In Southern California, there aren’t many opportunities for experienced, high caliber professionals to work in a large, distinguished ministry. The Orange County Rescue Mission has been serving the Least, the Last, and the Lost in our community for over 50 years. Employment at the Orange County Rescue Mission is a unique opportunity to make a profound impact in your community, while fulfilling your calling to serve Jesus Christ.
The Rescue Mission is seeking an experienced Coordinator four our new Boys home in Orange County. The special person is needed to help meet the emotional, educational, and daily needs for at risk teen boys while working towards reunification between the teens and their parents by providing a safe, loving, Christ centered home for teen boys. The best person for this position will be able to set an example of a Christ centered marriage and family environment while being a positive role model with the intention of making a difference in a child’s life.
Some of the Job Duties are:
- Be a direct liaison between the Tustin Unified School District and the resident. Ensure teen is enrolled in proper classes and working towards high school graduation and college. Initiate any educational testing that may be needed. Collect weekly progress reports from teachers and establish regular communication with resident’s teachers. Check resident daily attendance and tardiness on a regular basis. Set up tutoring and credit recovery as needed. Monitor daily homework schedule.
- Administer material needs, physical needs, emotional needs, disciplinary needs, and spiritual needs.
- Administer and document all medications.
- Provide safe transportation to and from school, church and youth group functions, counseling appointments, doctors’ appointments (as needed), and Laurel House outings.
- Keep all resident charts up to date as required by California Department of Social Services licensing division. Including resident initial screening, intake packet, TB test, current physical, current school transcripts, and Needs and Service Plan/Goals.
- Facilitate an ongoing relationship with the resident and their parents. Establish outings and overnight visits. Teach and encourage parents in adapting the Laurel House ideals in parenting and communication with their teen. Always be open to counsel and listening to both teen and parents.
- Make sure that the resident and their parents are actively involved in weekly family and individual counseling. Ensure that the teen and parents are working towards change and reunification. Have weekly updates with each counselor sharing in home behaviors. Watch for emotional changes, suicidal behavior, and any personal harm. Participate in any individual or family counseling as required by the therapist or clients. Report any sign of abuse.
- Teach and encourage personal growth by establishing life skills. Administer chores, weekly laundry schedule, and room checks for cleanliness. Providing food that the teen may make breakfast and lunches. Daily shower schedule and personal hygiene health requirements. Weekend chores that we may work as a family to keep Laurel House clean and encourage personal pride. Have teens follow regular schedule so they may know what is expected of them.
- Working with a monthly budget. Staying within budget to provide meals, transportations, and activities.
- Provide healthy balanced meals and snacks.
- Do daily light housekeeping, always ready for possible tour and intake.
- Mentor and establish daily growth in Christ.
- Assure implementation of and continued adherence to Laurel House program policies and procedures by the Case Management team.
- Assist students through biblical counsel, listening, prayer and in completing their Individualized Treatment Plan which may include resolving scheduling, relational, and programmatic conflicts and family reunification..
- Assure quality and coordination of services, assess and monitor progress of individual teens, challenges, record keeping, and chart audits.
- Conduct screening and referral evaluation interviews with Laurel House candidates and their families including performing orientation appointments with new teens.
- Oversee intakes and exits with the management team.
- Ensures that teens adhere to all rules, regulations, and daily schedules while providing appropriate disciplinary actions up to and including dismissal from program as needed.
- Provides accountability to ensure that all records, case information, progress notes, and personal information are entered in both the case management database and hardcopy files according to established guidelines.
- Oversees all policies and procedures in collaboration with direct supervisor.
- Participates in group programs and instruction sessions including random observation and auditing case manager led group meetings to assess conformity.
- Attends regularly scheduled meetings with management staff to assess and monitor progress of individual teens, program challenges, record keeping, and chart audits.
- Assists direct supervisor in the administration and coordination of the program including staff and volunteer/intern training as needed.
- Administer and approve passes and phone calls for teens according to guidelines.
- Acts as liaison with various partner organizations and corporations to assist in the scheduling and coordination of services.
- Meet and communicate weekly with the direct supervisor regarding current implementation, further program refinements, staff and facility status, budgetary issues, and submission of monthly statistics
- Maintain a clean, safe, and unobstructed living/home space including common house areas and House Parent living quarters.
- A personal relationship with Jesus, good working knowledge of the Bible, Christ-centered behavior (treating people with dignity, respect, compassion, and integrity at all times) and signed acknowledgment of the Statement of Faith.
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education and experience in a related field such as in a social work/counseling environment or within a ministry setting. Christian Association of Drug and Alcohol certification is strongly preferred.
- Working knowledge of Case Management database/software desired
- Knowledge and experience working with parents and children in crisis.
- Good working knowledge of the Bible.
- A pleasant personality to people you are speaking to on the telephone, visitors, and company personnel.
- The ability to act and think promptly and professionally.
- Good verbal and written communication skills including good organizational and administrative skills.
- Self-motivated and flexible.
- Ability to recognize and maintain confidentiality of information.
- Ability to work as a member of a team.
- Hands-on computer knowledge, understanding and skill with proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and Internet Explorer.
- Maintain First Aid, CPR, and AED certification.
- Maintain an acceptable driving record (in accordance with our insurance carrier, less than 2 DMV points on driving record).
Position is live-in and may require work beyond the normal hours and on weekends/holidays. Must be able to perform physical activities such as, but not limited to, lifting children or heavy items (up to 50 lbs. unassisted), bending, standing, climbing or walking. Must be able to work safely in an environment containing biological conditions which may be unhealthful or hazardous (such as bodily fluids and waste, germs, childhood diseases).
To apply for this position you must complete a Rescue Mission employment application and the Statement of Faith. Please follow the link “Apply Here” to our online employment portal to complete the application. To obtain a hard copy application in lieu of our online Employment Portal, please visit main office at 1 Hope Drive, Tustin, CA 92782. You may submit any hard copy applications in person, by mail (attention Human Resources) or fax (714)566-6461. Salary is contingent on experience and full benefits will be offered at the time of hire. This position is open until filled.