Careers

Residential Overnight Float

Employment Status

Full-Time

Deadline

Open Until Filled

Location

Mason City, IA

The Overnight Float will support the overnight staff at CWES Shelter & Residential Treatment programs in the supervision and care for residential clients during the night and morning hours, while providing an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust.  This position will remain awake at all times through the entire shift. This position will also be responsible for ensuring the security of all residential buildings during the night and morning hours.

Qualifications
  • A high school diploma/GED and two years related work or life experience is required.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be authorized to drive YSS vehicles.
Responsibilities:
  • Float as scheduled among the CWES Shelter & Residential Treatment programs to provide support to overnight staff and ensure security of the facilities.
    • Walk from facility to facility every 15-20 minutes to complete facility checks and staff check-ins. Will require ability to handle extreme weather conditions.
    • Responsible for completing time stamp at each location during each visit.
    • Complete sweep of interior of each facility, ensuring the doors and windows are locked.
    • Observe and identify potential security and safety risks or undesirable conditions.
    • Communicate with overnight staff at each facility to identify necessary tasks and security concerns.
    • Complete checks of the outside of each facility three times during each shift.
  • Assists in supervision of the residents during the late night and early morning. Relates to residents in a caring, supportive, and therapeutic manner.
  • Takes an active interest in each resident and is aware of individual presenting problems, behaviors, and personalities.
  • Determines appropriate use of any additional apparatus used in rooms at night: air conditioners, fans, etc.
  • Enforces program rules and restrictions consistently, fairly, and firmly.
  • Immediately reports any non-authorized absences/elopements during the night in accordance with program policy and procedure.
  • Assists Overnight Specialists in providing crisis intervention when needed and alerts on-call staff of a medical or counseling emergency.
  • Assists Overnight Specialists with bed checks per program standard. Records all bed checks by using the time clock.
  • Assists Overnight Specialists in overseeing morning schedule for clients, including wake-up, breakfast, showers, and morning schedule.
  • Assists with filing or other paperwork as requested.
  • May assist in providing for the nightly maintenance of the house and assuring that safe living conditions are provided in compliance with fire, safety, and health regulations. Additional duties may include:
  • Completing facility laundry such as towels, linens, kitchen towels, etc., nightly.
  • Vacuuming and dusting offices and emptying office trash when necessary.
  • Communicating with other overnight staff regarding household chores done utilizing the checklists at each facility.
  • Reporting any needed maintenance or repairs of facility.
  • Completing daily checks of each facility’s vehicles and fuel them or request service by Facility supervisor when necessary.
  • Required meetings:
  • Individual supervision as scheduled with supervisor.
  • Attends monthly Overnight Specialist meetings as scheduled.
  • Staff in-service trainings.

 

For more information, please contact Tracey Jennings at tjennings@yss.org

All applicants are required to complete an online application.
YSS hires nicotine-free staff only. EOE