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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

Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home
Trainer/Evaluation Manager
Posted: June 26, 2017

We have an opening for a Trainer/Evaluation Manager. See below, and if you are interested in applying please notify Debbie Moore by Wednesday, June 28, at 4:30.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Technical knowledge and competence in the Teaching Family Model training, consultation, and evaluation systems is essential in order to provide pre-service and advanced training.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule which will include nights/occasional weekday or weekend overnight travel, and serving on Teaching Family and/or IARCA committees.
  • Responsible for coordinating and developing training for all IUMCH staff specific to their job responsibilities which includes: Teaching Family Model pre-service; advanced training workshops, CPI, First Aid/CPR, monthly in-service trainings for all Family Teachers in specialized areas based on the children served and to insure they meet training hours according to licensing requirements..
  • Responsible, as the primary evaluator for scheduling, coordinating, pre-evaluation training, professional midyear (professional), annual (certification), and follow-up (as necessary) evaluations in compliance with Teaching Family Association evaluation standards.

Education and/or Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in social work or a human service area of study from an accredited school and four (4) years of experience in the management or supervision of child care personnel and programs.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in social work or a human service area of study from an accredited school and four (4) years of experience in the management or supervision of child care personnel and programs.
  • A Master’s degree and five (5) years experience in implementing one of the Teaching Family Model training, consultation, or evaluation systems, along with strong clinical assessment skills is preferred.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to maintain objectivity, fairness, and consistency.
  • Able to perform job duties at a computer/desk for long periods of time, multi-task on several projects at the same time; prioritize demands and work under pressure to meet multiple demands and deadlines; communicate clearly, professionally, objectively, and effectively in verbal and written communication (including grammar and spelling).

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.

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.

Monument Academy
Manager of Student Life
Posted: May 17, 2016

Manager of Student Life

Job Description and Responsibilities

Unique opportunity to be founding Manager of Student Life at innovative charter boarding school targeting foster care youth

About Monument Academy

Working with the most at-risk adolescents and established on an innovative model integrating excellent academics with strength based practices, Monument Academy is a weekday boarding school that opened in the 2015-2016 school year with a 5th grade class of 40 students and is adding 40 additional students and 6th grade in 2016-17. The school is currently authorized to expand to 8th grade and maintains the goal of growing through high school so that students will graduate from Monument Academy. The mission of Monument Academy is to provide students, particularly those who have had or might have contact with the foster care system, with the requisite academic, social, emotional, and life skills to be successful in college, career, and community, and to create an outstanding school that attracts, supports, and retains exceptional and caring people. Monument Academy will fulfill its mission by providing stability, adult connection, high-quality academics, therapeutic support, and life skills for pre-teens and teens. Monument Academy graduates will be prepared for postsecondary education, on a career trajectory, and have the social, emotional, and self-care skills to maintain a healthy, connected, and economically self-supporting life.

About the Position:

As a member of the Operations Team, and working closely with the Residential and Student Life and extended day learning team, the Manager of Student Life will live on campus and implement and maintain a safe and nurturing home/residential environment for all Monument Academy students and staff. S/he will be responsible for supporting house parents with supervising students during morning and evening residential routines, residential or extended day group programming, and in their individual goals and interventions. The Manager of Student Life will collaborate closely with the Academic and Well Being teams to ensure students experience alignment across all areas of Monument Academy’s program. This work will include implementing or extending the appropriate sections of Monument Academy’s academic, social, emotional, and life skills curricula. The Manager’s responsibilities include overnight supervision and crisis management and s/he is therefore expected to reside in on campus housing when students are on property in the residential facilities. The Manager of Student Life will report to the Director of Operations.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Promote Monument Academy’s core values

Establish and maintain a safe, positive, nurturing residential environment for all students

Responsible for ensuring that policies and procedures are followed for evening emergencies that may arise

Support the Director of Student Culture and the Senior Residential Parent staff to ensure all assigned tasks within the student life and extended day program are implemented with fidelity including but not limited to the morning and evening residential routines, student goal setting, group programming, etc.

Manage the resources that Student Life homes require to operate successfully, including teaching materials, supplies, etc.

Serve as backup residential parent

Residential Parent and supervisor for students sleeping out of community

Communicate frequently with teachers and social workers to ensure alignment of student services and consistency in meeting unique needs of students

Engage families/guardians consistently and meaningfully through communication, collaborative planning/goal setting, and events hosted by the Student Life staff

Oversee and support activities and lessons during the residential portion of the day/ evening.

