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Hope Center for Children
Family Specialist
Posted: May 8, 2017

Job Title: Family Specialist

Qualifications:

Master’s degree from accredited college or university in Social Work, Counseling, or related field, with three years of work experience, or Bachelor degree from accredited college or university with a minimum of four years of work experience, preferably extensive experience

working with family systems. Licensure preferred. Teaching-Family Practitioner certification preferred.

Job Description:

Under the direct supervision of the Family Specialist Supervisor, the Family Specialist oversees implementation of home-based services, ensuring that those services further the mission of the Hope Center for Children; improving the lives of the youth that we serve, and strengthening families in our community. Responsibilities includes home visitations and leading parenting groups in community settings. The Family Specialist remains on call 24/7 in a support role for families.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Conducts assessments, treatment planning, and behavior modification sessions in family homes.
  • Implements and supervises a system of home visitation with families.
  • Observes, describes and offers feedback on Parent and Youth behaviors.
  • Develops and reviews family/individual case plans.
  • Communicates regularly with all stakeholders or persons identified as supports on the family case plans.
  • Leads parent groups utilizing Triple P Group methods.
  • Facilitates and coordinates treatment meetings for families.
  • Participates in orientation of new youths and families as they enter the program.
  • Accepts other responsibilities as assigned by the Family Specialist Supervisor.
  • Remains on call 24/7 to respond to crises; in order to quickly assist families when needed, it is preferred for the Family Specialist worker to live in Spartanburg County or within a 10-15 minute radius.
  • Explores and connects families with community resources.
  • Adheres to all mandates as established by referral sources, Medicaid standards, COA national accreditation standards, and any other relevant standards.
  • This position is an integral part of the Performance Quality Improvement process for HCFC, through duties which include but are not limited to:

-Completing necessary assessments on clients within specified time frames

-Completing outcome measures as outlined in the PQI grid

-Inputting required documentation into KaleidaCare

-Maintaining accurate client records that meet Medicaid, HCFC or other requirements

as applicable.

-Completing other duties as assigned on the PQI Grid

Key Qualities:

  • Passionate about improving the lives of youths and a contributor to the agency mission, by identifying opportunities to enhance the mission.
  • Excellent supervision, support, and writing skills.
  • Responsible for independently organizing work; prioritizing tasks; planning ahead; following through to complete assignments; and using time effectively.
  • Judgment – Analyzes and resolves problems (individually and in a group) by anticipating them; makes sound decisions associated with responsibilities; involves others as appropriate.
  • Teamwork – Works cooperatively with colleagues; builds relationships and team spirit; treats others with respect; willing to compromise; addresses conflicts positively.
  • Communication – Communicates clearly, both verbally and in writing; listens attentively and is receptive to feedback; provides candid feedback professionally; prepares required documentation.
  • Leadership – Assumes responsibility; leads by example; maintains a positive attitude; motivates others; is flexible; can overcome barriers; facilitates and supports change; identifies opportunities to improve processes; initiates assignments.
  • Timeliness and Accuracy of Work – Performs assignments in an accurate, complete and timely manner; manages overall quantity versus quality of work; meets deadlines; is thorough.
  • Self Development – Strives to improve performance; understands personal strengths and weaknesses; desires and makes and effort to enhance skills and develop new skills.
  • Professionalism – Utilizes authority and position appropriately; is generally on-time for work; dresses appropriately for position; represents the program in a positive manner at public and private events; maintains confidentiality; avoids discussion of in-house matters with parents/children or others.

Contact: Whitney Wright, wwright@hopecfc.org

Alpine Academy
Family Teacher
Posted: February 15, 2017

Alpine Academy, a program of Utah Youth Village, has an opening for Family Teachers. Our nearly 40-acre campus provides a unique and amazing opportunity to work with teen-aged girls in a setting that offers residential, academic, and clinical services.  As an Accredited Sponsor site of the Teaching-Family Association, advanced systems, services and supports are delivered to practitioners.  Unique and comprehensive family work is done with parents and siblings.  Alpine Academy has a 94% success rate, with nearly every student either returning home to her community or going on to post-secondary education or employment.

Please visit us at www.alpineacademy.org and see what you think.  A generous compensation package is offered including salary benefits, retirement, regular time off, vacation, and living expenses.

If you would like to learn more, please contact Jeff Boguslofski, Residential Director, at jboguslofski@alpineacademy.org

Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home
Teaching Parent Couples
Posted: January 12, 2017

Salary/Benefits: $95,000/couple; Rent free private apartment – 3 bedrooms(includes master bedroom with bathroom & walk-in closet; extra bathroom; full kitchen; living room; private patio and separate entrance; free utilities (except cable & internet); Medical Insurance – Traditional or Health Savings Account ($2,000 employer contribution); 403(b) retirement plan with employer match up to 6 percent; 6 annual holidays; 4 personal days; 10 vacation days (after first year); Employer paid YMCA membership; Relocation assistance; Teaching Family Model Professional Certification; 50% tuition reimbursement (after TFM professional certification) = in position salary.

