Guide and direct a team of 6 Foster Care Specialists. Provided monthly supervision with directly supervised Foster Care Specialists. Took appropriate disciplinary action when required; identified training needs on an individual basis. Established and monitored clear goals and expectations for staff in achieving program outcomes. Budget minded in meeting monthly goals. Assisted with developing strategies that enhanced outcomes to children and families. Reviewed assessments which included; safety, placement, and support standards. Routinely assessed support services needed for children in foster care as well as support for the foster homes. Entered authorizations for payment. Reviewed files to ensure that they were complete, accurate, and organized. Approved monthly reports. Completed weekly census reports. Worked as a team member. Served as a role-model. Attended team meetings, home visits, and court hearings with Foster Care Specialists. Participated in a rotation of on-call. Approved incident reports. Had successful internal and external relationships with professionals. Respected confidentiality. Provided assistance, cooperation, and support to others. Organized ideas clearly. Was willing and able to change as the job changed. Help develop training's and trained in Parent Management and CAFAS.
Worked with boy's, ages 14-18, in a residential community based home who were involved with the Department of Health and Human Services and/or Juvenile Probation struggling with behavior issues, school issues, drug and alcohol issues, and mental health issues. Was responsible for an annual budget of approximately $500,000.00. Met monthly with the finance department to review budget status. Completed monthly disbursements. Smart shopper for the Boys Home program. Accountable to a team of 13 staff. Completed monthly supervision with 5 directly supervised staff. Interviewed staff for job vacancies. Trained new staff. Lead weekly staff meetings. Served as a role-model. Created Assistant Program Manager responsibilities for the Boys Home. Created Youth Specialist III responsibilities for the Boys Home. Interviewed potential youth. Completed intake of new youth. Updated monthly service plans. Attended team meetings for youth with HHS/OJS, Probation Officers, school personnel, therapists, and family members. Transported youth. Encouraged family involvement and informal supports. Arranged family activities at the Boys Home. Advocated for youth. Consistently monitored safety in the program. Created safety plans, a daily schedule, revised program guidelines and expectations. Case management. Maintained detailed documentation. Participated in weekly and weekend on-call rotation. Wrote, reviewed, and approved incident reports. Completed monthly census reports and monthly data reports. Crisis intervention/MANDT. Utilized problem solving skills, communicated efficiently, and was accountable to administration. Maintained professional working relationships in the community.
Serve food and drinks to customers Act as a cashier Work as a team member Use de-escalation skills Encourage positive decision making.
Supervised parolees and directly committed youth to parole by Juvenile Court in the community. Case management. Developed case plans and crisis interventions. Implemented sanctions. Worked with school, law enforcement, and mental health providers on a daily basis. Wrote court reports and testified in Juvenile and Adult Court. Served as a role-model. Attended team meetings, counseling appointments, and doctor's appointments. Conducted home visits and transported youth. Established permanency for youth. Maintained detailed documentation. Administered urinalysis testing for drugs. Apprehended parolees and directly committed youth on parole that were a community risk.
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