Home Parents (Married Couples - Live In)

Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services
Itasca, Texas, United States


Date Posted: 03/23/2018
Categories: House Parent
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Home Parents are a married couple who provide warm and caring professional parenting interactions for 6-8 youth in care. Interactions and responses to youth are informed by knowledge of the complex issues faced by youth in care and by an understanding that youth need to be equipped to resolve their family issues and to prepare themselves for future success.

 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Create an intentional community of learning, emphasizing the value of education and promoting      active involvement in a variety of learning activities. This includes full      involvement with processes that prepare youth for adult living,      afterschool programs, summer programs, daily homework completion, reading      for enjoyment.
  • Document all serious incidents and turn in to supervisor within 24 hours
  • Administer medications as directed by physician and maintain up to date and accurate records of      all medications administered
  • Ensure youth are available for all appointments for therapy, medical, dental, etc. If an      appointment must be missed the Home Parent will notify the appropriate person with as much advance notice as possible
  • Work with the supervisors to maintain a weekly schedule of activities for youth in the      home
  • Work cooperatively with team members to insure responsibilities are being carried out

Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to work extended hours when necessary
  • May be required to provide awake-night staffing in emergency situations
  • Must regularly be on call for the group home children when on duty but children in care are      away from the home
  • Must be able to see, hear and respond to youth in multiple settings
  • Schedule is 15 days on and 6 off

Job Requirements:

  • A minimum of a high school diploma is required, plus one or more years of experience in working with children or youth or a bachelor’s degree in a human services field from an accredited college or university is preferred
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must be a married couple

 

 Skills:

  • Must be well organized and self-motivated
  • Must be able to prioritize and meet timelines, completing assignments and projects in a      timely manner
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must have knowledge of computer programs such as Word, Outlook, Quicken and Excel
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work harmoniously with others as a member of a team
  • Must improve skills over time through training and professional development processes
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 Contact:

If you are interested, please apply online at: Texas.pchas.org/employment

or for more information contact Elisa Lopez by email: Employment@pchas.org. or at (210) 595-7201

 

Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services is a religious organization and prefers to employ individuals who are Christians and who possess a Christian commitment, as well as concern, for children and families in need. Only by having and reflecting such Christian commitment can the Agency fulfill its mission: to provide “Christ-centered care and support to children and families in need.”

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