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Utah Youth Village
Teaching Parent Couple
Posted: Sept 21, 2018

Do you and your spouse want to make a difference in the lives of young children? Interested in training and professional growth? Like being part of a team that prides itself on exceptional care & services?

Utah Youth Village is looking for three caring, enthusiastic, self-motivated husband and wife teams to be the primary live-in care takers for up to eight youth.  Both husband and wife will be employed full-time by Utah Youth Village. Family Teachers will provide youth with a caring environment in which to grow and learn, model and teach social skills, self-help skills, academic skills, and independent living skills. You will be responsible to foster the moral and spiritual development of youth, administer the day-to-day operations of a large family residence, and supervise and work with other professional Family Teachers in carrying out responsibilities.

Both husband and wife must be at least 21 years old to apply, and any interested couple must have been married for at least one year. In three of the homes, Family Teachers may have their own children. In a fourth home, the Family Teacher couple may not have a child under the age of 14.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Annual Salary: $57,000 per couple
  • Dental and Medical Benefits
  • Room and Board
  • Contributions to a Retirement Fund
  • No-cost life insurance
  • Unique opportunities to participate in outdoor recreational sports and other activities

 

Youth Populations:

Males ages 5-13 or 14-18 in our Child Welfare division. The youth are placed in care by DCFS; their parents are involved in treatment whenever possible. These homes are in residential neighborhoods in suburbs of Salt Lake City.

Females ages 11-18 at our private residential campus. These youth are placed at our school by their parents and come from all over the nation. The campus is situated in Erda, a rural town west of Salt Lake City.

The youth in both placements display behaviors consistent with major depressive disorders, oppositional defiance, developmental delays and other emotionally disruptive conditions. They may struggle with impulse control, emotional control, maintaining relationships, social skills and other behaviors. The parents of the youth are involved in their treatment. You would be an important part of a caring and supportive team to provide the youth with effective treatment.

Requirements of the Job:

  • Ability and desire to work and live with youth.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must be married.
  • Prefer that at least one spouse has obtained a Bachelor’s degree.
  • A valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
  • Pass a criminal background check.
  • A concern for youth and a strong desire to work in the human services field.
  • Ability to implement all facets/techniques of the Teaching-Family Model.
  • Ability to model appropriate behaviors and morals.
  • The judgment to work with the children assigned to the group home in a mature, responsible manner.
  • Will not attend college classes for the first year of employment.
  • Will not hold another job outside of Utah Youth Village.
  • Will have a current Tuberculosis (TB) test.
  • Speak well enough to be easily understood in English when teaching skills, giving feedback, discussing strategies, and conversing on the telephone.
  • Physical ability and mobility to track behaviors of youth moving whenever a teenage girl may go throughout the house or the neighborhood, including over fences into the neighboring fields and at night
  • Participate in moderately stressful hiking and camping which would include sleeping on the ground or in tents
  • Climb flights of stairs and get into van.
  • Dexterity to write, cook, and help with arts and crafts and games.
  • Strength to carry groceries, suitcases, and move furniture.
  • Stamina to work eighteen-hour shifts.
  • Stamina to drive for up to three continuous hours and ability to drive at night.
  • The ability to work under adverse conditions such as constant interruptions, inappropriate behaviors.
  • The ability to teach to potential verbal and physical threats from youth which could include the need to physically restrain a youth to prevent injury to the youth or to others.

All interested couples can email their resumes to our recruiter, Brittany Bird, at bbird@youthvillage.org.

We look forward to meeting with you!

Thornwell – Building Families Program
Family Specialist
Posted: Aug 14, 2018

Is God calling you to make a difference in the lives of families in your community? You can help strengthen families and create healthy homes as a Family Specialist with Thornwell’s Building Families Program! Thornwell, which has served children across Florida, Georgia and South Carolina for over a century, is seeking staff to expand its community ministry to families across the three states.

We are currently seeking a full-time, Master’s level Family Specialist for our Intensive In-Home Therapy Program, Building Families. The position is based in St. Marys, Georgia. If you’re interested in the position, please see the complete job description on our website for more details and application instructions.

https://www.thornwell.org/home/about/career/building-families-familyspecialist/

Patrick Henry Family Services
Teaching Parents
Posted: June 27, 2018

Teaching Parents are life-changers for children from hard places. The role of Teaching Parent is the critical link for our trauma/attachment-informed boys and girls homes.  Through this vital relationship, residents are able to experience security and growth. At Patrick Henry Family Services, we recognize and honor our Teaching Parents as the foundation of the treatment team.  If you’re the kind of person who values excellent training and support, can see the heart of a child in need, pursue them relationally and professionally with grit even when they aren’t loving you back, you’re the kind of person we seek.  We’re looking for staff who feel God’s call to parenting children with tough starts, and who love to contribute to making a great team and a vision become a reality.  (Ask us sometime about Zero-cubed!)  We are a distinctly faith-based organization who provides care for children from private placements. If you’re the kind of “game-on” couple that is looking to advance mission and vision in this Christian organization, we’d welcome a call.

