The Salvation Army - Metro Division Residential Child & Youth Care Provider- KCMO in Kansas City, Missouri
The Salvation Army Mission:
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
To Provide consistency and structure to the children by following The Children’s Shelter Policy and Procedures and Joint Commission standards.
All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.
The Salvation Army offers full-time employees a competitive and attractive benefits package, including: excellent medical/dental/vision coverage; prescription coverage; basic life and ADD; 403B, short-term disability; flexible spending account (FSA); 100% employer funded retirement pension and 13 days of paid leave in addition to vacation.
This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of the position. Other job related responsibilities and tasks may be assigned. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Implementation of Shelter program structure.
Provide a nurturing, secure residential program; provide supervision of daily routine; model appropriate social and interpersonal behavior, assist children in identifying and meeting physical and emotional needs using a trauma-informed model
Adhere to Joint Commission Accreditation standards in all areas
Schedule and facilitate medical, dental, vision and emergency appointments
Plan and implement activities; complete documentation, billing and incident reports
Follow guidelines for the discipline of children, including proper implementation of the behavior management program
After business hours, fill out phone intake screening form and inform on call clinical staff of any intake calls; Brief incoming worker on the needs of children for the shift
Attend 40 hours training annually to upgrade child care skill
Maintain certification in Non-Violent Physical De-Escalation training in order to effectively respond in crisis situations
Plan menus, purchase food and prepare meals
Other duties as assigned
Capable of auditory and visual oversight of children’s behavior
Able to verbally interact with children
Capable of physically restraining children of all sizes
Emotionally mature and stable in order to provide consistency and structure
Must be able to physically perform duties of the acuity needed to supervise children
Ability to comprehend, document and converse in a manner that is sufficient for effective communication
Ability to meet and maintain The Salvation Army driver qualification
Effective writing and verbal skills
Personable; friendly, able to establish positive working relationships
Flexible, willing and able to work extended and/or irregular work schedules
Overnight Duties in addition
Complete bed checks minimally every 15 minutes, wake and assist children for pee patrol and morning routine
Tally and post point totals for behavior management program
Complete weekly facility hazard check list, inventory supplies
Track Universal precautions, medication management, and expired medication
Follow housekeeping and cleaning protocol nightly
Respond to calls from schools in order to address children’s immediate needs
Accurately record information relayed by MCD concerning upcoming appointments
Respond to contacts with the community which further the shelters positive image
Provide guidance, nurturance, and support to community volunteers in the shelter
Represent the agency’s purpose, philosophy and function to the community
Attend to the cleanliness of the Shelte
Report needs for supplies, clothing, and maintenance concerns
Ensure security on the floor and facilitate monthly hazard drills
Actively problem solve; participation in monthly team meeting and staff meetings, develop a positive supportive relationship with co-workers; guide and support newer employees in understanding and complying with shelter policies and procedures, contribute to the shelter positive morale
Experience: Minimum of 6 months of experience in relevant child care.
Certifications/Licenses: Employee must possess a valid driver's license from the state in which you reside, Meet The Salvation Army Driving Eligibility requirements .Position requires employee to obtain a Class E license within 30 days of hire.
Supervisory Responsibility: None
Travel: Local travel will be a requirement of this position. Employee will drive children to school, doctors’ appointments, outings, etc. and various errands
Driving: This position requires the employee to drive. Employee must possess a valid driver's license from the state in which you reside. Must be approved through The Salvation Army Fleet Safety Program to drive either a Salvation Army or personal vehicle on Salvation Army business.
Criminal record and sex offender clearance
State child abuse / neglect clearance
Free from communicable disease as indicated by health screening of tuberculosis and able to pass medical and mental health screening
Minimum of 21 years of age
Job LocationsUS-MO-Kansas City