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PURPOSE OF POSITION: To support and implement the policy and philosophy of the Agency and the program, to ensure that the therapeutic milieu is being actively pursued and the Youth are receiving appropriate therapy, to supervise the program environment and all related issues, i.e. cleanliness, use of space, and care of property, to participate in all supervision meetings appropriate to job function, to participate in the interviewing, hiring, training, and evaluation of program employees, to develop and supervise the budget and expenditures in Program based on the approved budget, to ensure that Staff are held accountable for their responsibilities.

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Schedule: Monday - Friday with a minimum of 2 nights per week until 9:00pm. On call 24 hours/day 7 days per week.

Medical, Dental, Vision, 403(B) Retirement Savings Plan, and much more.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

· Master’s Degree in psychology, social work, sociology, or an acceptable Human Services Degree as determined by DCFS rule 401.

· Experience managing individuals and teams

· Ability to work a minimum of two nights per week, until at least 9:00 p.m.

· Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team approach model.

· Experience in residential treatment.

· Ability to implement policies and procedures.

· A valid Illinois driver’s license, ability to drive a van, maintain a clear driving record, and retain driving approval through the Department of Children and Family Services.

· Regular and predictable attendance.

· Ability to work both independently and as an active team member.

· Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

· Maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences.

· Ability to maintain professional demeanor while exercising judgment and discretion in work.

· Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

· Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and professional journals. Ability to write reports and correspondence.

· Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as the ability to become proficient in other software packages and programs.

· Ability to maintain confidentiality.

· Ability to attend required Agency trainings (including CPR/ First Aid and Crisis Prevention Institute Training) and maintain necessary training compliance. Flexibility to attend daytime trainings or sessions outside of regularly scheduled hours.

· Promote, support and role model the use of Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) theory and practice for all co-workers in de-escalating situations.

· Commitment to the mission, values, and goals of the Agency.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

· Be responsible for the implementation of each Youth's Individual Treatment Plan.

· Be actively involved in all aspects of case management within the Program.

· Ensure education, employment and treatment goals are managed for each Youth.

· Supervise all Program communication, i.e., log entries, incident reports, phone and written communication to supervisors, and to external bodies, as appropriate.

· Supervise Staff and Youth.

· Assess Youth's placement and duration of stay in Mercy Home for Boys and Girls.

·  Be responsible for (or accessible to advise on) the use of de-escalation and behavior management techniques as outlined in CPI protocol.

· Participate in all meetings essential to job.

· Provide regular supervision to direct reports. Offer support and feedback, conduct performance evaluations and use progressive discipline when necessary.

· Facilitate weekly team meetings and program retreats

· Participate in home visits as necessary

· Conduct overnight walkthroughs as assigned

· Participate in school meetings and transportation as needed

· Facilitate treatment planning with outside agencies as required by youths’ treatment needs

· Participate in Admissions staffing

· Ensure cleanliness of program.

· Participate in the hiring, training and evaluations of the Staff for their program.

· Promote overall mission, value and goals of the Agency.

· Be responsible for the day to day budget of the program.

· Support the Continuous Quality Improvement process by leading projects within the program, as well as attending quarterly Youth Programs QI meetings.

· Be on call to Program 24 hours/7 days a week.

· Ability to be flexible with schedule in order to attend agency events and meet the needs of program.

· Employ all aspects of de-escalation and behavior management techniques as outlined in CPI protocol.

· Learn, align with, and execute the treatment philosophies, modalities and practices of the Agency.

PURPOSE OF POSITION: To support and implement the policy and philosophy of the Agency and the program, to ensure that the therapeutic milieu is being actively pursued and the Youth are receiving appropriate therapy, to supervise the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Salary

$54,000 - $64,785

Benefits

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Medical, Dental, Vision, 403(B) Retirement Savings Plan, and much more.

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Medical, Dental, Vision, 403(B) Retirement Savings Plan, and much more.

Location

On-site
1140 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607, USA

How to Apply

Email PDF or word document cover letter and resume.

Email PDF or word document cover letter and resume.

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