Resident Counselor | Edenton, Goldsboro, Lumberton, Winston-Salem, Winton

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.

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Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Program Manager | Lumberton

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

The position is responsible for the on-site administration and supervision of program operations of the assigned group home(s). Responsibilities include programmatic supervision of the group home(s), as well as management of the homes’ budgets, staff, delivery of program services, coordination of volunteers, and relationships with service professionals, clients and their families, neighbors of the home and the general community.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide on-site administrative oversight to all residential and programmatic activities (including budgetary, property management, personnel, staffing, training and client service issues) connected with the group home(s). Provide on-site programmatic supervision to all home staff and 24-hour emergency supervision and/or back-up coverage for the group home staff to ensure delivery of appropriate client services. Ensure the delivery of direct treatment services according to an individualized service plan and consistent with agency’s model of care. Implement and oversee the delivery of a curriculum of skills, including social, self-help, independent living, and academic skills for the youth served in the home. 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 guide staff in providing creative activities for youths and staff. 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. Regularly seek consultation from appropriate supervisory staff and provide detailed information regarding significant issues affecting youth in care. Regularly seek consultation from appropriate supervisory staff and provide detailed information regarding significant staff issues, and accept and implement feedback. Work a flexible work schedule each month and other periods of coverage of the home as scheduled and on an as-needed or emergency basis. Ensure the performance of daily operational functions, such as facility cleaning (interior and exterior) and maintenance, cooking, shopping, supplies inventory, and other rotating assignments.Actively monitor all aspects of the physical property. Maintain all property in clean, safe, and attractive manner. Comply with guidelines for property maintenance and management.Coordinate with members of youth’s service team, including parent/guardian, to ensure the provision of services for clients that is consistent with their individual service plans. Establish and maintain positive and effective relationships with all program consumers, including but not limited to, youths, parents and families, school personnel, neighbors, referral agencies, administrators, etc.Participate in the development, implementation, and maintenance of quality improvement processes, including the collection of program reports, monitoring and outcome data. Maintain and ensure practice of current and relevant program service operational guidelines. Maintain program practices and operations to meet all applicable contractual and accreditation standards. Perform other duties as required or requested.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge and Experience

• Must be twenty-one (21) years of age;

• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college and three (3) years of experience working with client population; AND,

• Previous supervisory experience of residential direct care workers is preferred. Direct care experience with adolescents and their families also is 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.

• Primary work site is the group home.

• Must be able to provide 24-hour accessibility, including weekends and holidays.

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.

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Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Qualified Professional | Jacksonville

Jacksonville, NC

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

The Qualified Professional in the Day Treatment Program setting, provides direct professional treatment services to the children and adolescents served by FACT. Individuals served in the DTP range in age from 8 to 18 years and exhibit significant mental illness/severe emotional disturbance as well as co-occurring developmental disabilities. He/she will plan and provide psychoeducational groups in both the Day Treatment and Residential Treatment settings to facilitate the development of skills necessary to allow the individual child or adolescent to transition to – and function appropriately in – their home, school, and community. The Qualified Professional will provide other “Q” services within the Day Treatment and Residential programs as needed and will serve as a member of the multi-disciplinary treatment team.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

The Qualified Professional in the Day Treatment Program setting, provides direct professional treatment services to the children and adolescents served by FACT. Individuals served in the DTP range in age from 8 to 18 years and exhibit significant mental illness/severe emotional disturbance as well as co-occurring developmental disabilities. He/she will plan and provide psychoeducational groups in both the Day Treatment and Residential Treatment settings to facilitate the development of skills necessary to allow the individual child or adolescent to transition to – and function appropriately in – their home, school, and community. The Qualified Professional will provide other “Q” services within the Day Treatment and Residential programs as needed and will serve as a member of the multi-disciplinary treatment team.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge and Experience

• Bachelor’s Degree in a human service field with two (2) years of full-time, post-bachelor’s degree experience with the client population; or,

• Bachelor’s Degree in a field other than human services with four (4) years of full-time, post-bachelor’s degree experience with the client population; or,

• Master’s Degree in a human service field with one (1) year of full-time, post-graduate degree experience with the 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 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.

• Position will be supervised by a Qualified Professional and follow a written supervision agreement that is updated on an annual basis.

• 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, 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 van to transport clients.

• Regular attendance at primary worksite and agency related events.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled