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Recreation Aide, Residential

Company: Caritas Family Solutions
Location: Belleville
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

The Recreation Aide is a seasonal position that is part of the residential team at St. John Bosco Children's Center (SJBCC), a trauma informed residential treatment program of Caritas Family Solutions. This position is offered during the summer months. This position is responsible for assisting in the design and implementation of a recreation therapy program for the youth placed at SJBCC during the time they are on their summer vacation from school. Recreation Aides do not count toward the youth-to-staff ratio except in exigent circumstances. Recreation Aides work 40 hours per week on a seasonal basis and do not accrue benefits. Recreation Aides report to the Residential Activities Coordinator.



  • Responsible for designing and implementing a recreation program for youth placed at the children's center.
  • Responsible for building and maintaining healthy and appropriate adult-youth relationships and modeling pro-social behavior.
  • Responsible for facilitating youth activities and ensuring that youth and staff members remain engaged in the activities. Collaborate with the Residential Activities Coordinator to address issues with direct care staff and neighborhood supervisors.
  • Responsible for properly supervising youth and reporting concerns to the Residential Activities Coordinator or other program leadership if necessary.
  • Responsible for reporting suspected child abuse or neglect to the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) hotline under the requirements of a mandated reporter.
  • Must become certified in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) or the agency's behavior management system and be willing and able to assist other staff members in managing youth behavior including through the use of restrictive behavior management techniques (restraint and/or seclusion) as taught by TCI.
  • Responsible for documenting unusual incidents in the agency's electronic health record.
  • Responsible for properly documenting group and individual therapeutic interventions for the purposes of Medicaid and/or insurance billing as required.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree in social work, education; or a related human services field or five-plus years of experience in a behavioral health, juvenile justice, childcare, or youth educational setting is preferred. A high school diploma is required. Experience in a trauma informed environment is preferred. Must have a valid driver license and satisfactory driving record. Must have own automobile liability insurance in order to transport youth in an agency or personal vehicle. Must be at least 21 years of age on the first day of work. Must be able to pass a required background check, which includes fingerprinting.

Keywords: Caritas Family Solutions, Belleville , Recreation Aide, Residential, Other , Belleville, Illinois

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