Career Path Opportunities

Current Career Opportunities

THE METHODIST HOME IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS     FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

 

 

JOB POSTING: Human Service Professional

Region:                                 Carpenter’s Way Ranch Campus

Department:                      Davis/Smith Coleman House

Hours:                                   Full Time – Exempt/Salaried – Hours vary

Closing Date:                      open until filled

Description:                        The Human Service Professional provides child welfare administrative oversight and coordination of services to children and their families in care. Specifically, the HSP is responsible for supervising and ensuring that the educational, medical, emotion and social needs of each youth in care are met. In addition they are responsible for providing and/or coordinating all case management, ancillary and social services for each youth. The HSP maintains all documentation required in case files and electronically manages contractors’ data system on assigned youth. HSP is required to generate reports of daily, weekly and monthly progress relevant to case management and support services.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversees individual casework of each resident in care.
  • Make recommendations concerning all admissions, transfers between living units, and all planned and emergency discharges.
  • Develop and maintain effective therapeutic relationships.
  • Monitor the resident’s educational and/or vocational needs.
  • Identify and monitor the children’s and families’ progress relative to the needs, goals, and objectives identified in the assessments and service plans and discuss any problems being encountered by or with the children in care.
  • Maintains and keeps current individual resident’s case file.
  • Effectively communicates written information to the right people in such a way as to establish an accurate record of each child’s placement and maintain accurate records needed by the agency
  • Maintains casework responsibility.
  • Responsible for reporting all reportable incidents to the Vice President of Programs, Regional Director, ORCC, etc.
  • Acts as a liaison between the Agency and its collaterals.
  • Collaborates with Program Manager and child care staff on behavior modification program.
  • Orients program manager and child care staff to treatment goals.
  • Develop and implement treatment strategies/approaches with program manager and direct care staff.
  • Utilizes the Kaleidacare Data Information System.
  • Attend all admissions meetings.
  • Communicate with team prior to admission to the campus specifics regarding the new resident including risk assessment.
  • Participate in placement meeting, review placement agreement, develop visitation plan.
  • Insure legal guardian designates MRO provider.
  • Ensure a minimum of 2 face to face contacts per month or more based on clients needs.
  • Complete billing documentation and submit to the HSP responsible for billing oversight as directed.
  • Establishes and maintains an environment that promotes the safety of the residents.
  • Completes risk assessment on assigned residents.
  • Participates in on call professional rotation.
  • Works toward team and agency goals.
  • Professionalism: Promote a professional, positive work environment as indicated by:
  • Reports to shifts, meetings and training on time.
  • Actively participates in campus activities in a constructive manner.
  • Follows agency procedures in use of leave time.
  • Is flexible and willing to fill in as needed.
  • Represents themselves and the agency in a positive way.
  • Uses direct communication.
  • Demonstrates good problem-solving/conflict resolution skills
  • Completes assignments in a timely and accurate manner
  • Is willing to take on additional responsibility in a positive manner.
  • Upholds the mission and values of The Methodist Home.
  • Complete training necessary to perform position consistent with program and agency staff development plans.
  •  Maintains a safe and healthy work environment.

Qualifications:

  • Must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, psychology, child hood education, education counseling and psychology or other human service or          behavioral science field
  • Must have a minimum of two years of casework experience in a child placing agency.
  • Strong people skills.
  • Working knowledge of family systems and family dynamics.
  • Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to meet and handle the public with tact and poise.
  • Must be able to multi task in a fast paced work environment.
  • Ability to appropriately handle confidential information.
  • 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 values of The Methodist Home.

Essential Functions:

  • 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 Crisis Aggression Limitation Management training program and conduct physical interventions as taught by the instructor. Examples (1) Escorting a child by the arm to de-escalate; (2) Support a child’s movement to a seated position to the floor or to a chair.
  • Necessary stamina and temperament to work with children and youth (ages 6-18) who are experiencing crisis and/or emotional and/or behavior disorders.
  • Duties include typing and sitting at a computer for both long and short durations of time.
  • Duties include some travel.

 

 

JOB POSTING: Program Manager

Region:                                 Macon Campus

Americus Campus

Department:                      Collum Cottage

Americus Group Home

Hours:                                   Full Time exempt/salaried position, hours vary

Closing Date:                      open until filled

Description:                        The Program Manager provides leadership and supervision of assigned team in alliance with the mission of The Methodist Home.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain integrity of the program structure and insure the therapeutic environment of the program.
  • Handle crises in such a way that there is a positive, therapeutic impact of the program.
  • Establishes and maintains an environment that promotes the safety of the residents
  • Maintains high household management standards
  • Promotes academic progress of residents.
  • Communicates with outside agencies such as DFCS, CASA, School, etc.
  • Debrief residents after major incidents.
  • Leads weekly team meetings.
  • Leads cottage groups.
  • Supervises Child Care Counselors
  • Hires, orients, and evaluates staff on ongoing job performance.
  • Coordinates work schedules
  • Monitor staff training
  • Conducts regular supervision with child care counselors
  • Debriefs child care counselors after incidents.

