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Life Skills Instructor Part Time Do you want to apply your talents to an organization with a great mission? We’re always looking for people with a passion for helping youth to join our team of professionals at VHBG. Since our founding in 1846, VHBG has provided care for thousands of children in crisis. Our mission is to help children across Virginia with emotional and behavioral health concerns. Our Group Care Services help youth ages 11-17 learn to live in a healthy family; our Independent Living Arrangement (ILA) offers housing and support services to youth ages 17-21 who are aging out of foster care; our John G. Wood School provides specialized K-12 education to students with challenges that impact their academic success; and we provide Therapeutic Resources such as counseling, therapy, and psychiatry. VHBG is licensed by the Department of Social Services and aims to create the most natural environment for our youth that still provides them with the supports they need to overcome past trauma, build relationships, and work on transitioning to a more permanent environment. VHBG's dedicated staff believes every youth who walks onto our campus is destined for success regardless of the experiences of their past. Knowing that relationships are the first step to overcoming the effects of trauma, each young person in our Independent Living Arrangement (ILA) program works directly with an ILA case worker who provides support and encouragement. Our ILA case workers guide youth on their path to independence through effective relationship building, supervision, coaching, counseling, and service planning. The majority of our youth come to us with little experience managing day-to-day tasks and we teach them how to depend on themselves. We’re currently looking for a part time LIFE SKILLS INSTRUCTOR for our ILA program. The LIFE SKILLS INSTRUCTOR works collaboratively with the ILA Case Worker(s) to facilitate the independent living skill development of youth. SPECIFIC DUTIES INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILL DEVELOPMENT OF YOUTH: · Must engage others with energy and innovative thinking; passionate in the support of youth; and able to teach youth life skills so that they may live independently. · Work collaboratively with Case Worker to contribute to independent living goals, objectives, and strategies for youth with individual service plans · Carry out strategies as developed by the Case Worker in each youth’s service plan regarding independent living skills related to school, transportation, menu and groceries, money management, self-care, social relationships, and/or employment OTHER: · Responsible for attending all related trainings, meetings and special events as scheduled · Assist with transportation Education, Social Work Feb 21, 2020
Group Home Manager Do you want to apply your talents to an organization with a great mission? We’re always looking for people with a passion for helping children to join our team of professionals at VHBG. Since our founding in 1846, VHBG has provided care for thousands of children in crisis. Our mission is to help children across Virginia with emotional and behavioral health concerns. Our Group Care Services help youth ages 11-17 learn to live in a healthy family; our Independent Living Arrangement offers housing and support services to youth ages 17-21 who are aging out of foster care; our John G. Wood School provides specialized K-12 education to students with challenges that impact their academic success; and we provide Therapeutic Resources such as counseling, therapy, and psychiatry. We’re currently looking for a Group Home Manager who will be responsible for the operations within one of our group homes including: coordination of all services offered to each resident and provision of case management services, oversight of the daily living program in the home, and orientation and supervision of Youth Counselors in the home. The Group Home Manager also provides crisis support when needed, and provides direct care in times of staff shortage. VHBG is licensed by the Department of Social Services and aims to create the most natural environment for our youth that still provides them with the supports they need to overcome past trauma, build relationships, and work on transitioning to a more permanent environment. We work directly with the child’s agency that placed them with us (typically the city or county department of social services) to make decisions that are in their best interest. Youth are able to leave our campus to spend time with their families, attend summer camps, gain employment, and participate in other extracurricular activities. We have been able to give the youth who come here the opportunity to have a childhood and experience the joy in life. SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE: CASE MANAGEMENT: · Coordinates and completes all case management functions required by licensing and contractual requirements · Ensures the provision of case management services · Ensures proper healthcare for residents including assisting/coordinating medical appointments with VHBG Nurse and resident’s collaterals · Prepares written reports and recommendations concerning residents’ performance · Communicates with other staff in order to create a productive and team environment · Ensures compliance with agency policies and procedures as well as accrediting bodies and funding sources SUPPORTIVE SUPERVISION OF YOUTH COUNSELORS: · Observes, coaches, and evaluates youth counselors in implementation of the Teaching Family Model approaches · Manages work schedules and assignments · Oversees program systems required for a safe and structured environment conducive to residents’ positive growth and development · Oversees and delegates the tasks related to the maintenance of the home CRISIS INTERVENTION: · Responds to crisis situations as primary on-call to assigned house as well as rotating primary on-call for Group Care Services DIRECT CARE: · Role-Models the Teaching-Family Model · Covers the program in times of staff shortages to ensure adequate staffing patterns (primary back-up to cover shifts) · Transports youth to appointments and activities with assigned company vehicle · Teaches and reinforces the youth in social skills and in respecting and proper treatment of agency property and others’ property · Dispenses residents’ medication as directed and ensures proper documentation OTHER: · Responsible for attending all related training, meetings and special events as scheduled · Responsible for special projects and tasks assigned by their supervisor Other Jan 25, 2020