House Parents - Fort Lauderdale, FL

House Parents - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Posted: 8/8/2020 - 10:11 am

The House Parent(s) or Home Supervisor is a full-time or part-time live in position for adults 40 years or older. A couple serving as House Parents will be expected to be Full-Time live in adults. An adult serving as a Home Supervisor will be expected to live in home 3-4 days per week  alternating with another Home Supervisor.

Job Summary

The House Parent(s) or Home Supervisor is a full-time or part-time live in position for adults 40 years or older. A couple serving as House Parents will be expected to be Full-Time live in adults. An adult serving as a Home Supervisor will be expected to live in home 3-4 days per week  alternating with another Home Supervisor.

The general scope of responsibilities while employed as a House Parent or Home Supervisor for up to 4 youth between the ages of 12-17 is to provide a family like setting for youth that need nurturing, guidance, and accountability. House Parent(s) or Home Supervisors are tasked with ensuring the youth receive adequate personal care, healthy meals, academic support, recreational and socially appropriate activities and trauma-informed care.

One Hope United (OHU) Community Home Based Residential Program. House Parent(s) or Home Supervisors will be trained to use the Family Teaching Model, which is an evidenced based and trauma-informed approach. House Parent(s) or Home Supervisors are also responsible for reinforcing positive behavior of the youth, supervising and arranging activities to ensure the proper mental, physical, and social development support is provided, youth attend school regularly, and to provide an equitable and nurturing family style environment within the home.

House Parent(S) or Home Supervisors are individuals that are patient, confident, skilled at de-escalation techniques, nurturing, culturally competent and sensitive and have a flexible lifestyle to accommodate the needs of the program and youth. House Parent(s) or Home Supervisors will receive daily support to assist with the needs of the youth from a Clinical Therapist, Nurse, and Youth Care Worker.

Essential DutiesandResponsibilities

  • Providessupervision ofyouth in accordancewith OHU, Department of Children and Families (DCF) and ChildNet policies
  • Maintainsa therapeutichome environment. Interactions with all youth reflectastrengths-based, trauma-informed approach
  • Teaches, models, andparticipatesin individual andgroupinstruction, indailyliving,recreational activities,social skills,emotional regulation skills,and independentlivingskillsasprescribed byeach youth’sIndividual TreatmentPlan andtheOHU ResidentialProgram Plan
  • Continuallytrainsandmaintainscertification inthe implementation ofTherapeuticCrisisIntervention (TCI)orotherapproved behaviormodification program
  • FollowsOHU Residential Program Plan,including dailyschedule,administration ofexpectationsand associated consequences, andmental healthtreatmentofyouth inresidential care. House Parent(s) make adjustments to daily schedule as needed and that support a nurturing, educational and positive environment
  • Establish and sustain positive relationships with youth biological parents, social workers, counselors, child psychologists, teachers, mentors, and any members of the treatment team. The ability to successfully engage and interact with a diverse demographic is essential
  • Work collaboratively with a treatment team to provide quality services with the objective to exceed expected outcomes
  • Participates in weekly clinical, staff and Child and Family Team Meetings
  • Attendsprofessional development trainings,seminars,andconferencesasassigned bysupervisoryoradministrative staff
  • Transportsyouthandtheirfamiliestomandated court hearings,schoolappointments, doctorappointmentsorother caserelatedappointments
  • Completesall documentation requiredfortheposition in atimely and accuratemanner
  • Always maintains clientand program confidentialityto the highest standard
  • Maintainshighestethical standardsaligned with child welfare practices and National Association of Social Workers Ethics and Standards
  • Interact and intervene with youth with a strength-based approach
  • Serve asacentral point ofcommunicationsand coordination forallmental healthrelatedservices, treatment andcounseling needs of the youth
  • Regularlydiscussesprogresstowardgoalswith client and encouragesclient feedbackand clientownershipofoutcomes
  • Complete Admission Notes,Mental Health Assessments, Individual Treatment Plans,Individual Treatment Plan Reviews,Mental Health Reassessmentssignificant event reports andCourt Reportsforeach youthin thehome with accuracy and within therequiredtimeframes.
  • Monitorsclient progressand periodicallyreassessclient'slevel of functioningwithinrequiredtimeframe
  • Completes transition andaftercare asprescribedbythe DCFTransition/AftercareProtocol
  • Ensuresthereisamedical rule out ofsymptomsand coordinatesthe approach withmedical and other providersserving the client
  • RepresentsOHUat courthearings, meetings, Annual Case Reviews,Child and FamilyTeamMeetingsand anyother collaborative meetingson behalfofyouth and families
  • Adherestothe Family Teaching Model, which is TraumaInformed and Evidence Based Program
  • Treats all informationconcerning theprogramasconfidential

Qualifications

Education - BA in social work or related field

Experience - 3 yearsofrelated experience working in child welfare, juvenile justice or inner-city community youth organizations. 

Other - Valid driver’s li3 yearsofrelated experience working in child welfare, juvenile justice or inner-city community youth organizations. cense and acceptable driving record with OHU required levels of coverage for auto insurance

ONE HOPE UNITED VALUES

Do the Right Thing | We serve the best interest of our clients and staff. We act mindfully and responsibly, honoring our commitments. We’re willing to challenge the status quo. 

Fully Contribute | We bring our presence, passion, and ideas to every interaction, and we respect differing views and backgrounds so that others can do the same. 

Empower One Another |  We collaborate with, care for, and encourage each other toward greater impact, treating everyone with dignity and respect 

Turn Hope into Action | We believe in the resiliency of the human spirit. We advocate for those in need and do what it takes to build a better future for all. 

Seek Impact Every Day | We make things happen, and make them count. We leverage all our resources and make data-informed decisions for maximum, sustainable results.

Always Keep Improving | We pursue excellence in an atmosphere of innovation. We embrace change, take prudent risks, learn from failure, and recognize success.

We Invest in You!

  • Competitive pay and benefits
  • Tuition assistance up to $2500 per year
  • Generous vacation and PTO plans
  • Health, dental, vision, 403b Retirement, flexible spending accounts, Agency paid life and LTD, supplemental life insurance
  • Career ladders, professional development, and promotion opportunities
  • Leadership opportunities on site-based Center Management Teams

A Different Kind Of Employer - One Hope United is strong and ready to grow. Are you ready to grow with us?

  • 800 talented professionals strong, serving 10,000 children and families in Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Florida
  • Fiscally stable, $50 Million agency-- strong since 1895
  • Energetic leadership and a rich community of support

One Hope United does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. One Hope United is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.  One Hope United participates in e Verify.

Keywords:  "child welfare" "residential" "foster are" "DCF" "social worker" "adolescent" "behavioral health" "couples"

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