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Residential Child Care Specialists/Houseparent (RCCS)
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, the 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 for this position: 21 years of age
High School Diploma or equivalent required, Bachelor’s degree preferred
Experience with at risk youth in a residential setting preferred
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.
Married House Parent employees working as a couple may have no more than 2 children/dependents residing with them and the room arrangements must be considered appropriate given the age and gender of the children within the limited rooms available for staff and children in the cottage.
Because of FUMCH’s parent model for residential care, married House Parent couples are hired as a team. Although House Parents may be hired as a couple, there may be times where one or both will have to work independently as business needs dictate, e.g., when one spouse is sick or unavailable to work, etc. House Parents hired as a couple work and reside in the same cottage.
A single House Parent employee may have 1 child/dependent residing with them. A single House Parent will be paired with another single House Parent to work in a cottage and will not share quarters with anyone while on shift.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with co-workers to support and implement the Teaching Family Model of Care and holistic program philosophy
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with youth
High personal values and standards that serve as model for youth
Demonstrated ability to work with the Treatment Team to make decisions on issues related to the resident/residents in the cottage you are assigned
Must have sensitivity to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid Florida Driver's License (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
Marriage License for employees working as married House Parent couples
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
Create an atmosphere conducive to growth and development of the children/youth of his/her cottage as individuals and as a cottage group.
Assist the children/youth in his/her cottage in their adjustment to group living without weakening their ties to their natural families or significant others in the child/youth's life
Maintain the cottage, its furnishings, and its grounds. This includes daily cleaning and supervision of residents when they do chores.
Plan and provide for the transportation for children/youth in his/her cottage to various functions and activities and maintaining all necessary maintenance documentation
Provide for the nutritional needs of the children/youth in his/her cottage including the preparation of meals, implementation and all necessary documents with the menus and commissary
Provide 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.
SECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Both RCCS (with spouse) consistently attend Sunday and Wednesday Chapel/weekly Bible Study services with residents
Participate in team meetings
Assist in the accumulation of data and the formulation of service plans for the Model of Care
Monitor 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
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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