Job Description: IUMCH is seeking house parents (certified family teachers preferred) to work with 8 adolescents. Five day work week – Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. (with occasional weekend hours)

Website: www.iumch.org

Contact budm@iumch.org

Methodist Family Health
Teaching Parent Couples — Statewide, Searcy Girls’ Home, Fayetteville Boys’ Home
Posted: Aug 30, 2016

Summary: Under the direction of the Program Consultant, the Teaching Parent married couple provides the day to day care and guidance of assigned youths in a residential care setting.

Responsibilities:

  • Teaches youth a curriculum of skills in social, self help, independent living, maintenance, and academic areas and provides moral, spiritual, and physical training and guidance to the youths assigned to the couple’s home.

  • Provides or coordinates academic assistance to youths and works closely with the public school system.

  • Operates the home and the program of care on a 24 hour per day, 365 days per year basis.

  • Develops a normalized home environment that encourages the development of close family relationships among the youths. Provides a naturalized family living experience.

  • Has primary responsibility for providing counseling, concern, direction, assistance, and support which would normally be received from a parent.

  • Implements an individualized plan of care for each youth.

  • Facilitates the process of observed self-medication administration for clients. Manages appropriate storage of medications.

  • Works closely with the youths’ parents, teachers, social workers, and significant others to ensure the definition and implementation of a proper and effective program of youth care to assist each youth in achieving to his/her maximum potential.

  • Supervises Alternate Teaching Parent(s) who provides program continuity while working with the Teaching-Parents and during the Teaching-Parent’s time off duty.

  • Manages money and expend funds for youth home operation. Maintains fiscal records as directed and in accordance with sound business practice.

  • Remains informed about and in compliance with local, state, and federal standards and regulations pertaining to the provision of services to children and their families.

  • The Teaching Parent may assist in providing the following functions: Admission of children to the home; Residential services for children and their families; discharge of children from the group home; and maintenance of case records.

  • Establishes and maintains contact with program referral sources by making personal visits and other contacts to agencies and others within a designated service area.

  • Communicates the Home’s philosophy and programs to individuals and groups, agencies, and the “community at large” within a designated service area.
  • Assists with preparation for home licensure. Is knowledgeable of and maintains compliance with all licensing standards.
  • Takes advantage of professional growth opportunities and works to achieve or maintain Teaching Parent certification status.
  • Works closely with the assigned supervisor/consultant to develop and implement all areas of care for the youths in the home. Seeks consultation and provides detailed information regarding all significant issues affecting youths in their care.
  • Cooperates in scheduling consultation/supervision visits to the home. Seeks out, responds positively to, and implements suggestions and feedback from supervisors.
  • Provides and maintains requested information and program records.
  • Performs related duties as requested by the Director of Group Home and Emergency Shelter Programs.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university, in the fields of human service or education, and/or experience working with children or other populations with special needs preferred.
  • The ability to take advantage of extensive training and to apply that training to the implementation of a comprehensive program of care for children.
  • Must be physically capable of restraining youth if said youth are a danger to themselves or others.
  • Must be physically capable and willing to teach and assist youth in maintenance activities occurring in and around the youth home. Activities include but are not limited to:
  • Yard Care
  • Interior Cleaning
  • Vehicle Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Must Possess or a valid Arkansas Driver’s License and must be insurable to operate company vehicles.
  • Maintains mandatory employee requirements as needed.
  • Must have good auditory, visual and olfactory ability
  • Requires the ability to sit and stand for long periods of time and intermittently walk, stand, stoop, kneel, crouch and reach with hands and arms
  • Lift and hold at least 50 pounds for one minute
  • Use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools or controls 
  • Must be able to maintain effective audio, visual discrimination and perception needed for making observations, communicating with others, reading and writing, and operating office equipment and other treatment equipment 
  • Must be able to use a telephone to communicate verbally and a computer to communicate through written means, to review information and enter/retrieve data, to see and read characters on a computer screen, chart or other treatment items 
  • Requires the strength and stamina to perform required duties
  • Job descriptions are not intended, nor should be construed, to be all-inclusive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with a job. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties from particular jobs and to assign other duties as necessary

Scheduling:

  • MFH recognizes that the Teaching-Parent position and schedule can be very demanding and so has structured the compensation package to take this into consideration. When rates are calculated, they are based upon a schedule that presumes a normal week for Teaching-Parents will encompass more hours than a traditional work week and such rates encompass additional compensation for hours worked over the traditional 40 hour work week. This also takes into consideration the personal time available to the Teaching-Parents, sleep time and other time when the Teaching-Parents are not involved in working with the youth who are assigned to their residence. Program coverage is provided by relief staff who work a 40 hour week for the purpose of allowing the Teaching-Parents time off where they are free to be away from the Group Home, including some overnight coverage. Time not covered by the relief staff is worked by the Teaching-Parents. Since there is no way of predicting the exact hours worked by Teaching-Parents from week to week, the compensation has been increased over a base rate in consideration of the additional coverage that is provided by the Teaching-Parents as part of the live-in position.
  • In the event of unusual circumstances where relief staff is not available for an extended period or another emergency arises which causes Teaching-Parents to work substantially more hours than typically anticipated, other arrangements for additional compensation to Teaching-Parents for lack of time off will be made.

Note: Teaching Parents are employed as individuals but are hired as a married couple to live in and to implement a family styled program of care. If one member of the Teaching Parent couple leaves their position, the spouse’s position will automatically be terminated.

Please submit a dated letter of interest to:

Human Resources — (lthornton@methodistfamily.org).  Methodist Family Health — 1600 Aldersgate Road; Little Rock, AR 72205

Methodist Family Health
Alternate Teaching Parents – Searcy Girls’ Home, Springdale Girls’ Home, Helena Girls’ Home
Alternate Teaching Parents (Part-time) – Heber Springs Boys’ Home, Fayetteville Boys’ Home, Helena Girls’ Home, Magnolia Boys’ Home, Searcy Girls’ Home, Springdale Girls’ Home
Alternate Teaching Parent (Lead, Live-in) – Searcy Girls’ Home, Fayetteville Boys’ Home
Posted: Aug 30, 2016

Summary

The Alternate works in coordination and direction of the Teaching Parent couple and the Program Consultant, the Alternate Teaching Parent performs management duties associated with the day to day teaching and guidance of assigned youth in a residential care setting.

Responsibilities

Teach youth a curriculum of skills in social, self help, independent living, maintenance, and academic areas and provides moral, spiritual, and physical training and guidance to the youth assigned to their home.

Assist with the provision of academic assistance to youth and work closely with the public school system.

Provide coverage and program continuity of the youth home during the Teaching Parents’ time off duty as specified in the youth home staff scheduling procedures.

Assist with the development of a normalized home environment that encourages the building of close family relationships among the youth and provides a naturalized family living experience.

Assist with the provision of counseling, concern, direction, assistance, and support that would normally be received from a parent.

Assist with the implementation of an individualized plan of care for each youth.

Work closely with the youth’s parents, teachers, social workers, and significant others to ensure the definition and implementation of a proper and effective program of youth care to assist each youth in achieving to his/her maximum potential.

Work closely with the Teaching Parents and the program supervisor to ensure efficient home coverage and mutually satisfying working relationships.

Under the direction and supervision of the Teaching-Parents, expend money for youth home operation. Maintain a checking account and other fiscal records as directed and in accordance with sound business practice.

Remain informed about local, state, and federal standards and regulations pertaining to the provision of services to children and their families.

If the Alternate Teaching Parent holds an appropriate four-year degree and has had the training, he/she may assist the Teaching Parents in providing the following functions under the “Social Services” section of Standards for Child Caring Institutions:

-Admission of children to the home.

-Residential Services for children and their families.

-Discharge of children from the home.

-Maintenance of case records.

Establish and maintain contact with program referral sources by making personal visits and other contact to agencies and others within a service area.

Assist in the interpretation of the Home’s philosophy and programs to individuals and groups, agencies, and the “community at large” within a service area.

Assist with preparation for home licensure.

Take advantage of in-service training and professional growth opportunities.

Work closely with the assigned Teaching Parent and their supervisor/consultant to develop and implement all areas of care to the youth in the home. Seek consultation and provide detailed information regarding all significant issues affecting youth in care.

Cooperate in scheduling consultation/supervision visits to the home. Seek out, respond positively to, and implement suggestions and feedback from supervisors.

Provide and maintain requested information and program records.

Teach and assist youth in maintenance activities occurring in and around the youth home, including activities such as yard care, interior cleaning, vehicle cleaning and maintenance

Perform related duties as requested by the Teaching Parents or Program Consultant.

Note

The Alternate Teaching-Parent position is scheduled on a 40 hour week average. In the event the Teaching-Parent couple is absent from the home, the Alternate Teaching-Parent will assume all responsibilities related to the operation of the group home. Increased compensation is explained in the Employee Handbook. Alternate Teaching-Parents are not paid for sleep time.

Qualifications

A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in human services or education field preferred, but high school diploma or equivalent required.

Experience working with children or other population with special needs preferred.

The ability to take advantage of extensive training and to apply that training to the implementation of a comprehensive program of care for children.

Possess or able to obtain a valid Arkansas Driver’s License and is insurable to drive company vehicles.

Physically capable of restraining youth if said youth are a danger to themselves or others.

Physically capable of performing various maintenance tasks.

Please submit a dated letter of interest to:

Human Resources — (lthornton@methodistfamily.org). Methodist Family Health — 1600 Aldersgate Road; Little Rock, AR 72205

 

Thornwell Home for Children
Family Teacher
Posted: Aug 8, 2016

Location: Clinton, South Carolina
Contact Person: Lindy Scott
Contact Phone #: 864-938-2685
Contact E-Mail: lindy.scott@thornwell.org
Position Salary: Competitive salary and benefits, plus off-duty housing. Relocation assistance available.
Job Description:

For 140 years, Thornwell Home for Children has been committed to providing the highest quality of care for preschoolers  to transitional living for young adults. We are a ministry of the Presbyterian Church USA and are located in Clinton, SC, a historic, college town in upstate SC.

We are seeking singles and couples to work in professional positions to provide a nurturing, family style setting for 6-8 children.  We have eleven cottages on our campus and staff each cottage with four adults as to allow for consistency for the children and adequate time off for staff. Thornwell uses the Evidence Based Teaching Family Model.  Our four hundred acre campus includes historic buildings, cottages, recreational facilities, farm, and a state of the art Learning Center.

