• Youth Care Professional (Overnights) - GA

    Posted Date 11 months ago(7/27/2018 3:12 PM)
    Job ID
    Location Name
    Gerard Academy
    Position Type
    Client/Direct Care
  • Overview

    Gerard Academy, a member of Nexus family of treatment programs, is looking for a resilient and compassionate Youth Care Professional who is able to provide youth exceptional care. Each person you work alongside is dedicated to a common purpose: changing lives through our cornerstone values. Nexus programs, guided by these values of honesty, responsibility, courage, care and concern, address the individual psychological, psychiatric and behavioral needs of children and adolescents.

    Our Youth Care Professionals are people of inextinguishable courage who believe our children deserve more than what life has offered them. These warmhearted warriors prove relentless in their pursuit to offer troubled youth what they critically need: love. This daily mission is far from uncomplicated. As they traverse though emotional instability of our children, they outlast numerous obstacles. It is often a grueling match in which love triumphs as the victor. This speaks to the value of what takes place here daily.


    The primary responsibility of the Youth Care Professional is to support and reinforce the individualized treatment plan for each youth. This role is crucial to the success of our organization just as your influence is crucial to the success of our youth. A typical day would include providing the following therapeutic services:

    • Ensure that residents adhere to daily schedules and activities established for the program, including school, therapy sessions, external appointments, etc.
    • Serve as a mentor and role model by demonstrating compassion and understanding for feelings, opinions and experience of others, and communicating and interacting in a manner that is honest, positive, respectful and professional.
    • Ensure resident safety and collaborate with coworkers to maintain an environment that is positive, respectful, clean and therapeutic.
    • Plan and participate in off-campus resident activities and assist in the transportation of client for home visits, doctor appointments, planned recreational activities, etc.


    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Minimum 21 years of age
    • Valid driver’s license required (Must meet state driving criteria and pass corporate eligibility standards)
    • Must be able to assist staff in physical interventions and restraints of residents
    • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds unassisted and up to 100 pounds with assistance.
    • Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time (2-4 hours)
    • Must be able to twist, bend, stretch in a manner conductive to the execution of daily activities within a residential treatment facility.




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