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Teaching Parent

Company: Florida United Methodist Children's Home
Location: Deltona
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

The primary role of the Teaching Parent is to oversee the day-to-day care and supervision of the resident children assigned to his/her cottage. The Teaching Parent (Houseparent) is responsible for monitoring all the aspects of daily cottage life and is, in essence, the primary caring person for the child/youth during his/her stay at the Florida United Methodist Children's Home.

  • Minimum age requirement for this position: 21 years of age
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Experience with at risk youth in a residential setting preferred QUALIFICATIONS
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    A single Teaching Parent employee may have 1 child/dependent residing with them.
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with co-workers to support and implement the Teaching Family Model of Care and holistic program philosophy
      • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with youth
        • High personal values and standards that serve as model for youth
          • Demonstrated ability to work with the Treatment Team to make decisions on issues related to the resident/residents in the cottage you are assigned
            • Must have sensitivity to the service population's cultural and socioeconomic characteristics CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
              • Valid Florida Driver's License (with passenger endorsement).
              • The Teaching Parent is responsible for completion of required trainings and certifications within the first 90 days of employment as required by regulation and on a yearly basis thereafter. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
                • Know, understand and carry out agency policies and procedures in the cottage and on-campus as dictated by the Policy and Procedures Manual and assigned supervisor.
                  • Create an atmosphere conducive to growth and development of the children/youth of his/her cottage as individuals and as a cottage group.
                    • Assist the children/youth in his/her cottage in their adjustment to group living without weakening their ties to their natural families or significant others in the child/youth's life.
                      • Maintain the cottage, its furnishings, and its grounds. This includes daily cleaning and supervision of residents when they do chores.
                        • Plan and provide for the transportation for children/youth in his/her cottage to various functions and activities and maintaining all necessary maintenance documentation.
                          • Provide for the nutritional needs of the children/youth in his/her cottage including the preparation of meals, implementation and all necessary documents with the menus and commissary.
                            • Provide for the health and clothing needs of each resident in the cottage. This includes over the counter medications, proper documentation (as assigned) of medication. Clothing needs are to be communicated through the clothing room and purchase order if required.
                            • Complete documentation as required in timeframes required SECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
                              • Consistently attend Sunday and Wednesday Chapel/weekly Bible Study services with residents
                              • Participate in team meetings
                              • Assist in the accumulation of data and the formulation of service plans for the Model of Care
                              • Monitor and supporting auxiliary services (recreational, religious, counseling, etc.) rendered to the child
                              • Participate in in-service training that is required by regulatory entities and as assigned by the Residential Manager
                                Equal Employment Opportunity
                                The Florida United Methodist Children's Home is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation/gender identity, place of national origin and other categories protected by law are not factors in employment, promotion, compensation or working conditions.

Keywords: Florida United Methodist Children's Home, Deltona , Teaching Parent, Other , Deltona, Florida

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