Employment

Program Manager I

Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RMYA) provides treatment programs for traumatized children who most often are victims of sexual, physical, and/or emotional abuse. RMYA supports using trauma-informed techniques and relationship-based approaches to create a safe environment that provides consistency, structure, and caring for the children we serve.

Program Manager I (PM I) is a training position that serves RMYA in its residential treatment center, general residential operation, and emergency shelter. The PM I is designed to provide an initial entrée into program management and will be routinely supported by incumbent PM II/III and Program Administrators. The primary function of the PM I is to actively engage in learning and teaching the most effective ways to ensure the safety, security, and well-being of the children in our care in a way that supports their stability and growth as determined by their treatment plan. The PM I in conjunction with their supervisor safeguards that staff are well trained and adhere to policies, procedures, protocols, and rules pertaining to the dynamic engagement of each child. The PM I coordinates, in consultation with their assigned supervisor, with clinical and support services staff as well as educators and other interested parties to provide the effective delivery of all necessary services and advises same with timely information concerning behaviors, activities, and interactions that may affect a child in a given setting.

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in social science or related field or three years of direct-care experience in a setting similar to RMYA is required.

SALARY: $15.00/hour

BENEFITS: Health insurance (75% of premium paid by RMYA), vacation/holiday/sick time, 403b Retirement Plan.

QUALIFICATION:

  1. Minimum 6 months supervisory experience as Team Leader with demonstrated outstanding leadership skills and stellar recommendation from the Program Administrator. Previous supervisory experience at RMYA is preferred.
  2. Minimum six-month direct-care experience with emotionally or behaviorally challenged children and youth in a residential, shelter, or community-based setting is required.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of Department of Family Services (DFPS) licensing and operating requirements.
  4. Possesses a working knowledge of the best practices supported by RMYA in its care of children, youth, and families; and the willingness to learn, implement, and train staff in the execution of these practices.
  5. Basic understanding of child behavior and development principles.
  6. Ability to communicate clearly and calmly with staff and children in care, both orally and in writing.
  7. Demonstrated time management and organizational skills.
  8. Demonstrated willingness to work collaboratively with other staff members, service providers, and other professionals.
  9. Documented examples demonstrating resilience and flexibility in a constantly changing environment.
  10. The willingness to persevere in difficult situations with youth and staff.
  11. Ability to work successfully with MS Word, Outlook, Excel, and client management databases.
  12. Ability to work independently and as a member of multiple teams.
  13. Available to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends required.
  14. Successful clearance of a criminal background check, including fingerprinting, sex offender check, and drug testing.
  15. Valid Texas driver’s license or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire. Must have acceptable driving record.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Under the training supervision of the Program Administrator, the Program Manager I will provide direct support to the employees within the program through training, coaching and mentoring as assigned and under supervision.
  2. Model and train staff in the basic principles of trauma-informed care and restorative practices.
  3. Ensure staff model and teach constructive behavioral and social skills, realistic problem-solving and life skills, and positively reinforce progress toward goal behaviors in the child’s treatment plan.
  4. Ensure staff model and teach good personal hygiene skills, cleanliness and orderliness of personal space and common areas in the cabin and across the campus. Conducting regular inspections to verify acceptable levels of quality.
  5. Meet regularly with the supervising Program Administrator and staff to review performance goals and workplace expectations with the objective of supporting employee success.
  6. Under the training supervision of the Program Administrator, the Program Manager I will perform new resident intakes and ensure staff is thoroughly orienting every new resident to the program.
  7. Regularly gather resident information from staff and through observation for possible consideration in treatment plan development or modification.
  8. Work directly with the Program Manager II/III and/or Program Administrator, Clinical Team, and other staff to ensure that Team Leaders and Residential Specialists are providing effective, safe, and relevant programming and activities that align with each child’s treatment plan.
  9. Under the training supervision of the Program Administrator, the Program Manager I will collaborate, at the managerial level, with the medical coordinator, educators, caseworkers, approved family members, volunteers, and other individuals working in the interest of the child.
  10. Maintain program activities within RMYA, licensing, and funding source guidelines.
  11. Ensure staff document incidents completely, accurately, and in a timely manner; and that the reporting and notification protocol for serious incidents is followed consistently.
  12. Under the training supervision of the Program Administrator, the Program Manager I, as assigned, will provide support in ensuring the timeliness and accuracy of client tracking, status reports, training documentation, and file maintenance for ongoing review/audit of program as well as billing, monitoring, level of service reviews, required logs, and direct reporting for all funding sources.
  13. Ensure that the program and campus facilities are maintained in accordance with licensing and other relevant inspection entities (i.e., fire, health, safety, etc.) by reporting deficiencies in a timely manner and reviewing that staff are completely and accurately completing required documentation (i.e., vehicle logs, refrigerator/freezer logs, fire drills, etc.)
  14. Under the training supervision of the Program Administrator, the Program Manager I will provide support in monitoring timecards; as assigned, control the use of overtime when developing staff schedules; and provide support to the employees in assisting them in their request for time off through mentoring and coaching.  
  15. Ensure RMYA’s strategic vision, mission, and core values are implemented and achieved through its programs and services.
  16. Maintain professional and ethical standards as prescribed by RMYA.
  17. Maintain personally required training hours and ensure staff remain compliant with their training hours.
  18. Maintain confidentiality in all areas of client and program operations.
  19. Represent RMYA in a professional manner at approved events in the community.
  20. Be supportive of all RMYA policies and procedures, and actively participate in their development by proposing changes and updates as well as working on teams designed to improve how we work together.
  21. Successfully complete 30 days of training under the supervision of the Program Administrator and develop a written ongoing support plan for the next 60 days; followed by the creation of an ongoing check-in-style support plan and schedule. Support plans must be approved by Senior Leadership. The PM I agrees to required retraining when areas of weakness are identified. All progress will be documented in the employee personnel files by the supervisor with primary training responsibilities of the PM I.
  22. Under the training supervision of the Program Administrator, the Program Manager I will only train for on–call while on shift. Only PM II/III may be on-call when they are off shift.
  23. Perform special projects as assigned.

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Program Administrator

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Administrative Assistant for Boerne Campus

Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RMYA) provides treatment programs for traumatized children who most often are victims of sexual, physical, and/or emotional abuse. RMYA supports using trauma-informed techniques and relationship-based approaches to create a safe environment that provides consistency, structure, and caring for the children we serve. 

