House Parent
Children's Home Society of Florida - Miami, FL

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Job Description
: PROGRAM NAME:
GRADE: A/B 16

OBJECTIVE: To provide a loving and nurturing environment to the clients in our care and prepare them for independent living, foster care, adoption or other permanent placement.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS MAY INCLUDE:
- Provide behavioral health overlay interventions to clients under the direction and supervision of clinical staff.
- Implement day treatment programs.
- Implement program rules and behavior modification program.
- Supervise and positively interact with children/youth.
- Engage in and supervise age appropriate play activities with children/youth.
- Direct children/youth in eating, resting and personal hygiene.
- Conduct oneself as a "role model" for children/youth; provide appropriate direction of children/youth in their daily routine; give children/youth positive reinforcement as appropriate.
- Participate in treatment planning process with clinical staff.
- Provide daily living skills and social skills as part of treatment.
- Conduct and document required fire drills.
- Dispense medication to children/youth as instructed.
- Provide first aid treatment as necessary.
- Maintain complete and accurate daily records and reports; document all BHOS interventions in a timely manner.
- Maintain company vehicle in clean condition and good repair.
- Maintain a safe and clean home environment.
- Maintain contact with case manager, therapist and Program Director to ensure client needs are met.
- Actively participate as contact for schools and teachers.
- Respond to special circumstances of clients which might necessitate medical or behavioral emergencies.
- Prepare meals utilizing provided menus.
- Participate in quality improvement process.
- May transport children/youth to school and medical appointments as necessary.
- May reconcile petty cash.
- Participate in the quality improvement process.

This list of essential functions is not intended to be exhaustive. Children's Home Society of Florida reserves the right to revise this job description as needed to comply with actual job requirements.

Required Qualifications:
- High School Diploma or GED equivalent
- Two years of work experience in a similar environment
- Florida Driver's License within 30 days from hire
Preferred Qualifications:

- Bachelor's Degree in Social Services, Psychology or related field - Previous experience working with emotionally disturbed children Skills: - Ability to set appropriate limits and boundaries with clients - Ability to effectively interact with children/youth - Ability to speak, read and write English at the high school level; ability to document BHOS interventions - Ability to work with minimum supervision - Basic First Aid & CPR skills
- Ability to transport clients
- Ability to observe individuals and report accurate findings
- Ability to build trusting relationships with clients/children/youth and effectively interact with clients from diverse cultures
- Ability to handle emergencies and life threatening situations effectively
- Ability to intervene decisively when necessary to protect client

Needed Physical Requirements: Sitting, Standing, Walking, Lifting, Carrying, Kneeling, Pushing/Pulling, Bending/Stooping, Reaching, Driving

Preferred Physical Requirements: Climbing, Crawling/Crouching

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