POSITION: Caminos Program Unit Supervisor - Caminos West
POSITION RESPONSIBLE TO: Care Team Coordinator
CATEGORY OF EMPLOYMENT: Salaried/Exempt
Understands and implements policies according to agency standards, effectively works as a member of an interdisciplinary team, and supervises direct care staff. Provides direct childcare services, ensures that twenty four hour, seven day a week, child care services are met.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
• Provides effective supervision to childcare staff to ensure that childcare services are consistently provided based upon the Board of Child Care’s treatment philosophy, mission, practices and policies.
• Maintains flexible work hours to include evening and weekend hours at both on site and off site locations.
• Ensures that the staff to resident ratio is adequate and consistent with the agency policy and unit needs by providing coverage in units as necessary.
• Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of unit systems, and effectively oversees their completion.
• Demonstrates an understanding of health and safety standards through weekly on site inspections.
• Demonstrates understanding of the various programs at the Board of Child Care in order to adequately orient staff and residents to the program.
• Demonstrates the ability to receive, transmit, store and retrieve information as evidenced through written and verbal communication.
• Contributes to the prevention and management of challenging behaviors by implementing the Board of Child Care’s behavior management and therapeutic crisis intervention techniques.
• Develops therapeutic activities that are consistent with the age and level of functioning of each resident.
• Promotes effective communication through the timely submission of documentation and weekly team meetings.
• Provides direct feedback to direct care staff through written supervisions, annual and six month evaluations.
• Fosters equality and diversity in problem identification and conflict resolution among both staff and residents.
• Demonstrates an understanding of daily routines and the need for consistency within the unit.
• Demonstrates the knowledge and ability to complete accurate bi-weekly timesheets.
• Demonstrates the ability to complete an accurate staff schedule, while minimizing and/or eliminating overtime.
• Demonstrates the ability to maintain an accurate account of all unit finances.
• Demonstrates knowledge of and familiarity with both Board of Child Care and Office of Refugee Resettlement Policy and Procedures relating to the care and supervision of Unaccompanied Children. This includes knowledge of legal background and authority governing the practice as related to working with Unaccompanied Children.
• Participates as a member of each resident’s Interdisciplinary Treatment Team for the purpose of treatment/discharge planning and reviews. Must effectively communicate both written and verbally with the Interdisciplinary Treatment Team.
• Ensures accurate medication administration, documentation and safe storage of medication in accordance with applicable state guidelines.
• Ensures that each direct care staff successfully completes forty hours of professional training per year of employment to effectively meet their position responsibilities.
• On a rotating basis, provides effective campus supervision by fulfilling campus supervisory responsibilities as needed and provides on call campus supervisor coverage on assigned weekends.
• Conducts job related trainings on a yearly basis.
• Provides transportation for residents as required.
• Perform duties, as requested, to achieve agency goals.
• Minimum Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university. Master’s Degree preferred.
• Minimum of one-year group child care experience.
• Fluency in Spanish is preferred. (Spanish Fluency includes speaking, reading, and writing)
• Must be certified in Medication Administration through the State of Maryland within twelve months of employment. (Training provided by agency.)
• Must receive the Assessor award through the National Center for Professional Certification (NCPC) within the first twelve months of enrollment. (Training provided by the agency.)
• Certification in Basic First Aid and CPR through the American Red Cross. (Must be attained by completion of orientation period.)
• Certification in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention. (Must be attained by completion of orientation period.)
• Maintenance of an unrestricted State issued Driver’s License with a safe driving record as defined in agency policy.
How to Apply
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