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Youth Program/Education Assistant - Central Regional Hospital (CAP)

Company: State of North Carolina
Location: Oxford
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Description of Work

Central Regional Hospital

We are currently recruiting for a Youth Program / Education Assistant II at Central Regional Hospital (CRH) - in our Child and Adolescent Programming Department. The Youth Program Education Assistant II (YPEA II) provides specialized direct care services to extremely behaviorally challenged children, youth and young adults in the forms of behavioral programming, facilitating training/activities and assisting with health care needs, etc.

Salary Grade: GN06

Recruitment Range: $31,200 - $48,058

Position: Multiple

Child and Adolescent Programming (CAP) is a department at Central Regional Hospital that includes approximately 30 employees. It is affiliated and works closely with the Child and Adolescent unit and provides therapeutic educational services, clinical groups, and extracurricular activities for child and adolescent patients (as well as educational services for some young adult patients).

The primary purpose of this position is to provide extracurricular services as part of Child and Adolescent Programming (CAP). Specifically, the successful candidate will: Lead groups, classes and special events as part of the therapeutic education/extracurricular program in the Adolescent and Child Malls; provide coverage for teacher absences on an as-needed basis; plan and lead special extracurricular activities that focus on educational goals as well as the development of behavioral, social and cognitive skills (such as field trips or special activities on teacher workdays or at other times); communicate effectively with coworkers from multiple disciplines regarding plans for groups and activities, as well as patients' behavior during groups and activities; attend and participate in morning report and community meetings (if working 1st shift); provide accurate documentation and tracking of assigned programming; use computers to track patients' participation and progress: plan group activities and obtain materials for groups. The position reports to the YPEA Supervisor. Forty hours per week between the hours of noon and 8:30 pm, adjusted as needed to meet the needs of the patients/department/hospital/unit. Occasional weekend coverage is needed. CAP is a mandatory service during adverse weather and this position will be required to be a member of one of the Adverse Weather teams, and be required to come in during adverse weather when that team is up. On occasion, the employee may be asked to come to work earlier than the stated hours to help cover absences.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information listed under the text resume section or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. Qualified candidates must document on the application that they clearly possess all of the following:

  • Considerable knowledge of child/youth/young adult psychiatric diagnoses and conditions.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and to complete all aspects of section, department, and hospital documentation required in this role

  • Ability to relate positively to patients and to effectively and safely supervise them through all parts of educational and extracurricular activities

  • Ability to plan and lead classes, sports, field trips, skills-based groups, patient meetings and other CAP activities with assertiveness, therapeutic communication skills, and knowledge.

  • Ability to interact positively, patiently and collaboratively with a large multidisciplinary staff from both CAP and CAU, and with various external contacts.

  • Current NC driver's license, ability to drive an 8-passenger van and the ability to obtain a CDL license.

  • Experience or training working with children and adolescents in a psychiatric or educational setting.

  • Good technology skills for both communication and for use in activities

Management preferences:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred.

  • Must have valid NC driver's license; management prefers CDL license; candidate may be required to obtain CDL license during the course of employment.

  • Experience working with children and adolescents who have psychiatric difficulties, preferably in an inpatient setting

Physical requirements: Position requires average physical activity. Consistent motivation and energy are necessary to ensure quality service delivery. Requires ability to run, stand for periods of time, go up and down stairs and be outdoors for several hours at a time. Involves manual dexterity and the ability to use educational tools such as glue guns, scissors, paper cutters, garden tools and so forth .

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Associate s Degree in human services or related degree from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of directly related work experience; or High school or General Educational Development diploma and four years of directly related work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Necessary Special Qualifications As required by facility, CPR certification and listing as a Nurse Aide I or Nurse Aide II by the NC Division of Health Service Regulation required prior to providing direct patient care.

Supplemental and Contact Information

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Positions in the Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities shall be subject to pre-employment drug testing and criminal record background checks. Also, the use of tobacco products of any kind including vapor products are prohibited from our campuses. All employees are required to adhere to the facility's Vaccination Policy.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account. You will either receive a call to schedule an interview or an email notifying you when the job has been filled.

For technical issues with your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627. Applicants will be communicated with via email only for updates on the status of their application. If there are any questions about this posting other than your application status, please contact HR at 919-764-7200.

Keywords: State of North Carolina, Durham , Youth Program/Education Assistant - Central Regional Hospital (CAP), Other , Oxford, North Carolina

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