Manage documentation of implementation and monitoring of individual student interventions

Manage the coverage schedule when Residential parents and other evening staff are out

Coordinate with social workers and teachers to ensure seamless communication with families regarding student successes and challenges

Reside on school property and ensure the physical and emotional safety and security of students during the residential program and provide sleeping accommodations and supervision for students sleeping out of community

Model the highest behavior standards for students at all times as well as healthy lifestyle routines that include nutrition, hygiene, and proper sleep

Qualifications

The qualified applicant is deeply committed to the mission of Monument Academy and its integrated approach to supporting students. S/he is passionate about working with adolescents, particularly those who may require additional support to meet their unique educational and emotional needs. This individual believes that all children are capable of achieving at high levels and in the significance of making the connection between students’ aspirations for their lives and careers and their education. This person also understands and models that learning and setback are opportunities for growth for both students and adults. The qualified applicant will set an example as a continuous, open minded learner, devoted to evidence-based practices that promote student achievement and well-being. S/he will build trust and form deep relationships with all students and maintain patience and positivity when addressing challenges, particularly those of a behavioral nature.

Candidates should possess the following:

Character Traits and Values

Emotional self-regulation, patience, maturity, and humility

Honesty and integrity

Curiosity and creativity

Optimism and enthusiasm

Excellent people and customer service skills

Respect for staff, students, and families

Outstanding organizational skills with attention to detail

Ability and willingness to roll up sleeves and be flexible as school expands

Proactive and able to anticipate issues while being nimble and able to manage unanticipated events with thoughtfulness and grace

Ability to model and maintain consistent and high expectations during stressful conditions

Commitment to positive behavioral approaches

Experience, Credentials, and Skills

3-5 years of work experience as a direct service provider in a school setting or program that works directly with at-risk youth, preferably in an urban/diverse setting

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in social sciences or related fields, with training and experience in child and adolescent development and adult learning. (Students currently enrolled in graduate studies in a related field are highly encouraged to apply.)

Patience and emotional self-regulation combined with a relentless commitment to a positive culture for students and staff

Knowledge of research based interventions for common student behavioral challenges

Experience implementing and tracking student progress toward goals and/or the effectiveness of interventions

Strong written and verbal communication skills and an ability to tailor messaging given the target audience

Cultural competency and ability to connect with families/caregivers

Outstanding organizational skills and ability to prioritize, delegate, manage time

and tasks to meet deadlines

Experience with Positive Behavior Intervention Supports or the Teaching-Family Model a plus

Experience working with or knowledge of the foster care system a plus

Experience working with students with special needs and technical knowledge of special education policies a plus

Location: Washington, D.C.

Compensation:

Competitive compensation commensurate with experience, plus accommodations and meals. Monument Academy is committed to its policy of full inclusion and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or national and ethnic origin in hiring and employment, nor in the administration of its educational policies, or admissions policies.

To Apply:

Send an email with a resume and cover letter to communications@monumentacademydc.org

Adriel Foster Care
Foster Care Manager
Posted: May 5, 2016

Adriel is currently searching for a regional Foster Care Manager to oversee our Dublin, Ohio office in our Central region. The Foster Care Manager is responsible for the management, direction and supervision of the Adriel regional foster care network assigned; which includes recruitment, training, supervision and evaluation of foster care staff in accordance with the policies and practices of the organization, the ethical and social consciences of business and society and all applicable laws, regulations and administrative rulings associated with a non-profit organization.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position supervises consultants, case managers and licensing specialists.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Focus on recruitment and recommending foster care staff for employment, and when necessary, disciplinary action and/or termination.
  2. Work with the Director of Foster Care to assure the recruitment of foster homes in the community into which youth can be placed for basic and treatment foster care.
  3. Have a working knowledge of ODJFS rules and regulations.
  4. Assure that new and existing foster homes are licensed and re-licensed in accordance with ODJFS rules and standards.
  5. Assure that all foster care staff, foster caregivers (in this region) receive initial pre-service and ongoing in-service training in accordance with ODJFS, the Teaching Family Association standards, and any other applicable licensure boards.
  6. Assure the availability of foster homes to meet the needs of any mental health respites and juvenile court respite requests.
  7. Assure the development, implementation, delivery and documentation of a comprehensive service delivery system.
  8. Assure adequate documentation according to guidelines of the ODJFS, Adriel policies and procedures, ODMH, and COA.
  9. Assure appropriate documentation, admission, treatment and discharge of foster care youth.
  10. Assure foster homes meet or exceed standards set by licensing, accrediting and/or certification bodies.
  11. Assure office coverage and on-call responsibilities for foster care staff.
  12. Manage the budget.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field, LSW required, two to three years of experience in supervision and working within the foster care system; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

How to Apply:

Submit your resume to Jacquie Linville via email at careers@adriel.org. You can also apply online by visiting our website at www.adriel.org EOE

Boys Town Nevada
Family Home Program Consultant
Posted: Mar. 11, 2016

Family Home Program Consultant

Are you passionate about shaping the future of America’s Youth?

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.

