Assessment Psychologist | Butner

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

At Methodist Home for Children, we provide safe, stable homes where children can thrive and live to their full, God-given potential. While not always traditional, an MHC home is where child and family are equipped to succeed. We build on strengths, nurturing hopes and goals, and preparing all in our care to shape their own futures.

Our Juvenile Assessment & Crisis Centers serve boys and girls with histories of mental illness, neglect, trauma, or substance abuse. Referred by juvenile court counselors, youth stay 14 to 30 days for comprehensive testing and observation under the supervision of a licensed psychologist and licensed clinical case managers. They leave with a plan of care that maps out their strengths, areas of focus, goals, and services in their community that can help (therapy, counseling for substance abuse or mental health, educational/vocational training or other).

This position provides clinical oversight for assigned cases at the assessment center. This can be a part-time or full-time opportunity.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Administer Assessment Center program according to the Agency mission, and to ensure the integrity of program provision that is consistent with the Agency’s mission and Model of Care.
  2. Provide oversight and consultative supervision of all Assessment Center staff.
  3. Design and support implementation of Assessment Center protocols employed in service delivery.
  4. Provide and/or oversee psychological testing for clients.
  5. Ensure appropriate assessments are completed for individuals served.
  6. Identify and implement, as appropriate, best practice protocols.
  7. Identify and monitor operational, service, and personal outcomes.
  8. Communicate with Court Services staff regarding individual cases.
  9. Opportunity to work with three other licensed psychologists in consultation, research, and potential publications.
  10. Perform other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Residential Services.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Knowledge: Doctorate Degree and current license with NC Psychology Board.
  • Experience: Two (2) or more years of full-time, direct service provision experience in diagnosing, treating and evaluating the effectiveness of treatment of the client population served.
Skills/Working Conditions:
  • Must maintain a valid Driver’s License and an acceptable driving record.
  • Must be insurable by Methodist Home for Children’s insurance carrier.
  • Must be able to work in high pressure, high stress environment.
  • Computer literacy, advanced writing and editing skills, and organizational skills are essential.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills required.
  • Must have strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook).
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends, and holidays.
  • Possible exposure to infectious diseases.
Physical Requirements:
  • Must provide a negative drug screen result prior to employment.
  • Must pass a post-employment physical and TB test.
  • Have the ability to perform physical demands associated with daily operational functions, such as walking, standing, bending, and lifting.
  • Have the ability to comprehend and produce accurate program documentation, including, but not limited to, staff documentation, budget documentation, and community correspondence.
  • Have the ability to communicate professionally in both verbal and written formats with consumers, including, but not limited to, parents, colleagues, and community service providers.
  • Have the ability to drive for agency related events during the day or night.
  • Regular attendance at primary worksite and agency related events.

Assessment Counselor Supervisor | Asheville

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

This position works alongside Assessment Counselors in a supervisory and direct care role and serves as a primary caregiver to youths being served by the Assessment Center.  The Assessment Counselor Supervisor position engages youth in a variety of activities designed to enhance the assessment process.

MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provide supervision of Assessment Counselors. This may include giving feedback, coaching, scheduling, training, annual reviews, testing, and support.
  2. Implement direct care services according to an individualized assessment process and consistent with the agency’s model of care.
  3. Engage youths in assessment activities ranging from academic and vocational topics to interpersonal skills and healthcare topics.
  4. Implement a non-punitive environment that motivates youths through the assessment process.
  5. Model appropriate moral, ethical, and professional values for youths, colleagues, and the community-at-large.
  6. Regularly seek consultation from appropriate supervisory staff, provide detailed information regarding significant issues affecting youth in care, and accept and implement feedback.
  7. Establish and maintain positive and effective relationships with all program consumers including but not limited to, youths, parents/family, school personnel, neighbors, referral agencies, administrators, etc.
  8. Perform daily operational functions such as facility cleaning (interior and exterior) and maintenance, cooking, shopping, supplies inventory, manage financial/budget tasks, and other rotating assignments.
  9. Actively monitor all aspects of the physical property. Maintain all property in clean, safe, attractive manner. Comply with guidelines for property maintenance and management.
  10. Drive agency vehicles for purpose of transporting youths and operating all facets of the treatment program. Transport youth for routine home activities, court appointments, medical appointments, family visits, other required appointments, and emergency situations.
  11. Provide assistance and support to other program staff in their job responsibilities.
  12. Attend, and take advantage of, regularly scheduled in-service and specially scheduled training sessions. Take advantage of other professional growth opportunities. Maintain required certifications and re-certifications for job by participating in available training.
  13. Perform other related duties as assigned by the Program Director.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Must be twenty-one (21) years of age;
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college, preferably in a human service discipline with one (1) year of human services experience,
  • or a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college in non-human service discipline with three (3) years of human services experience.
Skills/Working Conditions:
  • Must maintain a valid Driver’s License and an acceptable driving record.
  • Must be insurable by Methodist Home for Children’s insurance carrier.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule and shifts including weekends, holidays, and extended periods of time.
  • Must successfully complete all phases of pre-service and on-going training, including, but not limited to, physical restraint training, First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions, and medication administration.
  • Must be able to work in high pressure, high stress environment.
  • Position may experience verbal and/or physical aggression from client population.
  • Possible exposure to infectious diseases.
Physical Requirements: 
  • Must provide a negative drug screen result prior to employment.
  • Must pass a post-employment physical and TB test and on-going physical assessments as required.
  • Have the ability to perform physical demands associated with daily operational functions, property management, and client interactions, such as standing, bending, lifting, participation in physical activities, facility cleaning (interior and exterior) and maintenance, cooking, shopping, supplies inventory, and other rotating assignments.
  • Have the ability to comprehend and produce accurate program documentation, including, but not limited to, client treatment plans, progress summaries, manage financial/budget tasks, and community correspondence.
  • Have the ability to communicate professionally with consumers, including, but not limited to, parents, colleagues, and community service providers.
  • Have the ability to provide on-going visual and physical proximity supervision of clients.
  • Have the ability to participate in recreational activities with clients, including, but not limited to, arts, athletics, and outdoor activities.
  • Have the ability to drive a 12-passenger van to transport clients.
  • Have the ability to drive for agency related events during the day or night.
  • Regular attendance at primary worksite and agency related events.
  • Have the ability to work overtime.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Assessment Counselor | Asheville, Butner, Winston-Salem

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

This position serves as the primary caregiver to youths being served by the Assessment Center.  Assessment Counselors engage youth in a variety of activities designed to enhance the assessment process.

MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Implement direct care services according to an individualized assessment process and consistent with the agency’s model of care.
  2. Engage youths in assessment activities ranging from academic and vocational topics to interpersonal skills and healthcare topics.
  3. Implement a non-punitive environment that motivates youths through the assessment process.
  4. Model appropriate moral, ethical, and professional values for youths, colleagues, and the community-at-large.
  5. Regularly seek consultation from appropriate supervisory staff, provide detailed information regarding significant issues affecting youth in care, and accept and implement feedback.
  6. Establish and maintain positive and effective relationships with all program consumers including but not limited to, youths, parents/family, school personnel, neighbors, referral agencies, administrators, etc.
  7. Perform daily operational functions such as facility cleaning (interior and exterior) and maintenance, cooking, shopping, supplies inventory, manage financial/budget tasks, and other rotating assignments.
  8. Actively monitor all aspects of the physical property. Maintain all property in clean, safe, attractive manner. Comply with guidelines for property maintenance and management.
  9. Drive agency vehicles for purpose of transporting youths and operating all facets of the treatment program. Transport youth for routine home activities, court appointments, medical appointments, family visits, other required appointments, and emergency situations.
  10. Provide assistance and support to other program staff in their job responsibilities.
  11. Attend, and take advantage of, regularly scheduled in-service and specially scheduled training sessions. Take advantage of other professional growth opportunities. Maintain required certifications and re-certifications for job by participating in available training.
  12. Perform other related duties as assigned by the Director.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Must be twenty-one (21) years of age;
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college and one (1) year experience working with client population; or,
  • Associate Degree in related field and two (2) years’ experience working with client population; or,
  • High School Diploma and three (3) year experience working with client population.
Skills/Working Conditions:
  • Must maintain a valid Driver’s License and an acceptable driving record.
  • Must be insurable by Methodist Home for Children’s insurance carrier.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule and shifts including weekends, holidays, and extended periods of time.
  • Must successfully complete all phases of pre-service and on-going training, including, but not limited to, physical restraint training, First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions, and medication administration.
  • Must be able to work in high pressure, high stress environment.
  • Position may experience verbal and/or physical aggression from client population.
  • Possible exposure to infectious diseases.
Physical Requirements: 
  • Must provide a negative drug screen result prior to employment.
  • Must pass a post-employment physical and TB test and on-going physical assessments as required.
  • Have the ability to perform physical demands associated with daily operational functions, property management, and client interactions, such as standing, bending, lifting, participation in physical activities, facility cleaning (interior and exterior) and maintenance, cooking, shopping, supplies inventory, and other rotating assignments.
  • Have the ability to comprehend and produce accurate program documentation, including, but not limited to, client treatment plans, progress summaries, manage financial/budget tasks, and community correspondence.
  • Have the ability to communicate professionally with consumers, including, but not limited to, parents, colleagues, and community service providers.
  • Have the ability to provide on-going visual and physical proximity supervision of clients.
  • Have the ability to participate in recreational activities with clients, including, but not limited to, arts, athletics, and outdoor activities.
  • Have the ability to drive a 12-passenger van to transport clients.
  • Have the ability to drive for agency related events during the day or night.
  • Regular attendance at primary worksite and agency related events.
  • Have the ability to work overtime.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Residential Technician | Jacksonville

 

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

The Residential Technician and Residential Assistant positions function as a part of the clinical team in a culturally sensitive Residential Treatment Level III setting. Staff provide the necessary supports to the clients of FACT who are dually diagnosed with a mental illness or severe emotional disturbance and co-occurring developmental disability. Service requires awake staff around the clock and supervision of the clients is continuous. Shift work is involved with the positions requiring an ability to work irregular and weekend schedules.
Shifts needed:  2pm-midnight and midnight-8am

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Accepts appropriate assignments to provide hands on support services to individuals in a residential setting as determined by the Program Manager, Clinical Director, Treatment Coordinator and/or treatment team. Performs client behavioral intervention, skills training, psycho-educational groups/supports and/or community inclusion services as assigned. Provide direct care services as needed. Follows Treatment and/or Person Centered Plan as developed and agreed upon by the Treatment Team, Referral Source, LME, Clinical Director, Parents/Guardian, and Client. Auditory and visual observations of clients’ behaviors and interpersonal interactions to report in the clients’ daily service notes and in the shift report. Completes documentation, incident reports and other data in accordance with established standards, in an accurate and timely manner. Provides accurate and pertinent information to the Treatment Coordinators, Program Facilitators and/or Program Manager that will be utilized in Treatment Team / CFT meetings. Attends supervision, staff development meetings, and training sessions as required. Maintains professional and therapeutic boundaries with individuals and families being served at all times. Provides intervention and support services in a manner that respects the individual, the clients’ rights, their safety, privacy, property, and therapeutic purposes. Demonstrates knowledge of the growth and developmental needs of the child and adolescent populations and is able to adapt interventions to meet the age-specific and disability-specific developmental needs of the clients. Maintains CPI (or approved equivalent of non-violent Crisis Prevention Intervention) techniques, CPR, First Aid and OSHA/Blood Borne Pathogen training on an annual basis. Accompanies clients into the community as requested. Assists in maintaining the general cleanliness and upkeep of the facilities and vehicles. Reports to supervisor any repairs of the facility or vehicles that are needed. Performs any other duties and/or tasks that may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge and Experience

High School Diploma or equivalent, and minimum of two (2) years of experience working with client population.

Skills/Working Conditions

• Must maintain a valid Driver’s License and an acceptable driving record.

