Night Child Care Assistant-Part Time (M)

Catholic Charities of Baltimore

Pay Rate: $16.90 per hour

Catholic Charities is a non-profit organization with a diverse workforce of over 2000 employees of all faiths, ages and ethnicities who help to improve the lives of those we serve. We are the largest private provider of human services in Maryland operating over 80 programs throughout Maryland, serving children and families, people living in poverty, individuals with intellectual disabilities, immigrants, and seniors. Here, you can build a career where you make meaningful differences in the lives of others as we fulfill our mission to love, serve, teach, and work for justice.

Catholic Charities of Baltimore is currently seeking a Night Child Care Assistant – Part Time, who will monitor one unit of youth with severe emotional and behavioral disabilities (ages 5-13) during their sleeping hours in a Residential Treatment Center ensuring the safety of the youth and responding to any issues that may arise.  The Full-Time work schedule is Sunday- Wednesday 10:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m. 

St. Vincent’s Villa provides comprehensive residential treatment for children, ages 5-13, whose behavioral and emotional needs have not responded to community-based interventions and services.

 

JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensures the safety and welfare of youth during their sleeping hours by remaining alert, aware, and prepared to respond to any problems or emergencies that may occur. Responsible for evacuating youth in emergency situations or during evacuation drills.
  • Makes visual inspection of each child in the bedroom area at least every 15 minutes or more frequently as needed or requested.
  • Implements any treatment interventions scheduled during the night shift, such as special isolation procedures, suicide watch, or wakeups for bathroom usage.
  • Implements team plans for dealing with specific youth and their behaviors to ensure consistency. In the event of disruptive behaviors, will be required to implement appropriate crisis intervention from de-escalation techniques to physical restraint according to Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) standards.
  • Reports any behavior problems demonstrated by youth immediately to the Night Supervisor and notifies Health Office staff and the Night Supervisor of all medical complaints.
  • Maintains required documentation. Records the events of the shift in the “Night Monitor log” every 15 minutes or as requested. Documents calls to the Night Supervisor or medical staff in the log. Records observations pertaining to individual youth and communicates pertinent information to day treatment staff to ensure continuity.
  • Performs duties including but not limited to housekeeping and laundry needs, train new staff in unit procedures, attend unit orientations, wake youth to prepare for morning activities, assist in-coming day staff in initiating morning activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

POSITION SPECIFIC:

Night Child Care Assistant/404000

  • Ability to utilize, or willingness to learn computer systems and software, necessary to perform position functions (Basic computer, web browsing, online training, and email usage skills.).

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Maintains a safe environment for children and co-workers.
  • Shows reliability by being punctual; maintains consistent attendance.
  • Good relational skills with courteous demeanor toward staff, youth, and visitors.
  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal direction or supervision.
  • Comfortable in an environment in which patients/clients cannot perform basic life duties.
  • Grasp of basic concepts of personal care, housekeeping, and other care areas.
  • Thorough knowledge of safety hazards and proper use of various cleaning and sanitizing solutions.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Medium work that includes moving objects up to 50 pounds.
  • Remaining in a stationary position, often standing, or sitting for prolonged periods.
  • Communicating with others to exchange information.

We offer a wide range of benefits to meet the ever-changing needs of our employees including but not limited to:

  • Health/Dental/Vision
  • Vacation/sick/holiday pay
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with a discretionary employer contribution 
  • Tuition Advancement
  • Paid Parental Leave

Join Catholic Charities of Baltimore where you will be an important member of a trauma-informed care organization that promotes a culture of safety, empowerment, healing, and self-care, and that believes that every person has infinite worth and promise.

                                                    Catholic Charities is an equal opportunity employer

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