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There are many avenues available when researching new job opportunities in or around the Lakewood Ranch area. In addition to the local resources available to job seekers (links on the right) , Alliance member businesses are encouraged to submit job opening within their company to be posted on this Job Board. Interested applicants should follow up directly with prospective employers as instructed in the job posting.


Recently Posted Job Openings

  • 10 Jan 2019 11:50 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Company Name

    Habitat for Humanity Sarasota

    Position Title:

    Mortgage Loan Originator

    Wage Range:

    45,000-53,000

    Job Description:

    Job Summary: The Homeowner Services Coordinator supports the Homeowner Services Department in the role of a mortgage loan processor and loan officer for HFHS. Habitat’s model is to provide loans to our homeowner candidates to purchase the affordable home in which Habitat builds at zero percent interest. This position will interact with the following departments: Construction, Finance, Communications, Volunteer Services and Development, along with the Homeowner Services Committee during the homeownership candidate process.
    Responsibilities include the following:
    • Monitor and implement current Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) compliance standards. Complete all MPAR and Loan Originator training and compliance courses annually.
    • Ensure written and/or in-person communication with homeowner candidates (HOC) at least once per month. Monitor program participation and work with the Program Director to develop plans/strategies if HOC’s are not meeting program requirements.
    • Facilitate and manage all underwriting documents are in compliance and complete within home closing timeline. Work with local, state and federal agencies to facilitate funding sources for mortgage loans that include, but are not limited to: HOME, SHIP and HOP.
    • Oversee the scheduling and implementation of the homeowner education classes and other pertinent HOC events.
    • Administration of Calyx database.
    Key Competencies:
    • Willingness to advocate the mission of Habitat for Humanity
    • Bi-lingual candidate preferred
    • Mortgage loan origination or mortgage loan processing experience preferred but not required.
    • A four-year degree from an accredited college and or credit counseling certification (preferred) but not required or transferrable skills and experience in human services or social services.
    • Knowledge and experience in using the mortgage disclosure program CALYX or equivalent.
    • Competent computer skills; MS Office Suite, Formstack solutions, Constant Contact, data tracking systems, and Quick Books is preferred.
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule including occasional evening/weekend events
    • Understanding of the challenges facing low income families is desirable.
    • Demonstrates leadership, strong organizational skills and ability to multitask.
    • Demonstrates dependability and integrity.
    • Demonstrate the ability to work well and communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
    • Ability to establish, foster and maintain effective working relationships with the Habitat homeowners, the Board of Directors, staff, volunteers and the public.
    • Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to write and design a homeowner e-communication newsletter.
    • Within 60 days of employment successful candidate must complete Qualified Loan Officer training and become certified as a QLO and successfully pass a background check. NMLS license are not transferrable for substitution for the Habitat QLO certification.

    COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
    Compensation Range: $45,000 - $53,000 annually; based on a 40-hour week and experience level. Benefits package includes health insurance including dental, term life insurance, and comprehensive paid time off policy.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS
    The Homeowner Services Coordinator should be able to do one or more of the following throughout the day: stand, walk, sit, bend and reach above and below shoulder level. This individual must be able to lift at least 25 pounds on occasion. The candidate will also experience occasional bending, squatting, lifting and repetitive motion. Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time is also required.

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS
    The candidate must possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record and provide their own reliable vehicle to perform work duties. We offer mileage compensation.

    Habitat for Humanity Sarasota is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug-free workplace.

    Phone Number

    (941) 365-0700

    Email

    info@habitatsrq.org

    Website

    https://habitatsrq.org/mortgage-loan-originator

    Misc. Information:

    Those interested being considered for this position at our growing Habitat for Humanity affiliate in Sarasota should send a cover letter explaining why you are interested in joining our team along with your resume to: info@habitatsrq.org. No phone calls, please. This position will remain posted until filled.


  • 07 Jan 2019 12:22 PM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Job Description:

    LWR Communities, LLC is currently seeking a full time Realtor Liaison.

