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Night Youth Services Worker - Social Services at Four Oaks in CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa

Posted in Nonprofit - Social Services 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Four Oaks is hiring NIGHT YOUTH SERVICE WORKERS to assure unit coverage, safety, and security during overnight shift on a full-time basis. This role provides late shift coverage for the assigned unit; utilizes approved behavior control techniques to maintain unit stability; completes assigned documentation and tracking; maintains medication distribution assignment; and all other assigned support services.


  • Strategically utilizes identified behavior management techniques and other de-escalation training to assist clients in developing appropriate behaviors.

  • Knows the population and is aware of individualized treatment plans.

  • Provides supervision and treatment intervention.

  • Assures consistent, ongoing, and timely provision for basic client needs.

  • Follows medication management guidelines.

  • Effectively participates in team to review case progress and provide best programming.

  • Maintain good team participation and interaction.

  • Maintain positive role modeling and performing, as an agent of change for the youth.

  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of Behavior Health Intervention Services (BHIS) and

  • Medicaid requirements and standards.

  • Complete documentation of services in a timely manner – including daily case notes, behavior management, visual checks, etc., before the end of your scheduled shift.

To qualify you must be at least 21 years of age and possess a High School Diploma or GED. A Bachelor's Degree in a Human Services related field of study is preferred, but not required.

Additional requirements include:

  • Desire to help kids succeed.

  • Prior experience working with children in a mental health setting preferred.

  • Strong communication and problem solving abilities.

  • Basic computer skills in a MS Office environment.

About the Comprehensive and Enhanced Residential Treatment Program (RT)
Residential treatment services are designed for youths with a variety of needs. These programs focus on the family-based approach, partnering with families in teaching: cognitive self-control, personal coping skills, behavioral interventions, living skills accountability, and self-responsibility. Enhanced programs are tailored to each youth's specific needs.


About Foster Group Care Services (FGCS)
Foster Group Care Services (FGCS) provides a safe, structured, and stable living environment for foster care children unable to live in a family situation due to social or emotional needs. The program facilitates child development and the acquisition of age-appropriate life skills. The goal is to help each child develop and maintain relationships with their family and community while ensuring that they stay connected to their kin, culture, and community.

About the Psychiatric Medical Institute for Children (PMIC)
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About the Sexual Abuse Treatment and Re-Orientation Program (STOP)
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