The Administrative Assistant will perform administrative duties of the day-to-day operations. The position will serve as the first point of contact for new residents, case workers, attorneys, volunteers, potential clients and the general public, therefore a commitment to customer service and interpersonal relations is essential. The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for various clerical and administrative functions, including: greeting visitors, answering phones, scheduling client appointments, maintaining staff schedules, managing secure client records, monitoring supplies and equipment, and managing mail and interoffice correspondence. Through their oversight and administrative support, the Administrative Assistant will assist in ensuring effective and efficient office organization and communication.

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

EDUCATION: High School Diploma or equivalent; Bachelors or Associates degree in Business, Health Care Administration, or related field preferred.

SALARY: $11.00/hour

BENEFITS:  Health Insurance (75% of premium paid by RMYA), vacation/holiday/sick time, tuition reimbursement, 403(b) Thrift Plan

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Minimum 2 years’ experience managing daily functions in an administrative office environment.
  2. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, customer service, and written and verbal communication skills required.
  3. Ability to prioritize tasks in a busy environment. Flexibility and multi-tasking skills while maintaining a professional demeanor is vital.
  4. Exhibits a high degree of personal initiative and commitment to excellence with minimal supervision.
  5. Ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as outside clients and vendors.
  6. Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively with youth, families, collaborating agencies, outside professionals and RMYA staff.
  7. The ability to build mutual trust, respect, and cooperation.
  8. The ability to demonstrate resilience and flexibility in a constantly changing environment.
  9. The ability to persevere through difficulties with youth and staff.
  10. Must be able to demonstrate proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with data entry, including client databases and electronic scheduling systems.
  11. Knowledge of HIPAA regulations and sensitivity to confidential matters.
  12. Ability to work flexible hours, including occasional weekend and evening hours.
  13. Valid driver’s license or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire. Must have acceptable driving record.
  14. Successful clearance of a criminal background check, including fingerprinting and drug screening.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Ensure RMYA’s strategic vision, mission, and core values are implemented and achieved through its programs and services.
  2. Coordinate scheduling of front desk staffing when away from desk and/or out of the office.
  3. Oversee management of master calendar for the Meadowland campus (eg., appointments, activities, reservations of pool house/library/Macia, and events).
  4. Promote team cohesion, communication, and participate in relevant staff meetings as an effective member of an interdisciplinary team.
  5. Ensure the daily upkeep and general cleanliness of Macia, including but not limited to: reception area, restrooms, kitchen area, storage areas, trash bins, etc.
  6. Assist in overseeing telephone switchboards and extensions for the Meadowland campus programs. Answer incoming telephone calls, field general inquiries regarding services, and route calls to appropriate department(s). Maintain an efficient system for taking messages for other staff members.
  7. Manage company mail, including: receive and log all incoming mail; ensure mail is distributed to the appropriate individual/department; collect outgoing mail ensure delivery to USPS/FedEx/UPS, etc.
  8. Manage interoffice correspondence, including: receive all incoming interoffice correspondence, distribute to appropriate individual/department, collect outgoing interoffice correspondence and ensure delivery to intended location.  Maintain an organized filing system.
  9. Maintain, store, organize, and order office supplies requested for Meadowland programs. Review and approve supply requisitions. Process corresponding invoices and submit to Accounting Department.
  10. Scan closed resident files on a daily basis and put the scan files in storage.
  11. Make sure that all visits with residents at the Macia are documented on the visitor log.
  12. Be responsible for doing weekly resident allowance; scanning and sending monthly resident paperwork to caseworkers as well as weekly med eval notes.
  13. Assist as needed with medication evaluations and constant supervision of residents.
  14. Assist when needed in the grocery/supply shopping for all Meadowland Programs and assist with storing groceries/supplies (H.E.B., Walmart, etc.).
  15. Assist with the distribution of Meadowland petty cash.  Approve expenditures in advance with the Sr. Dir. of Residential Services.
  16. Coordinate the use and upkeep of the pool house by outside organizations. 
  17. Coordinate the use of MeadowLand vehicles for all off-campus activities.
  18. Donor Tracking – recording of all donated items brought to the Macia. This recording would include: name and monetary value of items along with the name and address of provider.  This information is to be placed on our donation log and then sent to the Development Associate at the MO.
  19. Maintain professional and ethical standards as well as training hours as prescribed by RMYA.
  20. Maintain confidentiality in all areas of client and program operations.
  21. Represent RMYA in a professional manner At approved events in the community.
  22. Be supportive of all RMYA policies and procedures, and actively participate in their development by proposing changes and updates as well as working on teams designed to improve how we work together.
  23. Perform special projects as assigned.

Download our employment application here. Download the authorization form for criminal history check here.    

For more information about employment at RMYA, please contact Janet at 210-340-8077, extension 1112 or email your application along with the authorization form to employment@rmya.org.

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Senior Director of Clinical Services

Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RMYA) provides treatment programs for traumatized children who most often are victims of sexual, physical, and/or emotional abuse. RMYA supports using trauma-informed techniques and relationship-based approaches to create a safe environment that provides consistency, structure, and caring for the children we serve.

The Senior Director of Clinical Services is an integral part of the RMYA Sr. Leadership Team and is a senior clinical advisor to the Chief Program Officer (CPO). This position is responsible for the leadership, management, and enacting the clinical vision of the CPO. The Senior Director of Clinical Services will have oversight of all agency clinical activities ensuring services are delivered in compliance with federal, state, local and other funded services contracts. The Senior Director of Clinical Services directly supervises all staff responsible for the delivery of clinical services. The CD will work closely with Senior Program leadership to ensure a strong integration of clinical and programs teams exist throughout the agency.  Additionally, the Senior Director of Clinical Services ensures the development of innovative clinical programs that support the vision, mission and core values of RMYA and, under the direction of the CPO/CEO, completes special projects and assignments.

The Senior Director of Clinical Services will be responsible for developing an annual plan around how to deliver best-in-class clinical programming and services to ensure the strongest possible outcomes for everyone in our care. The Senior Director of Clinical Services must have the self-assurance and confidence necessary to purposefully drive toward results while problem-solving and obtaining the commitment of others to achieve those results. This is a position that requires excellent organizational and communications skills and attention to detail. RYMA is evolving into a learning organization and developing a commitment to restorative and trauma informed practices with the children in our care. The Senior Director of Clinical Services must be highly collaborative, upbeat, and friendly while working diligently toward achieving agreed upon goals. A sense of humor and positive attitude are essential.

