At Boys & Girls Village, we understand that children and families are the cornerstones of our society. Since 1942, it has been our mission to preserve and strengthen family bonds. As a leader in services for troubled youth and their families, we continually strive to develop a seamless continuum of care. Boys & Girls Village offers an array of services for children and their families. These services range from highly structured sub-acute services on campus to intensive intervention and care in the home and the community. Our broad range of programs and services are designed to work collaboratively with families, state and local agencies, and other community providers.
PURPOSE/FUNCTION OF PROGRAM:
The REGIONS residential program will provide a home-like environment with a therapeutic based milieu for JJ involved male adolescents with a rehabilitation and treatment focus. The program is designed to reduce risk and recidivism and will take the lead on assisting the adolescent, family and stakeholders with the youth’s transition plan back into the community.
- POSITION OVERVIEW:
The Reintegration Mentor works with the juvenile, family and the Juvenile Probation Officer to ensure a smooth transition back into the community, school and community based services.
- ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Responsible for the process of reintegrating the youth back into the community and school.
- Prior to placement, meet with the youth and family to build rapport in order to establish community connections needed for transition.
- Identify community service providers, job training programs and recovery support programs.
- Develop Re-Entry packet within 30 days of discharge to include community appointments for services, transportation documents, transfer of education records/transcript, vocational/job skills programming, housing resources and arranging for prescriptions/medical appointments.
- Within 60 days of discharge, develop the Pre Discharge plan to include supervised “home passes” and ensure a successful transition from the program to the community.
- Before discharge, bring youth into the community to establish a smooth transition.
- Upon discharge, escort child to his home school and meet with school personnel.
- Work with community providers and home school for 90 days past discharge.
- Facilitate adolescent and family team meetings with the Clinician.
- Assist the family and Juvenile Probation Officer with the transition to community after care services and establish meaningful, supportive and long term connections with the community including community vocational opportunities and training.
- Serve as a role model and reinforce the adolescent’s individual treatment plan as well as continued support for the adolescent and family after completion of the program.
- Assist the family in securing basic needs such as housing, food, parental/familiar mental health and/or substance misuse treatment.
- Ensure that goals/objectives of each youth’s individual and crisis management plan are implemented as part of the daily activities.
- Complete documentation as per requirements.
- Ensure that any issues or client behaviors that are observed are discussed with Managers.
- Immediately notify Manager and/or Director regarding crisis situations, including elopements, major aggression and sexual acting out. Immediately report to supervisor anytime emergency personnel are called.
- Arranges flexible work schedule, including evening and weekends, in order to provide needed services to clients
- Fully implement all program policies and procedures.
- Provide crisis intervention utilizing individual, group and peer principles. If necessary perform emergency safety interventions (restraints) safely and effectively.
- Responsible for transporting clients to and from court, appointments, and recreational activities.
- Ensure that the milieu is “home like” and participate in household daily activities with youth such as cooking meals.
- If Med certified, administer medication, as scheduled by nurse and prescribed by psychiatrist.
- Complete all trainings, in house and external by due date.
- Accepts additional assignments and responsibilities as requested by supervisors.
- ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Ability to deal with crisis situations; implement behavior modification programs; maintain appropriate boundaries; and work as a team member.
- Must display effective communication skills in working with children, families, and other staff
- Must fulfill competency-based training requirements in TCI and Social Skills Model
- Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
- PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Certified in CPR and First Aid
- Knowledge of cultural diversity and childhood development
- Experience working in congregate care settings or with juvenile justice youth.
- SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
- PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
- Ability to perform TCI consistent with program policy and procedure
- Ability to climb stairs
- WORKING CONDITIONS AND ENVIRONMENT:
- Some travel may be required to take clients to appointments and school.
- Must be able to maintain a flexible schedule in order to meet program needs
COME JOIN OUR TEAM!
Boys & Girls Village takes pride in the supportive, team-oriented work environment we offer to current and prospective employees. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, short and long-term disability, a retirement plan and generous vacation benefits. In addition, it is our goal to assure that the highest quality of care is provided to our clients by our competent, committed employees. To that end, we encourage professional development through our tuition reimbursement program and promote continued growth through various learning opportunities.
Boys & Girls Village is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We accept resumes on an ongoing basis. Due to the large volume of resumes that we receive, we kindly ask that you do not inquire via telephone about the status of your resume. You can be assured that if you do not hear from us, your resume will be held on file for future consideration.
PLEASE NOTE:Due to the Department of Children & Families regulations, we are prohibited from hiring anyone with a pending charges or convictions of assault or a violent crime; risk of injury to a minor; impairing the morals of a child; physical or sexual abuse, possession; use or sale of a controlled substance; similar crimes.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.