Madison Youth Ranch and Home Campus
Positions available with Florida United Methodist Children’s Home
Residential Child Care Specialist
The primary role of the Residential Child Care Specialist/Houseparent (RCCS) is to oversee the day-to-day care and supervision of the resident children assigned to his/her cottage. The Residential Child Care Specialist/Houseparent is responsible for monitoring all the aspects of daily cottage life and is, in essence, the primary caring person for the child/youth during his/her stay at the Madison Youth Ranch.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT FOR THIS POSITION – 21 YEARS OLD
High School Diploma or equivalent Preferred
Experience with at risk youth in a residential setting preferred
Basic knowledge of first aid and CPR
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with co-workers to support and implement the defined Model of Care and holistic program philosophy
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with youth
High personal values and standards that serve as model for youth
Demonstrated ability to work with the treatment team to make decisions on issues related to the resident/residents in the cottage you are assigned
Must have sensitivity to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid Florida Driver's License (with passenger endorsement).
The RCCS is responsible for completion of required trainings and certifications within the first 90 days of employment or as required by regulation
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The RCCS is responsible for knowing and carrying out agency policies and procedures in the cottage and on-campus as dictated by the Policy and Procedures Manual and assigned supervisor
The RCCS is responsible for creating an atmosphere conducive to growth and development of the children/youth of his/her cottage as individuals and as a cottage group.
The RCCS is responsible for assisting the children/youth in his/her cottage in their adjustment to group living without weakening their ties to their natural families or significant others in the child/youth's life
The RCCS is responsible for maintaining the cottage, its furnishings, and its grounds. This includes daily cleaning and supervision of residents when they do their chores
The RCCS is responsible for planning and providing for the transportation for children/youth in his/her cottage to various functions and activities and maintaining all necessary maintenance documentation
The RCCS is responsible for providing for the nutritional needs of the children/youth in his/her cottage including the preparation of meals, implementation and all necessary documents with the menus and commissary
Responsible to provide for the health and clothing needs of each resident in the cottage. This includes over the counter medications, proper documentation (as assigned) of medication. Clothing needs are to be communicated through the clothing room and purchase order if required.
SECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The RCCS attend Sunday church services as well as weekly bible study/youth group with residents consistently
The RCCS participates in team meetings
The RCCS is responsible for assisting in the accumulation of data and the formulation of service plans
The RCCS is responsible for monitoring and supporting auxiliary services (recreational, religious, counseling, etc.) rendered to the child
Participate in in-service training that is required by regulatory entities and as assigned by the Team Leader
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Ability to read, write and speak the English language.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and will include, but will not be limited to computers, printers, telephones, and normal communication. Noise may also include acting out behavior in children.
ATTENDANCE AND LEAVE
Vacations, sick leave, holidays, emergency leave, termination of employment, etc., shall be in accordance with published Personnel Policies of the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home. Other policies concerning full time employees are as set forth in the current policies and procedures manual.