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Staff Assistant/Youth Care Worker (FT)

Company: United Methodist Children's Home
Location: Headland
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job DescriptionStaff Assistant/Youth Care Worker – AL FSLA- Non-ExemptReports to Program ManagerHeadland Group Home Position Summary:The Staff Assistant/Youth Care Worker works closely with the Group Home Manager to provide a wide range of standard clerical and office support functions, as well as nurturing, direct care and supervision of residents in a group home environment


  • Compiles required information and data to adequately prepare required reports and/or documents.
  • Maintains orderly and systematic office files that contain reports and records. Creates new files as needed.
  • Prepares letters, reports, purchase orders and other general items as needed.
  • Answers the telephone in a polite and professional manner. Relays telephone messages accurately to recipient in a timely manner.
  • Sorts and distributes incoming mail and prepares outgoing mail for pick-up.
  • Orders all office supplies and materials in a timely manner and with supervisory approval.
  • Schedules appointments and makes travel arrangements when requested by supervisor.
  • Adheres to UMCH Policies and Minimum Standards.
  • Maintains absolute confidentiality as situations dictate and adheres to HIPAA rules and regulations.
  • Processes Medicaid billing accurately and timely.
  • Maintains Kaleidacare Database to accurately reflect placements and discharges of children.
  • Provides ongoing clerical assistance with the input of Medicaid Rehab billable units and monthly reports to SDHR and UMCH Business office.
  • Completes required annual training as specified in the DHR Child Placing Agency Minimum standards.
  • Works additional hours or a variable schedule as needed.
  • Provides Basic Living Skills in accordance with the Alabama Medicaid Manual Chapter 105 and as specified in the resident's individual treatment plans.
  • Maintains absolute confidentiality as situations dictate. Abides by HIPAA rules and regulations.
  • Performs other duties as set forth in the Youth Care Worker Job Guide and the Staff Assistant Job Guide, including administers medication to residents at the appropriate time.Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:
    • High School Diploma or equivalent certification (GED). Bachelor's degree preferred.
    • (1) year of general office experience required.
    • Previous experience working with children in a residential setting or environment with youth and/or families required
    • Must be 21 years of age.
    • Proficiency in computer use and understanding of basic word processing and spreadsheet software required.
    • Using the English language must have excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills that allow for professional interaction with families, staff, stakeholders and the general public.
    • Ability to travel extensively over a multi-county catchment area required.
    • Must have a valid driver's license from state of residence.
    • Must have reliable transportation, proof of automobile liability insurance, and driving record that will allow coverage on Agency's insurance policy.
    • Must receive a satisfactory background check that includes a check of employment and personal references, criminal history, driving record, Child Abuse and Neglect, professional reference, criminal history, driving record, and pass a pre-employment physical including TB skin test and drug screen. Physical Requirements:
      • Vision: Must be able to drive, read reports, observe conditions related to work, view computer screen, etc.
      • Cognitive: Must be able to think independently, logically, and problem solve.
      • Hearing: Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with co-workers, employees, families and the general public.
      • Standing/Walking/Mobility: Must be able to stand to open files and operate office machines, mobility to drive, get in and out of private homes as well as work area, some standing for prolonged periods for presentation. Normal coordination including eye-hand and hand-foot.
      • Climbing/Stooping, Kneeling: Must be able to stoop and kneel as needed to file, retrieve documents, assist families and perform CPR and First Aid, etc.
      • Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: Must be able to lift and carry up case files, lap top computer which may weigh up to 20 pounds.
      • Manual Dexterity: Must be able to write, type, use telephone system, file, drive, etc.

        About United Methodist Children's Home:

        The United Methodist Children's Home has helped transform the lives of thousands of hurting children and families since 1890. Many of our alumni are now successful adults who are giving back to the communities which gave to them. The need continues as there are hundreds of other children who require our help. By supporting the United Methodist Children's Home, YOU can make a life changing difference.

Keywords: United Methodist Children's Home, Albany , Staff Assistant/Youth Care Worker (FT), Other , Headland, Georgia

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