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

EDUCATION: Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health (LPC, LMFT, LCSW) required, supervisor status a plus

CREDENTIALS: Minimum 5 years post-licensure experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Licensed Child Care Administrator (LCCA), or Licensed Child Placing Administrator (LCPA) preferred.

SALARY: TBD

BENEFITS:  Health Insurance (75% of premium paid by RMYA), vacation/holiday/sick time, tuition reimbursement, 403(b) Thrift Plan.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

  1. Minimum of five years providing treatment services in a foster care, residential treatment, or behavioral health setting.
  2. Five years of direct supervision experience in a clinical or residential treatment center setting.
  3. Sound understanding of Department of Family Services (DFPS) licensing and operating requirements as well as generally accepted ethical and legal obligations for clinicians and child/youth workers in Texas.
  4. Exceptional clinical and program development skills.
  5. Demonstrated understanding of principles and processes involved in clinical and residential programs and services.
  6. Competence in the principles and techniques of trauma informed care and the ability to teach and coach staff in the same.
  7. Ability to create clinical structures such as assessments, plans of service and assessment tools and support their use and the quality of case record documentation.
  8. Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively with youth, families, collaborating agencies, outside professionals and RMYA staff.
  9. The ability to build mutual trust, respect, and cooperation.
  10. The ability to demonstrate resilience and flexibility in a constantly changing environment.
  11. The ability to persevere through difficulties with youth and staff.
  12. Must be able to think globally, solve problems, and make good decisions with critical thinking skills.
  13. Must have excellent writing skills and the ability to complete reports and documents in a timely manner.
  14. Must be able to work a flexible schedule and provide on-call coverage for the residential treatment program.
  15. Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities and meet challenging and changing deadlines.
  16. Proficient with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and client management databases.
  17. Ability to work flexible hours, including occasional weekend and evening hours.
  18. Valid Texas driver’s license or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire. Must have acceptable driving record.
  19. Successful clearance of a criminal background check, including fingerprinting and drug testing.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provide leadership with integrity to assure the agency’s clinical vision, mission and core values are implemented and achieved throughout RMYA’s programs and services.
  2. Ensure the highest standards of clinical, program, and business practices are delivered and that professional standards of conduct prevail.
  3. Lead, motivate, and manage staff and the clinical program to achieve program outputs, outcomes, and all associated licensing or accreditation standards.
  4. Oversee the agency admissions process, admission assessments, plans of service, overall case documentation, and discharges for the residential programs and foster care treatment level clients.
  5. Develop and implement new clinical programs through community partnerships and by following state and national trends in the behavioral health, residential care, and transitional services.
  6. Monitor and assess RMYA clinical compliance with outcomes as required by funding contracts, agency requirements, and team standards.
  7. Ensuring bill, report, and clinical services delivery meet expected goals.
  8. Research industry trends and assesses current and projected service community needs to ensure clinical services are innovative, pertinent, and consistent with the RMYA vision, mission, and core values.
  9. Assist with writing grants and grant renewals, responses to contract proposals, and funding applications particularly in the area of establishing measurable outputs and outcomes.
  10. Supervise senior clinical staff.
  11. Monitor the financial aspects of the clinical department to ensure that revenue and expenses are in line with the budget.
  12. Develop metrics to determine the effectiveness of each clinical initiative.
  13. Serve as a member of the CPO advisory team.
  14. Review program staff training curriculum and work with the Director of Training to ensure it is current, appropriate, and with sufficient scope, sequence, and depth to develop an outstanding team of direct care providers.
  15. Maintain professional and ethical standards as prescribed by RMYA and the professional code of ethics for your license.
  16. Maintain professional licensure and certifications; attend and participate in all required professional training, workshops and or continuing education.
  17. Represent RMYA in a professional manner in approved events in the community.
  18. Be supportive of all RMYA policies and procedures, and actively participate in their development by proposing changes and updates as well as working on teams designed to improve how we work together.
  19. Special projects as assigned by the CEO.

Immediate Supervisor: Chief Program Officer

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Volunteer and Events Manager

Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RMYA) provides treatment programs for traumatized children who most often are victims of sexual, physical, and/or emotional abuse. RMYA supports using trauma-informed techniques and relationship-based approaches to create a safe environment that provides consistency, structure, and caring for the children we serve.

The Volunteer & Events Manager will serve the San Antonio campus of RMYA by overseeing the volunteer program for the agency- collaborating with program leadership and staff to identify volunteer needs.  The Volunteer & Events Manager will recruit and place volunteers where needed and best suited to meet the program needs. The Volunteer & Events Manager will be responsible for overseeing the administration and coordination of events held on and off campus. The Volunteer & Events Manager will also plan events and special projects that may involve volunteers from the community to enhance the services RMYA provides to the children we serve.

EDUCATION:  Undergraduate degree required, preferably in Human Relations, Marketing, or Communications.