To see full job description and/or apply, please click on the link below:

https://www.patrickhenry.org/get-involved/join-our-team/

Onion River Crossroads
Family Teacher
Posted: June 4, 2018

Job Title: Family Teacher

Non Exempt

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:

The primary responsibility of the Family Teacher is to provide program services to intervene with adolescents being served in the group home. The position’s job responsibilities include implementing direct treatment services through use of the agency’s model of care, providing residential care services, and working with adolescents, families, volunteers, and community representatives in the youth home and community settings.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Implement direct treatment services according to an individualized Plan of Care and consistent with the agency’s model of care.
  1. Teach youth a curriculum of skills, including social, self-help, independent living and academic skills.
  1. Develop, to the highest degree possible, a normalized family-style home environment providing teaching, concern, direction, assistance, and support for the youth in care. Develop and participate in creative activities for youths and staff.
  1. Model appropriate moral, ethical, and professional values for youths, colleagues, and the community-at-large.
  1. Regularly seek consultation from appropriate supervisory staff, provide detailed information regarding significant issues affecting youth in care, and accept and implement feedback.
  1. Establish and maintain positive and effective relationships with all program consumers including but not limited to, youths, parents/family, school personnel, neighbors, referral agencies, administrators, etc.
  1. Perform daily operational functions such as facility cleaning (interior and exterior) and maintenance, cooking, shopping, supplies inventory, manage financial/budget tasks, and other rotating assignments.
  1. Actively monitor all aspects of the physical property. Maintain all property in clean, safe, attractive manner. Comply with guidelines for property maintenance and management.
  1. Drive agency vehicles for purpose of transporting youths and operating all facets of the treatment program. Transport youth for routine home and school activities, court appointments, medical appointments, family visits, other required appointments, and emergency situations.
  1. Provide assistance and support to other program staff in their job responsibilities.
  1. Work a set schedule each month providing coverage of the home as scheduled and on an as-needed or emergency basis.
  1. Provide primary and supplemental coverage, as scheduled by administrators, for shifts other than those primarily assigned. For example, covering others sick or vacation time.
  1. Attend, and take advantage of, regularly scheduled training and specially scheduled training sessions. Take advantage of other professional growth opportunities. Maintain required certifications and re-certifications for job by participating in available training.
  1. Perform other related duties as assigned by the Residential Program Manager and/or Executive director.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:

Position reports to: Program Manager

QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Must be twenty-one (21) years of age;
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college; or,
  • Associate Degree in related field and one (1) year experience working with client population; or,
  • High School Diploma and two (2) year experience working with client population.

Skills/Working Conditions:

  • Must maintain a valid Driver’s License and an acceptable driving record.
  • Must be insurable by Onion River Crossroads insurance carrier.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule and shifts including overnights, weekends, holidays, and extended periods of time.
  • Must successfully complete all phases of training and on-going training, including, but not limited to, physical restraint training, First Aid, CPR, and medication administration.
  • Must be able to work in high pressure, high stress environment.
  • Position may experience verbal and/or physical aggression from client population.
  • Possible exposure to infectious diseases.

Physical Requirements:

  • Have the ability to perform physical demands associated with daily operational functions, property management, and client interactions, such as standing, bending, lifting, participation in physical activities, facility cleaning (interior and exterior) and maintenance, cooking, shopping, supplies inventory, and other rotating assignments.
  • Have the ability to comprehend and produce accurate program documentation, including, but not limited to, client treatment plans, progress summaries, manage financial/budget tasks, and community correspondence.
  • Have the ability to communicate professionally with consumers, including, but not limited to, parents, colleagues, and community service providers.
  • Have the ability to provide on-going visual and physical proximity supervision of clients.
  • Have the ability to participate in recreational activities with clients, including, but not limited to, arts, athletics, and outdoor activities.
  • Have the ability to drive large vehicles in all seasons to transport clients.
  • Have the ability to drive for agency related events during the day or night.
  • Have the ability to work over time

CONTACT: Suzanne Smith, Executive Director, Onion River Crossroads, Montpelier, VT – suzannesmith.orc@gmail.com

Methodist Home for Children
Resident Counselors – Edenton, NC; Franklin, NC; Goldsboro, NC; Lumberton, NC; Raleigh, NC; Winton, NC
Posted: May 2, 2018

The primary responsibility of the Resident Counselor is to provide program services to intervene with adolescents being served in MHC’s residential group homes. The position’s job responsibilities include implementing direct treatment services through use of the agency’s model of care, providing residential care services, and working with adolescents, families, volunteers, and community representatives in the youth home and community settings.

Qualifications:
ο Must be twenty-one (21) years of age;
ο Minimum of a High School Diploma and experience working with client population.
ο Must maintain a valid Driver’s License and an acceptable driving record.
ο Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends, holidays, and extended periods of time.

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

Methodist Home for Children
Assessment Counselors – Asheville, NC; Butner, NC
Posted: May 2, 2018

Assessment Counselors serve as the primary caregivers to youth being served by MHC’s juvenile assessment and crisis centers. They are responsible for engaging youth in a variety of activities to enhance the assessment process. Duties include implementing direct care services according to individualized service plans, engaging youth in assessment activities, implementing a non-punitive environment that motivates youth, and modeling appropriate moral, ethical, and professional values for youth.

Qualifications:
ο Have a Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience, OR
ο Associates degree and two years of experience, OR
ο High School Diploma/GED and three years of relevant experience.

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

Hope Center for Children
Family Teacher (Anchor House)
Posted: April 25, 2018

*This position does require Live In work schedule commitment since Family Teachers spend the night at the home and work a one week on, one week off work schedule.

Qualifications: Bachelor degree in social sciences, education or related field from accredited institution and minimum one year of experience working with children; or a similar combination of education and experience. Experience in Teaching-Family Model preferred. A valid SC driver’s license and acceptable driving record is required.

Job Description: This position reports to the Anchor House Program Supervisor. Through use of the Family Teaching Model, the Family Teacher applies his or her knowledge, training and experience to recommend and execute individualized treatment for each resident and a therapeutic daily schedule that meets the needs of all residents. This includes ensuring compliance with organization policy and procedures. This full-time, salaried (exempt) position requires flexibility but typically requires working an “eight days on, six days off” (Monday to Monday) schedule. During the eight work days staff is typically required to sleep at the residence.

Positions Supervised: The position provides supervision to volunteers who work with residents to ensure that interactions are appropriate and impact treatment in a positive way. The Family Teacher Floater directs Relief Family Teachers (but do not directly supervise) in problem solving and executing the individualized treatment for each resident, which is developed by the treatment team which includes the Family Teacher, guardian, etc.

Family-Teacher Responsibilities:

  • When requested, begin the treatment process for each resident by meeting with SC DSS caseworkers and/or law enforcement in conjunction with the youth to do all necessary intake paperwork and assess and document the initial trauma needs of each youth.

  • Provide daily teaching that results in the development of social, academic, emotional and independent living skills for each child served. Ensure that daily teaching ties to the overall treatment plan of each child and recommend updates as appropriate.

  • Complete weekly progress summary notes on assigned children and ensure that they correspond to the individual skills and treatment plan as recommended by you (Family Teacher) and the treatment team.

  • Complete discharge summaries outlining individualized treatment needs based on training and experience.

  • Assess and respond to children’s needs specifically related to trauma, and apply knowledge, training and experience to develop and individualized course of treatment to address the effects of trauma.

  • Apply knowledge, training and experience to develop a natural, supportive, structured home environment and build close relationships with youth, using his or her discretion and judgment to adapt based on individualized resident needs.

  • Work toward professional certification in the Teaching Family Model.

  • Provide and execute all elements of the Teaching-Family Model program as trained and work with the team of Family Teachers to implement the program as trained.

  • Execute the individual course of treatment for each resident, as developed by the Family Teacher and other treatment team members, by working with parents, teachers, mental health workers, guardians, Guardian Ad Litems and other adult supports to ensure each remains connected with maximum supports and resources.

  • Remain informed through the Program Supervisor and Child Advocate about local, state, federal and Teaching-Family Association standards and regulations pertaining to the provision of services to children and their families.

  • Actively make individualized treatment plan recommendations for residents according to Family Teacher’s training, knowledge and experience and direct this treatment on a daily basis.
  • Provide transportation for residents to and from personal appointments, religious services, place of employment, and other activities that are a part of the residents’ individualized courses of treatment, including establishing and maintaining long term relationships that may create normalcy and long-term supports for each child served.
  • Implement organization policy and procedures as written.

  • Complete all paperwork in a timely fashion, per organization policies, using organization forms.

  • Keep track of expenditures related to the cottage, following the organization fund management policy.
  • Provide daily teaching around life skills through individualized teaching interactions and by modeling the skill(s).
  • Ensure that residents are supervised, even when volunteers are present, unless the legal guardian has authorized sole volunteer supervision in writing.
  • This position is an integral part of the PQI process for HCFC through duties which include but are not limited to:
  1. Recording output data including supplemental education hours and family visits
  2. Completing necessary assessments on clients within specified time frames
  3. Completing other duties as assigned on the PQI Grid
  4. Completing and reporting on critical incidents
  5. Inputting information into KaleidaCare as trained
  6. Completing comprehensive care plans and the Casey Life Skills assessment per the PQI grid and HCFC policy
  • Other duties as required to meet treatment needs.

Necessary characteristics: Must be committed to positive changes in children. Must be able to develop strong relationships with girls between 11 and 19 years old and good understanding of issues impacting girls and children in foster care; must have good problem solving skills and perseverance in advocating for the best interests of each child served. Must exhibit a desire for professional growth as evidenced by accepting and responding to constructive feedback. Strong customer service, team leadership and critical thinking skills are essential.

Interested applicants can submit cover letter and resume’s to HR@hopecfc.org.

Boys Town
Family Teaching Couple / Houseparents
Posted: March 29, 2018

OVERVIEW OF BOYS TOWN:
Are you passionate about shaping the future of America’s Youth?

Boys Town is changing the way America cares for children, families and communities by providing and promoting an Integrated Continuum of Care that instills Boys Town values to strengthen body, mind and spirit.

Our mission is centered on creating an environment for children that includes trust, discipline, emotional support and respect. We believe that all children and youth have the potential to become bright, productive, adjusted, loving people.

Boys Town is nationally recognized for its research-proven child, health and family care programs. As one of the country’s largest nonprofit funded child-care organizations, Boys Town touches the lives of more than 2 million children and families nationwide each year. Join our Town today and help us shape the future of America!

OVERVIEW OF JOB:

As our Family-Teaching Couple, you will provide direct care for 6-8 at-risk youth through creating a safe and loving family style living environment. Living on-site in a Boys Town Family home, together you will provide youth with moral, spiritual, and educational development needed for future success. This includes providing emotional support utilizing praise, positive feedback, affection, and empathy to build ones self-confidence and respect. Through the use of the Boys Town Model, you will guide and teach youth appropriate skills and behaviors. Using rational problem solving techniques you will teach youth critical thinking skills, assist with behavioral problems, counsel through personal issues, and provide crisis intervention when needed. As our Family Teaching Couple you will plan, participate, and provide opportunities for individual and family activities that are both educational and entertaining. Through displaying and teaching parenting, family, and relationship skills to youth, legal guardians, and caretakers you will help create collaborative relationships and family engagement. You will maintain contact with both internal and external consumers/agencies to obtain and/or provide information regarding youth’s behaviors, strategies, and progress.

As our Family Teaching Couple, you will be responsible for maintaining and preparing written records for household budgeting, tracking youth progress, reporting incidents/behaviors, and documenting youth medical needs and appointments. You will continually provide support for educational success through monitoring youth academic performance. Additionally, you will teach and role model Boys Town values and ethical behaviors, as well as support and encourage participation in regular religious activities. As our Family Teaching Couple you will be responsible for supervising the activities of your assigned Assistant Family Teacher to aid in their development and success. Additionally, you will manage the daily operating schedule of the home; assist with youth transportation needs, and overall household upkeep. This position can also be referred to as houseparent or house parent.

WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR MISSION DRIVEN COUPLES TO ADD TO OUR HOUSEPARENT PIPELINE IN THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:
• Omaha, NE (Headquarters Campus)
• New Orleans, LA
• Washington D.C.
• Tallahassee, FL
• Oviedo, FL
• Portsmouth, RI

REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, OR SKILLS:

  • Be at least 21 years of age or older, except if applying for Washington D.C. due to contractual requirements one must be at least 22 years of age or older
  • High School diploma or equivalent is required, some college credit is preferred
  • A valid driver’s license with a good driving record and the ability to pass a MVR Check
  • Ability and desire to work and live with youth
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to work a wide array of hours, which will include days, evenings, weekends and holidays
  • A willingness to learn and implement all phases of the Boys Town Home Model, including all intervention and administrative functions
  • Proven record of sound judgment and ability to work with children in a mature and responsible manner
  • Ability to pass a thorough background check and reference verification procedure in order to determine one’s fitness to satisfactorily and safely care for youth


BENEFITS OF BEING A BOYS TOWN FAMILY-TEACHING COUPLE:
•A minimum annual salary of $54,400/Couple (Starting salaries vary by location)
•Fully paid living expenses, which include rent, utilities and a monthly household budget
•Excellent benefits package that includes health, dental and vision insurance; a 401K retirement plan; paid vacation and sick leave
•A company vehicle
•Relocation Assistance
•Opportunities to earn college credit while working
•Career advancement opportunities within the organization

Apply Online Today At: https://jobs.boystown.org

If you have questions prior to applying please feel free to reach out to us at btrecruiter@boystown.org OR 1.877.639.6003 

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

Individuals in this position also show interest in: social work, family advocacy, wrap-around services, foster care, case planning, case management, mental health, psychology, sociology, human services, CASA, social services, criminal justice, criminology, and education.

To be considered for this position, please visit our web site at https://jobs.boystown.org to view a list of open positions for each of our sites.

Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home
Teaching Parent Couples
Posted: March 26, 2018

Salary/Benefits: $95,000 annual/couple;  Rent free private house – utilities included (except cable & internet); Medical Insurance (coverage effective 1st of the month following hire date) – Traditional PPO or HDHP w/HSA ($2,000 employer contribution); 403(b) retirement plan with employer match up to 7%; 7 annual holidays; 4 personal days; 10 vacation days (after first year); Relocation assistance; Ability to obtain Teaching Family Model Professional Certification; Tuition Reimbursement (50%).

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 alisak@iumch.org

Hope Center for Children
Family Teachers – Faucette House Emergency Shelter
Posted: January 31, 2018

POSITION AVAILABLE

Full-time 1 week on-shift, 1 week off

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s + 1 year of related experience, or high school equivalent
  • Driver License and “clean” driving record

Preferences

  • Teaching-Family Model familiarity and/or Professional Certification
  • Bachelor’s in social sciences (psychology, criminal justice, social work, counseling, etc.) or education

Requirements

  • Use of Teaching-Family Model (TFM) principles in structured, direct residential care, applied to social, academic, self-help, self-government, moral, spiritual, physical, emotional, and independent living skills development, for children who are sometimes recovering from traumatic experiences in an at-home environment
  • Earning TFM Professional Certification and maintaining it with ongoing Training hours credits
  • Participation in weekly Staff Meetings to discuss individual needs for executing care plans, and to receive instructions from Child Advocates for individualized care
  • Working with youths’ families, teachers, mental health workers, juvenile probation officers and other law enforcement, social workers, doctors, etc., when requested
  • Providing transportation to and from school, when running errands, and for activities, in company-issued vehicles, and tracking spending by submitting receipts
  • Supervising resident clients at all times, even when with Volunteers, and documenting during family visits
  • Acting as a positive role model for both colleagues and children
  • Punctually-documenting and reporting Critical Incidents, and via KaleidaCare
  • All other duties as assigned, in alignment with State and federal laws, and HCFC policies and procedures

Contact: Whitney Wright wwright@hopecfc.org

Full-time third shift 1 week on-shift, 1 week off

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s + 1 year of related experience, or high school equivalent
  • Driver License and “clean” driving record

Preferences

  • Teaching-Family Model familiarity and/or Professional Certification
  • Bachelor’s in social sciences (psychology, criminal justice, social work, counseling, etc.) or education

Requirements

  • Meeting with DSS Case Workers for intake, then completing intake paperwork when available on-shift, while taking care to note initial trauma needs
  • Teaching-Family Model (TFM)-based interactions in structured, overnight, direct residential care, applied to social, academic, self-help, self-government, moral, spiritual, physical, emotional, and independent living skills development, for children who are sometimes recovering from traumatic experiences in an at-home environment
  • Performing bed checks every 15 minutes, increasing frequency for new admissions
  • Cooking dietician-approved breakfasts for residents
  • Earning TFM Professional Certification and maintaining it with ongoing Training hours credits
  • Participation in weekly Staff Meetings to discuss individual needs for executing care plans when able
  • Working with youths’ families, teachers, mental health workers, juvenile probation officers and other law enforcement, social workers, doctors, Guardians Ad Litem, etc., when requested
  • Providing transportation to and from school, when running errands, and for activities, in company-issued vehicles, and tracking spending by submitting receipts
  • Supervising resident clients at all times, even when with Volunteers, and documenting during family visits
  • Acting as a positive role model for both colleagues and children
  • Punctually-documenting and reporting Critical Incidents; via KaleidaCare; and Discharge Summaries
  • All other duties as assigned, in alignment with State and federal laws, and HCFC policies and procedures

Contact: Whitney Wright wwright@hopecfc.org

Methodist Family Health
Teaching Parent Couples and Alternate Teaching Parents (Full-time and part-time positions available)
Posted: January 31, 2018

POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Teaching Parent Couples — Statewide, Heber Springs Boys’ Home – beautiful, rural setting.