    Lakewood Ranch is today the second fastest-selling community in the United States because it offers a rich and textured life simply not available anywhere else. Our outreach to the Realtor community is part of a larger marketing effort to communicate the benefits of our size, superb location, economic vitality, lifestyle offerings, neighborhood choices and variety of home and builder options.

    The Realtor Liaison position acts as a resource for Realtors to encourage and support their involvement in home sales in Lakewood Ranch. Education about Lakewood Ranch is provided especially for Realtors to help them be knowledgeable about the community and its offerings for their clients. This education is provided through a variety of activities the Realtor Liaison manages including Realtor-only luncheons, van tours of the community, special events, and communications.

    The Realtor Liaison also manages efforts to support Realtor sales in Lakewood Ranch including our Central Registration Policy. Building relationships with the Real Estate community and ensuring regular engagement is essential to this role, and will be expected to be accomplished, in part, through regular proactive outreach to Realtor offices, individual Realtors, and participation in Realtor events and organizations.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Contact and develop relationships with the local and regional brokerage offices and Realtors to communicate offerings of Lakewood Ranch and encourage visits from their clients to see the community
    • Visit local and regional general brokerage offices to deliver informational materials on Lakewood Ranch, Lakewood Ranch events and promotional programs
    • Expand Realtor Program by growing the number of Realtors registrations through strategic outreach, and increase participation in program with more Realtors centrally registering their customers at information centers
    • Arrange and lead weekly van tours of Lakewood Ranch attended by Real Estate agents to see the community first hand, and learn about the amenities and home options it offers
    • Coordinate special Realtor only events to educate the Realtor community, including monthly luncheons showcasing new openings in Lakewood Ranch, office updates and Realtor briefings
    • Participate in Realtor events, such as those hosted by professional organizations and exhibiting at Realtor conferences, to increase awareness of Lakewood Ranch as a community with a variety of offerings for clients that should be on the list of locations a Realtor shows their client
    • Create and manage Realtor only communications including e-blasts and Facebook page
    • Manage Realtor records in CRM, ensuring contact information is updated and accurate. Assist with entry.
    • Handle special projects as needed.

    SKILLS & ABILITIES:

    • Exceptional interpersonal skills. Must be able to develop rapport and build relationships quickly
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be comfortable with public speaking
    • Strategic mindset to understand and prioritize the best opportunities to achieve goals
    • Understanding of sales and marketing processes
    • Capability to recall and deliver key stats, dates, etc.
    • Time management skills and the ability to multi-task
    • Strong database entry and management skills, including use of Microsoft CRM as this is used on a daily basis to perform duties
    • Neat, professional appearance
    • Team oriented
    • Must have good driving record and feel comfortable driving 10-person cargo van

    Realtor License and experience is desired, but not required. It is important to understand the perspectives and experiences of Realtors in this role. This position will be based at the Lakewood Ranch Information Center – South location. The position will be expected to spend time onsite / in the field visiting Realtor Office and attending Realtor events.

    LWR Communities, LLC offers competitive salary commensurate with skills and experience. We offer excellent benefit plans which includes Health, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Insurance, PTO, 401K, Tuition Reimbursement, etc. Qualified candidates should forward a resume** to human.resources@smrranch.com.

    **We only accept DOCX, XLSX, PDF, RTG, JPEG (and other picture types)

    AA EOE Light Duty Workplace Drug Free

    Name

    Mildred Guzman

    Phone Number

    (941) 757-1642

    Fax Number

    (941) 757-1643

    Email

    human.resources@smrranch.com

    Website

    http://www.lakewoodranch.com


  • 18 Dec 2018 8:36 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    This is a Part Time position for a collaborative program with the Kiwanis Club of Bradenton, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Suncoast, and others in order to help struggling students achieve their academic goals and bring the school’s overall grade up to par with State requirements.                                                                                                  

    This position will not exceed 7 ½ hours per week. The program runs from 7:00 am – 8:00 am on school days. To access the full job description please visit our website at www.bgcmanatee.org/jobs

    Function:    The Program Coordinator plans, implements, supervises and evaluates activities provided within a specific program area working with young people ages 5-13, such as Academic support.    