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

SALARY: $35,000/annual

BENEFITS:  Health Insurance (75% of premium paid by RMYA), vacation/holiday/sick time, tuition reimbursement, 403(b) Thrift Plan.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Two – Three (2-3) years of volunteer management, customer service, and community organizing experience required.
  2. Five (5) experience working with emotionally or behaviorally challenged children and youth in a residential, shelter, or community-based setting preferred; Public Relations and marketing experience along with two (2) years’ experience developing and implementing outreach programs with the community preferred.
  3. Minimum 4 years supervisory experience required. Previous supervisory experience at RMYA is preferred.
  4. Ensure RMYA’s strategic vision, mission, and core values are implemented and achieved through its programs and services.
  5. Must be mission motivated.
  6. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  7. Ability to get along well and maintain effective working relationships in a team environment with community groups, volunteers and other employees.
  8. Excellent customer service, problem solving, and presentation skills.
  9. Decision-making, conflict resolution, and negotiation skills.
  10. Ability to use office computer software including email, spreadsheets, database and word processing programs for extended periods.
  11. Superior organizational skills and attention to detail.
  12. Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion and judgment in dealing with sensitive or confidential information.
  13. Bilingual in Spanish preferred.
  14. Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities and meet challenging and changing deadlines.
  15. Ability to work collaboratively with other staff members, community organizations, and other professionals.
  16. Ability to work independently and as a member of multiple teams.
  17. Ability to work flexible hours, including occasional weekend and evening hours
  18. Valid Texas driver’s license or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire. Must have acceptable driving record.
  19. Successful clearance of a criminal background check, including fingerprinting and drug testing.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Oversee volunteer program for the San Antonio campus, including but not limited to: recruitment, interviewing, hiring, and training, scheduling, supervising, and possibly discharging a volunteer.
  2. Maintain regular communication with the Program Administrators and Managers of the San Antonio programs to discuss the needs of the programs and the residents as well as share information on new volunteers, scheduled events, and memos.
  3. Meet with Director of Facilities on a monthly basis to discuss projects that could be done by volunteers on the campus and create work service projects.
  4. Work closely with the Chief Program Officer and Director of Program Operations on program events to regularly review, program activities to ensure the activities are designed to transform the lives of the residents in our care.
  5. Participate in program activity review, planning, and development to ensure that programs, staff, and residents are safe and involved, activities are appropriate and child-focused, and that resources are being used effectively.
  6. Conduct tours of the campus and provide information about RMYA and our services.
  7. Represent RMYA in the community through speaking and participation in events as it relates to volunteer opportunities or services offered at RMYA.
  8. Assist with speaking engagements as needed in coordination with the Development team.
  9. Assist and coordinate with Meadowland Volunteer & Events Manager as needed to ensure a consistent volunteer experience across campuses and plan activities in which both campuses may participate.
  10. Assisting with solicitation of special requests for program needs e.g., tickets to events, restaurants, summer camps, music lessons, sports.
  11. Maintain an organized and up-to-date mailing list of volunteers,  community groups, churches, volunteers, interns for sending out invitations to events, etc.  Pass on names of supporters to the Director of Community and Donor Engagement who want to be on newsletter mailing list.
  12. Ensure all volunteer materials are produce in a manner consistent with RMYA media standards for branding and messaging as established by Development. Work with the Development team and Meadowland Volunteer & Events Manager to maintain volunteer information on all RMYA websites.
  13. Support development efforts by introducing volunteers to Development team and recognizing that all volunteers of time can also become financial contributors.
  14. Document donations received to include in-kind donations, e.g. volunteer time, tickets.
  15. Maintain RMYA presence on volunteer recruitment tools such as the United Way Volunteer Center and Benevity at USAA. This work is done in conjunction with Development and the Meadowland Volunteer & Events Manager to avoid duplication of effort.
  16. Coordinate and ensure proper supervision is maintained at all kid events held on campus.
  17. Maintain professional and ethical standards as prescribed by RMYA.
  18. Maintain personally required training hours. 
  19. Maintain confidentiality in all areas of client and program operations.
  20. Represent RMYA in a professional manner at approved events in the community.
  21. Be supportive of all RMYA policies and procedures, and actively participate in their development by proposing changes and updates as well as working on teams designed to improve how we work together.
  22. Perform special projects as assigned.

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Director of Program Operations

Download our employment application here. Download the authorization form for criminal history check here.    

For more information about employment at RMYA, please visit our website, www.rmya.org, email your CV with cover letter and application along with the authorization form to employment@rmya.org.

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Campus Administrator

Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RMYA) provides treatment programs for traumatized children who most often are victims of sexual, physical, and/or emotional abuse. RMYA supports using trauma-informed techniques and relationship-based approaches to create a safe environment that provides consistency, structure, and caring for the children we serve. Children in our care turn to risk-taking behaviors to cope with their pain. These behaviors can include such actions as oppositional defiance, physical/verbal aggression, self-harm, running away, suicidal gesturing, and delinquency.

The Campus Administrator will oversee a team of specialists and help in assisting children and youth eliminate or replace disruptive, harmful, or negative behaviors with positive/restorative practice-focused actions in both the school and residential setting at RMYA. In addition to this, the Campus Administrator will be responsible for assisting in the overall operation of the programs on their campus; ensuring procedures established for the operation of the program are being implemented by the staff. The Campus Administrator will ensure the program is operating in compliance with applicable licensing, contract, and RMYA standards for quality. The Campus Administrator will serve as support for the staff in their efforts to ensure the safety, security, and well-being of the children in our care in a way that supports their stability and growth as determined by their treatment plan. This support is provided through resource management and development as well as the operationalization of RMYA values; protection, simplicity, integrity, community, equality, and responsibility; as the framework for transforming the lives of the children and youth we serve.    The Campus Administrator’s work location is based on the needs of the organization and can change over one’s tenure.

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

SALARY: $45,000/annual

BENEFITS:  Health Insurance (75% of premium paid by RMYA), vacation/holiday/sick time, tuition reimbursement, 403(b) Thrift Plan

