Job Notice

Hidden Treasures Foundation is preparing to open a residential therapeutic facility located in Escondido. It is a six-bed program serving teenage girls who have been rescued from a life in sex trafficking. Our agency is in the process of hiring both full-time and part-time employees.

Positions Needed:

Office Manager

TITLE:Office Manager
FLSA STATUS:Non Exempt

SUMMARY
It is the responsibility of the Office Manager to supervise the daily operations of the Headquarters Office; professionally represent Hidden Treasures Foundation to the public, to its customer base, to its staff, and to its clientele. Primary responsibilities include the provision of clerical support to the Administrative Team and basic fiscal tasks and record keeping.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Specific duties and responsibilities of the Office Manager include but are not limited to:

  1. Office Management
    1. Support tasks and supervise special projects for the Administrative Team.
    2. Assist with the provision of requested information by Administrative Team personnel.
    3. Accountable for incoming and outgoing mail.
    4. Accountable for the proper reception of telephone calls and messages.
    5. Facilitate the flow of documents needing signatures.
    6. Operate specific business equipment as required.
    7. Maintain personnel files.
    8. Accountable for the cleanliness and organization of the office.
    9. Accountable for the posting of required regulations and schedules.
    10. Preparation of various reports as requested.
  2. Fiscal Tasks and Record Keeping
    1. Maintain appropriate fiscal records and files.
    2. Prepare payroll information and distribute payroll checks.
    3. Manage petty cash distribution and reconciliations.
    4. Prepare monthly NCOE (education) invoice.
    5. Prepare monthly RCCF (housing and treatment) invoice.
    6. Prepare monthly census reports.

PRINCIPLE INTERACTIONS
The primary relationships of the Office Manager include the Administrative Team.

QUALIFICATIONS
The position of Office Manager must have a high school diploma and a minimum of 5 years experience in an administrative lead position which includes bookkeeping. This position requires computer skills and experience with cloud use of Microsoft Word, Excel, a data base, and QuickBooks. The following attributes are required: 1) Above average communication skills both written and oral; 2) Ability to handle a complex work load; 3) A courteous and professional manner with people.

A valid driver’s license from the state of employment is required.
Must be able to pass Random Drug Tests.
Must be able to pass Background Check.

AUTHORITY LEVEL
Office staff as assigned.

REPORTS TO
CEO

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
A valid driver’s license from the state of employment is required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and speak and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

House Manager

TITLE:House Manager
FLSA STATUS:Exempt

SUMMARY
It is the responsibility of the House Manager (HM) to supervise the daily management of the assigned residential treatment center facility. The HM is charged with the authority to implement, evaluate, and ensure consistent application of policy and procedure within the treatment center. Of highest priority is the safety of residents and the staff. The HM is responsible for the curb appeal, interior cleanliness, maintenance, and overall appearance of the home and property. In addition, the HM is responsible for the overall quality and effectiveness of the treatment milieu.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Specific duties and responsibilities of the House Manager include but are not limited to:

  1. Residential Management
    1. Accountable for budget compliance and petty cash reconciliation.
    2. Accountable for staff schedules and attendance.
    3. Accountable for application of DHS / licensing regulations.
    4. Accountable for a safe work and living environment.
    5. Accountable for the consistent application of company policies and procedures.
    6. Accountable for up-to-date Resident Files
    7. Administer the Point/Level System with staff and residents
    8. Development of Treatment activities.
    9. Supervise Development Groups and assist with Life Skills curriculum.
    10. Assist with intake and discharge events/tasks.
    11. Attend the weekly Treatment Team.
    12. Communicate medical needs to Medical Coordinator.
    13. Human Resource Management
      1. Recruitment and hiring of capable staff.
      2. Orientation of new staff.
      3. Maintain up-to-date Personnel Files.
      4. Administer annual performance appraisals.
      5. Motivate and monitor in-service training hours for each employee
      6. Administer performance warnings and discipline as needed.
      7. Review and approve all time sheets.
      8. Maintain records for all employees PTO.
    14. Social Activities Management
      1. Develop and maintain recreational programming for all residents.
      2. Accountable for a posted weekly /monthly recreational schedule.
      3. Supervise events and activities that foster social skills
    15. Facility and Transportation Maintenance Management
      1. Accountable for reporting house maintenance/repair needs.
      2. Accountable for the cleanliness and operating condition of facility assigned vehicles. Report inspections and concerns to Maintenance Supervisor as scheduled or as needed.
      3. Direct staff on repair issues not needing the Maintenance Supervisor (i.e. changing light bulbs, plunging a toilet, etc.).
    16. Marketing & Recruiting Management
      1. Assist in the recruiting efforts for residents.
      2. Accountable for admission process of new residents.
      3. Assist in the discharge plan process.
    17. Risk Management
      1. Accountable for application of all safety policies by the company and the state regulating agencies.
      2. Accountable for monthly fire drills.
      3. Accountable for having personnel prepared with Hidden Treasures Foundation’s Emergency and Disaster Plan.

