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Patrick Henry Family Services

Brookneal, Virginia, United States

Date Posted:
02/08/2016
Categories:
House Parent
Job Type:
Full-Time
Patrick Henry Family Services
Job Description:

Patrick Henry Family Services (PHFS), a growing Christian organization, offers an outstanding compensation package for its full time staff members. PHFS provides a competitive salary and pays 100% of the premiums for employee health insurance, short and long term disbility insurance, and life insurance along with a substantial portion of the health insurance premium for dependent coverage.  A generous contribution to a health reimbursement account.  Piad vacation, sick, and personal leave are provided.  Retirement contributions to an SEP are provided beginning with two years of service.

 

Job Description

 

Job Title: Houseparent

Department: Department of Residential Care

Reports to: Direct Child Care Staff Manager

Status: Exempt

 

 

Job Summary:

 

The male/female houseparent couple is to serve as surrogate parents and operate the home with the value of a Christian home. They are to function as a team with responsibility for the safety, training, ongoing supervision, discipline and happiness of the children in the home.

 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Determine and provide for the ongoing needs of the residents
  • Determine the ongoing needs of the cottage/walk thru checklist
  • Administer medications to residents per physician orders
  • Educational role – grades, study hall
  • Prepare nutritious meals for residents
  • Develop and supervise chore assignments for the residents
  • Maintain the equipment and promote safety standards
  • Schedule and attend medical/dental/counseling appointments for the residents
  • Provide non-denominational religious training for the residents
  • Attend church services with residents
  • Meet with case manager and administrative staff to review residents’ goals and service plans
  • Submit petty cash receipts, follow prescribed business policies and procedures, and following accounting practices when requesting, submitting, or turning in money
  • Participate in community outreach services with residents
  • Provide written documentation of behavior variances
  • Complete required certifications and recertify per standards (CPR, FA, MATY, MANDT, Blood Borne Pathogens)
  • Contact Health Care Coordinator for sick resident to collaborate plan of care
  • Attend department meetings
  • Attend extracurricular activities of residents
  • Generate applicable medical, licensing, supervision reports and activities
  • Attend training to improve performance as needed
  • Character Based System curriculum
  • Complete small maintenance items in home
  • Yard work

 

Non-Essential Job Duties/Tasks:

N/A

 

Work Contacts/Employees Supervised:

Communication in person, and/or utilizing email or telephone:

  • Daily – Residents, peers, supervisor, directors/peers from various departments
  • Occasionally – customers

 

Employees Supervised: None

Decision Making Authority:

This position requires moderate decision making authority specifically related to all areas impacting this department.

Working Conditions/Physical Effort:

  • Requires minimal physical effort
  • Indoor / office setting
  • Periods of sitting at desk working on a computer
  • Includes operation of general office equipment

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of:
  • Appropriate use of general household appliances
  • Basic life skills – relationship building, meal preparation, and so forth

 

  • Skills:
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Effective problem solving skills
  • Parenting skills to oversee and manage residents’ care
  • Basic mathematical and reading skills
  • Conflict-resolution skills

 

  • Ability to:
  • Multitask, meet deadlines and respond appropriately to residents’ needs
  • Successfully work with a team in a potentially stressful and diverse environment
  • Transport residents to activities and events
  • Provide mentoring and coaching of residents
  • Safely administer medication to residents as needed
  • Complete required certifications and maintain recertification standards
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About the Company

Patrick Henry Family Services

Our Mission is to provide a continuum of services to children and families at risk that will keep families together and children safe. Our Vision is to be recognized throughout the state, region, and even the nation as a compassionate Christian ministry of the highest quality, and a model for those serving the needs of children and families.

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