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

Alternate Teaching Parents – Fayetteville Boy’s Home, Heber Springs Boys’ Home, Helena Girls’ Home, Weekend Staff – Little Rock Co-ed Group Home & Emergency Shelter, Searcy Girls’ Home, Springdale Girls’ Home.

Alternate Teaching Parents (Part-time) – Fayetteville Boy’s Home, Heber Springs Boys’ Home, Helena Girls’ Home, Weekend Staff – Little Rock Co-ed Group Home & Emergency Shelter, Magale Manor Boys’ Home in Magnolia, Searcy Girls’ Home & Springdale Girls’ Home.

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

 

 

 

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Administrator, Consultant, Evaluator and Supervisor Positions

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Children’s Home of Cincinnati
Evaluation Coordinator
Posted: Aug 14, 2018

Description:

Coordinates and conducts the Teaching Family Model professional evaluations, supporting the certification of practitioners. Performs monthly consultation for the supervision of supervisors/managers and provides feedback on their supportive supervision. Collects and analyzes evaluation data for program improvements, and quality assurance and presents evaluation data to necessary stakeholders.

Minimum Education, Experience and Other Skill Requirements:

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in human services or a related field from an accredited college or university.  At least two years professional experience in mental health treatment environment or in a school setting. Training and consultation experience preferred. TFM Certified practitioner strongly preferred. Good written and oral communication skills required.  Must possess minimum technical skills including familiarity with Microsoft Windows and ability to use standard Microsoft Office applications

To Apply:

https://rew31.ultipro.com/CHI1021/jobboard/NewCandidateExt.aspx?__JobID=760

Children’s Hope Alliance
Teaching-Family Model Consultant
Posted: July 26, 2018

Children’s Hope Alliance is looking for a Teaching Family Model Consultant to be a part of our professional team of who help provide a safe, healing journey for hurting children and families, creating hope now and in the future.

The Consultant will assure that the Teaching Family Model is implemented in all residential settings to fidelity. Assisting in the development and support direct care staff as they provide effective treatment to youth and families. Completion of staff and program observation and evaluation per assigned service delivery schedule.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct individual and program observations and provide written and verbal feedback to meet all development needs of the direct care staff as outlined in service delivery schedules.
  • Responsible for monitoring the implementation of comprehensive Person Centered Plans, all treatment components for clients, behavior support plans, including the consistent implementation of the motivation system and other client information related to the Teaching Family Model.
  • Provide phone consultation and in-person crisis support intervention as needed per on call schedule.
  • Under the supervision of the Director of Residential Services, provide training to direct care staff and others as needed during pre-service training and in-service training.
  • Participate in the recruitment, screening and interviewing of new direct care staff.
  • Conduct program evaluations for own or other departments.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university with a degree in psychology, social work, or a related field required
  • Two years related experience working with population served post graduate
  • QMHP required
  • Teaching-Family experience and certification desired

This positon can be found on the Children’s Hope Alliance website at http://www.ChildrensHopeAlliance.org

Children’s Hope Alliance
Residential Treatment Director
Posted: May 2, 2018

Children’s Hope Alliance is looking for a Residential Treatment Director to oversee the Grandfather Home Campus in Banner Elk, NC. The director provides administrative and treatment oversight, direction and support of assigned residential programs. Ensures service delivery is provide according to CHA policies and licensing/accreditation standards. Is responsible for treatment and service delivery that is client and family centered. Responsible for overseeing budget development/implementation and overall management of services.

Qualifications

  • Masters or Doctorate Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling.
  • Prefer incumbent has completed a Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling, North Carolina Licensure as LCSW, LPA, Psychologist (doctorate level), LPC, LPCA, or LMFT. At a minimum a Master’s degree in human or social services field with two years of direct service with clients/families in a similar setting. Incumbent must have a minimum of one year supervisory/management experience.
  • Experience implementing services according to the approved evidence-based treatment models within the residential programs.
  • Management and leadership experience within a group home setting is preferred.
  • Requires knowledge and ability to implement mental health rules and regulations.
  • Must be culturally sensitive to clients and families and support cultural diversity throughout the program.
  • Requires effective communication, decision making, analytical, interpersonal, leadership and professionalism skills and abilities.
  • Must be able to physically restrain a client.
  • Must have basic computer and math skills.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must submit and pass pre-employment drug screening, criminal, HCPR and driving checks.
  • Must live within 30 minutes of the Residential Group Home Site.

Applications for this position can be found on the Children’s Hope Alliance website at http://www.ChildrensHopeAlliance.org .

Children’s Hope Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Methodist Home for Children
Clinical Case Manager – Butner, NC
Posted: May 2, 2018

Operated by Methodist Home for Children in partnership with the Department of Public Safety, our Juvenile Assessment & Crisis Centers provide a comprehensive juvenile assessment in a residential setting with the goal of matching the youth to the most appropriate services in his or her community. We are seeking a Clinical Case Manager to write individualized service plans for youth, under the direction of a licensed Psychologist, and serve as the primary liaison for the families and court services staff.

Qualifications:
ο Possess a Master’s degree in a human services field;
ο Be licensed by the relevant state board (LPC or LCSW);
ο Have two years of experience providing therapeutic services.

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

Children’s Hope Alliance
Residential Program Administrative Coordinator
Posted: April 7, 2018

Full time position of Residential Program Administrative Coordinator. The location is flexible and applicants near Statesville, Banner Elk or Wilkesboro  North Carolina are encouraged to apply.

The Residential Program Administrative Coordinator is responsible for:
providing administrative support to the Senior Director of Residential.