Qualifications:

  •  High School Diploma or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of two years supervisory experience.
  • Minimum of two years experience in childcare.
  • High level of energy required for working with people.
  • Necessary stamina and temperament to work with children and youth (ages 6-18) who are experiencing crisis and/or emotional and/or behavior disorders.
  • 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.
  • Maintain high level of confidentiality.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to appropriately handle confidential information.
  • 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.

Essential Functions:

  • Must be able to work with children and youth ages 6-17 yrs of age with varying temperaments and situations.
  • Must be able to complete our CALM crisis intervention course within the first 90 days of employment.
  • Must be able to transport residents using a 15 passenger van.
  • Must be able to take on call responsibilities

 

JOB POSTING: Family Coach

Region:                                 Macon Campus

Department:                      Lighthouse For Families – Visitation Program

Hours:                                   Part Time – 20-25 hours per week

Closing Date:                      open until filled

Description:                        The Family Coach is responsible for supervised visitation services as well as in home assessment services to families having children currently in foster care, participate in assessment process at visitation site, achieve permanency and program outcomes with designated clients. They also provide in home preventative services, preventing children from entering foster care.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with comprehensive intake and the assessment of prospective clients.
  • Provide data and input into visitation plan and reunification plan.
  • Consult with assessment team on case progress.
  • Monitoring and assessing visits between children in foster care and their biological parents, maintain documentation of family interactions during visits.
  • Provide feedback on issues observed in the visits.
  • Complete required documents, case narratives, case plans, and gain statistical information when required on all comprehensive reports and outcome data within required/mandated time frames.
  • Participation in the Assessment Conference, in addition to participating in regularly held staff meetings, case conferences, supervision and in service training.
  • If qualified complete home evaluations within 2 weeks of date referral received.
  • Provide in home Early Intervention Services to families in their home, to ideally prevent children from entering foster care.
  • If approved, complete the Medical Assessment Portion of the CCFA, within 21 days of receipt of the referral.
  • Obtain coverage for any visits unable to cover due to planned absences (vacation, court, etc.) as early as possible.
  • Testify in court when subpoenaed.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, human services or a related field is required.
  • Minimum of two years experience in working with families.
  • Experience with casework.
  • Ability to interface and build relationships with children, their families and a variety of service providers and collaterals.
  • Proficient in computers specifically Microsoft Office and web based programs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent people/interpersonal skills.
  • Experience working with children and families.
  • Experience writing home evaluations a plus.

Essential Functions

  • 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.
  • Necessary stamina and temperament to work with children, youth and adults who are experiencing crisis and have emotional and/or behavior disorders.
  • Duties may require some travel.
  • Duties may require visiting families in their homes.
  • Duties may include sitting for various periods of time.
  • Duties may include typing.

 

JOB POSTING: Child Care Counselor

Region:                                Carpenter’s Way Ranch – Columbus

Macon Campus

Department:                     CWR- Davis House

Smith Cottage

Hours:                                 Part Time – 26 hours/week

Closing Date:                     Open until filled

Description:                        The Child Care Counselor provides for the day to day care, nurturing, supervision, and development of the youth assigned.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited:

  • Mentoring youth.
  • Crisis Management and Intervention.
  • Medication administration.
  • Structured Supervision of youth in care.
  • Prepares meals for residents.
  • Provides transportation to residents.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Social Services Field and/or minimum of two years experience working with children.
  • Must have a valid Georgia Drivers License and eligible for inclusion on TMH’s automobile insurance policy.
  • Ability to communicate well with people in person and over the phone.
  • Ability to meet and handle the public with tact and poise.
  • Maintain high level of confidentiality.
  • Ability to understand and consistently implement policies and procedures of the Agency.
  • Ability to show sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural difference in the service population
  • Strong documentation skills.
  • Experience working with web based computer programs.

Essential Functions of the position:

  • Must be able to work with children and youth ages 6-17 yrs of age with varying temperaments and situations.
  • Must be able to complete our CALM crisis intervention course within the first 90 days of employment.
  • Must be able to transport residents using a 15 passenger van.

 

All Part Time and PRN positions are variable hour positions.  The Methodist Home is a certified drug free workplace and an equal opportunity employer.   If you are interested in applying for these positions please submit an internal application with your resume attached to Human Resources no later than close of business on the close date specified on the job posting.  

                          The Methodist Home offers a diverse and professional work environment that allows employees to develop their career, as well as personally. We invest in employees through a dynamic training program that enhances individual skills and competencies. If you want to make a difference in the life of a child then The Methodist Home is your “Employer of Choice!”

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To apply, read below to see which positions we have open.  Note which campus and the position title — you will be asked that on the application.  To find the proper application, please select the right campus below.   Then, just fill in the blanks until you click “submit” Select the campus to which you would like to apply below.

  • To apply for a position on our Macon campus, click here.
  • To apply for a position on our Americus campus, click here.
  • To apply for a position at one of our Columbus campuses, click here.
  • To apply for a position on our St. Marys campus, click here.
  • To apply for a position on our Valdosta campus, click here.

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