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES: (not all-inclusive)

    • Create an environment that facilitates the achievement of Youth Development Outcomes.
    • Ensure engagement, promote and stimulate participation, and consistent attendance of members enrolled in activities.
    • Establish rapport with members and provide mentoring, guidance, role modeling to members and overall direction for their leadership development, artistic skills and academic progress
    • Effectively implement and administer programs, services and activities.
    • Monitor and evaluate programs, services and activities to ensure safety of members, quality of programs and appearance of the Club at all time.
    • Engaging members in activities successfully and provide a safe environment for members.
    • Support members emotional and social development, encouraging understanding of others and positive self-concepts successfully.
    • Plan and facilitate purposeful and engaging activities and group projects.
    • Submit regular lesson plans, attendance sheets and other administrative duties.
    • Maintains close, daily contact with Club staff and volunteers, Club members and supervisor to receive/provide information, discuss issues, explain guidelines/instructions; instruct; collaborate; and advise/counsel.
    • Mandatory cleaning, set up and close down of program area on a daily basis.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES: (not all-inclusive)

    • ·        Ensures courses and activities adhere to guidelines and grant requirements.
    • ·        Provides Lead Teacher with input to ensure quality improvement by monitoring and evaluating program’s achievement against target goals, recommending modifications to enhance outcome.
    • ·        Ensures that participants are fully integrated into the Club program.
    • ·        Fosters collaborative partnerships with public, civic groups and social agencies involved in the program.
    • ·        Provides one-on-one and group guidance to program participants.
    • ·        Performs other duties within Club as required by the Lead Teacher.
    • ·        Maintain close, daily contact with Lead Teacher, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Suncoast, and others to receive/provide information, discuss issues, explain guidelines/instructions; instruct; and advise/counsel.

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS: (not all inclusive)

    • Bachelor’s Degree preferred and/or equivalent in experience working with children
    • Minimum of two years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required
    • Experience in working with children and knowledge of youth development
    • Experience and ability in creating interactive and educational activities
    • Strong Organization, Time Management Skills and ability to set Priorities
    • Obtain strong Work Ethic, Positive Attitude, High Level of Energy and Flexibility
    • Strong communication, Interpersonal skills, and Attention to Detail
    • Ability to motivate youth and manage behavior problems; organize and supervise members in a safe environment
    • CPR and First Aid Certifications preferred
    • Must pass pre-employment background check, fingerprinting and drug test
    HOW TO APPLY:  To apply, please email hr@bgcmanatee.org with a resume. Also, indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line. Principal applicants only, no recruiters; no phone calls or walk-ins accepted. This position is part-time, based in Bradenton, Florida. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 12.17.18


  • 18 Dec 2018 8:34 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    This is a Part Time position for a collaborative program with the Kiwanis Club of Bradenton, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Suncoast, and others in order to help struggling students achieve their academic goals and bring the school’s overall grade up to par with State requirements. 

                                                                                                      

    This position will not exceed 7 ½ hours per week. The program runs from 7:00 am – 8:00 am on school days. To access the full job description please visit our website at www.bgcmanatee.org/jobs

    Primary Function: Under the direction of the Director of Program Services/Principal of School, the Lead Teacher will provide program guidance, implementation strategies and ensure organization deliverables are met. Responsible for overseeing the delivery of a specific Program focusing on Academics support, such as homework assistance and reading. Plan, develop, oversee implementation, and supervise programs. The Lead Teacher will supervise the Program Coordinator, Volunteers and members. This program may have specific tracking requirements, including, but not limited to: program implementation and delivery, daily attendance tracking, activity tracking by member, reporting and documentation etc.

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS: (not all inclusive)

    • Teaching Certification from an accredited college or university.
    • 5+ years of supervisory/management experience.
    • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. 
    • Leadership and management experience.
    • Highly positive and enthusiastic style capable of motivating others.
    • Skills and energies to build a team and lead effective staff development and training.
    • Demonstrate success in designing new youth programs, facilitating experiential curriculum.
    • Excellent prioritization and problem solving skills.
    • Strong organizational and conflict resolution skills.
    • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
    • Group leadership skills, including and understanding of group dynamics.
    • Demonstrated organizational, staff and management deliverables.

    ·        Demonstration of ability to communicate with different groups.

    ·        Demonstrate ability to develop, implement and train on program delivery model.

    Highly Desirable Requirements:

    • Oral and written fluency in English; Spanish is a plus.
    • Experience in working with children and knowledge of youth development.
    • Strong Organization, Time Management Skills and ability to set Priorities.
    • Strong communication, Interpersonal skills, and Attention to Detail.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, Internet Explorer.
    • Valid State Driver’s License; First Aid & CPR Certification.
    • Must pass pre-employment background check, fingerprints and drug test.

    HOW TO APPLY:  To apply, please email hr@bgcmanatee.org with a resume. Also, indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line. Principal applicants only, no recruiters; no phone calls or walk-ins accepted. This position is part-time, based in Bradenton, Florida. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.                       

    11.28.18


  • 10 Dec 2018 10:36 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Company Name

    Harvest House

    Position Title:

    Marketing & Development Coordinator

    Wage Range:

    $13-$17/hour

    Job Description:

    Position Summary:

    We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our team and provide creative ideas to help achieve our fundraising and friend-raising goals. The intern will have administrative duties in developing and implementing marketing and fundraising strategies.

    The Marketing & Development Coordinator will directly assist the Director of Development & Marketing with all fundraising and marketing activities for the organization, specifically as it pertains to CRM management, issuing gift acknowledgments, photography, and other administrative duties. We’re excited to learn about applicants’ various strengths and craft specific duties and projects that best match those and the organization’s needs.

    Duties:
    Assist with managing a (CRM) Customer Relationship Management System including donor segmentation and gift entry.
    Take photos at client activity events, fundraiser events, and other related projects as assigned.
    Assist with event management, ranging from monthly tours to larger fundraisers.
    Conduct client interviews & draft appeal stories.
    Co-develop marketing campaigns to engage consistent donors, lapsed donors, and cultivate new donors.
    Under the direction of the Director of the Marketing & Development, coordinate various social media initiatives
    Solicit advertisement and marketing opportunities with local organizations and businesses.

    Required Experience:
    Related BS or Master’s degree
    Strong desire to learn along with professional drive
    Solid understanding of basic marketing techniques
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    Effective interpersonal skills
    Excellent knowledge of MS Office
    Passion for the marketing industry and best practices
    Strong self-motivated work ethic as well as strong sense of teamwork
    Excellent organizational skills with keen attention to detail
    The ability to professionally represent the organization with sensitivity to client identities and circumstances

    Preferred Experience:
    Passion for photography
    WordPress Web Development
    Copy writing
    Please submit a cover letter, resume, work availability, and the names, email addresses and phone numbers of three professional references.

    Job Type: Part-time

    Salary: $13.00 to $17.00 /hour

    Education Requirements:

    Preferred BS or Master’s degree

    Name

    Shaelina Holmes

    Phone Number

    (941) 953-3154

    Email

    shaelina@harvesthousecenters.com

    Website

    http://harvesthousecenters.org

    Misc. Information:

    As one of the largest human services providers in the region, Harvest House provides supportive housing for homeless families, veterans, youth ages 18-24, and adults with a history of homelessness and incarceration due to substance abuse. Supportive housing includes emergency shelters, transitional programs, and permanent supportive housing, depending on the needs of the client. We have 415 beds across 9 campuses and 25 affordable rentals throughout Sarasota and Manatee Counties. For more information, visit us online at harvesthousecenters.org or connect with us on facebook and instagram @harvesthousesrq.

    https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?t=marketing+development+coordinator&jk=baf1328aa8847890&_ga=2.258262659.84634867.1544020551-511353478.1540918343

  • 04 Dec 2018 9:40 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Lakewood Ranch Dental Job Fair

    Are you a dental professional looking for a new career with an established, growing company?

    Join us Wednesday, December 12th from 3-6 PM at Advanced Dental Care at 8640 E State Road 70, Suite D, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202 from 3-6 PM to learn about our openings in our affiliated offices in Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton and Sarasota.

    We're growing and have openings for Front Desk, Dental Receptionist, Dental Assistants, Hygienists, Associate Dentists, and Specialists.

    Great benefits, fun work environment!

    Heather Deyrieux

    (941) 955-3150

    hdeyrieux@dentalcarealliance.com

    http://www.dcacareers.com/Events/ShowEvent/Advanced%20Dental%20Care%20of%20Lakewood%20Ranch%20Job%20Fair/184159


  • 03 Dec 2018 9:21 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County Job Posting:

    Lead Teacher at Daughtrey Elementary School Before-School Program

    This is a Part Time position for a collaborative program with the Kiwanis Club of Bradenton, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Suncoast, and others in order to help struggling students achieve their academic goals and bring the school’s overall grade up to par with State requirements. 

                                                                                                         

    This position will not exceed 7 ½ hours per week. The program runs from 7:00 am – 8:00 am on school days. To access the full job description please visit our website at www.bgcmanatee.org/jobs

    Primary Function: Under the direction of the Director of Program Services/Principal of School, the Lead Teacher will provide program guidance, implementation strategies and ensure organization deliverables are met. Responsible for overseeing the delivery of a specific Program focusing on Academics support, such as homework assistance and reading. Plan, develop, oversee implementation, and supervise programs. The Lead Teacher will supervise the Program Coordinator, Volunteers and members. This program may have specific tracking requirements, including, but not limited to: program implementation and delivery, daily attendance tracking, activity tracking by member, reporting and documentation etc.

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS: (not all inclusive)

    • Teaching Certification from an accredited college or university.
    • 5+ years of supervisory/management experience.
    • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. 
    • Leadership and management experience.
    • Highly positive and enthusiastic style capable of motivating others.
    • Skills and energies to build a team and lead effective staff development and training.
    • Demonstrate success in designing new youth programs, facilitating experiential curriculum.
    • Excellent prioritization and problem solving skills.
    • Strong organizational and conflict resolution skills.
    • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
    • Group leadership skills, including and understanding of group dynamics.
    • Demonstrated organizational, staff and management deliverables.

    ·        Demonstration of ability to communicate with different groups.

    ·        Demonstrate ability to develop, implement and train on program delivery model.

    Highly Desirable Requirements:

    • Oral and written fluency in English; Spanish is a plus.
    • Experience in working with children and knowledge of youth development.
    • Strong Organization, Time Management Skills and ability to set Priorities.
    • Strong communication, Interpersonal skills, and Attention to Detail.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, Internet Explorer.
    • Valid State Driver’s License; First Aid & CPR Certification.
    • Must pass pre-employment background check, fingerprints and drug test.

    HOW TO APPLY:  To apply, please email hr@bgcmanatee.org with a resume. Also, indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line. Principal applicants only, no recruiters; no phone calls or walk-ins accepted. This position is part-time, based in Bradenton, Florida. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.                       

    11.28.18


  • 03 Dec 2018 9:09 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    SUMMARY OF POSITION: Looking for Learning Center Program Specialist

    The Program Specialist plan, implements, supervises and evaluates activities provided within a specific program area, such as Sports & Fitness, Fine Arts, Arts & Crafts, Computer Lab and/or Social Recreation.

     

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES: (not all-inclusive)

    ·        Create an environment that facilitates the achievement of Youth Development Outcomes.

    ·        Ensure engagement, promote and stimulate participation, and consistent attendance of youth enrolled in activities.

    ·        Establish rapport with youth and provide mentoring, guidance, role modeling to members and overall direction for their leadership development, artistic skills, physical activity engagement and academic progress

    ·        Effectively implement and administer programs, services and activities.

    ·        Monitor and evaluate programs, services and activities to ensure safety of members, quality in programs and appearance of the club at all time.

    ·        Engaging members in activities successfully and provide a safe environment for members.

    ·        Support members emotional and social development, encouraging understanding of others and positive self-concepts successfully.

    ·        Support members emotional and social development, encouraging understanding of others and positive self-concepts successfully.

    ·        Plan and facilitate purposeful and engaging activities and group projects

    ·        Submit regular lesson plans, attendance sheets and other administrative duties

    ·        Participate in training and staff development activities.

    ·        Ensure a productive work environment by participating in club staff meetings.

    ·        Maintains close, daily contact with Club staff (professional and volunteer), Club members and supervisor to receive/provide information, discuss issues, explain guidelines/instructions; instruct; collaborate; and advise/counsel.

    ·        Mandatory cleaning set up and closes down of program area on a daily basis.

    ·        Assist Bus Drivers in providing safe and punctual transportation to and from schools and club sites.

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS: (not all inclusive)

    ·        This position is part time, Monday Friday, Scheduled shift ranges between 2:30pm-6:30pm at Traditional site. 

    ·        Bi-lingual is a plus.

    ·        High School diploma

    ·        Minimum of two years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required

    ·        Certifications and credentials in respective skill-based activity highly preferred

    ·        CPR and First Aid Certifications preferred

    ·        Valid State Driver’s License

    ·        Must pass pre-employment background check and drug test

    ·        Experience in working with children and knowledge of youth development.

    ·        Experience and ability in creating interactive and educational activities

    ·        Strong Organization, Time Management Skills and ability to set Priorities

    ·        Obtain strong Work Ethic, Positive Attitude, High Level of Energy and Flexibility

    ·        Strong communication, Interpersonal skills, and Attention to Detail

    ·        Ability to motivate youth and manage behavior problems; organize and supervise members in safe environment.

    ·        Ability to plan and implement quality programs for youth

    ·        Must be comfortable performing multi-faceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities.

    POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

    ·        Required to stand, walk, and sit. Able to use hands and fingers on a (computer) keyboard and other office equipment.

    ·        Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

    ·        Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

    ·        The noise level in the work environment is high due to work is conducted in a Club setting, indoor/outside.

    HOW TO APPLY:  To apply, please email hr@bgcmanatee.org with a resume. Also, indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line. Principal applicants only, no recruiters; no phone calls or walk-ins accepted. This position is part-time, based in Bradenton, Florida. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County is an Equal Opportunity Empl


  • 27 Nov 2018 2:32 PM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    "We are looking for a motivated, fast, go getters that hit the ground running as a production assistant for light manufacturing of lip balms & lip gloss.  

    Duties would include prepping work stations for production, shrink wrapping products, running finished products through heat tunnel, packing and shipping etc.  

    Looking for candidates who can work 3-4 days a week from 8:30 to approx 2:30 p.m."

    Our website is www.tintecosmetics.com 

    Contact Matthew 305-793-6034

    Wage Range $10 per hour


  • 05 Nov 2018 11:52 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)


    YOUTH CARE ASSISTANT

    SUMMARY

    The Youth Care Assistant provides direct care and supervision to a group of youth in a cottage setting.  The Youth Care Assistant teaches and models social, academic, and independent living skills.  The Youth Care Assistant relieves Cottage Parents during their time off and, when doing so, handles the day-to-day operations of the cottage.  When scheduled to work with the Cottage Parents, assists the Cottage Parents working under their direct functional supervision.

    The Youth Care Assistant is responsible directly to the Senior Youth Care Assistant or Unit Director. Work performance is reviewed through regular supervisory conferences and performance evaluations.

    This position is eligible for overtime pay.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    The following duties and responsibilities are given as examples of the various types of work performed in this position.  Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

    1.       Demonstrates attentiveness, alertness, and discretion of each aspect of the Youth Ranches program while interacting and supervising youth.  Helps provide a safe and caring environment.

    2.       Demonstrates resourcefulness and thriftiness in the wise stewardship of the cottage and programs resources including all equipment, buildings, and vehicles.  Ensures cottage, campus grounds and other assets are maintained at Youth Ranches’ standards.

    3.       Demonstrates availability, benevolence, and responsibility by providing support to other cottage staff during the daily cottage schedule. Assumes the responsibilities of Cottage Parents in their absence.

    4.       Abides by agency policies in discipline, family and youth rights, child abuse and maintaining confidentiality of youth and other program information.

    5.       Practices virtue and truthfulness in keeping the Senior Youth Care Assistant or Unit Director and other cottage staff informed of all program related activities and concerns.  Communicates effectively with direct care staff during change over and keeps other staff informed of pertinent youth information and campus events.

    6.       Practices punctuality, thoroughness and orderliness in completing required paperwork such as daily logs, daily youth psycho social (BHOS) notes, Medication Administration Records (MAR),  weekly and monthly cottage paperwork, incident reports, and time sheets.

    7.       Encourages youth’s active participation in work program, educational, chapel and recreational activities.

    8.       Displays dependability, flexibility and availability when faced with change and displays a willingness to assist other staff members or programs as needed or requested by Senior Youth Care Assistant or Unit Director.

    9.       Exercises discretion and appropriate judgment to be an appropriate role model for our youth and fellow staff members at all times including work program, cottage outings, Chapel, and campus events. 

    10.    Helps facilitate the Moral Spiritual Character Development of youth in the cottage.

    11.    If applicable, provides awake supervision during sleep hours for assigned cottage.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

    This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Must be at least 21 years of age. Direct experience with youth in an educational or residential care setting is preferred for all levels. Must have a valid Florida Driver License and be able to maintain a safe driving record consistent with agency policy.

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each area of responsibility satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

    1.            Must have the ability to establish and maintain warm, consistent relationships with youth, parents and/or guardians, and other Youth Ranches personnel.

    2.            Must possess basic knowledge of group dynamics, child development, and group living.

    3.            Must have adequate educational background to provide help when possible to youth having difficulties, maintain cottage records, and monitor cottage expenditures in accordance with agency guidelines.

    4.            Must have knowledge and appreciation of spiritual values and the ability to develop moral and ethical values in youth.

    5.            Must have a willingness to work as a team member for the development of youth and families served.

    6.            Must have the ability to work under pressure and in crisis situations.

    7.            Must have the ability to accept and give constructive criticism as a means of developing ones own personal skills.

    8.            Must have the ability to communicate utilizing verbal and written skills.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    The physical requirements described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  This employee is regularly required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and reach with hands and arms.  This employee is extensively required to sit, hear, and talk.  The employee may occasionally lift and/or move objects weighing up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception, and the ability to focus.

    WORKING CONDITIONS

    Working conditions for this job may include outdoor weather conditions and working near mechanical moving parts.  Travel may be occasionally required.  The work schedule will be developed so as to provide maximum service to the youth in program.  Scheduled hours of work may vary and include day, evening, overnight, and weekend work.  Scheduled hours may also include 24-hour shifts.


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There are many avenues available when researching new job opportunities in or around the Lakewood Ranch area. Here you will find a listing of any positions our members may currently have available as well as a few web links for some local employment sources.

8430 Enterprise Circle, STE 140
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

941-757-1664 | info@lwrba.org

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