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Family Home Program Consultant - (Tallahassee, Florida, United States)Next Steps... Apply Now Register Now
Location: North Florida
The Family Home Program Consultant manages and supports Family-Teachers and Assistant Family-Teachers in assigned homes operations. This position also oversees proper implementation of and compliance with the Family Home Program.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & DUTIES:
- Supervises the services of youth in assigned area.
- Interviews youth upon arrival to create service plans for youth and family served.
- Facilitates team meetings with staff, youth, and consumers.
- Review’s medication logs for completeness.
- Assesses progress and analyzes results; identifies problems and creates solutions with Family-Teachers and Assistant Family-Teachers; monitors solution implementation.
- Completes documentation for each youth and family served including progress reports, discharge summaries, and post-discharge recommendations.
- Document’s youth progress by reviewing Motivation Systems, service plans, school and employment performance, family contact, agency requirements, and medical or psychological needs.
- Coordinates with consumers including schoolteachers, parents, and agencies.
- Oversees home operations for program compliance, safety, and budgets.
- Ensures licensing and accreditation standards are being met.
- Supports youth and family activities through event attendance including athletics, school ceremonies, holidays, and extracurricular activities.
- Provides transportation for youth as needed.
- Develops skills of Family-Teachers and Assistant Family-Teachers.
- Observes Family-Teachers and Assistant Family-Teachers and gives feedback; provides consultation.
- Conducts training and review on a variety of relevant topics including home maintenance and budget, youth progress, consumer relations, professionalism, policies and procedures, and crisis intervention.
- Conducts team service planning and administrative meetings.
- Performs card or Motivation System reviews.
- Reviews program administrative issues with teachers.
- Creates staff development plan for Family-Teachers; helps Family-Teachers consistently develop family engagement Skills.
- Fosters family engagement.
- Encourages families to participate in service planning process.
- Ensures that service plans are individualized and build on child and family strengths, culture, and supports.
- Creates mutual partnership between family members and Family-Teachers, by promoting good communication and encouraging collaboration.
- Empowers the family to assess formal supports and services when needed.
- Participates in presentations and committees.
- Assists in the development of written publications or other documents.
- May assist in the preparation, production, and presentation of formal workshop training programs for Family-Teachers and Assistant Family-Teachers.
- May act as an administrative or program representative on designated committees.
- May be trained to become a certified Common Sense Parenting Instructor and as a certified instructor may be asked to conduct Common Sense Parenting (CSP) Courses at designated locations as assigned.
- Serves as a role model in carrying out the Father Flanagan's Boys' Home mission.
- Directs all activities towards the fulfillment of the Boys Town mission
- Directs all actions to reflect the values and principles of Boys Town
- Establishes and maintains an environment that encourages teamwork, collaboration, and ethical behavior
- Maintains regular, reliable and predictable attendance
- Supports other members of the management team and their work
- Other Duties: This job description incorporates the essential functions and duties required for this position. However, other duties may be required and assigned at times and as determined by a supervisor to meet the needs of the organization
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of regulatory requirements pertaining to youth care.
- Ability to work effectively with youth, families, staff, and support agencies. Ability to work with children and families from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
- Independent decision-making skills and competencies to work in crisis situations.
- Knowledge of recognized interventions including risk assessment and crisis intervention to address treatment needs.
- Ability to communicate with individuals at all levels in the organization and with external contacts in an articulate, professional manner while maintaining necessary degree of confidentiality.
- Knowledge of Boys Town model.
- Ability to quickly make decisions in sensitive and sometimes critical areas and present decisions to appropriate individuals. Ability to adapt responses to situations while maintaining procedural and regulatory integrity.
- Ability to lead a team of associates.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
- Bachelor's degree in Human Services or related field; Master's degree preferred.
- 1 to 2 years of experience with at-risk youth and families; experience with Boys Town Model is preferred.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record and pass an annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check. Must provide own transportation (mileage reimbursed) to complete travel requirements of the job.
- This position is available to Family Teaching staff on a 24/7 basis.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSURES, AND LANGUAGE SKILLS:
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND EQUIPMENT USAGE:
Reasonably expected to have and maintain sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform during stressful (physical, mental and emotional) situations encountered on the job without compromising their health and well-being or that of their fellow employees, youth, or families.
Duties are performed in a variety of environments ranging from highly stressful and potentially aggressive (physical interventions, escorts, etc.) to casual and leisurely, in both indoor and outdoor settings. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is subject to outside weather conditions and maybe required to visit homes with substandard living conditions and domestic pets.
About Boys Town:
Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.
Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.
This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.
What would happen if you could ?improve circumstances for those who are suffering from abuse, addiction, abandonment or violence, so they could reach their potential?
That is the question Boys Town has spent a century answering. It is what inspired and drove our founder, Father Edward J. Flanagan, and it continues to motivate our mission to this day.
Boys Town believes today, as our founder did 100 years ago, that every child deserves a future, every family deserves to stay together and every community deserves to thrive. And we believe that all of these things should be achievable without regard to race, religion or background.
So, for the young man dodging gunfire on the streets just to get to school, the family torn apart by substance abuse, and the community crumbling from neglect and social disorder, Boys Town offers hope. But we offer hope as more than just an abstract concept; we substantiate it with programs and solutions grounded in our deep experience and supported by our decades of research.
Though we have grown to become a national organization that reaches communities from coast to coast, and our scope has expanded to include in-home family counseling, health care and programs to rebuild at-risk schools, Boys Town remains forever driven by our founder’s singular vision. And with your help, we will do so well into our second century and beyond.