Boys Town Nevada is seeking a Family Home Consultant. In this role, you will be responsible for supervising and overseeing the proper implementation of and compliance in the Family Home Program. You will:

  • Be responsible for youth in an assigned residential community as well as developing/supervising Family Teaching Couples and Assistant Family Teachers.
  • Be a support to develop and coach the Family Teaching Couples and Assistant Family Teachers through observations, feedback sessions, point card reviews, program reviews, medication log reviews, phone consultations and facilitation of staff meetings.
  • Assess progress and analyze results as well as identify problems and create solutions with the Family Teaching Couple and Assistant Family Teachers.
  • Interview youth upon arrival and create service plans specific to those youths and families.
  • Complete progress reports and summaries to document the progress and service until discharge or completion of program.
  • Document the youth progress by reviewing Motivation Systems, service plans, school and employment performance, family contact, agency requirements, and medical or psychological needs.
  • Coordinate with consumers including school teachers, parents, and agencies and keep them aware of the youth’s progress.
  • Encourage families to participate in service planning and build on the child and family strengths, culture and support systems.
  • Create a mutual partnership between the family members and Family Teachers by promoting good communication and encouraging collaboration.

You will not only oversee the home operations for program compliance, safety and budgets but also ensure licensing and accreditation standards are being met. As part of your role, you will support youth and family activities through event attendance to include athletics, school ceremonies, holidays, and extracurricular activities. As our Family Home Consultant, you will remain on call 24 X 7 for crisis intervention.

To apply go to: https://jobs.boystown.org/nevada If you have questions, please email april.brown@boystown.org

REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, OR SKILLS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Sciences, Human Services, or equivalent; Master’s degree preferred.
  • 1 to 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. Must meet auto insurance requirements established by Boys Town policy and/or State and Local laws and must provide own transportation (mileage reimbursed) to complete travel requirements of the job.
  • 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.

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. Please contact us at 1-877-639-6003 if you need an accommodation to complete the application process.

Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program.

Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home
Compliance & Quality Assurance Manager
Posted: Feb. 8, 2016

Summary: Quality Assurance/improvement, assures that Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home program and clinical staff are in compliance and adhere to standards of the Indiana Administrative Code, DCS Master Contract, Teaching Family Association, IARCCA and IUMCH policies/procedures, and outcomes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The program compliance & quality assurance specialist is expected to know and adhere to the Indiana Administrative Code, Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home policies and proce-dures, and Teaching Family Association Standards of Service, philosophies, and goals. Monitoring and reporting quality assurance/improvement and recommending corrective action throughout IUMCH’s residential programs and service delivery systems is the most important function.

Technical knowledgeable and competence in the Teaching Family Model training, consultation, and evaluation systems is essential in order to assist with pre-service, advanced training,

Education and/or Experience: Masters degree in Business Administration, Social Work, Counseling, Social Work Administration, or a related human service degree, from an accredited school, and two (2) years of experience in the management or supervision of child care personnel and program.;

Or;

A Bachelor’s degree in business, social work, or a human service area of study from an accredited school and four (4) years of experience in the management or supervision of child care personnel and programs

A Master’s degree and five (5) years experience in implementing one of the Teaching Family Model training, consulta-tion, or evaluation systems, along with strong clinical assessment skills is preferred.

Skills/Qualifications:

1. Able to work on projects independently.

2. Ability to develop and maintain relationships with all residential, clinical, and educational staff

3. Able to analyze and report compliance data

4. Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to maintain objectivity, fairness, and consistency.

5. Assertive, flexible, team-oriented, and able to maintain a high degree of confidentiality, credibility, objectivity, and dependability.

6. Have knowledge and operational knowledge, including the ability to develop Microsoft Office and Excel spread-sheets, charts, and graphs.

7. Adherence to the goals and practices of the Indiana United Methodist Children’s Homes mission.

8. Have sensitivity to the cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home youth.

9. Able to perform job duties at a computer/desk for long periods of time, multi-task on several projects at the same time; prioritize demands and work under pressure to meet multiple demands and deadlines; communicate clearly, pro-fessionally, objectively, and effectively in verbal and written communication (including grammar and spelling).

10. Must be able to work well with staff across all divisions, of IUMCH; with different cultural, social, and ethnic groups.

11. Must complete a physical examination and drug screen as well as all other pre-employment and annual require-ments.

12. Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Please contact:

Deborah Moore, Human Resource Manager
Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home

deborahm@iumch.org


 

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AGENCY:  ADRIEL, INC.
JOB POSITION:  Residential Manager

Adriel, Inc.is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Residential Manager.  This position will oversee the day-to-day operations of our 64-bed campus serving youth ages 6-21.  The Manager  directly supervises six house supervisors, is responsible for implementation of daily programming for youth, participates in quality improvement processes, and insures that staff are effectively utilizing the Teaching Family Model.  The Manager also interacts regularly with personnel working in our on-campus school and in our clinical therapy department.  A bachelor’s degree is required and Master’s preferred.  Experience working in a residential setting is critical.  For more information or to submit a resume, please contact careers@adriel.org or fax at 937-465-8690.

