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Location:  Pinetta, FL

SUMMARY

The primary role of the Residential Child Care Specialist/Houseparent (RCCS) is to oversee the day-to-day care and supervision of the resident children assigned to his/her cottage. The Residential Child Care Specialist/Houseparent is responsible for monitoring all the aspects of daily cottage life and is, in essence, a primary caring person for the child/youth during his/her stay at the Florida United Methodist Children's Home.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

    Minimum age requirement – 21 years-old

    High School Diploma or equivalent required

    Bachelor’s degree preferred

    Experience with at risk youth in a residential setting preferred

    QUALIFICATIONS

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Ability to effectively work with youth whose behaviors reflect that of trauma related experiences

    Willingness to actively engage/interact with children and youth

    Possess strong communication skills including accurate and detailed writing abilities for case notes to meet all Medicaid and billing requirements

    Demonstrate high personal standards that serve as a model for youth

    Ability to work effectively with co-workers to support and implement the Teaching Family Model of Care and holistic program philosophy

    Ability to work with the Treatment Team to make decisions on issues related to the residents

    Ability to set appropriate limits and boundaries with clients

    Ability to appropriately handle confidential issues

    Must have the energy and flexibility to meet the changing needs of children/youth

    Ability to follow directions from direct supervisor

    Ability to handle multiple tasks and make sound decisions, evidencing good judgement

    Ability to observe individuals and report accurate findings

    Ability to handle emergencies and follow appropriate protocols

    Ability to intervene to protect a client

    Ability to build trusting relationships with clients and effectively engage clients from diverse cultures

    Must have sensitivity to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics


    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

    Valid Florida or Georgia Driver's License, based on applicant’s residence (with passenger endorsement).

    The RCCS is responsible for completion of required trainings and certifications within the first 90 days of employment or as required by regulation


    PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Know, understand and carry out agency policies and procedures in the cottage and on-campus as dictated by the Policy and Procedures Manual and assigned supervisor

    Follow supervisor directives to where they are needed in the Residential Care programs.

    Responsible for creating an atmosphere conducive to growth and development of the children/youth of his/her cottage as individuals and as a cottage group, as well as contributing to a positive milieu in the cottage that includes all residents and staff

    Assist the children/youth in their cottage and in their adjustment to group living without weakening their ties to their natural families or significant others in the child/youth's life

    Introduce and familiarize residents with various campus departments and personnel as it relates to holistic approach to treatment. They will encourage residents to consistently attend and positively participate in activities provided by chapel, educational and recreational staff

    Maintain the cottage, its furnishings, and its grounds. This includes daily cleaning and supervision residents when they do chores, and modeling the completion of chores with them.

    Plan and provide for the transportation for children/youth in their cottage to various functions and activities that may include, but not limited to, special earned outings, school functions, medical appointments, etc. This requires appropriate notification and documentation

    Provide for the nutritional needs of the children/youth in his/her cottage including the preparation of meals according to approved commissary menu, along with implementation and all necessary documents with the menus and commissary

    Responsible for providing for the health and clothing needs of each resident in the cottage. This includes over the counter medications, proper documentation (as assigned) of medication. Clothing needs are to be communicated through the clothing room and purchase order if required

    Conduct oneself as a “role model” for children; establish and maintain professional boundaries with children/youth in the cottage; provide appropriate direction for children/youth in their daily routines; give children and youth positive reinforcement as appropriate

    Attend and actively participate in staff meetings and/or training as required

    Maintain the order, safety, cleanliness of the facility, housekeeping and adequate supervision of residents at all times.

    Ensure maintenance issues are communicated to the appropriate people timely and follow up if there is a delay in completion. They maintain all necessary maintenance documentation.

    Provide Behavioral Health Overlay Services (BHOS) to clients under the direction and supervision of the Clinical Coordinator, of Emergency Shelter and/or Therapeutic Group Home

    Responsible for documentation according to agency policy, i.e. daily progress notes, incident reports, e-mail communication and is familiar with the computer resources in the staff office

    Efficiently administer and document medications as prescribed to children/youth in cottages

    Implement the Teaching Family Model of care and record behaviors through point sheets, BHOS, communication logs, and provide reinforces at appropriate times

    Support the clinical work the therapists are providing with the residents through interacting with residents in a manner that supports their clinical goals


SECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Consistently attend Sunday and Wednesday Chapel/weekly Bible Study services with residents

    Participate in team meetings

    Responsible for assisting in the accumulation of data and the formulation of service plans for the Model of Care

    Responsible for monitoring and supporting auxiliary services (recreational, religious, counseling, etc.) rendered to the child

    Participate in in-service training that is required by regulatory entities and as assigned by the Team Leader


    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

    This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Applicants: Do you believe that every child deserves a healthy, happy, nurturing environment in which to grow? Are you a service oriented individual willing to dedicate your career to enriching the lives of children and families? If so, view our open positions and apply to become a member of our team. Please click on the position you are interested in at https://www.fumch.org/about-fumch/employment/ and submit your resume and application Or send your resume and cover letter to Lynda Longson, Recruiter with the job title listed in the subject line – mention CFEC.org job posting . If you have questions call 386.668.4774, Ext. 2613

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Applicants: Do you believe that every child deserves a healthy, happy, nurturing environment in which to grow? Are you a service oriented individual willing to dedicate your career to enriching the lives of children and families? If so, view our open positions and apply to become a member of our team. Please click on the position you are interested in at https://www.fumch.org/about-fumch/employment/ and submit your resume and application Or send your resume and cover letter to Lynda Longson, Recruiter with the job title listed in the subject line – mention CFEC.org job posting . If you have questions call 386.668.4774, Ext. 2613

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321-319-6218
850 E. Altamonte Drive Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Altamonte Springs
32701
Florida United Methodist Children's Home
9598
07-16-2020
2020-09-14 00:00:00
Central Florida
Pinetta, FL
Florida
The primary role of the Residential Child Care Specialist/Houseparent (RCCS) is to oversee the day-to-day care and supervision of the resident children assigned to his/her cottage.
Florida United Methodist Children's Home