Residential Care Specialist – (Full Time and PRN Opportunities)

Job Title
Residential Care Specialist – (Full Time and PRN Opportunities)
Job ID
27347492
Location
Matthews,  NC 28105
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Description

Thompson, located in the Charlotte/Matthews area, has openings for the Residential Care Specialist position in our PRTF. The ideal candidate is able to exhibit a positive, upbeat attitude to encourage youth interaction and understands the cultural diversity of youths, their families and team members. This position teaches and models healthy and safe relationships.

Education Requirements: This entry-level position requires a high school diploma or GED with a minimum of two years of population specific experience working with clients with emotional difficulties.  An Associate’s Degree in Human Services or related field with a minimum of two years of population specific experience working with clients with emotional difficulties preferred. Four-year degree in Human Service or related field with a minimum of two years of population specific experience working with clients emotional difficulties ideal for this position.  Must have the ability to respond effectively within and cope with an environment that can be extremely stressful on the mind and body.

Physical Requirements: Will frequently perform a wide variety of physical tasks such as standing, walking, running, stooping, bending, climbing stairs, which requires strength, coordination, endurance, and agility.  Staff must be agile enough to control and rapidly extricate him/herself and youths from buildings in case of an emergency. Persons with any medical problems such as joint problems, obesity, arthritis or cardiopulmonary conditions, where it would be unwise or not possible to engage in moderate physical exertion should not be considered.

Position requires driving agency vehicles as well as transporting clients. A valid driver’s license in the state of your residence, at least 3 years of driving with a driver’s license and clean driving record are required. All potential job candidates must pass a drug screening test and an extensive background check is required. No calls please.

Thompson seeks to maintain an inclusive diverse workforce.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

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