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Youth Treatment Specialist- Spencer Home in Fort Wayne, IN at Lifeline Youth & Family Services, Inc.

Date Posted: 10/20/2018

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Job Description

General Statement of Responsibility:

To provide direct care to the residents in a manner consistent with their individual treatment plans, and Lifeline’s guidelines, practices, and policies.


• Work as a team with Lifeline staff to ensure Lifeline is able to follow the continuum of care for each resident.
• Serve as a mentor to each youth.
• Receive in-service orientation and training in child care methods.
• Maintain order, intervene in crisis situations, and administer proper and fair and constructive discipline consistent with Lifeline’s policies.
• Maintain an understanding of each resident’s treatment plan.
• Be aware of and carry out Lifeline’s guidelines and practices as defined in Lifeline’s procedure manual.
• Model and teach the balanced life concept in all interaction with residents.
• Be a positive role model to the residents by demonstrating high moral and ethical standards.
• Be active in discipleship interaction with residents and staff.
• Promptly complete Lifeline’s incident reports when situations warrant reporting and ensure that they are forwarded to the Residential Program Coordinator.
• Attend al regularly scheduled staff meetings.

Examples of Tasks:

• Assist in maintaining records on the residents (points, levels, and medications).
• Assist in supervising the chores and work hours.
• Assist with transporting residents to various appointments and activities.
• Dispense medications as authorized and prescribed.
• Supervise meals.
• Tour facilities daily to identify any new damage or unclean areas and report the information to the Program Coordinator.

Job Requirements


• High School Diploma/ GED; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
• Must be at least 21 years of age
• Must pass all background checks
• Exceptional people skills
• Problem solving skills


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