Relief Group Home Parent

Hibiscus Children's Center Vero Beach, FL

POSITION FUNCTION/OVERVIEW:

The primary purpose of this position is to establish and maintain a home-like environment so clients (children & youth) can learn life skills, how to deal with problems and observe positive life activities as part of the Group Home parent team. This relief group home parent position reinforces behavior guidance principles as a part-time, professional parent who sets a good example of adult behaviors.

PRIMARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Promote the mission, values and vision of Hibiscus Children’s Center

Supervise and positively interacts with children

Plans, prepares, engage in and arranges supervision of age appropriate activities with children

Direct children in eating, resting, and personal hygiene

Maintain the order, safety, cleanliness of the home and surrounding yard

Models all aspects of the behavior modification program

Provides structure and guidance in a positive manner that will establish positive role models for the children

Provides teaching and coaching in daily living skills, which includes hygiene and social skills.

Responsible for daily cleaning, organizing, sanitizing and laundry, as needed; prepares meals for children

Transports and/or makes transportation arrangements, as needed

Completes required mandatory and other trainings for compliance of yearly standard

Reviews, maintains and updates client records and/or logbook with pertinent client information; ensures all client documentation is completed properly

Administers medications and documents dosage and times

Ensures all medical directives are followed

Attends and participates in treatment team, staff and All Agency meetings as appropriate

Notes and recommends solutions to any staffing concerns, behavioral problems and/or difficulties

Communicates and documents all necessary information related to clients to their individual therapist

Communicates and notifies the On-Call Administrator of all non-routine incidents

Ensures home is properly maintained and that repairs are coordinated with maintenance personnel

Appropriately manages all Home funds and maintains records and receipts as required

Provides direction and guidance to volunteers

Implements one fire drill per month and proper documentation in the Fire Drill Log

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Participate in college degree program; in process of obtaining degree from four (4) year accredited school or university in a Human Services related field. At a minimum, all Relief Group Home Parents will be required to have a High School Diploma or GED and significant experience working with children)

Two (2) years of experience providing direct services to children, youth and their families

Certification in CPR, First Aid

Must pass level 2 background clearance and drug test

Ability to lift 40 pounds

Flexible schedule and availability

Valid FL Driver’s License

Insurance clearance to transport children in agency vehicles

SKILLS:

Good interpersonal skills

Understanding of child abuse and neglect

Ability to intervene decisively when necessary to protect residents

Ability to work in and promote team environment

Ability to handle emergencies and life threatening situations effectively

Good verbal and written communication skills

Basic first aid skills

Ability to transport children

Ability to set appropriate boundaries and limits with residents and staff