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: