The Overnight Shift Leader provides support, direction and on-shift supervision of the Overnight Youth Care Workers. In coordination with the program ONYCW’s and the Overnight Security personnel provide supervision of and ensure the safety of the campus during the overnight shift. The Overnight Shift Leader is an advocate, educator, coach and role model for the residents of Mercy Home for Boys and Girls when the Youth are awake.
The schedule for this position is: Sunday through Thursday 11pm-7am
Mercy Home for Boys and Girls is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Act as a role model and coach for the Overnight Youth Care Workers.
Provide overnight staff coverage as assigned. Cover a program overnight shift in the event of an emergency.
In coordination with the Overnight Youth Care Workers of each program, provide supervision of the Campus’ residential programs and youth during the overnight hours.
Conduct campus rounds on a regular basis during the evening to check in on program Overnight Youth Care Workers and to provide each person regular breaks.
Conduct joint bed checks with the program Overnight YCW at least once per shift. Conduct random program checks as requested.
Provide instructional training during crisis in program.
Dispense medication when needed.
Set up refreshments for overnight staff.
Log visits in program during each check-in.
Assist program Overnight YCW with bedtime procedures and morning routine as needed.
Coordinate morning transportation routing as requested. Provide transportation for Youth as necessary.
Supervise and ensure safety of the milieus during the night when Youth are sleeping.
Be responsible for timely and accurate communication within program, i.e., incident reports, contact with Youth's, families, supervision, and all log entries.
Build a therapeutic relationship with youth by being a teacher and a coach as it relates to bed time and as needed through the overnight shift.
Provide leadership for the Youth in the provision of a healthy living environment, i.e., consistent and supportive supervision of Youth's life space.
Engage with youth in daily routines and activities.
Develop and support creative interventions for the youth.
Complete facilities checks in each program and submit work orders for repairs when needed.
Participate in supervisory meetings appropriate for job function.
Complete daily “rounds sheets” and email to Manager- Staff Development and Administration daily.
Assume a leadership and coordination role with all actual or potential emergency and disaster scenarios
Bachelor’s degree preferred, or high school diploma and at least 3 years of Mercy Home work experience.
Professional work experience with Mercy Home for Boys and Girls or 5 years of residential care experience in a similar setting.
Overnight work experience preferred.
At least 21 years of age.
Ability to stay awake and alert during hours of rest for the Youth.
A valid Illinois driver’s license, ability to drive a van, maintain a clear driving record, and retain driving approval through the Department of Children and Family Services.
Regular and predictable attendance.
Ability to work both independently and as an active team member.
Ability to accept, adopt and implement feedback from supervisor and team.
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
Maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences.
Ability to maintain professional demeanor while exercising judgment and discretion in work.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and professional journals. Ability to write reports and correspondence.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as the ability to become proficient in other software packages and programs.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to attend required Agency trainings and maintain necessary training compliance. Flexibility to attend daytime trainings or sessions outside of regularly scheduled hours.
Ability and willingness to create, initiate and participate in recreational and therapeutic activities with the youth.
Ability to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds, and with proper training, be able to physically restrain youth.
Ability to attend all required trainings
Commitment to the mission, values, and goals of the Agency.