To be responsible for the on-going management and supervision of daily operations of the Transitional Living Program (18-25 y.o.), Homeless High School Students Program, and the Homeless High School after school program. Responsible for providing a stable living environment, and identifying support services to assist with educational goals, establishment of short and long term goals, and skill development for progression to greater self-sufficiency and eventual transition to independence. This position will provide strength based, family focused, goal driven, Christ-centered services to those in need.
Responsible for collaborating with school districts, social service agencies, PCHAS coordinators, and other community resources to maintain a referral base and establish a waiting list.
Serve as one of the liaisons for PCHAS and the school districts to ensure quality services are provided for those identified.
Conduct initial screenings of referrals reviewed from Intake Coordinator or otherwise. Complete admission process with new clients including signatures on the intake packet, documentation in CSWIS, and orienting the client to their living area or program area for after school students.
Provide Case Management services and coordinate community resources as needed and/or related to the program.
Maintain communication and manage the flow of information regarding client progress or concerns to pertinent involved parties.
Maintain documentation regarding client goals and participate in meetings for clients as requested.
Conduct routine property management walk through to ensure a sanitary, safe and comfortable environment is being maintained.
Monitor daily operations of the after school program for Homeless High School students to ensure the structured daily schedule is followed, rules are adhere to, snacks and meals are provided, Life Skill Training is offered, and homework time for tutoring is provided a needed.
Coordinate community support and volunteer participation in after school program to assist with activities, tutoring, and/or transporting of youth after program hours.
Coordinate with community resources for assistance with food/drinks for snacks and meals, art and/or educational supplies, and other needs as identified for after school program.
Monitor the daily program of service delivery to clients and students is in accordance with agency policies, procedures, and accreditation standards, and TBRI principles and techniques.
Provide supportive oversight and supervision to Resident Assistant and Kitchen Coordinator, and Conduct monthly individual supervision sessions.
Monitor program goals and outcome expectations for the TL program, Homeless High school student program and after school program.
Work in collaborative manner with the community and PCHAS employees to advocate for clients and students as pertinent.
Assist with risk management and quality improvement efforts as related to client/student care and services.
Perform other duties as negotiated to assist with meeting agency goals and objectives.
Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling or a closely related field; Master’s degree preferred. Upon employment must pursue continuing education for in-service training as required, to include but not limited to TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention).
Minimum of Three (3) years’ experience working in social services with “At Risk” youth.
Ability to develop and maintain therapeutic relationships with youth displaying behavioral and emotional problems, as well as the ability to maintain and appropriate balance between authoritative and supportive. Must be able to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing. Demonstrate knowledge of independent living and transitional living program components. Possess personal and professional qualities that provide good leadership and decision making skills.
Part time Resident Assistant and Kitchen Coordinator (after school program)
Must be able to operate a computer, telephone, fax and other office equipment.
Typical Physical Demands
Must be able to resolve problems, handle conflict and make effective decisions. Must be able to work with people from various ethnic groups in a culturally competent manner.
Typical Mental Demands
Must be able to resolve problems, handle conflict and make effective decisions under pressure. Must have a long attention span in order to listen to people, perceive the real problems and bring issues to a successful conclusion. Must be able to work with people from various ethnic groups in a culturally competent manner.
Persons in this position must:
Hold a valid driver’s license, have and maintain a risk-free driving record.
Undergo initial and periodic child abuse/neglect, criminal history, sexual offender, and child care/elder care disqualification list screenings as conducted by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services utilizing the Family Care Safety Registry.
Upon request must submit fingerprints for review by the Missouri Highway Patrol and Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Undergo a pre-employment drug screen and a pre-employment physical with the results showing no evidence of communicable disease.
Be trained and certified, and re-certified as scheduled, in American Red Cross First Aid and CPR.
Be trained and re-trained, as scheduled, and demonstrate approved competencies in SCM (verbal de-escalation and physical safe containment course).
Be trained and certified, and re-certified as scheduled, in the Missouri Coalition of Children’s Agencies approved medication administration course.
Be trained and practice TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention) principles and techniques.
Work in a site office and drive a car as needed
Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services is a faith-based Christian organization. We provide Christ-centered care and support to children and families in need. We strive to serve like Jesus. We meet our clients where they are and treat them with respect. We focus on our clients’ strengths rather than their problems. And we encourage our clients to focus on their future rather than their past. When we do this well, we help our clients find hope and know the love of God.