Direct Care - Program Guide
Full-Time / Posted 2 months ago
We have an open opportunity to work with a thriving adolescent boy’s program. Ozarks Teen Challenge is looking for a highly motivated individual that is ready to work with a strong staff and a great group of students. If you enjoy the outdoors, we are nestled on 200 acres of beautiful land on the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. OTC is finalizing construction on a new school. Soon, we will be building a new rec facility and expanding the residence. With this, we need a leader that is willing and able to implement restructuring and oversee major change and development. This I an entry-level position, and there is much room for growth and advancement.
Direct Care for Ozarks Teen Challenge
Compensation: 11.15 per hour. Benefits, Vacation Time, and Sick Time Included.
Employment Type: Full-Time
The overall role of a direct care staff is to assist the Program Director and to ensure that the daily functions at Ozarks Teen Challenge are kept at the highest of standards. Direct Care staff supervise and mentor students to ensure that the physical, emotional & spiritual needs of each student are being met in a Christ-centered environment. Below are some key job duties, but all Ozarks TC staff are not limited to this list. All Ozarks TC staff shall be available to assist in other areas as needed & to work various shifts: days, nights & weekends may be required.
Daily management of students & facility
• Supervise students to ensure the schedule is kept and that students are in a safe and positive environment.
• Ensure facility is clean inside & out by supervising chores & student work projects.
• Oversee maintenance of vehicles & property as needed.
• Oversee wake up/lights out, meal times, worship/devotion/chapel, recreation,
• student consequences, and fundraising, as needed.
• Oversee daily student mail, phone, medical & chronological logs/forms
• Leave shift notes in Sober Perr for the next shift.
Meeting/Planning & Leadership Mentoring/Communication
• Participate in all staff meetings, special training events, CPR/First Aid, CPI (Crisis Prevention Intervention)/Physical restraint training.)
• Communicate regularly with key Ozarks TC leadership: Program Director, School Administrator, Admissions Coordinator, Discipleship Coordinator, Parent Contact Staff & Office Manager.
• Communicate clearly with leadership, seeking direction from leaders & being a liaison between students & executive leadership.
• To assist the Academic Administrator in maintaining a structured and healthy learning atmosphere during school hours.
• Assist in Ozarks Boys Academy: tutoring & oversight of school.
• Act as a phase facilitator/mentor (as needed.)
All staff are expected to spend time getting to know our students, letting them know that we care by providing: mentoring, counsel, and Biblical guidance. Staff should be able to mentor, encourage, and disciple our students.
• Have students line up and get their binders from the secured locaiton.
• Give them assigned seats spaced out from one another
• Ask them to stand if they fall asleep
• Let students know that they can ask you for help and actively check-in to see if they need assistance
• Check-in with students and ask what they are learning and if they have questions about what they’ve read/learned
GSNC Phase Facilitator
• Some direct care staff may be asked to become a phase facilitator for GSNC’s.
• This entails leading a group weekly and checking off student PSNC work.
• Please read the Phase Faciliator Responsibilities Document in the All Staff One Drive.
Chapels & Services (when on duty)
• Encourage student participation and respect during spiritual services by modeling that to them and monitoring their behaviors
• Be available to pray for students and actively engage them in discipleship
• To be a mentor and parent contact for a caseload of 4-7 students and to provide appropriate documentation of your interactions in Sober Peer.
• To make sure you read the biosketch & monitor general progress of your students.
• Calling the parents of your students on your caseload 2 times a month to give them check-in on practical student needs, pass/flight schedules, and to communicate info on upcoming events.
• Each staff member will participate in occasional trips or activities (i.e. missions trips,
reward trips, and field trips)
• This is not an exhaustive list of job duties and other responsibilities may be expected