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The House Manager's main responsibility is to provide support and care for the children living in the group home and to maintain a safe environment within the group home. Assist peers by directing interactions, including but not limited to behavioral management, and facilitating therapeutic, recreational and social life skills. This position is on call 24/7 and requires the ability to drive a company vehicle.
Supervise daily living routine for clients, including: wake up, meal times, chores, rooms, general household cleaning, and simple maintenance chores, recreational activities, appointments on time, school on time, bedtime, hygiene, etc.
Manage and group home staff
Protect children from physical harm by employing standard safety practices (driving, household chemicals, etc.)
Transport via company vehicle clients as needed to recreation, school, church, doctors, or assigned destinations.
Administer first aid and CPR as necessary
Demonstrate positive role model skills and appropriate ethical behavior.
Strive to create a pleasant, joyful atmosphere in the group home.
Intervenes with physical intervention according to the agency policy and procedures when client is a danger to themselves or others.
Aid client in self-administering medication and initial medication sheets along with clients.
Write and/or review all incident reports
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
· Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; makes self available to staff; provides regular performance feedback; develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; fosters quality focus in others; improves processes, products and services.; continually works to improve supervisory skills.
Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Initiative - Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.
Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.
Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions.
Must be at least 21 years of age
Must possess a valid driver's license
Must possess car insurance
You must be eligible for level one Fingerprint Clearance Card
Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
Must have at least 4 years of experience working with children, or 6 months experience working with children and a four year degree in a related field.
Supervisory experience strongly preferred
Bachelor's degree strongly preferred
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.