Residential Living Assistant

Full Time

Mendocino County Youth Project

If you are looking for meaningful work and enjoy helping others, come to work for our agency where people care about people. MCYP was awarded Non-Profit of the Year, 2019.BENEFITS: After completion of satisfactory one-month introductory period, Health insurance offered for employee and family (including domestic partners), as well as optional dental, and AFLAC insurance. 18 days paid vacation, 12 days paid sick leave, 2 paid floater days, longevity bonus, cell phone stipend, internet stipend, CAL PERS retirement (no Social Security). Reciprocity with other government/school retirement systems may be possible.THE POSITION: The Residential Living Assistant actively engages with all program participants, establishes positive rapport and professional boundaries in a residential setting for the purpose of maintaining a safe and supportive environment.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Monitor youth on site to assure safety and wellbeingPromote cooperative living between residentsProvide life skill coaching to program participantsFacilitate groups/enrichment activitiesPerform housekeeping tasksProvide transportation to youthAssist youth with accessing community servicesProvide information and referralOther duties as assignedGENERAL REQUIREMENTS Ability to work with people from diverse backgroundsKnowledge of conflict resolutionAbility to work autonomouslyAbility to maintain confidentialityGeneral Computer skillsAbility to work as a member of a teamPREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: Familiarity with the Native American and Latino communitiesExperience working with the target populationKnowledgeable about accessing services at public and private human service agenciesPrior experience working in a Medi-Cal programSpanish-speakingFamiliarity with substance abuse, domestic violence, foster care and child abuse issuesTHE PROGRAM: MCYP Shelter services consists of two housing programs for Transition Age Youth age 18-24 in which participants live cooperatively in a supportive living environment. The purpose of the programs is to provide a safe and supportive environment to youth while they work towards personal goals that will prepare them for independent living. Utilizing the Positive Youth Development approach, staff support youth in gaining the life skills necessary for successful independent living and transition to permanent housing.Residency within MCYP shelter homes includes individualized case management support offering transitional living plan assistance, life skills education, preparing for and obtaining employment, group and individual counseling, substance use treatment and referral for services, assistance with seeking medical services, and other supports as needed.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: The successful candidate must submit to reference and personal background check (includes fingerprinting and DMV check). Candidate must have own car, possess a valid California driver’s license, provide a DMV print out, proof of current automobile liability insurance ($100,000/$300,000) and be willing to do some local travel (reimbursed mileage).TO APPLY: Please submit ALL of the following documents to the Human Resources Manager at the address above or email.1. MCYP employment application2. Cover letter indicating why you are applying for this position3. Resume4. Three work related referencesApplication forms may be obtained at our office, by mail, e-mail, or faxMCYP IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Applicants may obtain a copy of our EEO Policy on request.Job Types: Full-time, Part-timePay: $36,807.25 – $52,428.02 per yearBenefits:Dental insuranceFlexible scheduleHealth insurancePaid time offProfessional development assistanceRetirement planTuition reimbursementSupplemental Pay:Bonus payCOVID-19 considerations:Agency follows Public Health guidelines in providing services to children, youth and families.Education:High school or equivalent (Required)Work Location:Multiple locationsWork Remotely:NoShow more

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