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Minimum 3 years supervisory experience. Previous supervisory experience at RMYA is preferred.
  2. 5 years of direct-care experience with emotionally or behaviorally challenged children and youth in a residential, shelter, school, hospital, or community-based setting is required.
  3. Demonstrated experience providing interventions with children and youth with severe emotional and behavioral issues.
  4. Working knowledge of Department of Family Services (DFPS) licensing and operating requirements.
  5. Working knowledge of the best practices supported by RMYA in its care of children, youth, and families; and the willingness to learn, implement, and train staff in the execution of these practices.
  6. Well-developed understanding of child behavior and development principles.
  7. Ability to communicate clearly and calmly with staff and children in care, both orally and in writing.
  8. Ability to work collaboratively with other staff members, service providers, and professionals.
  9. Ability to manage multiple situations and meet challenging and changing circumstances and deadlines.
  10. Working knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, Excel, and client management databases.
  11. Ability to work flexible hours, including weekend and evening hours.
  12. Valid Texas driver’s license or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire. Must have acceptable driving record.
  13. Successful clearance of a criminal background check, including fingerprinting and drug testing.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provide supervision, administrative needs, and oversite of the assigned RMYA campus during evening hours, weekend hours, and after normal working hours. Communicate with the back up on call as needed.
  2. Coordinate after hours emergency contacts with the campus nurse, on call therapist and maintenance after screening the situation.
  3. Act as primary point of contact for all RMYA affiliates (DFPS, licensing, Boerne Police Department, school, volunteers, event hosts, etc) after normal working hours.
  4. Assist with after hours and weekend admissions as needed.
  5. Oversee scheduling after hours and on weekends and assist in providing solutions to shortages, transportations conflicts, or emergencies as they arise.
  6. Provide direct supervision of Crisis and Trauma Team (CATT) Specialists and oversee assigned staff in regard to scheduling; hiring and dismissal decisions; reviewing and approving performance evaluations; recommending performance pay increases and promotions, and discipline in accordance with the RMYA Employee Handbook and established human resources procedures.
  7. Model and train CATT specialists in more advanced principles of trauma-informed care and restorative practices and give them the tools they need to train and model for direct-care staff.
  8. Ensure the CATT specialists are providing one-on-one support to help children maintain healthy behavioral and emotional expression in residential, school, and community settings and prevent serious incidents in a manner consistent with the individual treatment plan in combination with the school’s Behavioral Improvement Plan (BIP) for each student and/or requirements as set forth by the Individualized Education Plan (IEP).   
  9. Work directly with residential and clinical staff, and school officials to ensure support is focused on anticipating and averting crises; modeling restorative practices, redirection, and restraint techniques; and offering direct support as appropriate and within licensing guidelines when a child is in immediate crisis.  Provide feedback to supervisors as needed.
  10. Ensure CATT specialists providing assistance to the clinical team interventions targeted at stabilizing each resident’s placement and improving their path toward positive goal attainment and a positive placement outcome.
  11. Maintain an ongoing understanding of individual treatment plans and resident-identified interests and de-escalation techniques and ensure the program staff and CATT specialists are maintaining same understanding.
  12. Ensure programs and associated activities are in compliance with applicable Texas rules, regulations, and laws that govern residential programming for children, youth, and their families.
  13. Ensure staff document incidents completely, accurately, and in a timely manner; and that the reporting and notification protocol for serious incidents is followed consistently.
  14. Ensure that staff monitor programs and campus facilities for compliance with licensing and other relevant inspection entities (i.e., fire, health, safety, etc.) by reporting deficiencies in a timely manner.
  15. Monitor and verify timecards, control the use of overtime when developing staff schedules, and use appropriate discretion when recommending the approval of time off.
  16. Regularly and consistently offer input and leadership beyond assigned programs that can improve effectiveness and outcomes across all RMYA programs, services, and departments.
  17. Maintain professional and ethical standards as prescribed by RMYA.
  18. Maintain personally required training hours. 
  19. Maintain confidentiality in all areas of client and program operations.
  20. Represent RMYA in a professional manner at approved events in the community.
  21. Be supportive of all RMYA policies and procedures, and actively participate in their development by proposing changes and updates as well as working on teams designed to improve how we work together.
  22. Perform special projects as assigned.

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Senior Director of Residential Services (for Boerne) and Director of Program Operations (for San Antonio)

Download our employment application here. Download the authorization form for criminal history check here.    

For more information about employment at RMYA, please visit our website, www.rmya.org, email your CV with cover letter and application along with the authorization form to employment@rmya.org.

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Crisis & Trauma Team (CATT) Specialist

Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RMYA) provides treatment programs for traumatized children who most often are victims of sexual, physical, and/or emotional abuse. RMYA supports using trauma-informed techniques and relationship-based approaches to create a safe environment that provides consistency, structure, and caring for the children we serve. Children in our care turn to risk-taking behaviors to cope with their pain. These behaviors can include such actions as oppositional defiance, physical/verbal aggression, self-harm, running away, suicidal gesturing, and delinquency.

The Crisis & Trauma Team Specialist serves all the programs of RMYA.  The Crisis & Trauma Team Specialist assists children and youth eliminate or replace disruptive, harmful, or negative behaviors with positive/restorative practice-focused actions in both the school and residential setting at RMYA.

EDUCATION: High school diploma required. Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, psychology, counseling, or other related field is preferred. 18 credit hours of graduate education in counseling or social work may be substituted for two years of direct-care experience.

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

SALARY: $13.00/hour

BENEFITS:  Health Insurance (75% of premium paid by RMYA), vacation/holiday/sick time, tuition reimbursement, 403(b) Thrift Plan

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. 2-3 years of direct-care experience with emotionally or behaviorally challenged children and youth in a residential, shelter, school, hospital, or community-based setting is required. 18 credit hours of graduate education in counseling or social work may be substituted for two years of direct-care experience.
  2. Demonstrated experience providing interventions with children and youth with severe emotional and behavioral issues.
  3. Working knowledge of Department of Family Services (DFPS) licensing and operating requirements.
  4. Working knowledge of the best practices supported by RMYA in its care of children, youth, and families; and the willingness to learn, implement, and train staff in the execution of these practices.
  5. Basic understanding of child behavior and development principles.
  6. Ability to communicate clearly and calmly with staff and children in care, both orally and in writing.
  7. Ability to work collaboratively with other staff members, service providers, and professionals.
  8. Ability to manage multiple situations and meet challenging and changing circumstances and deadlines.
  9. Working knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, Excel, and client management databases.
  10. Ability to work flexible hours, including weekend and evening hours.
  11. Valid Texas driver’s license or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire. Must have acceptable driving record.
  12. Successful clearance of a criminal background check, including fingerprinting and drug testing.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Help children maintain healthy behavioral and emotional expression in residential, school, and community settings and prevent serious incidents, while providing one-on-one support for children as necessary or determined by the individual treatment plan in combination with the school’s Behavioral Improvement Plan (BIP) for each student and/or requirements as set forth by the Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
  2. Work directly with residential and school staff to provide support focused on anticipating and averting crises; modeling restorative practices, redirection, and restraint techniques; and offering direct support as appropriate and within licensing guidelines when a child is in immediate crisis.
  3. At the direction of the clinical team, more generally assist staff with clinical interventions targeted at stabilizing each resident’s placement and improving their path toward positive goal attainment and a positive placement outcome.
  4. Maintain an ongoing understanding of individual treatment plans and resident-identified interests and de-escalation techniques.
  5. Ensure programs and associated activities are in compliance with applicable Texas rules, regulations, and laws that govern residential programming for children, youth, and their families.
  6. Maintain professional and ethical standards as prescribed by RMYA.
  7. Maintain personally required training hours. 
  8. Represent RMYA in a professional manner at all times.
  9. Be supportive of all RMYA policies and procedures, and actively participate in their development by proposing changes and updates as well as working on teams designed to improve how we work together.
  10. Other duties as assigned.

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Campus Administrator

Download our employment application here. Download the authorization form for criminal history check here.    

For more information about employment at RMYA, please visit our website, www.rmya.org, email your CV with cover letter and application along with the authorization form to employment@rmya.org.

