Coordinator of Juvenile Services | Agency-wide

 

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

Provide administrative and programmatic direction and supervision for the operation of assigned Methodist Home for Children (MHC) residential programs under the supervision of the Director of Residential Services. Responsibilities include program assessment, mentoring, training, consultation, and supervision for assigned residential programs.

MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Monitor and assure compliance with all licensure, accreditation, and contract provisions and standards. Provide on-call services and consultation to assigned programs. Provide multi-day on-site consultation, as well as on-site management training, including extensive travel and overnights. Serve as liaison with the North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (DJJDP), local mental health programs, and Departments of Social Services agencies. Host and facilitate effective community meetings with DJJDP, mental health and social services professionals, and other contracting agencies. Supervise the development plans and implementation of those plans for assigned residential programs. Supervise the delivery of training, consultation, and quality assurance services. Monitor the supervision of all assigned residential program staff. Supervise recruitment, selection, and staff development activities for all residential program staff, including hiring, evaluation, and dismissal decisions. Monitor budgets for the assigned residential programs and assure appropriate accounting and business practices. Provide verbal and written reports as required to the Director for Residential Services and/or Vice President of Program Services and to funding and referral sources. Develop and implement program operations procedures, goals, and tasks for all residential programs that meet or exceed statutory and accreditation standards. Provide direct care services as deemed necessary. Provide emergency interventions for programs with very short advance notice. Perform other duties as requested by the Director of Residential Services. Position supervises designated Program Managers/Directors of Residential Programs, Transitional Living Programs, and Assessment Centers.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge and Experience

A Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Education, or a related field from an accredited college or university. Master’s degree preferred.

Extensive experience in the administration and delivery of community-based residential programs for juveniles. Experience in implementing a cognitive/behavioral model of care. Additionally, preferred candidates are extremely flexible in their work hours so they can meet the needs of programs needing immediate assistance. This position requires skills in training, public speaking, computers, team building, hiring/dismissal, organization, and time management. This position seeks individuals who perform well under pressure.

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 work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends, and holidays.
  • Must successfully complete all phases of pre-service and on-going training, including, but not limited to, physical restraint training, First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions, and medication administration.
  • Must be able to work in occasionally high pressure, high stress environment.
  • Must be able to provide 24 hour on-call supervision, including weekends and holidays.
  • Computer literacy, advanced writing and editing skills, and organizational skills are essential.
  • High level of accuracy and detail orientation required.
  • Possible exposure to infectious diseases.
Physical Requirements
  • Must provide a negative drug screen result prior to employment.
  • Must pass a post-employment physical and TB test and on-going physical assessments as required.
  • 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 demonstrate organizational, management, and leadership skills.
  • Have the ability to generate multiple solutions to meet the changing needs of clients, staff, and communities.
  • 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, in both verbal and written formats, with consumers, including, but not limited to, parents, supervisees, 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 a 12-passenger van to transport clients.
  • Have the ability to drive for agency related events during the day or night.
  • Regular attendance at primary worksite and agency related events.
  • Have the ability to communicate professionally in both verbal and written formats with consumers, including, but not limited to, parents, colleagues, and community service providers.
  • Have the ability to be flexible and accurately re-prioritize agendas.
  • Have the ability to participate in extensive travel.
    Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Development Officer | Winston-Salem

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

As part of a growing development team, this candidate will coordinate fund development activities for the Methodist Home for Children in Western NC, specifically in the Triad/Asheville communities. Must be an independent self-starter with the creativity and talent for develop philanthropic giving and building a community network of supporters. Responsibilities include individual, church, corporate and foundation donor cultivation and solicitation, special event management, public speaking, and proposal writing.

MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Develop short and long-range fund development plans that support MHC’s values and mission. Provide energetic leadership to MHC’s greater fund development plan through direct solicitations and cultivation of annual and major gifts.
  2. Identify existing and new donors/prospects capable of making significant gifts to MHC. Develop strategies and implement programs to build the interest and engagement of annual and major donors. Schedule one-on-one meetings with donors/prospects and provide call reports and timely follow-up.
  3. Develop, manage and grow a diverse portfolio of individual, church, corporate, and foundation donors.
  4. Coordinate and support special awareness, cultivation, and engagement events for donors, church groups, businesses, and other MHC constituencies in the region. This includes public speaking about the mission and programs of MHC with corporate, church and community groups.
  5. Recruit and develop “charity of choice” partners where churches, organizations, and community groups select MHC to be the beneficiary of their fundraising / charitable giving efforts.
  6. Meet fundraising annual goals.
  7. Perform other related duties as requested by Vice President of Institutional Advancement.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge and Experience

Strong and demonstrated knowledge of philanthropic principles and applications. Demonstrated excellence in nonprofit fund development, relationship management and donor cultivation. Candidate must have demonstrated success in personally cultivating, soliciting and stewarding annual and major gifts and experience in executing a target-focused philanthropy plan. Strong background in entrepreneurial/pipeline building/development of donor base, time-management, planning, motivational, leadership and organizational skills. Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university required with at least three to five years of professional fundraising experience. Non-profit certification desired

Skills/Working Conditions
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills, excellent writing communication, public speaking/telephone skills, and organizational skills are essential.
  • Must be a self-motivated, results-oriented individual who works independently, without the need for day-to-day supervision.
  • Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Proficient in donor analysis, experience with data collecting, recording and reporting. DonorPerfect experience and moves management a plus.
  • Must maintain a valid Driver’s License, reliable transportation and acceptable driving record.
  • Must be insurable by Methodist Home for Children’s insurance carrier.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including some nights and weekends.
  • Possible exposure to infectious diseases.
Physical Requirements
  • Must provide a negative drug screen result prior to employment.
  • Have the ability to comprehend and produce accurate program documentation, including, but not limited to, donor documentation and community correspondence.
  • Have the ability to communicate professionally in both verbal and written formats with supporters, including, but not limited to, donors, corporations, foundations, churches, colleagues, and community service providers.
  • Have the ability to work independently as well as work with a team and adapt to diverse work environments.
  • Have the ability to participate in extensive travel.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Part-time Cook | Asheville

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

To plan and prepare nutritious meals and snacks for the children and staff of the Methodist Home for Children’s Assessment Center programs and to maintain a healthy kitchen environment.

MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Prepare nutritious meals for the Assessment Center facility.
  2. Have knowledge of basic nutrition requirements, which meet the USDA requirements for children.
  3. Have knowledge of meal patterns required by the North Carolina Child and Adult Care Food Program.
  4. Develop weekly menus that meet the requirements mentioned above.
  5. Maintain accurate records and documentation required by the N.C. Child and Adult Care Food Program.
  6. Work with an annual budget in ordering and maintaining food supplies and other related items.
  7. Be aware of cultural diversity within the centers and incorporate that same diversity in menu planning.
  8. Prepare special foods for special dietary needs of children in the center.
  9. Maintain a healthy kitchen environment and safe food service, according to the guidelines of the Department of Sanitation by:
  • Storing food properly.
  • Cooking food to proper temperature and maintaining proper food temperature when serving food to the classrooms.
  • Using proper sanitary requirements when cleaning dishes as well as cooking and serving utensils.
  • Cleaning the stove surfaces, countertops, and other kitchen surfaces daily.
  • Cleaning the refrigerator, freezer, icemaker, cabinets, and stove periodically to comply with health standards.

10.  Perform other duties as assigned and requested.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge and Experience

High School Education. Associates Degree in Food Services preferred.  At least one (1) year experience in food preparation for large groups and working under specific dietary guidelines.

