Transitional Living Specialist

Job Description

Join the ECH family! It’s such a great place to work. You will find many staff who have worked here for 20, 30, even 40 years!
Join us as we continue caring for those who need us most. With competitive benefit plans, friendly work environments, and continuing education opportunities, ECH is a great place to grow your career.

Every Child’s Hope is a local social services agency that provides programing to youth on a campus that includes an Early Ed Center, School, Residential Treatment program and Transitional Living program that in all serve over 160 children each day and employee over 100 staff.

Summary: Responsible for maintaining a healthy environment in a group setting for youth to meet their individual goals; to assist youth with self-esteem and developing independent living skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Provide supervision to youth who are in foster care or homeless in a group living setting in the community.
  • Provide youth with support and guidance.
  • Develop positive, professional relationships and boundaries with youth.
  • Provide instructions to youth regarding desirable health and personal habits.
  • Provide youth assistance and encouragement in their school work and other pursuits.
  • Assist youth with the following life skills: cooking, shopping, transportation, filling out job applications, budgeting, and how to upkeep living environment.
  • Provide para-counseling to youth in crisis or non-crisis situation.
  • Provide crisis intervention as necessary to include calling the police, ambulance, or fire department when needed.
  • Observe youths’ behavior and conduct reports to the team.
  • Keep written records as requested.
  • Maintain financial records and present them to the TLP Group Home Supervisor for monthly audit.
  • Purchase items for the house including food, supplies, etc.
  • Keep the house, yard and vehicle in a clean and orderly condition and see it is kept in good repair.
  • Make sure youth have proper clothing attire, plan menus and prepare meals.
  • Arrange for medical, dental and similar services and transport youth to various appointments.
  • Coordinate with the professional staff including therapist, psychiatrist, legal guardian, and others to implement and monitor the treatment plan.

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age, and have any combination of training and experience equal to a Bachelor’s degree from a college or university in a field related to human services and have 2 years of experience working with people.
  • Must be of good moral character and able to serve as a positive role model for youth; to work under a great deal of stress and to seek on-the-job training.
  • Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, be drug-free and pass a criminal background check.'

Type: Full-time

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