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AGENCY:  BARIUM SPRINGS HOME FOR CHILDREN
JOB POSITION:  Foster Care Supervisor

Barium Springs has an opening for a Foster Care Supervisor working out of our Statesville and Winston Salem Offices.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Provide oversight of foster care, IAFT and adoption programs in coordination with the Foster Care Director.  Ensures that all foster care, IAFT and adoption services are provided according to agency policies, licensing standards and accreditation criteria. Ensures that services are client and family centered.  Work in conjunction with the director to oversee the budget planning, implementation and management for the services. Ensures educational standards are met for each client. Provides case management and oversight of homes and placements, carries caseload as needed.

LCSW/LPC preferred in order to provide clinical treatment and counseling services for IAFT or assigned clients.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Ensures compliance with all regulatory, accreditation and funding source rules and regulations including state licensure, Medicaid, Council on Accreditation, and the Teaching-Family Association, IAFT or other chosen models of care.
  2. Responsible for working with the FC Director, Licensing and Recruiting Specialists and Care Coordinators in developing and implementing a comprehensive plan for recruiting, training, supervising and evaluating IAFT, foster and adoptive parents in the provision of treatment to clients.
  3. Provides consultation and oversight to foster, IAFT and adoptive homes as needed and responsible for administrative on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Complete all necessary tasks associated with supervision of homes and management of caseload.
  4. Responsible for supervision of Care Coordinators assigned to the Foster Care Department.  Coordinator must ensure that Foster Care-Care Coordinators are competent in all aspects of Foster Care-Care Coordinator job description.  Supervisor is responsible for hiring, training, and evaluating new and existing staff.
  5. Responsible for facilitating client admissions/discharges for the foster care, IAFT and adoption programs, ensuring all documentation is completed and families are evaluated thoroughly to make best placement decisions. Must respond in a timely manner for placements and build positive working relationship with referral sources
  6. Responsible for developing and operating all programs within approved budgets that enable the program to be self sustaining in conjunction with Director.
  7. Monitors program outcomes and success through a comprehensive Continuous Quality Improvement plan.
  8. 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, critical incident reports, staff supervision, and staff schedules. Responsible for ensuring all treatment/billing and authorization and reauthorization documentation is completed on time and accurate. Responsible for all program and treatment documentation completion and accuracy for assigned programs.
  9. Operates programs with family/client centered values. Through supervision of identified staff, evaluates clients, staff, treatment modalities, and physical environment to determine that all interventions throughout the milieu of treatment which could compromise the safety or health of clients are immediately identified, reported, and corrected.
  10. Participates in agency/department meetings, assists with agency planning and special events projects including development of new foster care and related programs, and represents the agency in appropriate community committees. Assists with development of Requests for proposals and program contracts and management of implementation of those contracts.
  11. LCSW/LPC – provide weekly clinical treatment and counseling services for IAFT clients. Provide individual and family therapy. Develop and implement thorough treatment plans and participate in child and family treatment team meetings and planning. Complete Comprehensive Clinical Assessments that are thorough and make appropriate recommendations.
  12. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

Education:

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 two year’s direct service with clients/families in a similar setting (one year if holding a Master’s Degree). Minimum of one year supervisory/management experience preferred.

Other Requirements:

  • Meet criteria for a Qualified Professional based on education and experience.
  • Requires knowledge and the ability to practically implement mental health regulations.
  • Must be a Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting trainer and experience in the implementation of the Teaching Family Model is preferred.
  • 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 a valid North Carolina’s Driver’s License.
  • Must submit to and pass pre-employment drug screening, criminal, HCPR and driving checks.

Please apply on our website at http://www.bariumsprings.org

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AGENCY:  BOYSTOWN
JOB:  
Research Scientist

WEBSITE: https://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BOYSTOWN&cws=1&rid=7905

http://jobs.boystown.org/

Research Scientist

Are you passionate about shaping the future of America’s Youth?

Boys Town- Omaha, NE. 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!

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Research Scientist leads the development, planning, and completion of research activities.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • D. in Psychology, Social Work, Education, or related field.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience, including design and implementation of research and evaluation in one or more of the following areas: education, child welfare, outcomes evaluation, criminal justice, family studies, or behavioral health care.
  • Experience publishing empirical research.
  • Available to travel.
  • Knowledge of research design, statistics, and relevant computer software.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements pertaining to youth care.
  • High level of professionalism and interpersonal skills. Excellent critical thinking, analytical, and problem solving skills.
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.
  • Ability to communicate with individuals at all levels in the organization and with external business contacts in an articulate, professional manner while maintaining necessary degree of confidentiality.
  • Ability to build and sustain successful, professional relationships.
  • Ability to translate complex data into understandable conclusions and recommendations.
  • Ability to work independently in a collaborative environment, meet deadlines, and multi-task while maintaining quality standards.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, knowledge, skills, and abilities required of individuals so classified.

Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status. Boys Town is also an equal employment opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities. Please contact us at 1-877-639-6003 if you need an accommodation to complete the application process.

Boys Town is an affirmative action employer and participates in the E-Verify program

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AGENCY:  CHILDREN’S BUREAU, INC.
JOB:  
Program Director

Career Opportunity Where You Can Strategically Make a Difference

Do you have a heart for abused and neglected children, and a passion for helping strengthen families? Are you a goal-oriented leader who is known for “planning the work and working the plan?” Are you known for your ability to execute and drive change?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, keep reading because we may have the perfect role for you as Director of Courage Center. At Children’s Bureau, our Vision is to develop a healthy family for every child, every day. If we are going to realize that Vision for the future, we need sharp, driven leaders who can take us there. If you think you may be up to the challenge of delivering on our mission to preserve and protect the future of Indiana’s children, then, read on to learn more about our Director position.

Job description

As our successful Courage Center Program Director you would provide program leadership and oversight to ensure positive client outcomes and effective fiscal performance. This Program Director will also be responsible for overseeing the unique Teaching Family Model as it is delivered to clients in a 24 hour secure residential setting. Specifically, you would be responsible for the following:

Leadership / Management (55 %)

  •  Provide the overall strategy and goals for the Program
  •  Ensure grantor / customer satisfaction
  •  Ensure staff are meeting work product expectations
  •  Hire, develop, hold accountable and if necessary, terminate Program staff
  •  Provide training, mentoring, coaching, and motivation to program staff regarding the Teaching Family Model and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Health intervention
  •  Oversee functions of the medical and licensed staff
  •  Oversee academic functions and needs of the program, including collaboration with IPS
  •  Periodically observe staff practice and provide direct consultation to program staff regarding compliance with Teaching Family Model principles
  •  Hold staff accountable to contractual service standards and ensure the processes and procedures are followed according to program standards
  •  Ensure program compliance with Teaching Family Model principles and accreditation expectations
  •  Mentor and coach staff through training, inspiration, motivation and encouragement
  •  Hold staff accountable to service standards and ensure the processes and procedures are followed according to program standards
  •  Respond to crisis calls from program staff
  •  Work within the structure of DCS Region and broker community

Relationship Development (25 %)

  •  Build and maintain a strong network of relationships– DCS, foster parents, mental health agencies, schools and community agencies
  •  Regularly collaborate and communicate to maintain and establish a strong referral network
  •  Deliver educational presentations throughout the community to support recruitment
  •  Proactively market and sell the program through one-on-one interactions

Financials (10 %)

  •  Responsible for billing, budgets and contractual relationships within the program

Reporting (10 %)

  •  Compile and analyze the data for recruitment and retention goals and outcomes
  •  Compile and report Teaching Family Model data/outcome expectations
  •  Maintain case and agency paperwork according to standards

Job requirements

What sets this Courage Center Program Directorship apart is the opportunity to join a successful organization with a remarkable160 year history of community leadership, while implementing a new and innovative clinical model. Our for-ward-thinking team is committed to excellence in all aspects of family and children’s services, making the work environ-ment ideal for those who can see the big picture and work a plan to get there.

To be successful in this role, you need to have the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities:

  •  A Master’s degree in social work or related field is required.
  •  Knowledge regarding Trauma Focused treatment
  •  Knowledge regarding the Teaching Family Model preferred but not required
  •  A valid driver’s license and proof of insurance
  •  First aid and CPR required, but can be obtained upon hire
  •  Knowledge of personal computers and mobile devices
  •  Expert technology skills with mastery of entire Microsoft Suite including Internet and email
  •  Clear, effective communications skills
  •  Knowledge of and adherence to current confidentiality practices
  •  Appreciation for and ability to respond to cultural differences

In terms of prior work experience, we prefer that you have worked in the field of adoption and/or child welfare.

Our ideal Director of the Courage Center Program would carry out their responsibilities while displaying the following key behavioral competencies:

  •  Ensure program and staff compliance with Teaching Family Model principles
  •  Strategic visioning, planning and results-orientation
  •  Personal accountability to pursue high standards focusing on meaningful outcomes to drive and implement neces-sary changes.
  •  Creation and maintenance of systems for talent management, fiscal accountability and relationship building
  •  Organizational discipline and execution
  •  Ability to quickly reprioritize tasks and address emergent situations

Company Overview

The Children’s Bureau is a well-established non-profit working on behalf of abused and neglected children and families in Indiana. Through our programs, we act as an advocate for all children and families, focusing on those that are at-risk. Currently, we provide child and family social services in 47 counties throughout Indiana to more than 43,000 children annually.

