activities within the shift that they occur; maintains resident and program records in accordance with applicable standards and regulations
- Respond to resident medical symptoms and/or needs by following clinic instructions, administering medication, documenting and signing the MAR, transporting and escorting residents to medical appointments
- Intervene in problem behaviors by utilizing crisis intervention, redirection and de-escalation skills
- Transport clients in agency vehicles to various appointments
- Ensure residents follow program guidelines, rules and regulations at all times
- Participate in a minimum of 16 hours of continuing education training annually
- Maintain professional ethics as outlined in the NASW code of ethics
- Other duties as assigned
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects; and talk or hear in person and over the phone. Occasionally required to sit for an extended period of time. Frequently must squat, stoop, or kneel, reach above the head and reach forward. Frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds (boxes, equipment, and infants).
Work demands require close visual attention. Frequent local travel by automobile during day and evening hours is required. This job requires the ability to work in stressful conditions from time to time and remain focused for extended periods of time.
CATEGORY I: Education, Training and Experience
The individual must have a high school diploma (or equivalent) and one year of satisfactory, full-time experience working in the care and programming of youth under 21 years of age. A post-secondary degree or certificate in human services is preferred.
The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record of exercising excellent judgment and following regulations and policies. Training in positive youth development and trauma informed practices is preferred.
State licensing requires all candidates to be 25 years of age or older and able to pass standard background checks, including drug screen, employment physical, SLED, Child Abuse Central Registry and Sex Offenders Registry. All new employees will be required to provide proof within 6 weeks of hire that they are fully vaccinated against COVID. Youth Support Assistants are required to have a valid SC driver’s license and the ability to drive a 15-passenger van.
CATEGORY II: Style, Personality and Personal Chemistry
The individual will have a genuine interest in empowering youth and developing a strong community of women. They perform in an ethical and professional manner, developing trust and strong collaborative working relationships with youth and colleagues across departments.
The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be solution-focused, and have a respect for individual and cultural differences. They must have the ability to make decisions in a changing and interactive environment.
CATEGORY III: Motivation and Future Goals
The individual will be attracted to this position by their desire to support and empower young women to achieve independence. The successful candidate will be viewed as promotable.
Florence Crittenton offers a competitive wage starting at $15.00 per hour, based on experience. Full-time employees are eligible for benefits and a generous retirement plan.
Submit an employment application through our Human Resources portal.