St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS)

Care Giver / Professional Houseparent Single or Couple

St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS)

Aug 6th, 2022
$ 47000 / Year
St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS) is a private, nonprofit therapeutic group home for boys ages six to 17. SAYS has 30 residential beds in three on-site homes, where emotionally handicapped and behaviorally challenged children receive intensive therapeutic services, behavior modification counseling, social and independent living skills training, medication management (when indicated), and consistent and compassionate direct care in a stable, homelike environment. The majority of children in SAYS' care have been removed from abusive and/or chaotic homes, and/or situations of severe, extreme neglect. SAYS' services in the St. Augustine community have recently expanded to include targeted case management and a Mobile Crisis Response Team to provide immediate mental health intervention and assessment to children in crisis.
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https://www.sayskids.org/

House Parents are people that want to make a difference in a youth’s life. Do you have a passion to help a child heal?
Come join a remarkable team that provides quality trauma informed therapeutic services to children
St. Augustine Youth Services Has been providing quality therapeutic services for youth for over 30 years. www.sayskids.org
This is a live on campus position with 7 on and 7 off shifts.
***Starting Pay $47K Single or starting pay 95K per Couple***
QUALIFICATIONS/COMPETENCIES: Applicants for this position should possess:

  • A minimum of high school diploma or GED
  • Two years’ experience working with youth who have mental/behavioral health issues, preferably in a residential setting, or a Bachelor’s degree in related mental health field.
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • History free of offenses listed on the Affidavit of Good Moral Character
  • Must be able to clear a background screening
  • Must be able to pass a drug screening

COMPETENCIES:

  • Providing a role model and mentor for children. The ability to present self in a positive, professional manner to the children and other agency personnel.
  • Being a Team Member. The desire to work cooperatively as a member of a team for the benefit of the child and the organization.
  • Ability to provide structure. The ability to be consistent in providing discipline to each child, as prescribed by the program and the individual treatment plan.
  • Ability to provide a homelike environment. The ability to make the SAYS residential environment as close to a home as possible.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Professional Parent is responsible:

  • To the Program Director or his/her designee.
  • For working at the prescribed times as agreed upon with the Program Director.
  • For following all policies and procedures of the organization.
  • For the direct supervision and management of the behavior of the children.
  • For providing crisis intervention when a crisis occurs with the child.
  • Foe following proper physical restraint techniques when necessary to prevent a child from harming themselves or others.
  • For planning and conducting group discussions or constructive recreational activities with children when appropriately scheduled.
  • For maintaining accurate records and written documentation of all work activities in the manner prescribed by the Program Director and the policies and procedures.
  • For attending all in-house staff meetings and treatment team meetings unless excused.
  • For purchasing food, planning menus and preparing meals.
  • For performing general housekeeping and laundry tasks.
  • For reporting facility or grounds maintenance needs to the Administrative Director to assure the safety of the clients.
  • For instructing children in personal hygiene habits and overseeing the children’s physical health.
  • For dispensing items such as toiletries, clothing, linens, etc. as required.
  • For monitoring and documenting consumption of medication and insuring that the proper medication and dosage is always available.
  • For participating in referral interviews and new intakes as needed.
  • For transporting children to any medical and other appointments as needed, to school as needed, and other place as prescribed by the individual treatment plan

Competitive Salary and Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • 401K

Requirements

  • A valid Driver’s license
  • Must be able to pass an extensive background screening; including a level 2 background check
  • Must be able to pass a drug screening
  • Personal and professional references checks are required
  • Must have a passion for helping others

Job Types: Full-time,
SAYS is an equal opportunity employer.

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Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $47,000.00 per year

If you require alternative methods of application or screening, you must approach St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS) directly to request this, as we're not responsible for the employer's application process.

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