Specific duties and responsibilities:

General Administrative Supports

  • Provide direct administrative support to Senior Director of Residential Services.
  • Monitor administrative practices throughout Residential; identify and implement ways to improve processes as needed.
  • Maintain accurate tracking of supervision plans both initial and ongoing and track completion of monthly supervision.
  • Monitor service delivery of TFM and compile reports monthly of service delivery frequency.
  • Review and report utilization of homes to Senior Director.
  • Review and code monthly expenditures for each home and report out to Senior Director
  • Assist with Paycom related issues and act as a point of contact between Payroll and Residential.
  • Act as liaison between Residential and training department.
  • Coordinate meetings including preparation of agendas, scheduling, reserving of meeting location, preparation and distribution of minutes.
  • Provide support during MCO, DHSSR audits, and surveys

Program Support Tasks

  • Monitor Plans of Correction.
  • Provide support/consultation to program staff on TCI.
  • Provide support/consultation to program staff on TFM.
  • Coordinate with EHR staff around troubleshooting issues with EHR system and needed training or support for staff.
  • Coordinates debriefings after incidents involving clients and/or staff.
  • Conduct observations of all levels of care and provides feedback to be used for program improvement.
  • Consults across residential campus.
  • Provides back up on-call support during times of crisis.
  • Assist with training of current staff or during pre-service as needed.

Supervision responsibilities: None

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree with two years of post-graduate experience working with children and adolescents
  • Trained as a TCI-Instructor preferred or ability to become trainer
  • Teach Family Model consultant or working toward becoming a TFM consultant.
  • Must have advanced skills in MS Office including Word, Excel, ACCESS, Outlook, etc.
  • Requires excellent communication, decision making, interpersonal, leadership and professionalism skills and abilities.
  • Must have a valid North Carolina’s Driver’s license and able to travel throughout our service area.
  • Must submit to and pass pre-employment drug screening, criminal, HCPR and driving checks.
  • Professional demeanor with exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills
  • The ability to be a self-starter, multi-task, and handle numerous projects at once
  • Attention to detail and excellent communication and interpretation skill

Applicants may apply by simply going to our website: https://www.childrenshopealliance.org/careers/

Children’s Hope Alliance
Teaching-Family Model Implementation Specialist
Posted: March 26, 2018

Full time position of Implementation Specialist. The location is flexible and all areas of North Carolina will be considered.

The Implementation Specialist is responsible for:

effecting the application of the Teaching Family Model in Foster Care and Adoption programs. The specialist is responsible for ensuring the programs follow agency approved screening, assessment, and treatment protocols. The specialist is accountable for administrative, training, and evaluation of services to ensure best practice and continuous quality improvement.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university in Psychology, social work, or related field
  • 5+ yrs. of Teaching-Family Model experience and/or supervisory experience in a human services setting required.
  • Three years’ experience in foster care case management and/or supervisory experience in case management/social work or Master’s degree in human services
  • Qualified Professional (QP) child specific certification required

Preference will be given to candidates with experience implementing the Teaching-Family Model. Ideal candidate will be flexible, comfortable with a data-driven culture, getting work done through others, and interested in addressing issues facing children and families with complex needs.

Applicants may apply by simply going to our website: https://www.childrenshopealliance.org/careers/.

Teaching Family Homes of Upper Michigan
Director of Residential Services
Posted: March 21, 2018

Teaching Family Homes of Upper Michigan is accepting applications for a full time Director of Residential Services. This person oversees the day to day operations of our five youth residential group homes.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Acts as social services supervisor for all group homes including providing routine and emergency consultation. Works a flexible schedule to be available on-call 24 hours, seven days a week.
  • Oversees youth referrals, intakes, and discharges.
  • Ensures strict adherence to state licensing and contractual requirements.
  • Maintains accreditation standards throughout group home programs.
  • Monitors group home expenditures and revenues.
  • In coordination with training manager develops and implements staff training.
  • Participates in administrative and clinical meetings.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and 4 years’ experience as a social service worker, valid driver’s license and background check. Master’s degree in Human Services and 2 years’ experience as a social service worker preferred. Knowledge of child welfare, the teaching family model and trauma-informed care a plus.

Job Type: Full-time

Contact Linnea Wyma lwyma@tfhomes.org

Thornwell
Consultant/Trainer
Posted: March 20, 2018

Full-Time Position – Family-Style Residential Care Program

Do you feel a calling to be part of a ministry that offers safe, loving homes through family-style residential care? Do you have a solid background in use of the Teaching-Family Model and behavioral principles? You can make a difference in the lives of children at Thornwell.

We are currently seeking a Consultant/Trainer for our Residential Program. This position is based in Clinton, SC on our 350-acre campus that includes historic buildings, cottages, recreational facilities, a farm, and a learning center providing academic support. Please see the complete job description for more details and application instructions.

Position Summary

The Consultant/Trainer will implement a systematic approach to consultation and training services to help ensure the provision of quality services for clients through the use of established Thornwell and Teaching-Family Association (TFA) standards.

Core Responsibilities

  • Conduct consultation and training as scheduled using the standards established by TFA and according to the policies and procedures of Thornwell. Assist Family Teachers to become certified with the TFA.
  • Implement and supervise a system of consultation services that adequately provides for professional supervision of campus homes assigned.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
  • Observe and describe specifically Family Teacher and youth behaviors.
  • Support Director of Residential Program in providing system of regular Pre-service and in-service training for Family Teachers.
  • Coordinate Comprehensive Care Plan reviews for youth in homes supervised.
  • Supervise the administrative duties of the Family Teachers in homes.
  • Train cottage teams to effectively meet their programmatic, administrative and managerial responsibilities.
  • Participate in intake duties to provide for the admission of children and youth to the programs.
  • Assist in developing and delivering advanced training workshops.
  • Follow and enforce Thornwell, TFA, licensing and COA standards.
  • Participate in agency’s Evaluation Review Committee (ERC) as requested.
  • Assist in developing and providing client workshops as needed.
  • Serve as positive role model for adults and youth.
  • Accept other consulting, training and administrative responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Residential Program.

