Transitional Living Specialist
Methodist Home for Children - Raleigh, NC

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DESCRIPTION

Responsible for providing case management, vocational training, child and family team meeting coordination, planning and progress documentation, assessments, referral processes, mentoring, community advocacy, resourcing for juveniles seeking independent living and vocational opportunities, develop the transition plan during residential placement and facilitate and monitor the juvenile through aftercare services for up to 6 months post-placement.

DUTIES

1.Receive and review referral information and conduct interviews leading to the appropriate selection of candidates for admission.

2.Work closely with residential counselors to provide both daily and long term activity planning for youths and staff.

3.Access educational opportunities for youths online and through local trade and community college resources.

4.Facilitate the development and review of juveniles' service plans through coordination of child and family team meetings.

5.Create community involvement that provides mentors and apprenticeship opportunities leading to fulltime/part time employment for youths.

6.Assist the youth in developing a transition plan including but not limited to arrangements for education, employment and residence. Assist the youth in identifying and accessing resources to complete transition plan.

7. Drive agency vehicles for purpose of transporting youths and operating all facets of the treatment program. Transport youth for routine home activities, court appointments, medical appointments, family visits, other required appointments, and emergency situations.

8.Conduct frequent announced and unannounced visits to the youth's home during evening and weekend hours, depending upon the youths work schedule.

9.Maintain frequent telephone contacts with the youth.

10.Regularly seek consultation from appropriate supervisory staff, provide detailed information regarding significant issues affecting youth in care, and accept and implement feedback.

11.Work a flexible work schedule each month and other periods of coverage of the home as scheduled and on an as-needed or emergency basis.

12.Attend, and take advantage of, regularly scheduled in-service and specially scheduled training sessions. Take advantage of other professional growth opportunities. Maintain required certifications and re-certifications for job by participating in available training.

13.Work closely with the administrative staff to develop and maintain detailed case records in a systematic fashion. Ensures complete, accurate, and timely documentation of all treatment provided to the youth while in residency.

14.Send case files for quality assurance reviews and collects and reports additional information about the youth and/or family in a timely manner as requested by administrative staff.

15.Receive training in all aspects of the operation of the Transitional Living Program and provides direct care coverage (including overnights and weekends) when requested in cases of position vacancies or emergencies.

16.Work a flexible work schedule each month and other periods of coverage of the home as scheduled and on an as-needed or emergency basis.

17.Be accessible for all youth in the program.

18.Perform other duties as requested by the Residential Program Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge: Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university. Psychology, social work, or other human services degree preferred.

Experience: Two (2) years experience working with teen population. Residential programming experience working with at risk youth (or juvenile offenders) preferred.

Skills/Working Conditions:
  • Must maintain a valid Driver's License and an acceptable driving record.
  • Must be insurable by Methodist Home for Children's insurance carrier.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule and shifts including overnights, weekends, holidays, and extended periods of time.
  • Must successfully complete all phases of pre-service and on-going training, including, but not limited to, physical restraint training, First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions, and medication administration.
  • Must be able to work in high pressure, high stress environment.
  • Position may experience verbal and/or physical aggression from client population.
  • Possible exposure to infectious diseases.
Physical Requirements:
  • Must provide a negative drug screen result prior to employment.
  • Must pass a post-employment physical and TB test and on-going physical assessments as required.
  • Have the ability to perform physical demands associated with daily operational functions, property management, and client interactions, such as standing, bending, lifting, participation in physical activities, facility cleaning (interior and exterior) and maintenance, cooking, shopping, supplies inventory, and other rotating assignments.
  • Have the ability to comprehend and produce accurate program documentation, including, but not limited to, client treatment plans, progress summaries, manage financial/budget tasks, and community correspondence.
  • Have the ability to communicate professionally with consumers, including, but not limited to, parents, colleagues, and community service providers.
  • Have the ability to provide on-going visual and physical proximity supervision of clients.
  • Have the ability to participate in recreational activities with clients, including, but not limited to, arts, athletics, and outdoor activities.
  • Have the ability to drive a 12-passenger van to transport clients.
  • Have the ability to drive for agency related events during the day or night.
  • Regular attendance at primary worksite and agency related events.
  • Have the ability to work overtime.
1.Receive and review referral information and conduct interviews leading to the appropriate selection of candidates for admission.

2.Work closely with residential counselors to provide both daily and long term activity planning for youths and staff.

3.Access educational opportunities for youths online and through local trade and community college resources.

4.Facilitate the development and review of juveniles' service plans through coordination of child and family team meetings.

5.Create community involvement that provides mentors and apprenticeship opportunities leading to fulltime/part time employment for youths.

6.Assist the youth in developing a transition plan including but not limited to arrangements for education, employment and residence. Assist the youth in identifying and accessing resources to complete transition plan.

7. Drive agency vehicles for purpose of transporting youths and operating all facets of the treatment program. Transport youth for routine home activities, court appointments, medical appointments, family visits, other required appointments, and emergency situations.

8.Conduct frequent announced and unannounced visits to the youth's home during evening and weekend hours, depending upon the youths work schedule.

9.Maintain frequent telephone contacts with the youth.

10.Regularly seek consultation from appropriate supervisory staff, provide detailed information regarding significant issues affecting youth in care, and accept and implement feedback.

11.Work a flexible work schedule each month and other periods of coverage of the home as scheduled and on an as-needed or emergency basis.

12.Attend, and take advantage of, regularly scheduled in-service and specially scheduled training sessions. Take advantage of other professional growth opportunities. Maintain required certifications and re-certifications for job by participating in available training.

13.Work closely with the administrative staff to develop and maintain detailed case records in a systematic fashion. Ensures complete, accurate, and timely documentation of all treatment provided to the youth while in residency.

14.Send case files for quality assurance reviews and collects and reports additional information about the youth and/or family in a timely manner as requested by administrative staff.

15.Receive training in all aspects of the operation of the Transitional Living Program and provides direct care coverage (including overnights and weekends) when requested in cases of position vacancies or emergencies.

16.Work a flexible work schedule each month and other periods of coverage of the home as scheduled and on an as-needed or emergency basis.

17.Be accessible for all youth in the program.

18.Perform other duties as requested by the Residential Program Manager.

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