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Night Time Program Manager

Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RMYA) provides treatment programs for traumatized children who most often are victims of sexual, physical, and/or emotional abuse. RMYA supports using trauma-informed techniques and relationship-based approaches to create a safe environment that provides consistency, structure, and caring for the children we serve. Children in our care turn to risk-taking behaviors to cope with their pain. These behaviors can include such actions as oppositional defiance, physical/verbal aggression, self-harm, running away, suicidal gesturing, and delinquency.

The Night Time Program Manager (PM) serves RMYA in its residential treatment center, general residential operation, and emergency shelter. The primary function of the Night Time PM is to ensure the Night Time Team Leaders and Night Time Residential Specialists (RS) are providing a safe and secure nighttime environment for the well-being of the children in our care in a way that supports their stability and growth as determined by their treatment plan. The Night Time PM safeguards that the Night Time Team Leaders and Night Time Residential Specialists (RS) are well trained and adhere to policies, procedures, protocols, and rules pertaining to the dynamic engagement of each child. The Night Time PM coordinates with Program Managers, clinical, and support services staff as well as other interested parties to provide timely information to the Night Time Team Leaders and Night Time Residential Specialist (RS) for effective delivery of all necessary services and advises same with timely information concerning behaviors, activities, and interactions that may affect a child in a given setting.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in social science or related field or five years of direct-care experience in a setting similar to RMYA is required. 18 credit hours of graduate education in counseling or social work may be substituted for two years of direct-care experience.

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

SALARY: $35,000/annual

BENEFITS:  Health Insurance (75% of premium paid by RMYA), vacation/holiday/sick time, tuition reimbursement, 403(b) Thrift Plan

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Minimum 2 years supervisory experience. Previous supervisory experience at RMYA is preferred.
  2. 5 years of direct-care experience with emotionally or behaviorally challenged children and youth in a residential, shelter, school, hospital, or community-based setting is required.
  3. Demonstrated experience providing interventions with children and youth with severe emotional and behavioral issues.
  4. Working knowledge of Department of Family Services (DFPS) licensing and operating requirements.
  5. Working knowledge of the best practices supported by RMYA in its care of children, youth, and families; and the willingness to learn, implement, and train staff in the execution of these practices.
  6. Well-developed understanding of child behavior and development principles.
  7. Ability to communicate clearly and calmly with staff and children in care, both orally and in writing.
  8. Ability to work collaboratively with other staff members, service providers, and professionals.
  9. Ability to manage multiple situations and meet challenging and changing circumstances and deadlines.
  10. Working knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, Excel, and client management databases.
  11. Ability to work flexible hours, including weekend and daytime hours.
  12. Valid Texas driver’s license or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire. Must have acceptable driving record.
  13. Successful clearance of a criminal background check, including fingerprinting and drug testing.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provide direct supervision of the Night Time Team Leaders and Night Time Residential Specialists (RS) on all RMYA Campuses in regards to scheduling; hiring and dismissal decisions; reviewing and approving performance evaluations; recommending performance pay increases and promotions, and discipline in accordance with the RMYA Employee Handbook and established human resources procedures.
  2. Model and train the Night Time Team Leaders and Night Time Residential Specialist (RS) in more advanced principles of trauma-informed care and restorative practices.
  3. Maintain appropriate resident/client interaction and supervision including empowering residents to solve their own problems, valuing a family environment as ideal for the residents, and a belief that the residents have the capacity to grow and change for the better. The Night Time Program Manager will ensure the Night Time Team Leaders and Night Time Residential Specialists (RS) have the ability to establish a respectful relationship with residents served to help them gain skills and confidence, the capacity to maintain a helping role, the ability to set appropriate limits and boundaries, and a skill level working with RMYA’s culturally diverse population.   
  4. Work directly with residential, clinical staff, and/or school officials (if applicable) to ensure support is focused on anticipating and averting crises; modeling restorative practices, redirection, and restraint techniques; and offering direct support as appropriate and within licensing guidelines when a child is in immediate crisis.
  5. Ensure the Night Time Team Leaders and Night Time Residential Specialists (RS) have an ongoing understanding of individual treatment plans and resident-identified interests and de-escalation techniques.
  6. Ensure that the Night Time Team Leaders and Night Time Residential Specialists (RS) are maintaining the programs in compliance with applicable Texas DFPS rules, regulations, and laws that govern residential programming for children, youth, and their families during the overnight hours.
  7. Ensure staff document incidents completely, accurately, and in a timely manner; and that the reporting and notification protocol for serious incidents is followed consistently.
  8. Perform a walkthrough of all the programs every 2-3 hours to ensure Night Time Team Leaders and Night Time Residential Specialists monitor programs and campus facilities for compliance with licensing and other relevant inspection entities (i.e., fire, health, safety, etc.) by reporting deficiencies in a timely manner.
  9. Monitor and verify timecards, control the use of overtime when developing staff schedules, and use appropriate discretion when recommending the approval of time off.
  10. Regularly and consistently, offer input and leadership to improve effectiveness and outcomes across all RMYA programs, services, and departments.
  11. Maintain professional and ethical standards as prescribed by RMYA.
  12. Maintain your personnel required training hours and ensure the Night Time Team Leaders’ and Night Time Residential Specialists’ (RS) training are continually up to date. Work with the Director of Training to schedule in-services to ensure the staff to get their hours of training.
  13. Ensure that the Night Time Team Leaders and Night Time Residential Specialists make the first check on residents before the 3-11pm shift leaves. 
  14. Ensure the Night Time Team Leaders and Night Time Residential Specialists are checking the residents every 10-15 minutes during the first hour, and as frequently as needed thereafter (at least hourly).  Make sure that the Night Time Team Leaders and Night Time Residential Specialists read the shift change and receive a verbal shift change before the outgoing staff leaves for the night. Be aware of any changes in supervision (up-graded, continuous, etc.) of the residents.
  15. Ensure the Night Time Team Leaders and Night Time Residential Specialists checks all doors at least 2 times during the shift to make sure they are secure and residents’ doors remain open.
  16. Check the animals at least one time per shift and make sure that they have food and water.
  17. Ensure the Night Time Team Leaders and Night Time Residential Specialists checks the thermostat to make sure it is on proper temperature.  If heater or AC is on, make sure all windows are closed.
  18. Ensure the Night Time Team Leaders and Night Time Residential Specialists are maintaining the residents in their own rooms and own bed at designated times and are following bedtime rules (no TV’s, radios turned low, etc.).
  19. Know exact location of fuse box, breaker switches, and flashlights in case of power failure. 
  20. Be familiar with fire evacuation procedures, emergency exits, and alarm systems.
  21. Know and follow proper procedures for runaways and serious incidents.
  22. Perform special projects as assigned.
  23. Maintain confidentiality in all areas of client and program operations.
  24. Represent RMYA in a professional manner at approved events in the community.
  25. Be supportive of all RMYA policies and procedures, and actively participate in their development by proposing changes and updates as well as working on teams designed to improve how we work together.

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Senior Director of Program Operations

Download our employment application here. Download the authorization form for criminal history check here.    

For more information about employment at RMYA, please visit our website, www.rmya.org, email your CV with cover letter and application along with the authorization form to employment@rmya.org.

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Announcement of Opening: Superintendent of Schools

About Meadowland Charter District:

Meadowland Charter District is an open-enrollment charter school serving at-risk students in grades K-12 located in Boerne, Texas. Meadowland provides a safe, structured and consistent environment, including a seamless connection to a therapeutic component, that meets the diverse needs of all students through an evolving and innovative curriculum that empowers them to be positive and contributing members of society.

Characteristics of the Position:

The Superintendent is accountable to the Boards of Directors of Meadowland Charter District and its charter holder, Roy Maas Youth Alternatives. The Superintendent will be the chief administrative officer and the educational leader of Meadowland Charter District. The Superintendent, the Boards of Directors, and the Chief Executive Officer work together to develop, refine, and implement policies and programs that help achieve the educational mission of Meadowland Charter District.

The skills, characteristics, and qualifications listed below are highly desirable in a Superintendent:

  • Knowledge of school district functions and understanding of the roles of the Board, Superintendent, and campus administration
  • Understanding of the differences between traditional and charter school districts in general, and, more particularly, a charter school district serving a residential facility
  • Thorough knowledge of school law, school finance, and curriculum and instruction
  • Proven record of improving academic and organizational performance
  • Ability to evaluate all instructional areas
  • Ability to manage budget and personnel
  • Ability to implement and manage District-wide policies and initiatives
  • Knowledge of the principles of Restorative Practices (RP)
  • Ability to utilize RP to handle conflict resolution both internally and externally
  • Strong organizational, communication, public relations and interpersonal skills

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Educational Administration or education-related field required
  • Valid Texas School Administrative Certification required   
  • Valid Texas Superintendent Certification preferred
  • Combination of at least 8 years of successful teaching and leadership experience at the campus and district level, preferably in a charter or alternative school setting.
  • Experience working with at-risk students, preferably in a residential treatment facility setting.

Important Dates:  Applications will be accepted until May 3, 2019. 

Application Information:

Please contact Mary Zaiontz at mzaiontz@slh-law.com for an application and additional information.

Equal Opportunity Policy:

Roy Maas Youth Alternatives d/b/a Meadowland Charter District does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, veteran status, disability, or economic status or any other legally protected classification in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities in compliance with applicable federal and state laws.

Materials submitted by applicants may be subject to public disclosure under provisions of the Texas Public Information Act.

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Registered Nurse (Full Time and Part Time)

Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RMYA) provides treatment programs for traumatized children who most often are victims of sexual, physical, and/or emotional abuse. RMYA supports using trauma-informed techniques and relationship-based approaches to create a safe environment that provides consistency, structure, and caring for the children we serve.

The Campus Registered Nurse (Campus RN) will provide direct basic nursing care, mental health nursing care and first aid to children ages 6-18 in residential care at MeadowLand, Boerne campus. The position will document plan of care and relay information to cabin caregivers and directors. The position will provide nurse advice and on call services to MeadowLand and The Bridge in accordance with National Institute of Health guidelines, Medline Plus and on call physician directives.  The Campus RN will serve as liaison with campus psychiatrist and assist therapists to identify children who may benefit from adjustment of psychotropic medications.

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Nursing Degree preferred

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: Current State of Texas registered nurse or advanced practice nurse license; CPR/AED/FIRST AID Instructor required or ability to become one within six months.

EXPERIENCE:  Minimum of 3-5 years nursing experience with 2 Years Pediatric Clinic experience preferred, and 2 Years Mental Health experience preferred but trainable.

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

SALARY: TBD based on experience

BENEFITS: Health insurance (75% of premium paid by RMYA), vacation/holiday/sick time, 403b Retirement Plan.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Exceptional project management and communication skills.
  2. Solid knowledge of best practices around medical protocol.
  3. Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities and meet challenging and changing deadlines.
  4. Proficient with client management databases.
  5. Proficient with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  6. Ability to work flexible hours, including occasional weekend and evening hours
  7. Ensure RMYA’s strategic vision, mission, and core values are implemented and achieved through its programs and services.
  8. Valid Texas driver’s license or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire. Must have acceptable driving record.
  9. Successful clearance of a criminal background check, including fingerprinting and drug testing.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Assist and oversee nursing care of The Bridge children’s shelter as needed. In the absence of physicians and visiting nurses, occasional travel to Bridge for 24 hour screens and/or direct nursing care may be required.
  2. Oversee all aspects of twice monthly Child Psychiatry Clinic to include scheduling, attending, documenting medication changes, and providing written documentation and doctor’s orders to programs.
  3. Schedule routine labs, EKGs for children on psychotropic medication.
  4. Together with Medical Coordinator, insure annual physical, dental and vision appointments are obtained. Identify children who need urgent medical appointments and services; obtain timely care for residents who need acute or emergency care.
  5. Personally oversee the referral process and supervise the home care provided to all residents referred for specialty care (Orthopedic, Neurology, etc.).
  6. Post current notifications of residents with Allergies, Epinephrine Pens and Inhalers; oversee labeling, storage and expiration.
  7. Oversee and report on medication administration at programs. Inspect medication cabinets and Medication Administration Records twice monthly to insure compliance with licensing guidelines and best practices. Maintain and order supplies of over the counter medications and first aid supplies for distribution to programs.
  8. Provide in-service training to program staff.
  9. Provide Health Education to residents including hygiene, growth and development, human sexuality, weight control and other classes or consults as needed.
  10. Provide Medical Screening of all new admissions within 24 hours of arrival. Utilize DFPS records to screen for medical problems, past medications, immunization records.
  11. Oversee emergency supplies including AEDs, First Aid kits, and Protective equipment.
  12. Track and report progress of children on medication. Report side effects to physicians.
  13. Maintain clinical files containing all MD visits, Medication Orders, and Nurse visits.
  14. Order and track all medications weekly, including controlled substances. Utilize Pharmacy data base and individual patient profiles. Provide intake and discharge medication supplies. Provide clinical support to resolve insurance issues and timely delivery of medications.
  15. Perform Medication Waste as needed.
  16. Inspect individual programs twice monthly to oversee Infection Control, OSHA and Safety. Identify problems to senior staff.
  17. When indicated, provide telephone support and instruction to consenters/caseworkers for medication and care issues.
  18. Promote teamwork, teach and mentor caregivers in medical issues as needed.
  19. Insure all nursing and medical care complies with Roy Maas Youth Alternatives policies and procedures, DFPS and licensing guidelines for Children’s Residential Care.
  20. Stays up-to-date on best practices through professional development and network of colleagues at similar organizations.
  21. Maintain professional and ethical standards as prescribed by RMYA.
  22. Maintain personally required training hours.
  23. Represent RMYA in a professional manner at all times.
  24. Be supportive of all RMYA policies and procedures, and actively participate in their development by proposing changes and updates as well as working on teams designed to improve how we work together.
  25. Other duties as assigned.

