|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 overall upkeep of the village buildings and grounds.
- Performs urgent corrective, routine and requisitioned repairs of electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems as required. This is to include sheetrock and plaster as well as caulking.
- Performs preventative maintenance on equipment and systems as required.
- As required, assists in maintaining electrical wiring and emergency generator systems. Inspects and tests equipment/systems.
- Performs preventative maintenance duties to all physical structures of the facility and complies with all building safety codes. This is to include facility equipment and associated controls as well as any fencing.
- Assists in replacing, installing, repairing and testing electrical circuits, equipment, appliances and lighting systems as required.
- Performs manual duties routinely and as requested (i.e., moving supplies or furniture, replacing light bulbs, removing trash or scrap material).
- Responds to emergency situations and notifies the appropriate management staff. Demonstrates knowledge of the Village Emergency Disaster Preparedness Plans and Procedures. In the event of an emergency, effectively coordinates and implements those plans.
- Performs grounds maintenance including, but not limited to mowing, trimming, and trash collection, prunes shrubbery and trees (including ornamental), sprays, weeks, waters, and rakes plants.
- Is available in general emergency situations, e. g., natural disasters, inclement weather, etc.
- High School Diploma or equivalent; BA/BS degree is preferred.
- Must be at least 21 years of age.
- The physical ability to lift 100 pounds .
- Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.
Childhelp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer