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Company Name: AMIkids Sand Hills
Location: Patrick, SC
Experience Desired: Experience working with youth aged 13-18 preferred
Min. Education Desired: High School Diploma or GED
Manage Others: No
Salary: $13/HR
Job Title: Youth Care Specialist
Industry: Other
Job Type: Full-Time
Job ID #:
Date Posted: 1/3/2023
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Job Description

Job Description


Position Title:  Youth Care Specialist              FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Position Code: YCSP              EEO Category: Service Workers

Reports To: Shift Supervisor/Director of Operations



Position Summary

The role of the Youth Care Specialist has responsibility for directing and safely supervising the youth in our care. Primary responsibility is to provide guidance in behavior choices by teaching social, self-help, academic and living skills.


Essential Job Duties

  • Ensure the safety and supervision of all youth in accordance with all operational and contractual requirements,
  • Serve as advisor and positive role model for youth in the program,
  • Prevent and intervene in youth altercations and incidents, using the authorized state mandated training methods,
  • Effective use of the Behavior Modification System by providing redirection and coaching to youth,
  • Coach and advise youth helping them to grow and develop in the areas of personal responsibility, social skills, community living skills, interpersonal communications, and behavior,
  • When working overnight shift:
    • Supervise youth during quiet and sleeping hours,
    • Conduct bed checks in accordance to established schedule,
    • Complete required shift documentation,
  • Notify management immediately of problems and/or incidents,
  • Communicate necessary information to appropriate team members and supervisors,
  • Complete incident, accident, and behavioral reports according to standard operating procedures,
  • Document and review required notes in Shift Log,
  • Communicate necessary information timely to team members and upon shift change,
  • Ensure facility, equipment and supplies are in compliance with all laws, regulations, and policies,
  • Teach youth how to maintain all equipment within compliance standards,
  • Maintain the repair and maintenance log and inventory of related equipment,
  • Attend and maintain CPR and First Aid certification by nationally recognized organization,
  • Administer first aid and CPR during emergencies in accordance with National standards,
  • Attend and maintain appropriate crisis intervention and physical restraint training and certification as defined by state and contract requirements,
  • Prevent and intervene in student altercations and incidents, using the authorized state mandated training methods,
  • Actively participates in day trips and special activities that involve recreational sports, facility and equipment cleaning, ground maintenance and equipment relocation,
  • Transport students and may drive for other work-related tasks,
  • Assist with special projects and other duties as assigned.

AMIkids Inc., EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled DFWP Job Description – Youth care Specialist

Revised 4.15.2020(DCS) 7.1.2022


Kids First

This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. It is not designed to be a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required.



Minimum Education, Training and Experience

  • High school diploma/GED (degree preferred),
  • Minimum one-year related experience within an educational or youth service program, preferably working with troubled youth.


Environmental Conditions

Work is typically performed in usual office conditions with rare exposure to disagreeable environmental factors. Some tasks include potential for intermittent exposure to outdoor elements, e.g., heat, humidity, inclement weather. Some may involve working in and around moving vehicles and associated vehicle/equipment areas, where heightened awareness of surroundings and observance of established safety precautions is essential in avoidance of injury or accidents. Due to the nature and location of the work environment, incumbents must possess the ability to work with students.


Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the Team Member is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear. The Team Member is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision.


I have read and understand this job description and can perform all the duties listed with or without reasonable accommodation.

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