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Senior Director of Residential Services

Download our employment application here. Download the authorization form for criminal history check here.    

For more information about employment at RMYA, please visit our website, www.rmya.org.  Email your CV with cover letter and application along with the authorization form to employment@rmya.org.

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Drop-In/Drop-Out Center Case Manager II (Grant Funded Position)

Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RMYA) provides treatment programs for traumatized children who most often are victims of sexual, physical, and/or emotional abuse. RMYA supports using trauma-informed techniques and relationship-based approaches to create a safe environment that provides consistency, structure, and caring for the children, we serve.

Centro Seguro, our Drop-In/Drop Out Center provides drop-in/drop out services and appropriate supportive housing for homeless, child sex trafficking (CST) youth, and those at risk. Case Managers for Centro Seguro will work to ensure the safety of all seeking our services by implementing, monitoring, and enforcing the rules and regulations. Case Managers will provide specialized and intensive case management services to these youth. This is a grant Funded Position (1 Year)

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work required or related field required. Previous experience in case management services required. Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field preferred.

FLSA STATUS:  Exempt

SALARY: TBD

BENEFITS: Health insurance (75% of premium paid by RMYA), vacation/holiday/sick time, 403b Retirement Plan.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. 3-5 years case management experience required, ideally in an emergency client-service environment, with a record of accomplishment of successful case management services with children and adolescents.
  2. Exceptional reasoning, problem solving and strategic thinking skills and ability to think creatively.
  3. Ability to build relationships and influence others through the interaction of stakeholders with different interests and needs.
  4. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  5. Ability to work proactively in an ambiguous, dynamic, multidimensional organization.
  6. Ability to manage multiple simultaneous deadlines while maintaining attention to detail.
  7. Maturity, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and roll-up-my-sleeves attitude.
  8. Demonstrable passion and commitment to working in the field of child sex trafficking and neglect prevention, and/or the nonprofit sector.
  9. Familiarity with the challenges facing child service agencies and abuse prevention efforts at local, state, and national levels.
  10. Ability to work flexible hours, including weekend and evening hours, and comfort with occasional travel.
  11. Valid driver’s license or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire. Must have acceptable driving record.
  12. Successful clearance of a criminal background check, including fingerprinting and drug screening.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Case Plan

  • Completes an initial needs assessment and acts upon critical needs appropriately and immediately.
  • Orients clients to the center programs, requirements and procedures.
  • Assures that basic nutrition and hygiene needs are being met
  • Connects youth with Clinician and other program resources.

2. Intake Process

  • Develops a comprehensive client-driven case plan with both short-term and long-term goals identified
  • Completes a timeline and measures for each goal
  • Monitors progress towards goals in regularly scheduled weekly sessions
  • Evaluates and adjusts case plans as needed
  • Empowers clients to become involved in their own planning and goal setting
  • Refers clients to appropriate resources to assist with meeting both short-term and long-term goals

3. Training Process

  • Coordinates and implements Life Skills and other training program aimed at learning and practicing life skills and decision-making
  • Evaluates the program for effectiveness and producing changes in client behaviors
  • Establishes and coordinates day and evening programs; schedules outside service providers and volunteers

4. Record keeping and Reporting

  • Maintains client files for services provided
  • Report critical incidents immediately to the Program Administrator
  • Collects data necessary to meet funding requirements and statistical reports
  • Completes all grant and agency required reports in a timely manner

5. Property Management

  • Assures the safety of each property through frequent tours of the facilities inspecting for any hazards or repair needs
  • Reports any hazards to the Program Administrator and Director of Facilities for immediate attention; communicates with the resident managers to insure safety for the residents
  • Facilitates the repair process in collaboration with the Director of Facilities

6. Teamwork and Collaboration

  • Works in collaboration with program and all other agency staff to facilitate a team environment
  • Participates in team meetings and commits to group decisions
  • Role models effective team behaviors
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills in building relationships with all employees and clients
  • Creates good working relationships with local youth servicing agencies and other area service providers and support groups to facilitate the access to area resources for the clients

7. RMYA Values and Culture

  • Treats all clients, visitors and employees with caring, kindness, respect and dignity
  • Infuse RMYA Philosophy, Mission, Vision, and Values into work ethic
  • Adheres to RMYA policies, procedures, code of conduct and attendance rules
  • Maintains strict confidentiality of all information.
  • Adheres to the policies in the use of computer technology and all tele-communication devices

8. Represent RMYA in a professional manner at approved events in the community.

9.  Maintain professional and ethical standards as prescribed by RMYA.

10.  Maintain personally required training hours.

11.  Maintain confidentiality in all areas of client and program operations.

12. Be supportive of all RMYA policies and procedures, and actively participate in their development by proposing changes and updates as well as working on teams designed to improve how we work together.

13. Perform special projects as assigned.

 IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Program Administrator For Centro Seguro Drop-in/Drop-Out Center

Reminder: This is a grant Funded Position (1 Year)

Download our employment application here. Download the authorization form for criminal history check here.    

For more information about employment at RMYA, please visit our website, www.rmya.org, and email your CV with cover letter and application along with the authorization form to employment@rmya.org.

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