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Direct Service Support Specialist-Maternity/Infant Care Residential Program

Company: Catholic Charities, Inc
Location: Wilmington
Posted on: November 27, 2022

Job Description:

The Diocese of Wilmington/Catholic Charities is seeking full-time Direct Service Support Specialist (maternity care and support professionals) to work with clients of the Bayard House, a residential maternity home for homeless pregnant women located in Wilmington, Delaware, to facilitate their physical health, emotional wellbeing, and promote growth in their role as parent, in order to improve the quality of the mom's and babies' lives. The Direct Service Support Specialist will act as a role model and assist clients in moving toward responsible adulthood.

Bayard House is the only licensed residential program in Delaware providing 24/7 direct client care service. The Bayard House program helps young women become nurturing parents and self-sufficient, contributing members of society.

Since Bayard House is a 24/7 facility the Direct Service Support Specialist's schedule will include, days, evenings, overnights, weekends and holidays based on need. *Flexibility is critical. *A full-time workweek is 37.5 hours.

*Essential Functions: *

* Monitors progress of residents.
* Ensures smooth functioning of the house and monitors daily activities.
* Plans and assists with on-site activities for individuals, and group participation in parenting skills.
* Monitors on-site group activities arranged in conjunction with Supervisor and Case Manager.
* Arranges for training and assists clients in parenting skills.
* Presents a positive adult role model for clients.

*Qualifications: *

* High School diploma or equivalent with 1 year of relevant work experience,with the ability to further education according to program needs.
* Strong leadership ability, tact, diplomacy, flexibility and communication skills.
* Sensitivity to the needs of pregnant/parenting women and their babies, as well as the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
* Must provide TB test results and a hold a valid license and have an insurable driving record.
* Ability to be certified in passive physical restraint within one year of employment.
* Commitment to the mission and values of Catholic Charities in serving pregnant women, and preserving the sanctity and dignity of their lives.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $20.00 per hour

Benefits:
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Health insurance
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* Day shift
* Evening shift
* Holidays
* Overnight shift
* Weekend availability

Application Question(s):
* Are you willing to undergo a post-offer criminal background and drug screen in accordance with state and local law?

Experience:
* Residential and/or Caregiving: 1 year (Required)

License/Certification:
* Driver's License and insurable driving record (Required)

Shift availability:
* Day Shift (Required)
* Night Shift (Required)
* Overnight Shift (Required)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: Catholic Charities, Inc, Wilmington , Direct Service Support Specialist-Maternity/Infant Care Residential Program, Other , Wilmington, Delaware

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