We desire nurturing, professional and deeply committed  ministry minded people who are ready to accept the challenge of working with hurting children. If you are interested in serving God and serving kids, we invite you to apply. Please visit our website at www.thornwell.org 

Glenwood Academy
House Parents
Posted: May 20, 2016

Position Reports to: Director of Residential Services
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
POSITION SUMMARY & OBJECTIVES:
Glenwood Academy is seeking married couples to positively impact the lives of diverse children as live-in House Parents. The Houseparent position is responsible for providing a safe and a home like environment on our campus, within the general policies and guidelines of the Agency for the students entrusted in their care. Use of effective verbal and written communication with staff, students and families. Frequent use of computer. Maintains flexibility to adjust work schedule according to Agency needs.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
 Daily care and supervision of students entrusted in their care.
 Attend to student’s health, nutrition and rights while in their care.
 Maintain a professional and nurturing relationship with student, parents/guardians, and staff.
 Work as part of a team to ensure high standard of care.
 Participates in team meetings and uses other meetings to accomplish the objectives the agency has for students and families.
 Maintain regular communication with supervisor.
 Monitor safety, health conditions in assigned cottage.
 Maintain cottage integrity.
 Plan and implementation of recreation, social activities, and special events for students.
 Ability to work effectively with students and staff in a culturally diverse environment.
 Reinforce positive social and behavioral skills, through everyday encounters.
 Active communication with internal and external team members.
 Complete all necessary reports, forms, and documentation accurately and timely.
 Demonstrates a commitment to continuous quality improvement in all aspects of the position.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 Teach positive social behavioral and educational skills, through everyday encounters and family meetings and by setting goals and charting progress.
 Promote and maintain discipline at all times.
 Maintains flexibility to adjust work schedule according to Agency needs
 Participate in agency seminars and in-service programs as designated by administration.
 Ensure that health and safety procedures are observed.
 Attend regular statutory training as well as role-specific training.
 Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
 Must be 21 years of age.
 Married couple for a minimum three years
 Minimum education level is a high school diploma or GED.
 Experience working with children and youth.
 Valid IL Driver’s License with no suspensions in effect within the previous three years of hire.
 Must have personal vehicle or access to one and provide proof of automobile liability insurance.
 No history of child abuse or neglect.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
 Undergraduate Degree in human service field (i.e. Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, etc.).
 Previous work experience in a residential/boarding environment working with children ages 7-18.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
Residential (Cottage) Environment. Houseparent live and work with the students in their care. Workday
can be long, fast paced, and challenging. Houseparents must have a high stress tolerance. Moderate Noise.
Workday is a split shift, working early morning and returning to work late afternoon when students return
after school dismissal. Position may require off site travel and attendance at outside events on days and
times outside of the normal workweek schedule. Houseparent’s workweek begins Sunday evenings;
ending Friday evenings.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Standing, sitting, walking, talking or hearing.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential functions.
This position meets the FLSA requirements for Exempt.
Job descriptions are not intended, and should not be construed to be all-inclusive lists of all responsibilities,
skills, efforts or working conditions associated with a job. While this job description is intended to be an
accurate reflection of the job requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties
from particular jobs and to assign other duties as necessary.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
This job description does not constitute a contract of employment. Employment at Glenwood is an “atwill”
arrangement.

Please click here to complete the online application. Once completed, please email it along with your resume to Wendi V. Crawford, HR Director at wcrawford@glenwoodacademy.org. or you may fax the application to (708) 754-0187.

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Administrator, Consultant, Evaluator and Supervisor Positions

LATEST POSTINGS

Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home
Residential Supervisor
Posted: May 15, 2017

Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home is seeking a residential supervisor/consultant to provide supervision and development for our Teaching Family Model group homes. The Residential Supervisor/Consultant is responsible for ensuring that the programs maintain a therapeutic family style treatment environment utilizing the Teaching Family Model. Must be able to work a flexible schedule which includes being “on-call” weekday nights for their assigned home and rotating weekend coverage for all the homes.

Education and/or Experience Requirements: (1) A high school diploma and four (4) years of work experience in a child caring institution and a minimum of one Professional Family Teacher Certification in the Teaching Family Model; (2) Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, or a related field from an accredited school and two (2) years of work experience in a child caring institution; (3) A master’s degree in social work, psychology, sociology two years experience working in a child caring institution, and certification/ experience in the Teaching Family Model is preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license, complete a physical examination and drug screen. Must also pass several background checks.

Email resume to budm@iumch.org.

 

Hope Center for Children
Programs Quality Manager
Posted: February 21, 2017

Qualifications: Master degree from accredited college or university in social work, counseling, or related field with at least two years of work experience or Bachelor degree from accredited college or university with a minimum of four years of work experience. Experience with the evidence-based Teaching Family Model (TFM) is highly preferred.

Principle Responsibilities: The Programs Quality Manager oversees implementation of the Teaching Family Model evaluation system, as well as Hope Center for Children (HCFC) outcome tracking system for all programs per adopted logic models. The position serves as part of the Performance and Quality Improvement (PQI) team for the organization and assists with implementation of the practitioner training plan annually.

