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Residential Director
Job Code:2019-MACON-016
Location:Macon Campus
Department:
Job Shifts
  

Job Responsibilities:
Purpose: The Residential Director is responsible for the overall management and administration of the Room Board and Watchful Oversight (RBWO) program on the Macon Campus in accordance with contractor regulations, Methodist Home policies and procedures as well as accreditation standards.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 
Provides oversight to all Human Services Profressionals and Program Managers to ensure that assigned duties are performed adequately and protects the health, safety and well-being of the residents in care.
Monitors the fiscal status of the Room Board and Watchful Oversight Programs on the Macon Campus.
Prepares budget and expenditure reports as well as approves program expenditures.
Ensures that RBWO outcome measures are tracked and program performance is measured against outcomes set forth by Agency contracts.
Develop and maintain relationships with collaterals so that youth have access to a broad range of care supports such as physicians, hospitals, daycare etc.
Communicate with collateral departments such as training, human resources, finance, etc changes to contract requirements. 
Reviews and sets forth an action plan regarding contractor audit reports.
Oversee recommendations concerning all admissions, transfers between living units, and all planned and emergency discharges.
Ensures a healthy and therapeutic cottage environment that insures the safety and security of each resident and employee.
Ensures that casework responsibilities are being fulfilled by Human Services Professionals.
Ensures that a CALM refresher is held every month in each of the living units.
Ensure that staff/client debriefings are conducted in the appropriate time frames.
Reviews incident and client grievance reports on a daily basis.
Reviews and sets forth an action plan regarding ORCC reports, OPM Significant events, etc.
Conducts utilization reviews of client records at admission, quarterly, and at discharge.
Conducts trainings as necessary.
Approves law enforcement involvement with clients.
Promotes the agency’s mission within the regional office and throughout the region.
Addresses concerns about policies and procedures.
Approves time sheets, leave and expense reports of Human Service Professionals, Program Managers and PRN Child Care Counselors in accordance with Agency Policy.
Reviews budget updates from Finance on a monthly basis.
Address any concerns with physical resources of the cottages.
Responsible for insuring the selection of all Human Services Professionals, Program Managers and PRN Child Care Counselors.
Provides formal monthly supervision of direct reports and insures that direct care staff are in supervision with their direct supervisor atleast monthly.
Responsible for the monitoring and adjustment of the climate and milieu of the living units.
Is a key participant in the internship and volunteer programs.
Reviews resident and direct care staff grievances.
Maintain collateral relationships
Maintains a safe and healthy work environment.
Leadership:  Role model and mentor for staff as indicated by:
Takes initiative to implement good practice and meet licensing and accreditation standards.
Interacts professionally and cooperatively with other parts of the agency (i.e. Human Resources, Finance, etc.)
Completes assignments in a timely and accurate manner
Is willing to take on additional responsibility in a positive manner.
Complete training necessary to perform position consistent with program and agency staff development plans.
Upholds the mission and values of The Methodist Home.

Job Qualifications:
Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:
Must have a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in the area of behavioral or social sciences, social work, childhood education, business or public administration or related field and two (2) years of paid work experience in the field of social services or human service delivery and at least one of which has been in an administrative or supervisory capacity; OR a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the same areas of study and four (4) years of paid work experience in a human services delivery capacity or a related field and at least two of which have been in an administrative or supervisory capacity. 
Working knowledge of:
Casework process, including the ability to prepare concise progress/therapy notes and make judgments and recommendations based on such information.
Various treatment theories and modalities, including individual, group and family therapies OR be able to access such services on behalf of the residents.
Various social, health and educational services in the community.
Ability to interface and build relationships with children, their families and a variety of service providers and collaterals.
Knowledge of child care practices, developmental issues, and group processes and practices which are important to this position.
Knowledge and demonstrated skills related to theory and practices for emotionally disturbed children.
Necessary stamina and temperament to work with children and youth (ages 6-18) who are experiencing crisis and/or emotional and/or behavior disorders.
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to appropriately handle confidential information.
Valid Georgia Drivers License 
Ability to understand and consistently implement policies and procedures of the Agency.
Ability to interact and work cooperatively and effectively with other personnel and residents.
Ability to show sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural difference in the service population.
Ability to uphold the mission and the values of The Methodist Home.

Other Job Information (if applicable):
Essential Physical Requirements:
Duties are performed in a variety of environments ranging from highly stressful and potentially aggressive (physical interventions, escorts, etc. to casual and leisurely, in both indoor and outdoor settings.
Ability to successfully complete the Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Course and conduct physical interventions.  Examples:  (1) wrapping arms around child’s limbs (legs, arms, etc.) and maintain clasped hands against opposing pressure (2) Ability to assume a sitting position while arms are wrapped around a child.