Melrose, MA - Teen Living/Parenting Program Family Advocate Opportunity
Full-Time and Part-Time Opportunities Available - Weekend, Evening and/or Overnight (Female Candidates)
Teen Living/Parenting Program Family Advocate:
The advocates are an integral part of the client's treatment/support team who insure that services are coordinated and delivered to resident families in a comprehensive manner. All staff must be well versed in understanding, creating and maintaining a trauma-informed culture and be amenable to function as an active support in the daily care of the clients and their environment. Employees will be required to understand and work with behavioral and emotional deficits. Employees must provide a safe and structured environment while understanding how and when to intervene and TEACH new, healthier coping responses to stress and anxiety.
Seventy five percent of the TLP position includes documentation of meetings, goals, assessments, plans, intakes and any other necessary information. Each TLP employee will directly manage a case load of not more than four resident families. The TLP employee will also be responsible, either as part of the team or while alone on shift, for the safety of all residents and the facility, with requirements of reporting concerns to the necessary parties.
Essential Job Functions:
-Demonstrated understanding and ability to respond to crisis situations using the model of Trauma Informed Care, Behavior Management and/or Collaborative Proactive Solutions.
-Completing all required documentation including but not limited to: intake assessment, Bio Psycho Social, Ebed, weekly meetings, goals, progress notes, treatment plans, referrals and any concerns being addressed.
-Implement individualized treatment plans based on specific needs or goals of each client utilizing community and other available resources.
-Document all shift related reports, communication logs (filemaker), globe with details of shift related incidents or occurrences. Ensure passing on shift and client related information to the next shift.
-Responsible for the safety and security of the teens, children and the facility at all times, by providing structured activities & curriculum based groups.
Overnight specific shift requirements:
-Responsible for hourly rounds/bed checks on all residents throughout the night, insuring safe sleeping and program safety.
-Ensure hourly rounds and client status is documented.
-Clean/stock the facility and common areas.
-Provide morning transportation to youth as needed.
-Remaining awake during the entire shift is required. The appearance of sleeping is not permitted ( ie lying down, eyes closed)
COMPETENCIES AND QUALIFICATIONS:
High School Diploma required and previous experience working with youth or others in a residential setting. A bachelor's degree or some college is preferred. This position requires strong communication and organization skills. Required to pass initial competency evaluation as well as continued assessments of professional development and future trainings. Employees must have a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record and be willing to use their personal vehicle when Centerboard's vehicles are not available to meet client transportation demands of care or outreach. Individuals are required to connect with youth with healthy relationships and positive interactions.
Centerboard offers competitive salary, great benefits, flexible schedules and a fun working environment.
Bilingual (Spanish/Portuguese) applicants are encouraged to apply.
Interested and qualified applicants should apply through our website online application process by using the link below.