Working Conditions

Works in an office setting, but often works in a cottage setting. Uses office equipment including computers. May sit for extended periods of time, but may be stand for extended periods of time while in a cottage. Required to work daytime, evening, weekend hours and is on call 24 hours a day.

Qualifications

The Consultant/Trainer must be committed to positive changes in youth through the implementation of the Teaching-Family Model.  This person must have a minimum of an Associate Degree, with preference given for Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.  This person should have a solid background in the use of the Teaching-Family Model and behavioral principles.  The Consultant/Trainer must have a valid South Carolina driver’s license.

Skills 

  • Implementation of the Teaching-Family Model and be able to adapt its use in a variety of populations.
  • Skilled teacher and communicator.
  • Communicate well through writing.
  • Skilled in the areas of supervision and leadership.
  • Communicate feedback in a supportive, positive way.
  • Prioritize and organize one’s time and responsibilities.

How to Apply

For consideration, please submit the following to hr@thornwell.org:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter in which you specifically address why you wish to serve in this role, how your skills and experience have uniquely qualified you for this position, and salary requirements.

Please no faxes, phone calls, or recruiters. Qualified candidates in whom we have further interest will be contacted. Please note our process for hiring qualified candidates will involve the following, as per agency policy and in order to comply with all federal and state laws. Phone and in-person interview, drug testing, background checks, academic degree and reference checking. Position open until filled.

Children’s Hope Alliance
Residential Program Manager
Posted: February 9, 2018

Residential Program Manager

Children’s Hope Alliance is looking for committed candidates to be a part of our professional team of Residential Program Managers who help provide a safe, healing journey for hurting children and families, creating hope now and in the future.

We have an opening in our Residential Program located in beautiful Banner Elk, NC. The Program Manager provides direction to staff in residential programs in coordination with the Director of Residential Treatment. The Residential Program Manager ensures that all group home services are provided according to agency policies, licensing standards, grant requirements and accreditation criteria. Ensures that services are client and family centered. Develops supervision plans for Youth Care Workers and Shift Leads to demonstrate competencies in all trained areas. The Program Manager works in a strengths-based Therapeutic environment to build trust, develop skills and help youth overcome behavior problems to ensure physical safety and emotional well-being and to help them live successfully in the community.

Supervises the completion of all administrative responsibilities, that include but are not limited to service notes, treatment plans, morning reports, service provision logs, transfer of physical custody forms, petty cash reimbursements, menus, critical incident reports, staff supervision, licensing documentation, observation calendar and staff schedules.

We prefer candidates deeply committed to making a difference in a youths life and have experience in the Human Services or Mental Health field.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related human services field and two years post degree direct experience with child/adolescent mental health population or unrelated degree and four years post degree direct experience
  • Prefer Master’s degree in human services field and one year of post graduate experience with the population served and must possess a minimum of one year direct service with clients/families in a similar setting.
  • Minimum of one year supervisory/management experience preferred.
  • Meet criteria for a Qualified Mental Health Professional based on education and experience.
  • Requires knowledge and the ability to practically implement mental health regulations.
  • Must be culturally sensitive to children and families and support cultural diversity throughout the program.
  • Requires effective communication, decision making, analytical, interpersonal, leadership, and professionalism skills and abilities.
  • Must be able to physically restrain a child.
  • Must have basic computer and math skills.
  • Must have valid driver’s license.
  • Must submit to and pass pre-employment drug screening, criminal, HCPR and driving checks.