Joining the Children’s Bureau means more than getting a job. It’s a career move. We empower our Directors to lead and champion change within the organization in order to positively impact the lives of our clients. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package as well as flex scheduling to give you the support you need to grow with us.

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AGENCY:  HOPE CENTER FOR CHILDREN
JOB:  
Courage Center Program Director

Do you have a heart for abused and neglected children, and a passion for helping strengthen families? Are you a goal-oriented leader who is known for “planning the work and working the plan?” Are you known for your ability to execute and drive change?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, keep reading because we may have the perfect role for you as Direc-tor of Courage Center. At Children’s Bureau, our Vision is to develop a healthy family for every child, every day. If we are going to realize that Vision for the future, we need sharp, driven leaders who can take us there. If you think you may be up to the challenge of delivering on our mission to preserve and protect the future of Indiana’s children, then, read on to learn more about our Director position.

Job description

As our successful Courage Center Program Director you would provide program leadership and oversight to ensure positive client outcomes and effective fiscal performance. This Program Director will also be responsible for oversee-ing the unique Teaching Family Model as it is delivered to clients in a 24 hour secure residential setting. Specifically, you would be responsible for the following:

Leadership / Management (55 %)

 Provide the overall strategy and goals for the Program

 Ensure grantor / customer satisfaction

 Ensure staff are meeting work product expectations

 Hire, develop, hold accountable and if necessary, terminate Program staff

 Provide training, mentoring, coaching, and motivation to program staff regarding the Teaching Family Model and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Health intervention

 Oversee functions of the medical and licensed staff

 Oversee academic functions and needs of the program, including collaboration with IPS

 Periodically observe staff practice and provide direct consultation to program staff regarding compliance with Teaching Family Model principles

 Hold staff accountable to contractual service standards and ensure the processes and procedures are followed according to program standards

 Ensure program compliance with Teaching Family Model principles and accreditation expectations

 Mentor and coach staff through training, inspiration, motivation and encouragement

 Hold staff accountable to service standards and ensure the processes and procedures are followed according to program standards

 Respond to crisis calls from program staff

 Work within the structure of DCS Region and broker community

Relationship Development (25 %)

 Build and maintain a strong network of relationships– DCS, foster parents, mental health agencies, schools and community agencies

 Regularly collaborate and communicate to maintain and establish a strong referral network

 Deliver educational presentations throughout the community to support recruitment

 Proactively market and sell the program through one-on-one interactions

Financials (10 %)

 Responsible for billing, budgets and contractual relationships within the program

Reporting (10 %)

 Compile and analyze the data for recruitment and retention goals and outcomes

 Compile and report Teaching Family Model data/outcome expectations

 Maintain case and agency paperwork according to standards

Job requirements

What sets this Courage Center Program Directorship apart is the opportunity to join a successful organization with a remarkable160 year history of community leadership, while implementing a new and innovative clinical model. Our for-ward-thinking team is committed to excellence in all aspects of family and children’s services, making the work environ-ment ideal for those who can see the big picture and work a plan to get there.

To be successful in this role, you need to have the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities:

 A Master’s degree in social work or related field is required.

 Knowledge regarding Trauma Focused treatment

 Knowledge regarding the Teaching Family Model preferred but not required

 A valid driver’s license and proof of insurance

 First aid and CPR required, but can be obtained upon hire

 Knowledge of personal computers and mobile devices

 Expert technology skills with mastery of entire Microsoft Suite including Internet and email

 Clear, effective communications skills

 Knowledge of and adherence to current confidentiality practices

 Appreciation for and ability to respond to cultural differences

In terms of prior work experience, we prefer that you have worked in the field of adoption and/or child welfare.

Our ideal Director of the Courage Center Program would carry out their responsibilities while displaying the following key behavioral competencies:

 Ensure program and staff compliance with Teaching Family Model principles

 Strategic visioning, planning and results-orientation

 Personal accountability to pursue high standards focusing on meaningful outcomes to drive and implement neces-sary changes.

 Creation and maintenance of systems for talent management, fiscal accountability and relationship building

 Organizational discipline and execution

 Ability to quickly reprioritize tasks and address emergent situations

Company Overview

The Children’s Bureau is a well-established non-profit working on behalf of abused and neglected children and families in Indiana. Through our programs, we act as an advocate for all children and families, focusing on those that are at-risk. Currently, we provide child and family social services in 47 counties throughout Indiana to more than 43,000 children annually.

