Family Care Worker

March 20, 2014 - August 31, 2014
Location:Kinston, NC
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Exempt
Benefits:BCBS; Dental; Retirement Annuity; Life & Disability
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Kennedy Home
Description:The Family Care Worker manages the Family Care program household and models positive family living for our program participants (single mothers and their families). This position works with the supervisor in developing, implementing, reviewing and revising a plan of service for each family, demonstrating the agency’s purpose, philosophy, policies and procedures. This is a live-in position that includes free living quarters.

Duties:ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

HOUSEHOLD
• Manage cottage household, enforcing cottage rules
• Interact daily with client families.
• Provide mentoring and lay counseling to client families.
• Oversee and participate in housekeeping schedule. Implement routine housekeeping.
• Oversee and participate in extra cottage chores, i.e. cleaning windows, ceiling fans, baseboards, walls, carpet, etc.
• Monitor client and children behavior
• Assist in special needs of client families as described in plan of service.
• Conduct tours through cottage and give information about program.
• Transport Clients to appointments, job, and school when requested
• Set up group meetings and assist in making childcare arrangements
• Schedule periodic cottage meetings.
• Follow required safety procedures. Schedule quarterly fire drills/natural disaster.
• Maintain household first aid kit.
• Routinely check smoke alarms and refrigerator/freezer temperatures.
• Follow approved guidelines for making cottage purchases. Submit receipts for reimbursement.
• Complies with safety in accordance with OSHA, food program, accreditation standards and N.C. licensing requirements.
• Any other responsibilities as required by supervisor.

CASE MANAGEMENT
• Conduct client orientation and complete client admissions paperwork and documentation.
• Complete and forward to supervisor, bi-weekly life skills evaluations and reports.
• Participate in client’s plan of service meetings.
• Assist client in money management program. Collect and receipt program fee and savings.
• Maintain report on program fees collected and client savings balance.
• Participate in team meetings, individual meetings with supervisor as well as general staff meetings.
• Participate in staff training opportunities.
• Participate in off campus workshops and seminars when recommended by supervisor.
PROFESSIONALISM/TEAMWORK:
• Represents the institution to various individuals, groups, and public in a professional manner.
• Maintains professional standards as set by the institution.
• Have the commitment and the capacity to build and to maintain individual and group relationships with the various teams within the family services area.
• Respects the rights of the total team and keeps other team members informed of any changes in the cottage.
• Works under the supervision of the assigned supervisor.
• Respects the cultural and socioeconomic diversity of staff members and children in care and strives to create a positive relationship within BCH.
• Participates in the agency’s Performance Quality Improvement (PQI) program as needed.

Qualifications:• Minimum of 25 years of age.
• High School diploma or equivalent.
• Experience as a residential family or child care worker and/or demonstrates the ability and motivation to learn and practice basic family and child care skills.
• Valid drivers’ license and be able to operate an agency vehicle to transport residents without restrictions.
• Must have the capability to manage, plan, organize, implement, monitor and maintain agency programs as well as adhere to accreditation standards and N.C. licensing requirements.
• Meets the general qualifications for employment as outlined in the institution's personnel policies.
• Respects the cultural diversity of residents in care, and strives to create a positive relationship.


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