Cooperative Coach
Families First - Atlanta, GA

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Job Description The Cooperative Coach renders direct RBWO services for adolescents under the supervision of the Residential Program Supervisor. This position will assist the Residential Program Supervisor with screening, admissions, and discharge of clients served at the Cooperatives. This position is responsible for the coaching, life skills training, and coordination of wrap around supports associated with the room, board, and watchful oversight of youth in the Cooperatives which will include, but not limited to, development of individual service plans; case management; service coordination; linkage to and tracking of health and education resources and services; identifying employment resources; completion of case notes; and data entry to the state of Georgia and Families First electronic clinical records system.

The incumbent will need to have an understanding of basic adolescent development and psychology (particularly at-risk youth and high risk youth). The incumbent must ensure compliance of state, program and agency regulations associated with providing case management services. Quality care includes: MRO services, dental, physicals, school, court, recreational, family visits, mentoring and all related services.

This position must be able to function as a positive team player and work in partnership with the other residential staff including liaisons, educational coaches, volunteers, and supervisory staff. This incumbent must provide excellent customer service when interacting with both internal and external providers and family members associated youth.

Candidates should upload resume and cover letter expressing interest in this position.

  • Maintains accurate, up-to-date case records and other documentation according to established requirements and procedures for CareLogic, ORCC, OPM, GA Score & GA Shines.
  • Provides consistent coaching/case management services to residents living in Cooperatives, including progress notes, coordinating services, etc.
  • Provides coaching to youth around day to day functioning while also working closely with the school officials; mental health provider, DFCS, Educational Coaches, other residential staff and youths family members to insure consistency and good coordination of services.
  • Coordinates and conducts all intakes including screening, evaluating, and recommending youth who are most likely to benefit from the program.
  • Develops all initial Individual Service Plans and coordinates required ISP Reviews.
  • Contact courts and other social service agencies regarding youths situation or for purpose of making interagency referrals.
  • Provide transportation, when necessary, for youth to attend scheduled appointments.
  • Make contact with school officials, doctors, dentists, and other community resources as required by the situation and schedule appointments as needed.
  • Monitors prescribed medications, doctors orders, refills, changes or discontinuation of medication.
  • Shares on call after hour responsibilities with Program Supervisor and manages the Program in the absence of the Program Supervisor.
  • Supervises student interns and monitors student progress.
  • Understanding that discharge begins on day one, develops, monitors and documents all discharge planning activities.
  • Assist with developing Behavior Intention Plans and assists Program Supervisors with implementing plan of corrections.
  • Reviews and approves psycho-educational groups.
  • Attend court appointments with youth.
  • Assist with conducting internal incident report follow up and restorative corrective actions.
  • Advocate on behalf of the youth regarding community based services, discharge planning, service planning, vocational/occupational opportunities, etc.
  • Act as the liaison between the youths assigned state worker, community counselor, teachers, etc. and Families First.
  • Certification in Mindset Safety Intervention Training to manage aggressive behavior (training provided by agency).
  • Must become certified in CPR/First Aid.
  • Accept responsibility for continuous professional development. Stay abreast of professional literature and development in order to enhance skills.
  • Incorporate the Families First Theory of Change in all service delivery responsibilities.

Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelors Degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or other related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years work experience with children and preferably teenagers.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively in a team setting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in Outlook and Microsoft Word and other Software Packages.
  • Responds appropriately to cultural differences among the Agencys service population.
  • Has the ability to understand, communicate, and work effectively with residents in care with backgrounds of involving abuse, neglect, loss and trauma.
  • Has the ability to set limits with residents while also professionally handling any negative reactions that might occur resulting from setting limits/ discipline.
  • Presents deep interest in young people, as well as an understanding of how to create positive youth development.
  • Maintain and enhance skills and expertise through participation in professional organizations and staff development activities.
  • Schedule is a salaried 40 hour work week. Position may require some evening or weekend work to cover appointments with youth.

Additional Information Families First provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship status, disability or any other legally protected status. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, training, termination, promotions, or any other condition of employment or career development.

If you are an individual with a disability and require accommodation to complete any part of the application process, are limited in ability, or unable to access or use the online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline at 404-853-2876 or email for assistance.

Families First is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to Affirmative Action and Workforce Diversity.

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