    PRINCIPAL INTERACTIONS
    The primary relationships include the Residential Program Director, the Assistant House Manager, the Childcare Workers, the Special Ed Teacher, the Teacher Assistant, the Medical Coordinator, and the Maintenance Supervisor.

    QUALIFICATIONS
    The position of House Manager requires a minimum of a Bachelor Degree in a Human Services related field and experience working with sexually exploited adolescents. Experiences with case management and the supervision staff are required. Experience may be substituted for education; one year of experience equaling one year of education.

    AUTHORITY LEVEL
    Facility Management

    REPORTS TO
    Residential Program Director

    LANGUAGE SKILLS
    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret all company policies and House Manuals. Ability to write clearly. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from residents, other Child Care workers, staff, and administration. Ability to speak Spanish is a benefit.

    REASONING ABILITY
    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule format.

    REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATION
    A valid driver’s license from the state of employment
    First Aid certified or ability to become certified within two (2) months of employment.
    Medication Management certified.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and /or move up to 25 pounds.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job: occasional exposure to uncontrolled physical behaviors of a resident such as screaming, kicking, or throwing objects.

Child Care Worker - Need 7

TITLE:Child Care Worker
FLSA STATUS:Non Exempt

SUMMARY
It is the responsibility of the Child Care Worker (CCW) to assist residents with daily scheduling and routines; to provide encouragement and motivation; to facilitate personal development and maturation by modeling mature behavior, appropriate social skills, and problem-solving skills; and to implement behavior modification techniques as warranted.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive.

  1. Accountability for residents participating in their daily routines and meeting their daily schedules.
  2. Participate with the Intake Process.
  3. Assist with the Level System.
  4. Facilitate and/or participate in needed “group” sessions.
  5. Implement methodologies for resident behavioral change.
  6. Implement the daily recreational plan and schedule.
  7. Fulfill Advocate role.
  8. Assessment of resident’s strengths and weaknesses.
  9. Assist in establishing initial goals and needs of the residents.
  10. Assist with the development of strategies for interventions which are consistent with resident goals.
  11. Assist with the development of behavioral goals which increase competency and appropriate behaviors while decreasing incompetent and inappropriate behaviors.
  12. Provide residents with an opportunity to behave in a manner which meets the appropriate expectations and demands of significant individuals in the ecology.
  13. Ability to provide effective crisis intervention techniques while remaining calm and in control of the environment.
  14. Demonstrate good judgment while administering appropriate discipline to a resident.
  15. Use contingency and non-contingency contracts with residents as needed.
  16. Use verbal and non-verbal contracts with residents as appropriate.
  17. Supervise all activities in the home and when on an outing or field trip.
  18. Assist in teaching the development curriculum as assigned by the HM.
  19. Transport residents in agency vehicles as necessary.
  20. Complete the Communication Log at the end of each shift.
  21. Document and complete all incident reports in a timely fashion.
  22. Shift supervisor as assigned by the House Manager.
  23. Assist with the preparation of resident meals.
  24. Light housekeeping tasks – tidiness and resident chore supervision.

PRINCIPLE INTERACTIONS
The primary relationships of the Child Care Worker include: Residents, the House Manager (HM), the Assistant House Manager (AHM), other CCWs, the teaching staff, and the therapist.

QUALIFICATIONS
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the necessary functions of this position.

