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Transition Specialist – 2nd Shift

Employer
Wellroot
Location
Tucker, Georgia
Salary
$32,000 – $34,000
Closing date
Oct 15, 2021

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Position:   Transition Specialist – 2nd Shift   
Reports To:  TLP Program Manager – Residential Programs  

Department:  Residential Programs 

Location: Tucker, GA 

FSLA:  Exempt  

Shift: Sunday – Thursday 11pm-7am  

Job Summary:  

The Transition Specialist 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: 

  • Subject to flexible hours, including split shifts or varied days and times, including mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends, depending on program needs 
  • 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 
  • 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 

Salary Range: $32,000 – $34,000 

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 

Company

Our mission: We restore children and families from trauma through Jesus Christ.

Our vision: We envision a world where every child is raised in a loving, compassionate, and nurturing home.

 

Foster Care in GeorgiaFor nearly 150 years, Wellroot Family Services has been leading the effort to transform the lives of children and families in Georgia. Through our four programs, Wellroot cares for and encourages the growth and healing of children, young adults and families in and affected by the foster care system of Georgia.

Wellroot first opened its doors in 1871. Its name at the time, though, was The Decatur Orphans’ Home. Its mission was to serve the needs of children who had been orphaned during the Civil War. Over the next several decades, the needs of children and families in Georgia changed, as did the focus and programs of The Decatur Orphans’ Home, whose leadership continued to grow and transform the organization in order to better meet those needs. In 1934, after 63 years as The Decatur Orphans’ Home, The Board of Trustees approved a name change that would better reflect the growth of the organization, along with its potential as an Foster Familiesagency of the Methodist Church. The new name was The Methodist Children’s Home.  Thirty-six years later, in 1970, “United” was added to the name, reflecting the continued growth and transformation of the Methodist denomination.

The needs of children and families in Georgia continue to change and true to our heritage, the programs and focus continue to be transformed in order to better meet those needs.

In December 2018, the Board of The United Methodist Children’s Home approved another name change, one that better reflects the growth of the organization, along with its potential as an agency of The United Methodist Church. After 49 years of operating as The United Methodist Children’s Home, our organization is now called Wellroot Family Services.

Built on industry best practices, our Christian faith and bold, new innovative approaches toward child welfare, Wellroot is the leading faith-centered family services organization in Georgia. As an agency of The United Methodist Church in North Georgia, Wellroot Family Services’ programs were designed to respond to the needs of children and families through faith-centered service. With a focus on supporting youth from infancy through early adulthood, we help people reach their God-given potential through the encouragement and love of a healthy home.

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Website:
Telephone
(404) 327-5820
Location
1967 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 400
Tucker
GA
30084
United States
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