|Title:||Night Care Supervisor|
|Department:||Childhelp Alice C. Tyler Village|
Night Care Supervisor
- Develops, facilitates, conducts and implements activities associated with the management of the therapeutic milieu including, life space interviewing, therapeutic community group sessions, crisis intervention, problem solving interviews, risk assessments, group meetings and activities for daily living.
- Participates in t he professional multi-disciplinary cse conference meetings and contributes to the prescriptive treatment plan development.
- Provides support and supervision for leisure and recreational activities in and outside the treatment center and ensures safety at all times.
- Monitors Direct Care Staff assigned in cottage for adherence to administrative and programmatic policies and procedures under the guidance of the Residential Program Manager.
- Provided daily logistical coverage support as well as coordinating between the various treatment cottages.
- Responsible for the implementation of the Alice C. Tyler Village Treatment program as outlined and to ensure institutional integrity in its use by staff and residents.
- Responsible for the supervision of the resident’s assigned at all times. This includes but is not limited to supervision of residents during awake hours, while engaged in their daily routines and while participating in on and off-campus activities to ensure proper implementation of programmatics, safety and security, and to maintain proper vigilance and knowledge of resident’s whereabouts and actions at all times.
- Monitors and participates in recreation activities by being appropriately dressed at all times and actively participating with residents in physical and recreational groups and activities on a daily basis.
- Documents shift progress notes, admissions notes and special notes in the medical record in a timely and professional manner in accordance with charting guidelines.
- Maintains various treatment logs in an accurate and timely manner per established guidelines.
- Comprehends each resident’s clinical history and current diagnostic formulation and uses professional judgment in the application of milieu management techniques in the most optimal clinical fashion to meet the needs of the specific resident. Will also maintain familiarity with the shift notes as they pertain to assigned resident responsibilities.
- Understands the etiology of maladaptive behavior of each adolescent resident under his/her care and consistently and properly applies de-escalation techniques and methodologies as well as the implementation of any special treatment procedures per established policies and procedures.
- Participates in the monthly multi-disciplinary case reviews for each resident, provides clinical information and contributes to the formulation and updating process of the master treatment plan of the residents. Develops, monitors and implements master treatment plan goals and objectives in conjunction with multi-disciplinary team.
- Maintains a safe therapeutic environment through the enforcement/encouragement of unit cleanliness and positive hygiene practices, vigilant supervision of contraband and other safety hazards, use of programmatic tools and monitors, and proper application of restrictions/precautions protocols.
- Assists and encourages students in the completion of therapeutic and educational homework assignments.
- Participates and contributes in Q.I. and staff development activities including completion of annual and mandatory in-service requirements.
- Communicates effectively with other staff via shift logs, team meetings and formal and informal staffings. All written communication must be legible, with correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation used at all times. Written communication must also be completed in a timely manner.
- Assumes leadership of the cottage in the absence of the Residential Program Manager and serves as a positive role model for all Direct Care Staff.
- Assists the Residential Program Manager in the orientation, training, and evaluation of Direct Care Staff in assigned cottages.
- Monitors Direct Care Staff adherence to administrative and programmatic policies and procedures; reports problems to the Residential Program Manager and/or Director of Residential Services.
- Serves as a liaison between the Residential Program Manager and Direct Care Staff and performs administrative functions, as assigned. May assist in providing information for performance appraisals and disciplinary actions when needed in collaboration with service area supervisors.
- Ensures proper Direct Care Staff coverage and safety within the cottages at all times which includes working their own assigned cottage, coordinating staff break times, assigning staff for transports, and temporarily reassigning staff as needed.
- Assists Direct Care Staff in maintenance of a safe, therapeutic environment through vigilant monitoring for dangerous situations and contraband as well as ensuring proper protocols are followed for precautions, restrictions, room searches, etc.
- Coordinates and directs staff in resident elopement situations including the organization and deployment of search efforts as well as proper notification of required parties. Ensures incident reports are completed and properly routed to the Village QI/Risk Manager.
- Monitors the needs of the children and cottage on a daily basis including clothing, personal care items and supplies.
- Carries out other duties as assigned to meet the needs of the program.
- Specific shift responsibilities:
- Carries emergency radio at all times
- Ensures security of cottage
- Documents timeliness of Direct Care Staff and Night staff reporting to and from work and scheduled breaks
- Ensures proper coverage in classrooms during school hours
- Completes daily lead log and cottage shift log
- Assists with the check-in and out of resident money and belonging
- Performs all duties required to fulfill the mission of the Childhelp Alice C. Tyler Village
- Bachelor's Degree is one of the behavioral sciences or related fields and one year experience working with children preferred OR
- High School Diploma and/or Equivalent and a minimum of two years professional experience working with children/adolescents with emotional/behavioral disturbances of which one year was in a residential treatment facility for children.
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.
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.
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.
Childhelp is an Equal Opportunity Employer!