  • Thorough knowledge of recreation therapy and its applications in a treatment milieu environment.
  • Ability to accurately assess physical, cognitive and socio-emotional abilities of individuals and to make appropriate recommendations.
  • Knowledge of purposes and functions of community recreation programs and the needs of the therapeutic community.
  • Ability to handle stressful or sensitive situations tactfully and diplomatically.
  • Demonstrated customer service ability as well as public speaking skills.
  • Strong writing and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of proper safety requirements and ability to apply first aid procedures.
  • Ability to use financial, database, word processing and publishing software.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
It is required that the person filling this position have a minimum of one-year experience working with sexually exploited adolescents or 2 years college credit in a Social Service related field. It is preferred that the position of Child Care Worker have a Bachelor Degree in a Human Services related field. Experience may be substituted for education; one year of experience equaling one year of education. A person not meeting these requirements may be considered as an Apprentice CCW. This status will be explained by the person conducting the job interview.

AUTHORITY LEVEL
Facility shift that is assigned

REPORTS TO
House Manager or Assistant House Manager

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general company policies and House Manuals. Ability to write clearly. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from youth, other Child Care Workers and staff. Ability to speak Spanish is a benefit.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
A valid driver’s license from the state of employment.
First Aid certified or ability to become certified within 2 months of being employed.
Medication administration certified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job: occasional exposure to uncontrolled physical behaviors of a resident such as screaming, kicking, or throwing objects.

Teacher

TITLE:Teacher
FLSA STATUS:Exempt

SUMMARY
The Teacher is the primary staff responsible for classroom instruction as well as assistance to the Principal regarding student testing, Individual Education Plan processes, and student transcripts.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Specific duties and responsibilities of the Teacher include but are not limited to:

  1. Classroom management and instruction.
  2. Assist the Principal with the Intake Process for a new student.
  3. Assist the Principal with the IEP Process as necessary.
  4. Provide each new student with academic testing within 30 days of admission and prior to discharge, if residency is greater than 5 months.
  5. Design appropriate curriculum and lesson plans for each student.
  6. Maintain accurate daily attendance records for all students.
  7. Develop and post a monthly schedule of field trips.
  8. Maintain up-to-date student files.
  9. Complete incident reports in a timely fashion and submit to the Principal.
  10. Handle classroom discipline and be prepared to implement appropriate crisis intervention techniques.
  11. Manage petty cash and operate classroom within budget.
  12. Supervise TA and provide a minimum of an annual performance appraisal.
  13. Attend weekly Teachers Meeting.
  14. Attend weekly Facility Team Meeting, as often as possible.
  15. Supervise students at all times.
  16. Complete student report cards in a timely manner.
  17. Maintain record of student’s clock hours, credits, assigning academic subjects to match grade level and graduation needs.
  18. Plan academic graduation ceremonies in consultation with the Principal and House Manager.
  19. Develop and implement methodologies for behavioral change.
  20. Facilitate Group Process as needed to direct student’s behavior and motivate for further positive behaviors.
  21. Assist with the implementation of the Level System.
  22. Prepare written reports as directed by the Principal and/or Therapists.
  23. Maintain positive relations with school district personnel and coordinate records as needed with these agents.
  24. Develop and implement educational transitional plans for all students prior to discharge.
  25. Provide the Principal with copies of student academic files, including the IEP.
  26. Maintain all state educational requirements for the classroom.
  27. Correct student work in a timely fashion.

PRINCIPAL INTERACTIONS
Primary relationships include the Principal and Teacher Assistant. Secondary relationships will include: Life Skills Coordinator, Child Care Workers, Therapists, and the House Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS
The position of Teacher requires a Masters Degree in Education or Special Education, a valid State teaching credential or emergency credential, and a minimum of one-year experience teaching special needs children; preferably emotionally disturbed and conduct disorder adolescents. A valid driver’s license from the state of employment is also required.

AUTHORITY LEVEL
Assigned Classroom

REPORTS TO
Principal

Teacher Assistant

TITLE:Teacher Assistant
FLSA STATUS:Non-Exempt

SUMMARY
The Teacher Assistant (TA) is responsible for assisting the Teacher with classroom instruction and management.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Specific duties and responsibilities of the TA include but are not limited to:

  1. Assist with classroom instruction and individual student tutoring as directed by the Teacher.
  2. Assist the Teacher with the Intake Process for a new student.
  3. Assist the Teacher with the Individual Education Plan process as necessary.
  4. Assist with the design of appropriate curriculum and lesson plans for each student.
  5. Complete incident reports in a timely fashion and submit to the Teacher or Principal.
  6. Handle classroom discipline and be prepared to implement appropriate crisis intervention techniques.
  7. Attend all meetings as directed by the Teacher.
  8. Supervise students at all times.
  9. Plan academic graduation ceremonies in consultation with the Teacher and Principal.
  10. Assist in the development and implementation of methodologies for behavioral change.
  11. Facilitate Group Process as needed to direct student’s behavior and motivate for further positive behaviors.
  12. Assist with the implementation of the Point/Level System.
  13. Prepare written reports as directed by the Teacher.
  14. Assist with resident wake-up, medication distribution, chores and breakfast.

PRINCIPLE INTERATIONS
Primary relationships include: the Teacher, the Principal, and the Overnight Child Care Worker. Secondary relationships will include: Life Skills Coordinator, Child Care Workers, Therapists, and the House Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS
The position of TA should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field, a valid State teaching credential or emergency credential, and a minimum of one-year experience teaching special needs children; preferably emotionally disturbed and conduct disorder adolescents. A valid driver’s license from the state of employment is also required. Experience can be substituted for education: one-year experience equaling one year of education.

AUTHORITY LEVEL
Assigned Classroom

REPORTS TO
Teacher

Case Manager

TITLE:Case Manager
FLSA STATUS:Exempt

SUMMARY
The therapist is responsible for providing therapy and case management to the residents of a licensed STRTP facility. This responsibility includes all required documentation, record keeping, and formal reports.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive.

  1. Case Load.  A therapist is assigned a case load of 6-12 clients. Six clients, including family and case management, is a part-time position, estimated at 20 hours per week. This also represents the total residency of one therapeutic facility. Twelve clients, including family and case management, is a full-time position, estimated at 40 hours per week and representing two therapeutic facilities.
  2. Client Intake.  Assist the Administrator and House Manager with client intake and admission.
  3. Client Treatment Reports.  Write and document the following for case load:
    • Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients’ treatment.
    • Initial treatment plans / needs / service plan
    • Quarterly / Monthly reports
    • Discharge summaries
    • Therapy notes
    • Therapy summaries for initial treatment, quarterly reports, and discharge
    • Family therapy notes
  4. Case Management.  a) Follow-up with workers, families, and outside agencies; b) Assist in the completion of an intake study, the development and writing of an individual service plan, the design and implementation of a transfer plan, and the oversight of the actual transition; and c) Ensuring the provision of or access to core services and supports.
    • Encourage Youth to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, and help them to develop insight into themselves and their relationships.
    • Guide clients in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with their problems.
    • Counsel Youth, individually and in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and making changes. Collect information about Youth through interviews, observation, and tests. Act as Youth advocates to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations. Develop and implement treatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge.
    • Evaluate clients’ physical or mental condition based on review of client information. Meet with families, probation officers, police, and other interested parties to exchange necessary information.
    • Refer patients, clients, or family members to community resources or to specialists as necessary.
    • Modify treatment approaches as needed to comply with changes in clients’ status.
  5. Therapy Services. 
    • Minimum of one weekly individual therapeutic hour for each client in case load.
    • Staff follow-up and support as needed for each client.
    • Bi-weekly/weekly family therapy (after first month’s residency) until graduation or transition occurs.
    • Family support during non-therapy times.
    • Therapeutic supervision – participate in one hour weekly for individual supervision and 90 minutes weekly for group supervision.
    • Lead weekly psychotherapeutic group.
    • Assist with monthly parent support/education groups.
    • Use of and interaction with contract/support services for clients.
    • Aftercare – as possible and/or appropriate.
    • Attend weekly Team Meetings.
    • Monitor clients’ use of medications.
  6. Client Discharge.  Assist client discharge tasks. Discuss with individual youth their plans for life after leaving Tiffany’s Place.
  7. Staff Training & Follow-up.  Assist the ADM with trainings for the residential and educational staff regarding mental health, experiential learning, and therapy issues.
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling programs and clients’ progress in resolving identified problems and moving towards defined objectives.
    • Learn about new developments in their field by reading professional literature, attending courses and seminars, and establishing and maintaining contact with other social service agencies.