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 work a flexible schedule and shifts including weekends, holidays, and extended periods of time.
  • Must successfully complete all phases of pre-service and on-going training, including, but not limited to, physical restraint training, First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions, 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
  • Must provide a negative drug screen result prior to employment.
  • Must pass a TB test.
  • Have the ability to perform physical demands associated with daily operational functions, property management, and food preparation, such as standing, bending, lifting, facility cleaning (interior and exterior) and maintenance, supplies inventory, and other rotating assignments.
  • Have the ability to comprehend and produce accurate program documentation, including, but not limited to, meal planning, information sharing, and record keeping.
  • Have the ability to communicate professionally in verbal and written formats with consumers, including, but not limited to parents, colleagues, and community service providers.
  • Regular attendance at primary worksite and agency related events.
  • Have the ability to work overtime.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Assessment Counselor Supervisor | Asheville, Winston-Salem

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

This position works alongside Assessment Counselors in a supervisory and direct care role and serves as a primary caregiver to youths being served by the Assessment Center.  The Assessment Counselor Supervisor position engages youth in a variety of activities designed to enhance the assessment process.

MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provide supervision of Assessment Counselors. This may include giving feedback, coaching, scheduling, training, annual reviews, testing, and support.
  2. Implement direct care services according to an individualized assessment process and consistent with the agency’s model of care.
  3. Engage youths in assessment activities ranging from academic and vocational topics to interpersonal skills and healthcare topics.
  4. Implement a non-punitive environment that motivates youths through the assessment process.
  5. Model appropriate moral, ethical, and professional values for youths, colleagues, and the community-at-large.
  6. Regularly seek consultation from appropriate supervisory staff, provide detailed information regarding significant issues affecting youth in care, and accept and implement feedback.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Actively monitor all aspects of the physical property. Maintain all property in clean, safe, attractive manner. Comply with guidelines for property maintenance and management.
  10. Drive agency vehicles for purpose of transporting youths and operating all facets of the treatment program. Transport youth for routine home activities, court appointments, medical appointments, family visits, other required appointments, and emergency situations.
  11. Provide assistance and support to other program staff in their job responsibilities.
  12. Attend, and take advantage of, regularly scheduled in-service 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.
  13. Perform other related duties as assigned by the Program Director.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Must be twenty-one (21) years of age;
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college, preferably in a human service discipline with one (1) year of human services experience,
  • or a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college in non-human service discipline with three (3) years of human services experience.
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 work a flexible schedule and shifts including weekends, holidays, and extended periods of time.
  • Must successfully complete all phases of pre-service and on-going training, including, but not limited to, physical restraint training, First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions, 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: 
  • Must provide a negative drug screen result prior to employment.
  • Must pass a post-employment physical and TB test and on-going physical assessments as required.
  • 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 a 12-passenger van to transport clients.
  • Have the ability to drive for agency related events during the day or night.
  • Regular attendance at primary worksite and agency related events.
  • Have the ability to work overtime.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Assessment Counselor | Asheville, Winston-Salem

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

This position serves as the primary caregiver to youths being served by the Assessment Center.  Assessment Counselors engage youth in a variety of activities designed to enhance the assessment process.

MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Implement direct care services according to an individualized assessment process and consistent with the agency’s model of care.
  2. Engage youths in assessment activities ranging from academic and vocational topics to interpersonal skills and healthcare topics.
  3. Implement a non-punitive environment that motivates youths through the assessment process.
  4. Model appropriate moral, ethical, and professional values for youths, colleagues, and the community-at-large.
  5. Regularly seek consultation from appropriate supervisory staff, provide detailed information regarding significant issues affecting youth in care, and accept and implement feedback.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Actively monitor all aspects of the physical property. Maintain all property in clean, safe, attractive manner. Comply with guidelines for property maintenance and management.
  9. Drive agency vehicles for purpose of transporting youths and operating all facets of the treatment program. Transport youth for routine home activities, court appointments, medical appointments, family visits, other required appointments, and emergency situations.
  10. Provide assistance and support to other program staff in their job responsibilities.
  11. Attend, and take advantage of, regularly scheduled in-service 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.
  12. Perform other related duties as assigned by the Director.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Must be twenty-one (21) years of age;
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college and one (1) year experience working with client population; or,
  • Associate Degree in related field and two (2) years’ experience working with client population; or,
  • High School Diploma and three (3) 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 Methodist Home for Children’s insurance carrier.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule and shifts including weekends, holidays, and extended periods of time.
  • Must successfully complete all phases of pre-service and on-going training, including, but not limited to, physical restraint training, First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions, 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: 
  • Must provide a negative drug screen result prior to employment.
  • Must pass a post-employment physical and TB test and on-going physical assessments as required.
  • 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 a 12-passenger van to transport clients.
  • Have the ability to drive for agency related events during the day or night.
  • Regular attendance at primary worksite and agency related events.
  • Have the ability to work overtime.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Early Childhood Teachers-Toddlers and Twos | Raleigh

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for assisting the Lead Teacher in providing a stimulating, nurturing, and child-centered educational environment. Positions are currently available in the following classrooms: Toddlers

MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Assist the Lead Teacher or Pod Leader in creating and maintaining a child-centered educational environment in accordance with the philosophy and policies of the program.
  2. Be familiar with and carry out on a daily basis the Core Values of Methodist Home for Children and the policies and procedures of the agency and the JordanCenter.
  3. Be familiar with and carry out on a daily basis the standards set forth by the Division of Child Development, Department of Sanitation, Infant Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS) or the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS).
  4. Maintain accurate classroom and children’s records.
  5. Regularly seek consultation from appropriate supervisory staff, provide detailed information regarding significant issues affecting youth in care, and accept and implement feedback.
  6. Facilitate communication between administration, staff, and families.
  7. Complete ongoing training and education requirements as directed by JordanCenter leadership.
  8. Perform other duties as assigned by the Age Level Coordinator and/or Associate Director.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge and Experience

Must have high school diploma or GED, Child Care Credentials, and an equivalent amount of relevant education.
Must have at least one (1) year of verifiable experience working with young children.

Skills/Working Conditions
  • May require a valid Driver’s License and an acceptable driving record.
  • Must be insurable by Methodist Home for Children’s insurance carrier.
  • Must successfully complete all phases of pre-service and on-going training, including, but not limited to, First Aid, Infant/Child CPR, and Universal Precautions.
  • Possible exposure to infectious diseases.
  • Some evening work hours.
Physical Requirements
  • Must provide a negative drug screen result prior to employment.
  • Must pass a TB test.
  • Have the ability to perform physical demands associated with daily operational functions, property management, and client interactions, such as standing, bending, lifting, facility cleaning (interior and exterior) and maintenance, supplies inventory, and other rotating assignments.
  • Will be required to lift and/or carry children, equipment and/or  program materials.
  • Have the ability to comprehend and produce accurate program documentation, including, but not limited to, lesson planning, information sharing, and record keeping.
  • Have the ability to communicate professionally in verbal and written formats 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 children.
  • Have the ability to physically participate in program activities with children, including, but not limited to, arts, athletic, and outdoor activities.
  • Regular attendance at primary worksite and agency related events.
  • Have the ability to work overtime.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Foster Care Specialist | Greenville

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

This is a home-based position serving youth and families in and around Raleigh, NC.

Ensure appropriate service provision for the identified needs of clients being served in agency foster and/or therapeutic foster families and in accordance with their service plans. Provide family-centered support and interventions for the assigned youth and foster and/or therapeutic foster families. Find permanent homes that best meet client needs in the shortest possible time and with the least amount of additional moves and losses possible.

MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. On-going assessment of strengths and needs of client, foster and/or therapeutic foster family, and family of origin with the cooperation and involvement of referring agency.
  2. Provide family-centered interventions to empower families to achieve agreed upon goals.
  3. Work cooperatively with client, foster and/or therapeutic foster family, and family of origin to fulfill service needs drawing upon church, community, and MHC services resources.
  4. Maintain an as-needed availability status to client families (24-hour on call responsibilities with back-up available).
  5. Advocate for client’s needs within Methodist Home for Children service system, as well as other service systems.
  6. Coordinate service delivery with other agencies involved with the client, e.g., schools, mental health, juvenile court, DSS, etc.
  7. Participate in pre-service and in-service training for foster and therapeutic parents and staff.
  8. Adhere to all licensing standards and mental health standards.
  9. Provide detailed, routine, and quality documentation of planning and service activities to assigned foster and therapeutic foster homes and on behalf of clients residing in assigned foster homes, including oversight of the accuracy, timeliness, and quality of Medicaid treatment notes prepared by therapeutic foster families.
  10. Participate in regular review, update and monitoring of client service plan.
  11. Limited provision of “wrap-around” services (home and community-based services, one-on-one client services, based on client’s individualized service plan).
  12. Perform other duties as requested by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in human services or related field from an accredited college or university.
Minimum of two (2) years post-graduate experience in program implementation and service delivery in human services; experience working with child and family issues preferred.

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 work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends, and holidays.
  • Must successfully complete all phases of  pre-service and on-going training, including, but not limited to, physical restraint training, First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions, and medication administration.
  • Must be able to work in occasionally high pressure, high stress environment.
  • Must be able to provide 24-hour on call supervision.
  • Possible exposure to infectious diseases.
Physical Requirements
  • Must provide a negative drug screen result prior to employment.
  • Must pass a post-employment physical and TB test and on-going physical assessments as required.
  • Have the ability to perform physical demands associated with daily operational functions and client interactions, such as walking, standing, bending, and lifting.
  • Have the ability to comprehend and produce accurate program documentation, including, but not limited to, foster parent and adoptive parent documentation, client documentation, and community correspondence.
  • Have the ability to communicate professionally in both verbal and written formats with consumers, including, but not limited to, parents, colleagues, and community service providers.
  • Have the ability to provide on-going visual and physical proximity observation of clients and adoptive families.
  • Have the ability to participate in extensive travel.
  • Have the ability to drive for agency related events during the day or night.
  • Regular attendance at primary worksite and agency related events.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Residential Technician | Jacksonville

 

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

The Residential Technician and Residential Assistant positions function as a part of the clinical team in a culturally sensitive Residential Treatment Level III setting. Staff provide the necessary supports to the clients of FACT who are dually diagnosed with a mental illness or severe emotional disturbance and co-occurring developmental disability. Service requires awake staff around the clock and supervision of the clients is continuous. Shift work is involved with the positions requiring an ability to work irregular and weekend schedules.
Shifts needed:  2pm-midnight and midnight-8am

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Accepts appropriate assignments to provide hands on support services to individuals in a residential setting as determined by the Program Manager, Clinical Director, Treatment Coordinator and/or treatment team. Performs client behavioral intervention, skills training, psycho-educational groups/supports and/or community inclusion services as assigned. Provide direct care services as needed. Follows Treatment and/or Person Centered Plan as developed and agreed upon by the Treatment Team, Referral Source, LME, Clinical Director, Parents/Guardian, and Client. Auditory and visual observations of clients’ behaviors and interpersonal interactions to report in the clients’ daily service notes and in the shift report. Completes documentation, incident reports and other data in accordance with established standards, in an accurate and timely manner. Provides accurate and pertinent information to the Treatment Coordinators, Program Facilitators and/or Program Manager that will be utilized in Treatment Team / CFT meetings. Attends supervision, staff development meetings, and training sessions as required. Maintains professional and therapeutic boundaries with individuals and families being served at all times. Provides intervention and support services in a manner that respects the individual, the clients’ rights, their safety, privacy, property, and therapeutic purposes. Demonstrates knowledge of the growth and developmental needs of the child and adolescent populations and is able to adapt interventions to meet the age-specific and disability-specific developmental needs of the clients. Maintains CPI (or approved equivalent of non-violent Crisis Prevention Intervention) techniques, CPR, First Aid and OSHA/Blood Borne Pathogen training on an annual basis. Accompanies clients into the community as requested. Assists in maintaining the general cleanliness and upkeep of the facilities and vehicles. Reports to supervisor any repairs of the facility or vehicles that are needed. Performs any other duties and/or tasks that may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge and Experience

High School Diploma or equivalent, and minimum of two (2) years of experience working with client population.

