LOCATED ON A BEAUTIFUL HORSE RANCH IN LIGNUM, VA
The direct care staff’s goals is to improve the quality of life and make a difference in the lives of the children under their direct care by providing direct supervision, support and behavior management in a safe, therapeutic and nurturing environment residing in residential care.
This positions does not have direct reports.
• Provides regular and consistent supervision of all children under their care by providing a creative environment using
appropriate limit-setting and structuring techniques within the boundaries of residential standards
• Implements and institute daily routines for the unit to include evaluating structure and effectiveness
• Maintains a safe, positive living environment for children to include cleaning and other housekeeping skills
• Develops and maintains a constructive relationship with each assigned child
• Stays current in knowledge of each child’s case history and the existing treatment plan, provides input for the re-
evaluation of each treatment plan on a quarterly basis, and logs observations essential for formulating that plan
• Observes and records children’s progress on a daily basis and completes detailed, comprehensive and factual reports
regarding behavior and incidents of the children pursuant to policies
• Provides for the basic health needs of the children with the assistance of the Childhelp medical staff to include providing
proper medical care, teaching personal hygiene habits, diet, and preventative medical care
• Communicates measurable behavioral objectives and guides children toward mastery
• Assists children in identifying barriers interfering with learning, and assists them in ways to overcome barriers to success.
• Identifies children’s needs and development for implementation of interventions for meeting them encompasses areas
o Education: communicating with school, instituting individual homework plan, teaching reading etc.
o Emotional growth: building self-esteem, role modeling and demonstrating effective coping and problem solving skills
and interpersonal skills to children to help them more effectively respond to personal issues they encounter such as
peer pressure, adapting to their new surroundings, and appropriately responding to conflict
o Social Skills: Manners, interactions with peers, and increasing community involvement.
• Attends and actively participates in training and development programs and opportunities, mandatory training, weekly
unit meetings and supervisory sessions, and demonstrates learned concepts on the job
• Oversee and/or participates in various recreational programs and activities with children to stimulate interest in and
cooperation with various social and educational programs.
• Provides back-up weekend coverage on a rotating basis as assigned
• Supervises the children to and from school
• Supervises the children throughout the school day and provides classroom teachers with behavioral support
• Adheres to attendance policies
• Applies crisis intervention with children during school hours to include primary preventative measures before a child
needs further disciplinary action, (i.e., supervision, change of placement)
• Communicates daily and as necessary with Teachers, Child Care Workers and all Supervisors
• Provides behavioral support to children in residential placement who attend off-grounds school
• Other duties as assigned