PRINCIPLE INTERACTIONS
Primary relationships include: the clients, the ADM and the Psychiatrist. Secondary relationships will include: House Manager, Child Care Workers, and teaching staff.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Individuals qualifying for this position must have a Masters Degree in Social Work or related field, state-of-employment certification as a therapist or eligibility for certification as a registered Intern, and a minimum of two (2) years experience as a social worker or counselor providing direct care services to adolescents in a group home / residential therapeutic center.

AUTHORITY LEVEL
Assigned Case Load

SUPERVISOR
Facility Administrator

Therapist

TITLE:Therapist
FLSA STATUS:Exempt

SUMMARY
The therapist is responsible for providing therapy and case management to the residents of a licensed STRTP facility. This responsibility includes all required documentation, record keeping, and formal reports.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive.

  1. Case Load.  A therapist is assigned a case load of 6-12 clients. Six clients, including family and case management, is a part-time position, estimated at 20 hours per week. This also represents the total residency of one therapeutic facility. Twelve clients, including family and case management, is a full-time position, estimated at 40 hours per week and representing two therapeutic facilities.
  2. Client Intake.  Assist the Administrator and House Manager with client intake and admission.
  3. Client Treatment Reports.  Write and document the following for case load:
    • Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients’ treatment.
    • Initial treatment plans / needs / service plan
    • Quarterly / Monthly reports
    • Discharge summaries
    • Therapy notes
    • Therapy summaries for initial treatment, quarterly reports, and discharge
    • Family therapy notes
  4. Case Management.  a) Follow-up with workers, families, and outside agencies; b) Assist in the completion of an intake study, the development and writing of an individual service plan, the design and implementation of a transfer plan, and the oversight of the actual transition; and c) Ensuring the provision of or access to core services and supports.
    • Encourage Youth to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, and help them to develop insight into themselves and their relationships.
    • Guide clients in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with their problems.
    • Counsel Youth, individually and in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and making changes. Collect information about Youth through interviews, observation, and tests. Act as Youth advocates to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations. Develop and implement treatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge.
    • Evaluate clients’ physical or mental condition based on review of client information. Meet with families, probation officers, police, and other interested parties to exchange necessary information.
    • Refer patients, clients, or family members to community resources or to specialists as necessary.
    • Modify treatment approaches as needed to comply with changes in clients’ status.
  5. Therapy Services. 
    • Minimum of one weekly individual therapeutic hour for each client in case load.
    • Staff follow-up and support as needed for each client.
    • Bi-weekly/weekly family therapy (after first month’s residency) until graduation or transition occurs.
    • Family support during non-therapy times.
    • Therapeutic supervision – participate in one hour weekly for individual supervision and 90 minutes weekly for group supervision.
    • Lead weekly psychotherapeutic group.
    • Assist with monthly parent support/education groups.
    • Use of and interaction with contract/support services for clients.
    • Aftercare – as possible and/or appropriate.
    • Attend weekly Team Meetings.
    • Monitor clients’ use of medications.
  6. Client Discharge.  Assist client discharge tasks. Discuss with individual youth their plans for life after leaving Tiffany’s Place.
  7. Staff Training & Follow-up.  Assist the ADM with trainings for the residential and educational staff regarding mental health, experiential learning, and therapy issues.
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling programs and clients’ progress in resolving identified problems and moving towards defined objectives.
    • Learn about new developments in their field by reading professional literature, attending courses and seminars, and establishing and maintaining contact with other social service agencies.

PRINCIPLE INTERACTIONS
Primary relationships include: the clients, the ADM and the Psychiatrist. Secondary relationships will include: House Manager, Child Care Workers, and teaching staff.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Individuals qualifying for this position must have a Masters Degree in Social Work or related field, state-of-employment certification as a therapist or eligibility for certification as a registered Intern, and a minimum of two (2) years experience as a social worker or counselor providing direct care services to adolescents in a group home / residential therapeutic center.

AUTHORITY LEVEL
Assigned Case Load

SUPERVISOR
Facility Administrator

Please send your cover letter, resume and application to the following email address:

hiddentreasures.sd@gmail.com

Due to the nature of our work with children a criminal background check is required for all positions.

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