Transition Support – Residential Programs (PT)

Employer
Wellroot
Location
Tucker, Georgia
Salary
$14.00/HR 
Posted
May 04, 2021
Closes
Jun 03, 2021
Focus Areas
Human Services
Position Type
Part Time

Position:   Transition Support – Residential Programs (PT) 
Reports To:  TLP Program Manager – Residential Programs  

Department:  Residential Programs 

Location: Tucker, GA 

FSLA:  Non-Exempt  

Job Summary:  

The Transition Support provides direct support to the Life Coach and Transition Support Team and maintains the community living skills and support for young adults as they develop a higher level of independence.  The Transition Support role typically provides services to youth on a day to day basis that support permanency, safety and well-being.  The position also supports clients with life skills training, watchful oversight, support and guidance so they may attain a level of independence to live on their own.   

Responsibilities: 

  • Supervises/monitors youth’s progress, based on youth’s skills development and level of maturity as outlines in the client’s Supervision and Independence and Safety and Crisis management plans 
  • Orient new clients upon entry in the program 
  • Work in partnership with the Wellroot Life Coaches and other staff to develop and implement a plan for clients 
  • Teach and support individualized life skills according to the ISSP, CLSA results, and based on youth’s need. Life skills including but not limited to; grocery shopping, self-care, daily living tasks, communications, budgeting, community living and socialization and community mobility 
  • Document at least four (4) efforts weekly individualized independent living skills development activities for each youth on assigned Transition Support Team that are aligned with the ISSP goals 
  • Offer job search training in areas such as resume’ writing and interviewing 
  • Provide budgeting and daily living skills by supporting and monitoring weekly budgeting 
  • Provide applicable phone numbers to TLP youth in order to ensure twenty-four (24) hour access to appropriate personnel within the agency 
  • Appropriately maintain keys to each TLP youth’s housing to ensure twenty-four (24) hour access to all TLP residences 
  • Ensuring and enforcing program expectations to ensure safety, growth and life skill development of the youth in the program 
  • Assist clients in establishing and maintaining involvement in community recreation and productive leisure time activities 
  • Encourage the spiritual growth of each client by connecting them with spiritual resources on staff or in the community 
  • Teach within an evidence informed practice to encourage and supervise the reduction/elimination of maladaptive behaviors and follow individualized skills and service plans for clients 
  • Ensure that supervision is designed to allow the agency observation of the youth is practicing healthy life skills and sound decision-making 
  • Participates in service meetings with other personnel as appropriate 
  • Maintain required RBWO standards of supervision of residents at all times 
  • Support and maintain an environment of emotional and physical safety for clients 
  • Documents all reportable and non-reportable incidents that occur with clients and notify the appropriate parties within timeframe outlines in program policy 
  • Increase the client’s social and financial independence resulting in decreased oversight to ensure self-sufficiency 
  • Provide schedules, routines environments and engagement of youth in the program 
  • Assist clients in obtaining medical services 
  • Transport clients to necessary medical, dental, mental health, educational appointments and job interviews/career fairs 
  • Transport youth to or from work or school when necessary 
  • Complete required record-keeping and documentation accurately and in a timely manner 
  • Maintain confidentiality of client information 
  • Maintain appropriate professional boundaries 
  • Utilize a percentage of hours on assigned caseload as determined by supervisor 
  • Maintain required certifications and training hours 
  • Adhere to the organization’s policies and procedures, and demonstrate support of the mission, vision and values 
  • Administer life skills assessments at prescribed intervals 

Requirements: 

  • 21 Years of age or older 
  • High school diploma or equivalent is required; a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university in the area of human services, social work, non-profit management or behavioral health is preferred; Master’s Degree in Social Work also preferred 
  • Minimum two years of work experience in a State of Georgia-regulated child welfare program is required; experience working with older adolescent population preferred 
  • Possess a valid Georgia driver’s license 
  • Computer skills including basic proficiency and experience working with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Power point, Excel and ability to perform data entry tasks 
  • Be familiar with and perform duties in accordance with RBWO (Room Board and Watchful Oversight) standards. 
  • Subject to flexible hours, including split shifts or varied days and times, including mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends, depending on program needs 
  • Regularly travel in the community, drives an agency-owned vehicle, and transports clients 
  • Must participate in at least twenty-four (24) hours of annual training. At least twelve (12) hours should be directly related to work with teens including understanding developmental needs of adolescents and strength-based assessments 
  • Willing to enthusiastically support the mission, vision and values of Wellroot 

Essential Demonstrated Skills and Abilities: 

  • Ability to develop and maintain professionally appropriate therapeutic relationships with each client; ability to maintain positive working relationships with staff and other related persons 
  • Ability to complete a needs assessment of client’s independent living skills 
  • Understanding of service planning and person-centered planning and delivery 
  • General knowledge of social services, record keeping, reporting requirements and confidentiality 
  • Ability to read, write and speak the English language at a level that meets the performance requirements 
  • Ability to make independent decision when circumstances warrant such action 
  • Ability and willingness to maintain a positive demeanor 
  • Ability to effectively communicate with others 
  • Willingness to respect the lifestyle choices of others, including but not limited to sexuality, religion, and political affiliation 
  • Ability to implement any therapeutic intervention as required 
  • Consistent demonstration of emotional stability 
  • Ability and willingness to follow deadlines and/or complete assignments/trainings as assigned by supervisor 

Work Requirements:  

  • Regularly travel in the community, drives an agency-owned vehicle, and transports clients 
  • Work in a variety of settings 
  • Sit, stand, walk, bend, lift, move, squat, climb stairs, reach above shoulder level, kneels, pus, or pull intermittently during working hours 
  • Has regular contact with clients and their staff, family members, and the general public 
  • May be subject to hostile and emotionally upset clients, staff, family members, or the general public 
  • May be subject to physically aggressive clients and may be required to apply crisis intervention strategies 
  • May be required to assist clients in hygiene
  • Attend and participate in a variety of educational programs designed to increase knowledge and expertise in the field 
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds 

Pay: $14.00/HR 

How to Apply: 

Please email (no phone calls) your resume using the following guidelines: 

  • Email: WeWork@wellroot.org 
  • Subject line: {Name of Position} 
  • Cover letter should include (in bulleted form): Experience and qualifications for this position 
  • Specific Salary requirements 
  • Potential Start Date 

 

Wellroot is an EEO employer

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