This position is will be responsible for all the case management responsibilities associated with the operation and supervision ofadolescent females and teen mothers in our Second Chance Home. The responsibilities required include, but are not limited toscreening, admissions, and discharge, room, board, and watchful oversight of the clients. This position must provide consistent, close supervision of the direct care staff/ liaisons working with the youth in the cooperatives. As the supervisor he/she must ensure compliance of all state, program and agency regulations, oversee the physical and safety maintenance of the homes, and coordinate community activities and resources (including volunteers) needed to provide quality care for youth in care. Quality care includes: MRO services, dental, physicals, school, court, recreational, family visits and all related services.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES :
- Provide consistent supervision to approximately 10-12 liaisons plus PRN staff working in the Home.
- Participates in the hiring, training, and on-going supervision of Cooperative Liaisons
- Monitors and signs time sheets of the liaisons and PRN staff within requirements of agency deadlines.
- Maintains accurate, up-to-date case records and other documentation according to established Agency, ORCC, OPM, GA Shines and GA Score, procedures and requirements.
- Provides consistent case management services to youth living in Cooperatives
- Has the ability to understand, communicate, and work effectively with youth in care with backgrounds of involving abuse, neglect, loss and trauma,
- Has the ability to set limits with youths while also professionally handling any negative reactions that might occur resulting from setting limits/ discipline.
- Presents deep interest in young people, as well as knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of adolescent development and behavior.
- Has a capacity to tolerate crisis situations and maintain flexibility- position will require 24-hour/7day a week availability
- Provides counseling to youth around day to day functioning while also working closely with the mental health provider to insure consistency and good coordination of services
- Screens, evaluates, and selects youth who are most likely to benefit from the program
- Is responsible for overseeing weekly Cooperative budgetary reports submitted by the liaisons and working with staff to stay within budgetary limits.
- Carries out agency policy and procedures effectively.
- Maintain and enhance skills and expertise through participation in professional organizations and staff development activities
- Assist Cooperative Program Manager in providing staff development and training to liaisons on on-going basis
- Complete Incident Reports (according to policy) within 24-hours
- Provide Independent Living (Transitional Living) services to youth 14-18
- Enforces all Child Caring Institution (ORCC), OPM, Kinney A and PEAS regulations
- Schedule may require some late night or weekend work to cover appointments with youth or staff, to participate in volunteer activities, or to handle any crises that might occur.
- Certification in Mindset Safety Intervention Training will be required to manage aggressive behavior
- All reports must be submitted within required timeframes of Families First as well as our regulating bodies: ORCC, DFACS, and OPM.
- Report all maintenance or other safety issues promptly and ensures staff submits a maintenance report to CFO on weekly basis
- Provides 24 hour coverage in Cooperative in emergency situations where normal staff coverage is issue
- Must become certified in CPR/First Aid
- Must respond appropriately to cultural differences among the Agencys service population
- Other duties as assigned
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.
- Masters Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field preferred.
- Licensure through GA Composite Boards of PC, SW and MFT highly preferred
- Proficient in Outlook and Microsoft Word
- Has good communication skills, written and verbal
- Has good customer service skills
- Functions as positive team member
- Clean Driving Record
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