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TSD Knoxville - Youth Service Worker 1 (Day Shift)

TSD Knoxville - Youth Service Worker 1 (Day Shift)
TSD Knoxville
The Department of Student Life Cottage Program provides a learning and independent living environment where students and develop to their fullest potential. A Youth Service Worker 1 is responsible for assisting in the development of students in a residential setting assisting with educational, emotional, and social development of students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• All counselors report to their established supervisor and dean
• Counselors provide on-going care and training for deaf students
• Administer the rules and regulations of TSD
• Receive visitors
• Accompany students on field trips
• Maintain safety of assigned students
• Keep records and make reports
• Maintain high personal standards as a role model for students
• Plan and direct learning, living and recreational activities
• Build and maintain appropriate rapport with students, staff and parents
• Counsel students
• Answer phone calls and deal with crisis situations
• Identify and fulfill emotional and social needs of students
• Assist in the development and implementation of the Individual Program Plan and work 37.5 hours per week during evenings and weekends
• Performing other duties as assigned
Full time 10 month position. Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, pension, 401(k) match, employee assistance program, personal and sick leave (PTO) and more.
• High School diploma or GED
• Associates Degree (preferred)
• Valid Tennessee Driver’s License
• Child care experience (preferred)

Preferred KSA’s:

• Scheduling and Time management skills
• Planning and preparing meals for groups of students
• Ability to identify student needs
• Problem solving skills to address various situations
• Knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) preferred
• Ability to work with a team of employees
• Goal oriented and student focused
• Ability to manage multiple students alone
• Ability to follow assignments as provided by Supervisor
State of Tennessee Salary Grade 018, $1,785 – $2,855
Contact Human Resources
Fax: 865-609-3361
2725 Island Home Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37920