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
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
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
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
Ability to relate positively to patients and to effectively and
safely supervise them through all parts of educational and
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
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
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.