• Must be insurable by Methodist Home for Children’s insurance carrier.

• Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends, holidays, and extended periods of time.

• Must successfully complete all phases of pre-service and on-going training, including, but not limited to, physical restraint training, First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions, and medication administration.

• Must be able to work in high pressure, high stress environment.

• Position may experience verbal and/or physical aggression from client population.

• Possible exposure to infectious diseases.

Physical Requirements

• Must provide a negative drug screen result prior to employment.

• Must pass a post-employment physical and TB test and on-going physical assessments as required.

• Have the ability to perform physical demands associated with daily operational functions, property management, and client interactions, such as standing, bending, lifting, participation in physical activities, facility cleaning (interior and exterior) and maintenance, cooking, shopping, supplies inventory, and other rotating assignments.

• Have the ability to comprehend and produce accurate program documentation, including, but not limited to, client treatment plans, progress summaries, manage financial/budget tasks, and community correspondence.

• Have the ability to communicate professionally with consumers, including, but not limited to, parents, colleagues, and community service providers.

• Have the ability to provide on-going visual and physical proximity supervision of clients.

• Have the ability to participate in recreational activities with clients, including, but not limited to, arts, athletics, and outdoor activities.

• Have the ability to drive a van to transport clients.


Overnight Awake Staff (part-time) | Franklin

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

The Overnight/Awake Personnel, under the direction of the Program Manager, with direct supervision as assigned, provides awake coverage of the Multipurpose Juvenile Home each night from approximately 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. to assure the security, health, and safety of staff and juvenile residents.

This is a part-time opportunity working two nights per week.

 

MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Continuously monitor the Multipurpose Juvenile Home (both the youths and the physical facility) during the night and brings any issues that need action (either immediately or at the end of the duty period) to the attention of the Resident Counselor on duty or other appropriate staff as directed.
  • Receive incoming phone or fax messages and take required action.
  • Complete a nightly report sheet and submit to the Program Manager or designee each morning.
  • Provide services listed under the Resident Counselor Job description when:  specifically requested by the Residential Program Manager or designee,  the Overnight Awake Personnel has the appropriate qualifications to carry out the responsibilities, and the Overnight Awake Personnel has received specific, appropriate training to allow the delivery of these services.
  • Provide transportation of juveniles as requested.
  • Regularly seek consultation from appropriate supervisory staff, provide detailed information regarding significant issues affecting youth in care, and accept and implement feedback.
  • Perform other related duties as requested by the Residential Program Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Must be twenty-one (21) years of age;  and,
  • High School Diploma and three (3) year experience working with client population preferred.

Skills/Working Conditions:

  • Must maintain a valid Driver’s License and an acceptable driving  record.
  • Must be insurable by Methodist Home for Children’s insurance carrier.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule and shifts including overnights,  weekends, holidays, and extended periods of time.
  • Must successfully complete all phases of pre-service and on-going      training, including, but not limited to, physical restraint training, First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions, and medication administration.
  • Must be able to work in high pressure, high stress environment.
  • Position may experience verbal and/or physical aggression from client population.
  • Possible exposure to infectious diseases.

Physical Requirements: 

  • Must provide a negative drug screen result prior to employment.
  • Must pass a post-employment physical and TB test and on-going physical assessments as required.
  • Have the ability to perform physical demands associated with daily operational functions, property management, and client interactions, such      as standing, bending, lifting, participation in physical activities, facility cleaning (interior and exterior) and maintenance, cooking, shopping,  supplies inventory, and other rotating assignments.
  • Have the ability to comprehend and produce accurate program documentation, including, but not limited to, client treatment plans,  progress summaries, and community correspondence.
  • Have the ability to communicate professionally with consumers,  including, but not limited to, parents, colleagues, and community service providers.
  • Have the ability to provide on-going visual and physical proximity supervision of clients.
  • Have the ability to participate in recreational activities with clients, including, but not limited to, arts, athletics, and outdoor activities.
  • Have the ability to drive a 12-passenger van to transport clients.
  • Regular attendance at primary worksite and agency related events.
  • Have the ability to work overtime.