The Day Coordinator oversees and manages the day/time operations of the milieu during business hours including the wake-up times of the Youth, be responsible for the clerical aspects of the specific home, supports and implements the policy and philosophy of the program and the Agency.
The schedule for this position is: Monday through Friday 6:30am-2:30pm
Mercy Home for Boys and Girls is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Communicate promptly and accurately within the program/Agency and with external bodies, i.e., schools, medical service providers, parents, courts, etc.
Keep all records within the program and coordinate paperwork (i.e., Individual Treatment Plans, education records, incident reports, and any other documentation for youth files, etc.) with outside agencies, organizations, and people.
Provide transportation for Youth as necessary, specifically morning drop offs.
Manage petty cash and financial records of the Youth and program, as appropriate.
Manage the milieu during early hours of the day, Monday thru Friday
Ensure youth are up to date with medical and dental appointments and records.
Provide supportive supervision, guidance, and role modeling for the youth in the milieu.
Engage with youth in daily routines and activities.
Develop and support creative interventions for the youth.
Employ all aspects of de-escalation and behavior management techniques as outlined in CPI protocol.
Learn, align with, and execute the treatment philosophies, modalities and practices of the Agency.
At least 21 years of age.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
At least two years experience working with youth.
A valid Illinois driver’s license, ability to drive a van, maintain a clear driving record, and retain driving approval through the department of Children and Family Services.
Regular and predictable attendance.
Ability to work both independently and as an active team member.
Ability to accept, adopt, and implement feedback from supervisor and team.
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
Maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences.
Ability to maintain professional demeanor while exercising judgment and discretion in work.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and professional journals.
Ability to write reports and correspondence.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as the ability to become proficient in other software packages and programs.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to attend required Agency trainings and maintain necessary training compliance. Flexibility to attend daytime trainings or sessions outside of regularly scheduled hours
Ability to attend required Agency trainings (including CPR/ First Aid and Crisis Prevention Institute Training) and maintain necessary training compliance. Flexibility to attend daytime trainings or sessions outside of regularly scheduled hours.
Ability and willingness to create, initiate and participate in recreational and therapeutic activities with the youth.
Promote, support and role model the use of Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) theory and practice for all co-workers in de-escalating situations.
Commitment to the mission, values, and goals of the Agency.