Scope: This salaried, exempt position has responsibilities which include but are not limited to: performing or ensuring performance of all practitioner evaluations; submitting an annual plan which outlines data collection strategies and benchmarks for each program as informed by strategic and annual plans adopted by the Board of Directors; providing information and data for the Director of Administration to be used in PQI meetings; implementing effective and reliable data collection and compiling program outcomes for part of the annual PQI report.

Reports to: Director of Programs

Position Responsibilities:

  1. Create, oversee and implement an annual training and practitioner evaluation calendar which fulfills all organization policies and procedures, all standards set forth through the Teaching Family Model and that meets all relevant legal and grant requirements and contracts.
  2. Ensure the effective, timely and reliable collection of all data points collected through KaleidaCare or other data as assigned; collaborate with many HCFC team members to ensure this takes place.
  3. Work with the PQI team to set annual benchmarks related to program outcomes, practitioner evaluations, consumer evaluations, stakeholder evaluations and other performance data collected annually; ensure implementation and aggregation of this data into a quarterly report presented to the PQI team.
  4. Serve on the PQI team and the program Quality Assurance team and offer ongoing helpful feedback on data trends; use analysis to make regular recommendations for HCFC performance areas.
  5. Implement the TFM practitioner evaluation system by serving as lead evaluator in most practitioner evaluations and by ensuring that all take place in a timely manner; utilize effective verbal and writing skills as an effective teaching and support tool in these evaluations.
  6. Coordinate and lead TFM post-evaluation conferences.
  7. Ensure timely completion and aggregation on consumer and stakeholder reports annually; ensure completion prior to the PQI report deadline and annual planning for the next year.
  8. Oversee outcomes and process data by collecting information on a monthly basis from program supervisors and reporting this information to the Director of Programs for Quality Assurance committee meetings.
  9. Serve as a member of the training team for HCFC, providing training per the annual calendar.
  10. Participate in staff selection and hiring as requested.
  11. The Programs Quality Manager will serve as a member of the Performance and Quality Improvement (PQI) Committee. As a member of the PQI team the Programs Quality Manager will help analyze data trends and make appropriate recommendations for improvement. The Programs Quality Manager’s duties related to the PQI process include but are not limited to:
    1. Participating in quarterly PQI Review meetings

    2. Aggregating data received from agency programs and departments

    3. Administering and summarizing consumer stakeholder satisfaction

    4. Administering and summarizing Trauma Informed Care Performance Measures

    5. Collecting and recording practitioner evaluation trends

    6. Collecting and recording client safety trends

    7. Completing other duties as assigned on the PQI Grid

  12. Other duties as assigned.

Positions Supervised: Occasional Interns and Volunteers

Knowledge, Skill and Experience Required: Must be highly professional and knowledgeable in the child welfare field with high attention to timeliness and accuracy. Must assume responsibility and leadership and exhibit these traits in a way that promotes team work across the organization. Must be able to think critically and use good judgment in decision making. Must be highly organized and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must have a desire to learn and must be proactive in fully understanding different program outcomes, basic research and statistics concepts, and legal and contract compliance standards.

Contact: Whitney Wright, wwright@hopecfc.org


Methodist Family Health
Program Consultant – Little Rock Group Home & Emergency Shelter
Posted: Aug 30, 2016

We are seeking a program consultant for our Group Home program.  If you have been Certified in the Teaching-Family Model, have experience in Group Homes and are looking to make a move to consulting, we would like to talk to you!

We have been in business since 1899 and we plan to be around for quite a while longer.  We are interested in someone who wants to take the next step in building their career path in a TFM program.  As a rule we promote from within, but we also like to bring in fresh faces and folks with different experiences from time to time.

For this position minimum requirements are a Bachelor’s degree and two years of work in a Group Home program and of course, willingness to move to Arkansas.  We want you to make this your new home.

We understand that Arkansas is often made fun of nationally, we have our own collection of jokes about it too!  The reality though, is that it is a beautiful place, able to satisfy a wide variety of interests.  If you like the outdoors you can’t lose here.  From biking to hiking to some of the best fishing anywhere and we doubt you find anywhere else that you can go to a park to look for diamonds in your spare time!  For those of you less “outdoorsy” types take a look at Hot Springs and Eureka Springs as well as Little Rock and Bentonville.  There is a lot of history packed into our little State too.

As for our agency, we are committed to helping kids and families and have been for a long time.  The Director of our Group Home Program started as a Teaching-Parent, so did the Administrator and also our CEO (and TFA President).  We are always looking for opportunities to expand our services and help more people.  We pride ourselves on seeking innovation while staying true to the concepts and values we were built upon.  We are both stable and dynamic, holding onto traditional programs while developing new applications whenever we can.

We are looking for someone who has a strong foundation in the Model, who is open to new ideas and willing to work hard to achieve excellence.  If that is you, give us a call.

For more information, contact:  Alicia Gammon (501) 772-3022.  Email at agammon@methodistfamily.org and check out our website at www.methodistfamily.org.

Boys Town – California
Family Home Consultant
Posted: June 2, 2016

Looking for a development opportunity?

Are you adept in the Boys Town Model?

Do you feel you are ready to develop and train others in the Boys Town Model?

Do you live in (or want to relocate to) sunny Southern California?

If you answered “yes” to all of the questions above…spruce up your resume and attach it to your application for the FHP Consultant in California!

OVERVIEW OF JOB

As our Family Home Program Supervisor you will be responsible for supervising and overseeing the proper implementation and compliance of the Family Home Program located in Santa Ana, CA. In this position you will:

  • Be responsible for youth in assigned residential homes as well as developing/supervising Family-Teachers and Assistant Family-Teachers through observations, feedback, consultation, point card reviews, program reviews, medication log reviews, and facilitation of staff meetings.
  • Assess progress and analyze results as well as identify problems and create solutions with the Family-Teachers and Assistant Family-Teachers.
  • Support youth and family activities through event attendance to include athletics, school ceremonies, holidays, and extracurricular activities.
  • Remain on-call 24/7 for crisis intervention
  • Oversee the home operations for program compliance, safety and budgets as well as ensure licensing and accreditation standards are met.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, OR SKILLS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Sciences, Human Services; Master’s degree preferred.
  • 2 years of experience with at-risk youth and families; experience with Boys Town Model is preferred.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record and pass an annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check.
  • This position is available to Family Teaching staff on a 24/7 basis.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements pertaining to youth care.
  • Ability to work effectively with youth, families, staff, and support agencies. Ability to work with children and families from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Independent decision making skills and competencies to work in crisis situations.
  • Knowledge of recognized interventions including risk assessment and crisis intervention to address treatment needs.
  • Ability to communicate with individuals at all levels in the organization and with external contacts in an articulate, professional manner while maintaining necessary degree of confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of Boys Town model.
  • Ability to quickly make decisions in sensitive and sometimes critical areas and present decisions to appropriate individuals.
  • Ability to adapt responses to situations while maintaining procedural and regulatory integrity.
  • Ability to lead a team of associates.

To apply go to https://jobs.boystown.org and select “California Jobs” from the locations tab.

Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status or any other protected group in accordance with the requirements of all applicable Federal or State laws. Please contact us at 1-877-639-6003 if you need an accommodation to complete the application process.

Glenwood Academy
Program Manager
Posted: May 20, 2016

Position Reports to: Director of Residential Services
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
POSITION SUMMARY & OBJECTIVES:
Administers assigned program(s) within the general policies and guidelines of the Agency; provides overall leadership, supervision and coordination to develop and maintain effective team delivery of services to students, families and House Parents. Use of effective verbal and written communication with staff, students and families. Frequent use of computer. Maintains flexibility to adjust work schedule according to Agency needs.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
 Develop, coordinate and implement program services consistent with program objectives and agency policies.
 Provide direct coaching and support to staff assigned and monitors program for proper utilization of staff and material resources to achieve objectives.
 Make recommendations on hiring, termination, promotions, performance evaluations, and other personnel actions concerning staff assigned.
 Insure adequate coordination takes place with community resources and other agency programs for sound linkage and flow of services.
 Participates in team meetings and uses other meetings to accomplish the objectives the agency has for students and families.
 Maintain regular communication with supervisor.
 Monitor safety, health conditions in assigned areas.
 Ability to work effectively with students and staff in a culturally diverse environment
 Demonstrates a commitment to continuous quality improvement in all aspects of the position.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 Documentation of supervision.
 Oversees work schedules and coordinates for proper team functioning.
 Participate in agency seminars and in-service programs as designated by administration. Participates and provides input to agency’s training program related to program area.
 Trains staff in area of expertise.
 May assume responsibility for on-call administrator on a rotation basis.
 Participates in the development and implementation of continuous quality improvement activities as assigned.
 On call to address emergencies by phone and in person.
 Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
 Must be 21 years of age.
 Equivalent combination of education and related work experience.
 Minimum of five years related experience and ability to effectively provide supervision.
 Must have valid Illinois driver’s license with no suspensions in effect within the previous three (3) years of hire.
 Must have personal vehicle or access to one and provide proof of automobile liability insurance.
 No history of child abuse or neglect.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
 Bachelor’s degree in the human services field.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
Office Environment. Moderate Noise. Position may require off site travel and attendance at outside events on days and times outside of the normal workweek schedule. Program Manager is on-call 24 hours daily, 7 days a week.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Standing, sitting, walking, talking or hearing.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position meets the FLSA requirements for Exempt.
Job descriptions are not intended, and should not be construed to be all-inclusive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with a job. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties from particular jobs and to assign other duties as necessary.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
This job description does not constitute a contract of employment. Employment at Glenwood is an “at-will” arrangement.

Please click here to complete the online application. Once completed, please email it along with your resume to Wendi V. Crawford, HR Director at wcrawford@glenwoodacademy.org. or you may fax the application to (708) 754-0187.

 

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Teaching Positions

LATEST POSTINGS

Methodist Home for Children
Teacher
Posted: Nov 3, 2016

Teacher, Insight Assessment Center- Butner, NC

Insight is a short-term, residential assessment and intervention center where trained staff determine the best course of care for court-involved youth. It is operated by Methodist Home for Children in partnership with the N.C. Department of Public Safety. Under the direction of the Operations Manager, the Teacher plans and implements a comprehensive individualized education program for each juvenile resident on a year-round basis.
The ideal candidate will be licensed to teach in NC, or license eligible, and have at least one year of classroom experience in grades 6-12.

Apply online at https://mhfc.applicantpool.com/jobs/

Glenwood Academy
2nd Grade Classroom Teacher
Posted: May 20, 2016

Position Reports to: Director of Education
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
POSITION SUMMARY & OBJECTIVES:
Teachers are required to provide curriculum-based educational instruction to students that is consistent with ISAC and State of Illinois Board of Education standards. Frequent use of computer. Maintains flexibility to adjust work schedule according to Agency needs.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
 Teach classes and/or periods as assigned by the Director of Education.
 Expected to maintain effective classroom management; and conduct regular assessments of student’s achievement.
 Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to discuss student’s progress.
 Participate in student staffing to determine their educational needs and assist in the development of modified education plans to address each student’s individual needs.
 Appropriate maintenance of student records is required to be held in a secure manner, including grade book, and attendance consistent with the Illinois State Board of Education standards.
 The preparation of seating charts and weekly lesson plans to be readily accessible for substitute teachers.
 Participate in curriculum development activities as assigned.
 Participate in in-service sessions as scheduled by the VP of Academic Affairs.
 Ability to work effectively with students and staff in a culturally diverse environment.
 Demonstrates a commitment to continuous quality improvement in all aspects of the position.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 Participate in agency seminars and in-service programs as designated by administration.
 Attend designated Glenwood Academy events, programs and meetings.
 Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
 Bachelor’s degree in Education from an accredited college or university.
 Minimum of two years of teaching experience in an elementary or secondary school.
 A current Illinois State Teaching Certificate
 Must have valid Illinois driver’s license with no suspensions in effect within the previous three (3) years of hire.
 No history of child abuse or neglect.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
Classroom Environment. Teachers work only the traditional 10-month Academic School Year, usually from mid-August through June. Low to Moderate Noise levels.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Standing, sitting, walking, talking or hearing.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position meets the FLSA requirements for Exempt.
Job descriptions are not intended, and should not be construed to be all-inclusive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with a job. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties from particular jobs and to assign other duties as necessary.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
This job description does not constitute a contract of employment. Employment at Glenwood is an “at-will” arrangement.

Please click here to complete the online application. Once completed, please email it along with your resume to Wendi V. Crawford, HR Director at wcrawford@glenwoodacademy.org. or you may fax the application to (708) 754-0187.

Glenwood Academy
Resource Teacher
Posted: May 20, 2016

Position Reports to: Director of Education
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
POSITION SUMMARY & OBJECTIVES:
Resource Teachers are required to provide curriculum-based educational instruction to students whose academic instruction may require modification to address areas of deficiency that is consistent with ISAC and State of Illinois Board of Education standards. Frequent use of computer. Maintains flexibility to adjust work schedule according to Agency needs.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
 Teach classes and/or periods as assigned by the Director of Education.
 Expected to maintain effective classroom management; and conduct regular assessments of student’s achievement.
 Teach students in accordance with their Individual Education Plan (IEP).
 Assist in the development of individual Education Plans.
 Participate in student staffing to determine their educational needs and the development of modified education plans to address each student’s individual needs.
 Appropriate maintenance of student records is required to be held in a secure manner, including grade book, and attendance consistent with the Illinois State Board of Education standards.
 The preparation of seating charts and weekly lesson plans to be readily accessible for substitute teachers.
 Participate in curriculum development activities as assigned.
 Participate in in-service sessions as scheduled by the VP of Academic Affairs.
 Ability to work effectively with students and staff in a culturally diverse environment.
 Demonstrates a commitment to continuous quality improvement in all aspects of the position.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 Participate in agency seminars and in-service programs as designated by administration.
 Attend designated Glenwood Academy events, programs and meetings.
 Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
 Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from an accredited college or university.
 Minimum of two years of special education teaching experience in an elementary or secondary school.
 A current Illinois State Teaching Certificate
 Must have valid Illinois driver’s license with no suspensions in effect within the previous three (3) years of hire.
 No history of child abuse or neglect.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Standing, sitting, walking, talking or hearing.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position meets the FLSA requirements for Exempt.
Job descriptions are not intended, and should not be construed to be all-inclusive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with a job. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties from particular jobs and to assign other duties as necessary.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
This job description does not constitute a contract of employment. Employment at Glenwood is an “at-will” arrangement.

Please click here to complete the online application. Once completed, please email it along with your resume to Wendi V. Crawford, HR Director at wcrawford@glenwoodacademy.org. or you may fax the application to (708) 754-0187.


 

Other Positions

LATEST POSTINGS

Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home
Residential Therapist
Posted: Jan 31, 2017

The Residential Therapist is responsible for providing individual therapy for up to 16 youth and family therapist on a case-by-case basis. Typical work hours are 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., with rotating after hour weekly on-call. The work schedule is flexible to meet the needs for individual and family therapy. Case management activities include development and oversight of treatment plans/progress reports and discharge summaries.  Participation in Child and Family Team Meetings; and court appearances on case-by-case basis. The position requires a MSW/LSW; or MMHC/LSW. LCSW preferred. Minimum of five (5) years of experience in a residential treatment program. Must be licensed in the State of Indiana and be certified in DBT; TF-CBT. Must have experience working with children who have suffered various traumas stemming from abuse and neglect; and with children experiencing mental health issues and criminogenic behaviors.

Email deborahm@iumch.org or apply online at www.iumch.org.

Methodist Home for Children
Part-Time Psychological Evaluator
Posted: Nov 3, 2016

Part-time Psychological Evaluator (20 hrs/wk) | Butner, Winston-Salem, Asheville
Methodist Home for Children’s Assessment Centers provide short-term, residential assessment and interventions where trained staff determine the best course of care for court-involved youth. They are operated in partnership with the N.C. Department of Public Safety. Under the direction of the Operations Manager, the psychological evaluator will provide psychometric analysis, treatment guidance, and planning of posttest activities that will better guide the use of resources and treatment decisions.
The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, or Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology or closely-related field with documented experience in the administration and interpretation of psychological tests, including intellectual functioning (WAIS, WISC), achievement, and personality testing. Experience working with adolescent populations preferred. License or license- eligible as a Psychological Associate or Psychologist in NC preferred.

Apply online at https://mhfc.applicantpool.com/jobs/

Glenwood Academy
Campus Driver
Posted: May 20, 2016

Position Reports to: Program Manager
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
POSITION SUMMARY & OBJECTIVES:
The Campus Driver is responsible for the effective, safe and efficient transportation of students to and from school, student’s home address, and campus activities. Use of effective verbal and written communication with staff, students and families. Maintains flexibility to adjust work schedule according to Agency needs.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
 Maintains confidentiality at all times.
 Maintain proper care of agency vehicles.
 Provide daily transportation for students with the ability to work a flexible schedule
 Adhere to follow all rules of the road and safety regulations
 Must have the ability to drive in a variety of weather conditions, highway and expressway driving.
 The ability to sit for long periods.
 Responsible for maintaining a safe and clean environment inside company vehicles.
 Maintain daily travel logs for the Transportation Department
 Reinforce positive social and behavioral skills, through everyday encounters
 Maintain regular communication with supervisor.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 Attend regular statutory training as well as other role specific training.
 Complete all necessary reports, forms and documentations accurately and timely.
 Work at special events if requested.
 Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
 Must be 21 years of age.
 Must have valid Illinois driver’s license with a clear Motor Vehicle Driving record
 Must be able to work a flexible schedule.
 Minimum education level is a high school diploma or GED
 No history of child abuse or neglect.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience working with children and youth ages 8-18 preferred.  Related working experiences.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Campus drivers work only when school is in session. May be required to make multiple unscheduled trips. Working in Campus Vehicle; Moderate Noise levels.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Sitting for long periods of time, good vision, standing, walking, talking or hearing.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position meets the FLSA requirements for Non-Exempt.
Job descriptions are not intended, and should not be construed to be all-inclusive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with a job. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties from particular jobs and to assign other duties as necessary.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
This job description does not constitute a contract of employment. Employment at Glenwood is an “at-will” arrangement.

Please click here to complete the online application. Once completed, please email it along with your resume to Wendi V. Crawford, HR Director at wcrawford@glenwoodacademy.org. or you may fax the application to (708) 754-0187.

Glenwood Academy
Seamstress
Posted: May 20, 2016

Position Reports to: Director of Residential Services
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
POSITION SUMMARY & OBJECTIVES:
The Seamstress fits, alters, tailors and repairs Glenwood Academy’s military uniforms in order to ensure the uniforms are in good condition and properly fitted for any school function throughout the year.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
 Fits, make alterations, tailors and repairs Glenwood Academy’s military uniforms.
 Provides assistance with other sewing related projects as directed.
 Maintain accurate inventory of uniforms, supplies and equipment in the clothing room.
 Reinforce positive social and behavioral skills, through everyday encounters
 Active communication with internal and external team members.
 Maintain regular communication with supervisor.
 Monitor safety, health conditions of assigned areas.
 Ability to work effectively with students and staff in a culturally diverse environment.
 Demonstrates a commitment to continuous quality improvement in all aspects of the position.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 Attend regular statutory training as well as other role specific training.
 The seamstress also maintains flexibility to adjust work schedule according to Agency needs.
 Complete all necessary reports, forms and documentations accurately and timely.
 Work at special events if requested.
 Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
 Must be 21 years of age.
 Must have the ability to sew and have the knowledge of how to mend clothing
 Must be able to work a flexible schedule.
 Minimum education level is a high school diploma or GED
 Must have valid Illinois driver’s license with no suspensions in effect within the previous three (3) years of hire.
 No history of child abuse or neglect.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
 Experience working with children and youth
 Related working experience
WORKING CONDITIONS:
Office Environment (Clothing Room), Moderate Noise.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Standing, sitting, walking, talking or hearing.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position meets the FLSA requirements for Non-Exempt.
Job descriptions are not intended, and should not be construed to be all-inclusive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with a job. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties from particular jobs and to assign other duties as necessary.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
This job description does not constitute a contract of employment. Employment at Glenwood is an “at-will” arrangement.

Please click here to complete the online application. Once completed, please email it along with your resume to Wendi V. Crawford, HR Director at wcrawford@glenwoodacademy.org. or you may fax the application to (708) 754-0187.


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