Hope Center for Children
Director of Programs
Posted: January 31, 2018

Qualifications: Master degree in social work or related field with at least ten years of experience working in the child welfare arena, including a minimum of three years of experience supervising residential care. Teaching Family Model (TFA) experience preferred; licensure preferred. A minimum of five years in a supervisory role required with seven or more preferred.
Principle Responsibilities: The Director of Programs oversees all aspects of quality implementation, compliance and risk management for all programs and client services, through oversight of program systems, standards and remaining knowledgeable of industry trends and changes.
Scope: This salaried, exempt position has responsibilities which include but are not limited to ensuring program operated are high quality and client centered, ensuring compliance with organization policies and procedures, the Council on Accreditation, the Teaching Family Association, and all legal, contract or other regulatory standards. Serves in a leadership role internally and externally to keep HCFC abreast on best practices, trends and changes related to our field; recommending and implementing changes as needed in keeping with this knowledge, and ensuring submission with all grant and contract reports.
Position Responsibilities:
1. OVERSIGHT OF ALL PROGRAMS
 Provides oversight related to the implementation of all programs, according to program best practices (i.e., Teaching-Family Model, Triple P, etc.).
 Works with the finance arm to ensure proper implementation of the program budget and to help project future program needs.
 Serves as the HIPAA compliance officer organization wide.
 Ensures implementation of all COA and other contract standards for all programs.
 Creates and oversees the HCFC Training Plan in keeping with HCFC policies, COA standards, and response to program needs.
 Keeps a grant report calendar and ensures completion of all grant reports. Provides the information to accounting for the budget file and works with accounting to ensure appropriate budget reports are submitted.
 Ensures that documentation meets legal, contract and organization standards through the implementation of supervisory oversight and the PQI plan and procedures.
2. IMPLEMENTATION OF EVIDENCE BASED/INFORMED PRACTICES
 Oversees TFA implementation through work with the Teaching Family Association and through the HCFC TFA systems coordinator.
 Ensures all TFA reports are submitted and ensures compliance with TFA standards.
 Serves as or appoints a person to serve as the organization’s TFA liaison and TFA reviewer.
 Ensures key monthly systems that make sure consultation and evaluation systems are happening per policies and with quality.
 Assesses current training systems to determine effective methods to refresh training constantly, especially in the first year for family teachers.
 Networks as appropriate with leaders in the field, remaining abreast of new research and practices to continue ensuing high quality services.
 Develops efficiencies and methods for moving forward these practices in a way that are both cost effective for HCFC and that advance the field locally and nationally.
 Remains abreast of COA changes and updates and implements program related changes in policies and practices at HCFC on an ongoing basis (all practices except administrative).
3. SUPERVISION OF PROGRAM SUPERVISORS
 Directly supervises the program managers to ensure proper implementation of the duties under number one above; ensures staff support, training, recruitment and supervision that is in compliance with COA and other standards.
 Ensures adequate on-call support, updates and sets the calendar and serves as part of the on-call rotation.
 Ensures that necessary PQI and risk management functions are implemented by these two supervised positions.
 Implements consultation and evaluation systems through oversight of these two supervisors.
4. PARTNERSHIP AND MISSION MOBILIZATION
 Represents the organization at community and leadership events and ensures representation from the program team (self or others) at the majority of local issue appropriate events and state child welfare events.
 Ensures linkage with similar organizations to prevent duplication of services and to ensure full connection to resources for clients.
 Participates and take leadership roles in PAFCAF association and other initiatives as appropriate.
5. RISK MANAGEMENT & PERFORMANCE AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT
 Oversees the Programs Quality Assurance and Improvement Team, ensuring implementation of the HCFC PQI ensures follow up from client record reviews and other data reviewed by the PQI committee as appropriate.
 Works with other senior staff, sometimes co-leading quality assurance and improvement meetings to make sure that data is useful and informs program work.
 Ensures client record compliance.
 Ensures that programs are regularly collecting data as prescribed in policies, procedures, the PQI plan and outlined in data sheets.
 Serves as a member of the organization’s Performance and Quality Improvement team.
 Identifies areas of program risk and ensures implementation of systems that manage this risk; discusses these regularly with the PQI and QA/QI committees
Positions Supervised: Community Based Programs Manager, Residential Programs Manager, TFA Systems Coordinator, & TFA Consultant
Knowledge, Skill and Experience Required: Must be highly professional and knowledgeable in the child welfare field, particularly residential care; must be well organized and able to work with a variety of people. S/he must be able to think critically and use good judgment in decision making; must be able to motivate others and facilitate change; must have strong commitment to quality services with keen sense of accountability to those we serve; must have strong relational skills; s/he must be a team player and must have strong communication skills, both verbal and written. Must be able to forge mutually respectful relationships while ensuring compliance with policies. Must know how to balance accountability with motivating people to get the work done.

Contact: Whitney Wright wwright@hopecfc.org

Hope Center for Children
Empowering Families Case Manager
Posted: January 31, 2018

Master’s-Level Community-Based Case Manager

Qualifications

  • Master’s in Social Work, Counseling, or a related field (psychology, criminal justice, or education) + 3 years of related experience
  • Experience in writing/implementing care plans & case management
  • Driver License and “clean” driving record

Scheduling

  • Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. + with potential to work on-call, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week in the Empowering Families department

Requirements

  • Use of personal vehicle, with mileage reimbursements, for regular visits to family homes
  • Monitoring family crises and evaluates goals progress
  • Reviewing and revising family care plans and maintains Central Files on each
  • Regular communication with assigned family service providers and informal supports to form clearly-defined goals
  • Facilitating opening and closing of cases, as well as transitions of cases to ongoing care plans, using family-specific resources to do so
  • Facilitating and coordinating care meetings for families
  • Identifying and referring families to appropriate community resources
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office programs, as well as Internet literacy
  • Willingness to work professionally as a part of a team, and to feedback from Supervisor(s)
  • Punctuality in completing assigned tasks, and a desire to improve individual strengths, as well as in areas that require more development
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills for timely paperwork and reporting completion, sometimes via web-based portals
  • All other duties as assigned, in alignment with SAFY, Medicaid, DSS, State and federal laws, and HCFC policies and procedures

Contact: Whitney Wright wwright@hopecfc.org

 

 

 

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Psychologist / Therapist Positions

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Methodist Home for Children
Day Treatment Therapist – Jasckonville, NC
Posted: May 2, 2018

Methodist Home for Children offers day treatment services to youth, ages 8 to 18, who are diagnosed with mental illness/severe emotional disorders and underlying developmental disabilities. These youth are residents in the Jacksonville area, living in their home, in foster care or in MHC’s Level III group home for dually diagnosed teens (ages 8 to 18).

We are currently seeking a Day Treatment/Outpatient Therapist to provide individual, group, and family therapy sessions as part of the Day Treatment Program and Residential Programs.

Qualifications:
ο Master’s Degree in a human services field from an accredited and approved college or university.
ο Licensed by the relevant North Carolina State Board (LPC or LCSW).
ο Two (2) years of experience providing therapeutic services to client population.

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

Methodist Home for Children
Assessment Center Psychologist- Butner, NC
Updated: May 2, 2018

MHC is seeking an Assessment Center Psychologist to provide clinical oversight for assigned cases at our juvenile assessment & crisis center in Butner. The Center serves youth with histories of mental illness, neglect, trauma, or substance abuse. Referred by juvenile court counselors, youth receive comprehensive testing and observation under the supervision of the Psychologist and licensed clinical case managers.

Qualifications:
ο Doctorate Degree
ο Current license with NC Psychology Board
ο Experience in diagnosing, treating and evaluating the effectiveness of treatment of the client population served
ο Advanced writing, editing, and presentation skills

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

 

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.

 

 


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