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TSDK - Youth Service Worker 1 - Part time

TSDK - Youth Service Worker 1 - Part time
Knoxville, TN
TSD is searching for a part-time youth service worker. The Department of Student Life Residential Program provides a learning and independent living environment where students and develop to their fullest potential. The Youth Service Worker 1 position is responsible for providing assistance in daily living tasks, personal care and support, and ensuring the personal safety and welfare of deaf and hard of hearing students in a residential setting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Direct supervision of students and staff in a residential living environment
• Provide on-going care and training to TSD residential students
• Administer rules and regulations of TSD
• Accompany students on field trips and extracurricular activities
• Assist with planning learning opportunities for living and recreational activities
• Build and maintain appropriate rapport with students and their families
• Counsel or discipline students as necessary
• Identify and fulfill emotional and social needs of students
• Assist in the development and implementation of residential student education plans
• Attend meetings within cottage and department regularly
• Interface with parents and legal guardians of students

• Manage students with multiple disabilities as assigned
• Maintain safety of assigned students
• Keep records and make reports
• Maintain high personal standards as a role model for students
• Answer phone calls/VP calls and deal with crisis situations
• Performing other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• 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
• Skills in planning and identifying needs of cottage
• Must have patience; good communication skills; good judgment: and a commitment to confidentiality and to the rights of students.
• High School diploma or GED required
• Associates Degree or above (preferred)
• Valid Tennessee Driver’s License
• Skills and experience in working with the deaf and hard of hearing student population with a positive and respectful approach. (preferred)
• Strong preference for American Sign Language (ASL) fluency
• Schedule flexibility, must be able to work mornings, evenings and some weekends
Based on education and experience
Contact Human Resources
Phone: 865-579-2500
2725 Island Home Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37920