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Direct Care Supervisor
Summary
Title:Direct Care Supervisor
ID:4363
Department:Childhelp Alice C. Tyler Village
Location:Lignum, VA
Description

Direct Care Supervisor
 

Position Summary:

  • 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 the professional multi-disciplinary case 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.
  • Monitor Direct Care Staff assigned in cottage for adherence to administrative and programmatic policies and procedures under the guidance of the Residential Program Manager.
  • Provide daily logistical coverage support as well as coordinating between the various treatment cottages.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 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.
  • Must have a valid Virginia Driver's license.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a criminal background investigation.
  • Must complete a pre-employment physical.
  • Must apply online at  www.childhelp.org for consideration.

Essential Responsibilities:  

  • 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 within the cottage assigned.
  • 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 and completed in a timely manner.
  • 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 within the cottage assigned.
  • 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.
  • 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 cottage.
  • 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.
  • Ensure 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.
  • Assist Direct Care Staff in maintenance of a safe, therapeutic environment through vigilant monitoring for dangerous situations and contraband as well as ensure proper protocols are followed for precautions, restrictions, room searches, etc.
  • Coordinate and direct staff in resident elopement situations including the organization and deployment of search efforts as well as proper notification of required parties.  Ensure incident reports are completed and properly routed to the Village QI/Risk Manager.
  • Monitor the needs of the children and cottage on a daily basis including clothing, personal care items and supplies.
  • Specific shift responsibilities:
    • Carries emergency radio at all times
    • Ensure security of cottage
    • Documents timeliness of Direct Care Staff and Night staff reporting to and from work and scheduled breaks
    • Ensure 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 belongings
  • Carries out other duties as assigned to meet the needs of the program.


 

About Childhelp

CEO an Co-Founder Sara O'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 Children's Center of Virginia

In 2002, the Childhelp Children’s Center of Virginia (CCCV) began aiding victims of child abuse and neglect with the determination to make treatment and investigation the most comfortable and non-threatening process for the children whose lives, so far, have been subjected to anxiety and intimidation. Accordingly, the CCCV provides services from treatment and investigation, to family support and therapy under one roof through the collaboration of medical personnel, law enforcement, child protection investigators, victim services and mental health professionals. 

Childhelp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer


 

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