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Yahweh Center Children's Village

Qualified Professional

Yahweh Center Children's Village
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

Date Posted: 08/03/2007
Categories: Missions
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Childrens Village


Position Title: Qualified Professional

Reports to: Licensed Professional

FLSA Designation: Non-exempt

Date Written/Revised: May 22, 2006

Approved by Supervisor: May 22, 2006

POSITION PURPOSE: As a member of the Therapeutic Treatment Team which consists of the Executive Director, Clinical Director, Licensed Professional, Associated Professionals, Childrens Therapists, Family Therapist, Adoption Services Coordinator, Child Psychiatrist, and Residential Counselors, the Qualified Professional serves the needs of the children entrusted to the care of the YAHWEH CENTER CHILDRENS VILLAGE. The Qualified Professional performs clinical and administrative responsibilities, ensuring effective and efficient delivery of services to clients. The Qualified Professional provides clinical leadership and organizational management of the cottage environment. The Qualified Professional coordinates the treatment services provided to clients and promotes a constructive and therapeutic environment at the Center through the training and supervision of direct care staff in the provision of therapeutic services.

To fulfill all duties and responsibilities of Residential Counselor job description when on duty.
To ensure coordination of treatment between the Treatment Team and cottage/community environments through attendance and active participation in treatment team meetings, clinical review meetings, day treatment/school meetings, and cottage team meetings.
To provide instruction and supervision to direct care staff in understanding and implementing agency policies and procedures, treatment plans, individualized crisis management plans, client rights, cottage behavior management plans, client activity and treatment schedules.
To obtain and represent direct care staff observations, concerns, questions, and feedback to the clinical team through preparation and presentation of weekly written clinical review sheets.
To attend administration meetings and other meetings related to programmatic and organizational structure and function.
To schedule, organize, and facilitate daily treatment groups; assess client outcomes; and document services.
To schedule, organize, and facilitate client governance meetings (at a minimum of 1x/month); implement suggestions and requests when appropriate; document service.
To coordinate monthly activity and craft schedules; secure and organize needed materials; supervise documentation of service.
To coordinate seasonal, holiday, birthday, and achievement/milestone celebrations.
To maintain regular communication with schools through attendance at IEP and other school meetings, school functions, and supervision of daily review of school communication logs.
To provide and/or supervise new client orientations and complete appropriate documentation (inventories, client rights and responsibilities, emergency drills, behavior management plans and token economies, etc.).
To provide new employee orientation and documentation.
To arrange staff work schedules ensuring proper staff to client ratios and adequate coverage of vacation and call-ins.
To cover, as necessary and infrequently as possible, RC and OM shifts when other coverage cannot be secured.
To ensure direct care staff understand and appropriately implement the Empathic Model, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention techniques and restraints, Cottage Behavior Management Plans, Token Economy, Helping Hands, and client daily schedules.
To supervise direct care staff completion of duties including adherence to daily schedules, menu, cleaning schedule, medication administration, client rights, and other duties.
To instruct and supervise direct care staff in effective documentation including SEDCARE, daily communication logs, school communication logs, incident and restraint reports, medication administration record, cleaning schedule, and token economy forms.
To fulfill duties as a member of the Administrative On-call Team.
To model leadership skills and professional demeanor in all interactions with staff, clients, client support systems, school personnel, and any others associated with the Yahweh Center.
To participate in monthly supervision with direct care staff.
To provide direct supervision to Associate Professionals in all areas of work performance by regular verbal and written communications as well as monthly individual supervision.
To attend supervision meetings with Licensed Professional.
To perform other duties as assigned by Licensed Professional.

Communication - Expresses ideas and information effectively using words, structure, and organization to meet the requirements of the audience or situation; uses nonverbal behaviors and emotion, as appropriate; listens and reads effectively; excellent phone skills; represent the Center in the proper image reflecting the Christian philosophy of the Yahweh Center Childrens Village.

Interpersonal - Interacts effectively and develops rapport with others; modifies personal behavior as appropriate; outgoing; works effectively with other departments; diplomatic in dealing with people.

Christ Centered - Demonstrates a servant heart with the focus on the childs, agencys and teams needs verses oneself; is an active participant in the Christian philosophy; demonstrates high personal values and a strong work ethic.

Adaptability - Adapts to change in schedules and routines; performs well in undefined situations; maintains constructive behavior and performance under stress; demonstrates commitment to the organization; flexible to routine of residential treatment facility and the demands of a 24/7 cottage.

Independence/Initiative - Takes positive initiative and is able to work with little supervision.

Planning/Organizing - Structures tasks, objectives, and milestones; carry out established efficient courses of action; is flexible in setting priorities; organizes information; efficiently executes policies and procedures.

Problem Solving - Identifies, assimilates, and comprehends elements of a problem; seeks out required information; isolates and interprets implications; identifies and implements solutions based on consultation with the Licensed Professional.

Technical/Functional Knowledge - Must be computer proficient in Microsoft Office software specifically Word, Excel, Outlook, and (when trained) SEDCARE; applies appropriate technical and functional knowledge toward achieving results; provides expertise to solve problems and meet clients needs.

Team player - Must provide a warm, friendly, professional, and efficient atmosphere. Due to the confidential nature of the Center program and the sensitivity of Center records, the position requires confidentiality and good judgment in all matters.

Physical Requirements - Must be able to perform all Therapeutic Crisis Intervention procedures and restraining techniques, including the ability to lift 90 pounds, bending, stooping, etc. Must be able to be fully certified in all aspects of TCI.

Supervision - Must schedule monthly Individual Supervision with the Licensed Professional.

A Bachelors degree from a regionally accredited university or college, with a major in Human Services. A specialized degree in Social Work, Child Development, or Psychology is preferred.
A Masters degree in Counseling or Social Work preferred.
Qualified Professional (QP) status/eligibility.

A minimum of 2 years experience in the field of human service.
Experience with emotionally troubled children is preferred.
Residential treatment experience is preferred.

Must be 21 years of age.
Must be a non-smoker.
Must submit to a criminal records background check. Must have no prior incidents of substantiated neglect or abuse towards any dependent population or any previous misdemeanor or felony behavior.
Must have, or be eligible for, a North Carolina drivers license and have an acceptable driving record.
Must obtain and pass an annual physical and TB test.
Must pass quarterly TCI Refresher Trainings.

Qualified Professional Signature _________________________________________

Date _______________________

Licensed Professional Signature _________________________________________