|Department:||Childhelp Alice C. Tyler Village|
CEO and Co-Founder SaraO’Meara and President and Co-Founder Yvonne Fedderson started Childhelp in 1959, establishing it as a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect and at-risk children. Childhelp focuses on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach.
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp’s programs and services also include residential treatment services (villages); children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes and child abuse prevention, education and training. Childhelp also created the National Day of Hope® that mobilizes people across America to join the fight against child abuse. For more information about Childhelp, please visit the website at www.childhelp.org.
About Childhelp Alice C. Tyler Village
Throughout the breadth of 260-acres of naturally lush and inviting land in Lignum, Virginia, the Childhelp Alice C. Tyler Village (the Village) has been providing a healing home environment for severely abused, neglected, and at-risk children since 1993. Producing a true community atmosphere, the Village houses as many as 67 children ranging in age from 5 to 14 years old. The residents live in small cottages and are grouped by age and treatment needs. The children who make their home at the village are referred to this place of healing by various judicial authorities and child welfare offices after the Department of Social Services takes custody of them. They arrive experiencing severe behavioral and emotional problems as a result of their previous abusive or neglectful situations. For many of these children, the Village and its multidisciplinary team (MDT) are their last hope in avoiding placement at a juvenile correctional facility.
It takes a whole village to raise a child. A team of mental health professionals greets each child upon their arrival, equipped to develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to each child’s specific needs. While at the Village, children receive on-site clinical services provided by Childhelp’s MDT under the direction of a staff psychiatrist. The children learn to love themselves and trust others through comprehensive treatment, including psychological, educational, recreational, music, art, occupational, and speech therapy. The dedicated, highly-trained, and passionate staff of therapists, teachers, behavioral health specialists, nurses, physicians, and chaplain work to cultivate trust in children who have known only betrayal, and build self-esteem in the young souls who have rarely been given reason to like themselves.
Position is responsible for the daily cleaning, laundry, and general upkeep of the Cottages and other buildings assigned.
- Maintains clean and sanitary environment of all buildings following OSHA guidelines with regard to universal precautions.
- Launders children’s clothing, linens, and bedding.
- Cleans designated outdoor areas.
- Fills out household supply requests, forwarding them to the Housekeeping Manager.
- Performs all assigned tasks in a professional manner in order to reflect the highest integrity of the Housekeeping Department.
- Performs routing cleaning of children’s bedrooms, cottages, offices, clinical areas, waiting areas, restrooms, etc., in a clean, neat, and sanitary manner.
- Reports any furniture, fixtures, building, equipment repairs required to Housekeeping Manager.
- Maintains safe environment: no small and/or sharp objects or tools are left out. Cleaning carts are never left unattended. The housekeeping closet is locked at all times. Wet floor signs are used.
- Interacts with clients, staff, families, and visitors in a calm, caring, professional manner. Does not use condescending language.
- Must be at least 21 years of age.
- Experience with the methods, materials, and equipment necessary to perform job duties.
- Ability to work with minimal supervision
- Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Childhelp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer