Residential Life Supervisor

Job Description


Reporting to the Residential Program Director, the Residential Life Supervisor is responsible for providing effective supervision of the assigned residential unit addressing therapeutic and trauma focused interactions with children of which the following  are illustrative:

 

Provides effective supervision of the assigned residential unit addressing therapeutic and trauma focused interactions with children of which the following are illustrative:

 

  • Provides for the safety and security of the children within the Silver Springs-Martin Luther School Residential Program.
  • Ensures that a therapeutic environment is maintained on the unit and that staff interactions with children are rooted in the Silver Springs Way and the Sanctuary model.
  • Ensures that the program and facility are in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations and laws; monitors all assigned personnel.
  • Ensures unit’s total appearance is clean, attractive, and well-maintained.
  • Develops and implements training for Child Care/Mental Health Workers (CC/MHWs) on therapeutic and trauma focused behavior management techniques; ensures CC/MHWs receive ongoing training.
  • Coaches CC/MHWs regarding the use of trained techniques, including group management techniques, group process/treatment, crisis management, and effective methods of working with children (relationship skills); mentors newly hired staff.
  • Coordinates staff member schedules to create adequate staff coverage while minimizing overtime cost.
  • Participates in all unit related and clinical review meetings; participates in pre-placement visits and meetings.
  • Becomes familiar with each child’s clinical documentation to assist staff with implementing techniques to effectively address treatment plan goals and objectives.
  • Observes children interacting with staff in the milieu to gain a better understanding of the individual child's issue and model appropriate trauma informed behavior management techniques.
  • Maintains appropriate overall discipline of assigned children in accordance with all applicable regulations, agency policies and procedures, and the Sanctuary model of care.
  • Maintains appropriate documentation and records regarding implementation of treatment.
  • Identifies program areas needing improvement and makes appropriate recommendations to management.

 


Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree in human services or related field plus a minimum of three years experience working with emotionally disturbed or special needs children required; minimum of one year supervisory experience.

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