Family Service & Guidance Center of Topeka, Inc.

  • Attendant/Respite Care Coordinator

    Job Locations US-KS-Topeka
    Job ID
    2018-1141
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Management
    Job Post Information* : External Company Name
    Family Service & Guidance Center
    Job Post Information* : External Company URL
    https://www.fsgctopeka.com/
    Type
    Regular Full-Time (w/ Benefits)
    Program
    Crisis Resolution Program
  • Overview

    The Attendant/Respite Care Coordinator is responsible for maintaining appropriate staffing levels for the number of clients referred to attendant care/respite care and Crisis Resolution Program.  Position will manage staff, assign workload assignments, train, mentor, and serve as a resource to staff working in the program.  This position will specifically work in the (CRP) Crisis Resolution Program, which is a 24 hour facility.

     

    Work Schedule:  Friday - Sunday 12:00am - 12:00pm  OR  Friday - Monday 12:00am - 11:00am

    Responsibilities

    • Maintains appropriate staffing pattern to carry out the functions of the Attendant Care and Respite Care referrals or for the Crisis Resolution Program.
    • Has hiring authority and disciplinary authority for immediate staff.
    • Manages and assigns workloads as necessary.
    • Trains all program service staff on documentation and entry to the electronic medical record system.
    • Develops schedule of daily outings.
    • Schedules new clients and monitors staffing patterns.
    • Has budgetary authority for staff positions within the area.
    • Has budgetary authority for purchasing supplies and equipment necessary to operating the area.
    • Position will work on the floor in the Crisis Resolution Program, when appropriate and provide one-on-one direct care to children/adolescents that are experiencing severe emotional disturbance (SED) or are at risk of becoming SED. 
    • Supports and actively promotes the vision and mission of Family Service and Guidance Center.
    • Acts as an ambassador of Family Service & Guidance Center in the community setting.
    • Respects and demonstrates the ability to maintain client confidentiality.
    • Promotes a consumer friendly attitude by team members.
    • Markets and recruits providers from the community in a variety of settings, including, but not limited to universities, schools and job fairs.

    Qualifications

    Education/Licensure:

    • High school diploma or equivalent required
    • Valid driver's license, current auto insurance, good motor vehicle report and a reliable vehicle required

     Experience:

    • Supervisory experience required
    • 2+ years experience with children and families in school based services required
    • Passion and desire to work with children and adolescents

     

    Work Environment:

    Must have sufficient ambulatory capabilities to work with children and adolescents in the community based setting.   Position may require the ability to use physical holding (MAB) with children and adolescents exhibiting out of control behaviors.  Position is a mixture of office/desk work and work on the floor in the Crisis Resolution Program.  Frequent interruptions can occur.  This position supervises individuals in multiple offices with service provision in the community and in the Crisis Resolution Program.  Travel to other offices is required.  Moderate risk of exposure to aggressive and/or acting out (verbal and physical) children and youth.  Most interactions are with other agency staff, clients, and collaborative agencies in the community.  Must have ability to lift/carry up to 40 lbs.  

     

    Background checks and drug screen required.

     

    This is a full-time position with competitive salary and excellent benefits, including 3 weeks paid vacation, paid holidays, medical/dental/vision insurance, 401(k) with employer match and more! 

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