Joining the Children’s Bureau means more than getting a job. It’s a career move. We empower our Directors to lead and champion change within the organization in order to positively impact the lives of our clients. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package as well as flex scheduling to give you the support you need to grow with us.

Apply by visiting www.childrensbureau.org/careers

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AGENCY:  INDIANA UNITED METHODIST CHILDREN’S HOME
JOB:  Residential Supervisor/Consultant

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. In addition to the salary the residential supervisor/consultant is provided with a two bedroom, all utilities paid (except cable and internet) home. Must be able to work a flexible schedule which includes being “on-call” weekday nights 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.

Send resume and contact Bud Milner at: budm@iumch.org (765)482-5900, ext. 27

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AGENCY:  METHODIST HOME FOR CHILDREN
JOB: 
Program Coordinator – DJJDP; In-Home Services

Responsible for the supervision, administration and implementation of the assigned contracts, projects, and programs in an assigned geographical area.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: 1.      Responsible for the tasks and administration of an assigned area program with regard to day-to-day operations, fiscal management, program planning and development, and direct supervision of Family Preservation Specialists. 2.      Ensure the delivery of quality services and the compliance with all contractual obligations. 3.      Provide clinical supervision to Specialists. 4.      Provide on-the-job training and ongoing coaching for newly employed Specialists, in addition to formal training provided by the Agency.5.      Collaborate with contractual and referring agencies to ensure the ongoing coordination of services.6.      Provide backup for Specialists in the case of illness, leave, or other emergency to cover their cases by phone or in person as needed.  Be available or make arrangements for consultation/supervision 24 hours per day, seven days per week.7.      Provide a minimum of 1 hour per week of individual consultation/supervision to each assigned Specialist.8.      Provide direct family preservation interventions as needed.9.      Collect, screen and review Specialists’ case files, and maintain confidentiality and security of records.10.   Provide clinical consultation, as necessary, to other service areas in the assigned geographic area. Provide training to other agencies and organizations as needed.11.   Screen, assess, and provide services for private referral cases as needed.12.   Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of In-Home Services.

QUALIFICATIONS:            Knowledge:  Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate human service area.Experience:  At least two (2) years work clinically supervised experience in social work, counseling, or other relevant human services programs.

Skills/Working Conditions:

  • Must maintain a valid Driver’s License and an acceptable driving record.
  • Must be insurable by Methodist Home for Children’s insurance carrier.
  • Must be able to handle occasional high pressure and high stress as might be associated with project time lines.
  • Work hours may include some evening, weekend, and holidays.
  • Must be able to provide on-call coverage.
  • Computer literacy and organizational skills are essential.
  • Demonstrate excellence in working with multi-problem families.
  • Demonstrate a clear ability to manage administrative duties.
  • Demonstrate the ability to clinically supervise others using family crisis intervention, marital and family therapy modalities and family systems theory.

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AGENCY:  ST. ALOYSIUS
JOB:  Teaching-Family Model Consultant

Qualifications:·  Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field.  ·  At least five years’ experience working with severely emotionally disturbed children.  ·  Experience working in an evidence-based, best practice treatment modality  Preferred Experience ·  Two years of demonstrated successful experience providing consultation or training ·  Six months’ experience in a leadership/supervisory position Duties & Functions:

  • The Teaching Family Model (TFM) Consultant will provide training, direct consultation and certification evaluation to all direct line program staff at St. Aloysius Orphanage in order to insure that the Teaching Family Model philosophy is practiced effectively and with integrity to the standards of practice and ethics outlined by the Teaching Family Association.

 Essential Job Duties·  Provide verbal and written feedback to practitioners who work directly with clients·  Provide direct modeling and coaching to Education and Partial Hospitalization practitioners in real time·  Assist staff in developing intervention strategies to address client behavior·  Collaborate with Director of Training to provide pre-service and refresher training to staff·  Model professionalism in speech, conduct and interpersonal interactions at all times

  1.      Self-Awareness  a)     Respond appropriately to others  b)     Monitor/Assess performance of self and others to make improvements or take corrective action  c)     Maintain awareness of others’ reactions and understand why they react as they do
  2.      Judgment  a)     Consider outcomes of potential actions when choosing the most appropriate method   b)     Select and use training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new tasks  c)     Persuade others to change their mindset / behavior
  3.      Problem-Solving  a)     Identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions  b)     Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.  c)     Develop and utilize creative problem solving techniques
  4.      Verbal Communication  a)     Provide task instructions to staff  b)     Utilize excellent listening skills  c)     Communicate ideals effectively
  5.      Written Communication  a)     Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing; b)     Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand
  6.      Personal Conduct  a)     Seek opportunities to assist others;  b)     Manage time effectively ;  c)     Self-starter requiring minimal supervision

If you enjoy making a difference in the lives of children and their families, we encourage you to apply.  St. Aloysius Orphanage offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and opportunities that are challenging and rewarding.    

Please submit resumes to:

St. Aloysius Orphanage Attn: Human Resources4721 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Oh 45237FAX: 513-242-2845 or email jobs@staloysiuscincinnati.org    

St. Aloysius Orphanage is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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AGENCY:  TENNESSEE FAMILY SOLUTIONS
JOB POSITION: Administrative Position: Family Teacher Consultant

To provide current and ongoing consultation delivery services and input to the Family Teaching Couples/Family Teachers within the Teaching Family Model to individuals with severe Developmental Disabilities to help maintain and ensure certification within the Teaching Family Association (TFA).

Responsibilities:

  • Observes the Family Teaching Couples and all services and activities occurring in the FTC’s home as it relates to the process of consulting and preparing for certification within the TFM system.
  • May interface/network with families or other members of the individual’s support team within the homes and implements the agency Supervision Plan and/or other plans as it pertains to the homes.
  • Accountable for compliance with various federal and state regulations, TFS’ adaptation of the Teaching Family Model, and various TFS policies/procedures.
  • Attends meetings as required by the Operations Director and/or Director of TFM Implementation.
  • Behavior exhibits professional attitude, demeanor, and interpersonal skills required by position and company at all times.
  • In addition to Consultation, will become a Qualified TFA Trainer and Evaluator for Tennessee Family Solutions.
  • Complete Assigned Evaluations.
  • Train the TFM Pre-Service Class.
  • Maintain a TFA caseload as assigned per Operations Director and Director of TFM Implementation a minimal of 12 homes.
  • Other duty as assigned.

Position Qualifications:

  • Must have, at minimum, a high school diploma with some college completed with an emphasis in Psychology and/or Behavioral Sciences desired.
  • Minimum of one-two years of prior experience in a position of similar scope.
  • The ability to effectively communicate through verbal and written outlets with professionalism and dignity. May include the use of assisting devices to compensate as needed.
  • The ability to observe, ask questions, listen actively and give and accept feedback effectively.
  • Knowledge of computers, specifically Microsoft Word applications.
  • Flexibility in assigned working hours and duties.
  • Knowledge of the Teaching Family Model components, techniques, and language.
  • Time management and follow-up skills are essential with the ability to plan, organize and prioritize a large workload and the possibility of handling several tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to work autonomously.
  • A high energy level, adaptability, assertiveness, patience and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Able to manage conflict and provide solutions to resolve conflicts.
  • Operation of a motor vehicle is required which includes a current, valid Tennessee driver’s license and applicable automobile insurance. Must also be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.

Physical Demands:

  • Frequent standing, lifting, bending, kneeling, stooping, reaching, blocking, grabbing.
  • Ability to lift at least one-fourth of own body weight unassisted.
  • Ability to perform unassisted transfers of disabled adults with adaptive equipment (gait/lift belts, Hoyer lifts, etc.).

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AGENCY:  VIRGINIA HOME FOR BOYS & GIRLS
JOB POSITION: Assistant Director of Group Care Services

Are you a dedicated, passionate and innovative leader who values teamwork, ownership, accountability and quality? Are you an experienced problem solver who can inspire and support others to do their best and be solution focused practitioners? Virginia Home for Boys and Girls might be the place for you.

VHBG is currently seeking an Assistant Director in the Group Care Services department responsible for the management and leadership of our group home practitioners in providing quality services to at-risk youth ages 11-21 in compliance to the evidence-based Teaching Family Model. The Director will work with the Assistant Director to oversee the administration, management and operation of the program and staff. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervising the Senior Teaching Parents, overseeing the recruitment and selection of staff, and providing direct supervision to staff.
  • Implementing agency policies and procedures, and adhering to mandates and regulations regarding the care, upkeep and safety of the group homes.
  • Collaborating with agency departments to meet program goals and objectives.
  • Ensuring that records are accurate and complete in compliance with city, state, & agency regulations, and overseeing program quality and evaluation.
  • Enhancing existing services, and developing new treatment components to meet client needs.

Qualifications/Experience:

Preferred:

  • Master’s degree in social work, psychology or counseling and combination of two years professional experience with children, in a children’s residential facility and in administration or supervision;
  • A baccalaureate degree in social work, psychology or counseling and combination of two years professional experience with children, in a children’s residential facility and in administration or supervision; or

Minimum:

  • Any baccalaureate degree and a combination of two years professional experience with children, in a children’s residential facility and in administration or supervision
  • Must meet qualifications to be a Qualified Mental Health Professional;
  • Must have a Virginia Driver’s License with driving record in good standing.

Submit cover letter, including salary requirements, and resume to jobs@boysandgirlshome.org with subject line “Assistant Director.”  Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience; Benefits package is competitive. EOE www.boysandgirlshome.org.

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