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Position Title: House Parent

Schedule: 7 Days On / 7 Days Off

Department: Direct Care

Supervisor: Program Director/Residential Supervisor(s)

FLSA Status: Full-Time, Exempt



Job Summary:  The House Parent will live in the residence with the children and will provide youth with a strong parental role model while implementing a professional family-style program that emphasizes skill acquisition and personal development and a safe and secure environment in which to grow and learn.  The House Parent will be involved in teaching social skills, self-help skills, academic skills, and independent living skills.  The House Parent administers the day-to-day operations of a family residence including documentation, domestic responsibilities, transportation and other assigned duties. House Parents will be considered the primary caregivers for all children in the house. 

Job Responsibilities:

The following duties and responsibilities are given as examples of the various types of work performed in this position.

  • Provide oversight for all childcare responsibilities in the house to

ensure a safe, secure, and nurturing environment for all children.

  • Supervises, trains, and is a role model for youth in areas of personal hygiene,

medical and dental care, and in utilizing general safety precautions.

  • Abides by agency policies in discipline, family and youth rights, child

abuse and maintaining confidentiality youth and other program information.

  • Encourages youth to explore vocational interests and career

opportunities and to develop expressed areas of interest.

  • Sets an example, teaching and evaluating proper work habits through on

and/or off campus work experience and money management skills.

  • Participates and provides input as a team member in developing and

carrying out the child’s plan of service.

  • Encourages, participates in, and organizes physical activities as an

alternative to passive entertainment.

  • Maintains the assigned house, equipment, and its grounds, in an

attractive and functional manner.

  • Manages the fiscal accountability of the house, by planning ahead and

purchasing routine supplies as needed; assures the smooth functioning of the

house by following the stated policies and procedures of A Kid’s Place.

  • Keep and maintain accurate records of expenditures and children’s

personal monthly allowances.

  • Completes weekly meal menus in accordance with Health Department

nutritional standards and participates in the preparation of meals. 

  • Accurately completes all necessary paperwork and submits it on time.
  • Transport children to and from school, doctor appointments, and other functions as needed for the program. 
  • Assistance in transportation may be provided; it will be the House Parents responsibility for their designated house.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Good driving record.
  • One to three years’ experience within social services or child welfare; previous House Parent experience preferred.
  • Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills and the ability to plan and coordinate activities and transportation requests.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills; must be culturally sensitive and able to communicate effectively and professionally with all levels of personnel.
  • A concern for children and the ability and desire to work and live with children.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs to include Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Must have the ability and willingness to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Appropriate communication and interpersonal skills.  Must be able to communicate effectively with staff and children.
  • Must be able to establish and maintain warm, consistent relationships with youth, guardians and other individuals working with A Kid’s Place team.
  • Must be skilled at maintaining acceptable tolerance levels for youth behaviors. Must have the ability to model and teach appropriate social skills, dress codes, language, and public behaviors.
  • Must have a high degree of endurance and have the ability to work under pressure and in crisis situations.  Ability to exhibit emotional control, patience and persistence in extremely stressful situations.
  • Must have good organizational skills and time management abilities.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to pass background screening.
  • The ability to work and comply with all EEOC rules collaboratively, respectfully and to accepting constructive criticism from management with dignity and respect. 

Position Title: House Parent

Schedule: 7 Days On / 7 Days Off

Department: Direct Care

Supervisor: Program Director/Residential Supervisor(s)

FLSA Status: Full-Time, Exempt



Job Summary:  The House Parent will live in the residence with the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 3, 2021
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

At least $27,000

Benefits

Additional $2,400 per year for Housing Allowance

Full Benefits Package (Medical, Dental, Voluntary)

Paid Time Off

401K

Additional $2,400 per year for Housing Allowance

Full Benefits Package (Medical, Dental, Voluntary)

Paid Time Off

401K

Level of Language Proficiency

English

English

Location

On-site
1715 Lithia Pinecrest Road, Brandon, FL 33511

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