Group Worker

Gulf Coast Trades Center
Job Announcement
Position: Group Worker I
Position Available: 7
Opening Date: December 10, 2018
Closing Date: Open until filled
Salary: $10.50 hourly
Status: Non-Exempt
General Description:
The Group Worker is responsible for providing a caring and nurturing home environment for all students. Must be committed and motivated with the ability to run group programs. Group Workers must have the ability to relay information through accurate reporting and monitoring. Group Workers must be willing to attend all trainings and meetings as needed to ensure that they are abreast of the necessary techniques to support students in residence. Must model appropriate behavior for students at all times through communication, dress and positive outlook/attitude.
Reports To:
Residential Supervisor
Minimum of high school diploma or GED.
Preference is given to college students in related Behavioral Science field.
Must have a valid Texas Drivers License.
Must pass a criminal history check and drug screen.
Successfully complete standard first aid and restraint training.
Must be computer literate.
Must be emotionally mature and be able to communicate and relate with youth.
Specific Duties:
Employee must possess the ability to comprehend and complete:
40 hours orientation process
40 hours a year continuing education training module
Supervise student behavior during non-class/shop activities.
Restrain students when necessary using approved restraint techniques.
Provide training and supervision for students in activities related to personal hygiene and housekeeping.
Maintain standards of health and maintenance in assigned areas and make concise reports of student behavior.
Carry out day to day recreation and leisure time program as developed by the Residential Supervisor.
Conduct PPC group for youth under their supervision.
Participate in student voting and check e-mail on a regular basis.
Provide individual guidance to students regarding interpersonal problems.
Perform other duties as assigned.

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