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 work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends, holidays, and extended periods of time.

• Must successfully complete all phases of pre-service and on-going training, including, but not limited to, physical restraint training, First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions, 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

• Must provide a negative drug screen result prior to employment.

• Must pass a post-employment physical and TB test and on-going physical assessments as required.

• 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 a van to transport clients.


Overnight Awake Staff | New Bern, Winston-Salem

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

The Overnight/Awake Personnel, under the direction of the Program Manager, with direct supervision as assigned, provides awake coverage of the Multipurpose Juvenile Home each night from approximately 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. to assure the security, health, and safety of staff and juvenile residents.

This is a part-time opportunity working two nights per week.

 

MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Continuously monitor the Multipurpose Juvenile Home (both the youths and the physical facility) during the night and brings any issues that need action (either immediately or at the end of the duty period) to the attention of the Resident Counselor on duty or other appropriate staff as directed.
  • Receive incoming phone or fax messages and take required action.
  • Complete a nightly report sheet and submit to the Program Manager or designee each morning.
  • Provide services listed under the Resident Counselor Job description when:  specifically requested by the Residential Program Manager or designee,  the Overnight Awake Personnel has the appropriate qualifications to carry out the responsibilities, and the Overnight Awake Personnel has received specific, appropriate training to allow the delivery of these services.
  • Provide transportation of juveniles as requested.
  • Regularly seek consultation from appropriate supervisory staff, provide detailed information regarding significant issues affecting youth in care, and accept and implement feedback.
  • Perform other related duties as requested by the Residential Program Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Must be twenty-one (21) years of age;  and,
  • High School Diploma and three (3) year experience working with client population preferred.

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 work a flexible schedule and shifts including overnights,  weekends, holidays, and extended periods of time.
  • Must successfully complete all phases of pre-service and on-going      training, including, but not limited to, physical restraint training, First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions, 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: 

  • Must provide a negative drug screen result prior to employment.
  • Must pass a post-employment physical and TB test and on-going physical assessments as required.
  • 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, 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 a 12-passenger van to transport clients.
  • Regular attendance at primary worksite and agency related events.
  • Have the ability to work overtime.

Resident Counselor | Franklin, Winston-Salem

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

The primary responsibility of the Resident Counselor 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

Implement direct treatment services according to an individualized service plan and consistent with the agency’s model of care. Teach youth a curriculum of skills, including social, self-help, independent living and academic skills. Develop, to the highest degree possible, a normalized family-style home environment providing counseling, concern, direction, assistance, and support for the youth in care. Develop and participate in creative activities for youths and staff. Model appropriate moral, ethical, and professional values for youths, colleagues, and the community-at-large. Regularly seek consultation from appropriate supervisory staff, provide detailed information regarding significant issues affecting youth in care, and accept and implement feedback. 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. 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. Actively monitor all aspects of the physical property. Maintain all property in clean, safe, attractive manner. Comply with guidelines for property maintenance and management. Drive agency vehicles for purpose of transporting youths and operating all facets of the treatment program. Transport youth for routine home activities, court appointments, medical appointments, family visits, other required appointments, and emergency situations. Provide assistance and support to other program staff in their job responsibilities. Work a flexible work schedule each month providing consecutive 24-hour per day or other periods of coverage of the home as scheduled and on an as-needed or emergency basis. Provide primary and supplemental coverage, as scheduled by administrators, for homes other than those primarily assigned. Attend, and take advantage of, regularly scheduled in-service 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. Perform other related duties as assigned by the Residential 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 three (3) 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 Methodist Home for Children’s 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 pre-service and on-going training, including, but not limited to, physical restraint training, First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions, 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

• Must provide a negative drug screen result prior to employment.
• Must pass a post-employment physical and TB test and on-going physical assessments as required.
• 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 a 12-passenger van to transport clients.
• Have the ability to drive for agency related events during the day or night.
• Regular attendance at primary worksite and agency related events.
• Have the ability to work overtime.