Full-time (40-hours/week) position under the
general direction of the Residential Manager.
Responsible for ensuring the safety and
security of Agency facility and the safety and well-being of children and
staff, including directly supports cottage staff in the absence of the executives
and managers (e.g. nights, weekends and holidays), responding to emergency
situations where children are in crisis to de-escalate the situation and ensure
the safety and health of clients, families, caregivers and Five Acres staff,
providing support to enhance the effectiveness of staff performance and program
Position responsibilities include, but not limited to:
- Ensures appropriate and adequate coverage of all
cottages; assigns staff as needed; assumes coverage responsibility in the
absence of cottage staff. Responds to unusual or emergency situations in a
manner that will enable cottages and campus to continue to operate in an
effective and routine manner.
- Responds to unusual or emergency situations
involving children/clients in the community and in Five Acres residences and
other facilities to de-escalate situations in accordance with the agency safety
- Intervenes as needed in child crisis situations
to ensure the safety of children and staff; uses physical restraint only when
absolutely necessary, assesses situations and determines initial safety and
risk evaluations; implements de-escalation and stabilization interventions only
in accordance with methods and techniques approved by the agency.
- Completes cottage rounds according to
established schedule, document accordingly (i.e. CIS logs), monitors and
follows up toward timely resolution of any identified problems. Communicates,
reports and documents unstable behaviors and interventions to the child and
family team in a timely manner.
- Conducts routine security checks throughout the
shift to ensure all gates, doors, windows are closed/locked as required, that
no safety hazards exist, and that the physical plant is safe and secure at all
times. Ensures fleet vehicles and keys are accounted for and logged
accordingly. (CIS log and sign-out sheet); report all maintenance issues to
operations in a timely matter.
- Participates in identifying clients' needs and
triggers (within a strength based and family centered model) to escalation and
barriers; makes recommendations for action to supervisors and treatment team;
participates in team/staff conferences regarding solutions to RBS/RTC clients'
- Maintains working knowledge of agency,
contractual and licensing policies and procedures in order to enforce and
maintain professional practices, principles and standards providing to cottage
staff in the absence of the unit program coordinators.
- Establishes and maintains rapport and effective
working relationships with children and families and to work effectively within
the agency and community at large
requirements include, but not limited to:
- A Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology or related mental health/human
services field and four years experience in a mental health field, or an AA
degree with (6) years of experience in a mental health field. Master's Degree and two (2) years of related work experience also accepted.
years of increasingly responsible administrative/supervisory experience
communication skills both oral and written; bi-lingual skills in
Spanish/English are preferred
to be flexible and work in a changing environment
- Ability to pass and utilize the Pro Act physical restraint system
skills sufficient to meet production demands of the job including Microsoft
Office and WELLIGENT software for program notes and skill in maintaining detailed, accurate and complete records
have a valid California Driver License, proof of automobile insurance and meet
the Agency's safe driver guidelines.
- First Aid and CPR Certification
Location: Altadena, CA