Case Management/Social Services, Education/Teaching/Training
Are you interested in a career where you can have a meaningful contribution to the community and be a part of a team? Allendale Association is looking for people like you. For over 120 years, our mission has been dedicated to helping children and families overcome the overwhelming impact of severe emotional and behavior issues and trauma through services and programs that create opportunities for children to learn, grow and heal. Allendale Association, a Child Welfare, Mental Health and Special Education facility, is seeking a full time Unit Coordinator to provide leadership and day-to-day supervision and training of unit staff. Responsible for the implementation of the REStArT model. Ensures the safety of the client and staff through the consistent application of the ABTP (managing to safety/managing to treatment). Facilitate the coordination and communication among all members of the team to ensure consistent application of treatment.
We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and an education assistance program within an environment that promotes professional growth. Please visit www.allendale4kids.org to download our application and email or send with a copy of your resume to:
Attn: HR Dept.
P.O. Box 1088
Lake Villa, IL 60046
FAX: (847) 356-0290
Why work for Allendale?
Our staff get the chance to:
Have a huge impact on the youth, to inspire and coach them
Receive outstanding trauma-informed training
Be a part of a strong and clinically-minded team
Challenge themselves daily
Enjoy great benefits
Working at Allendale can lead to:
Growing within the agency – the majority of our supervisors, directors and VP’s grew from within Allendale!
Gaining in-depth experience in the field and learn skills that will contribute to any other job
Provides daily supervision of all unit staff (including Teacher Aides, support staff and as-needed) work activities and unit clients in accordance with the Agency treatment program including ABTP and Universal Rules. Provides performance feedback to staff and conducts job performance evaluations in consultation with program director; provides performance feedback for Teacher Aides to Teachers.
Provides on-the-job training and technical support to new and existing staff. Facilitates staff interventions in crisis situations and ensures the safety of residents and staff.
Attends and facilitates regular team meetings to address administrative and clinical needs. Ensures the development and implementation of client conflict cycles.
Attends and actively participates in weekly Unit Coordinator meetings, core team meetings, classroom clinical meetings, internal client consultations and when available participates in REStArT “clinical consultation” sessions and staffings.
Co-facilitate the Life Plan and Healthy Relationships group, as well as Community groups.
Develops and oversees unit work schedules (Mental Health Specialists, Teacher Aides non-school time) in order to ensure appropriate staffing levels. In consultation, arranges for unit coverage during emergencies including unexpected staff absences.
In coordination with the Therapeutic Recreation Department, develops and oversees weekly activity schedule and manages its implementation and utilization.
Responsible for ongoing (minimally weekly but preferably daily) oversight of the electronic timekeeping system to ensure the accuracy and validity of all documented time being charged to the unit. Notifies the Milieu Supervisor of any inaccuracies and forwards to payroll any necessary corrections/revisions in a timely manner.
Ensures completion and review of daily program documentation including individual, group and daily logs, i.e., Dangerous Behavior Incidents, Minors, Medicaid Billing, etc. Examines medication administration sheets and documents and reports errors to Milieu Supervisor and Health Services.
Administration of the unit budget in accordance with the established budget parameters.
Maintains current knowledge of industry trends. Maintains membership with appropriate professional organizations, and represents the Agency to other organizations. Maintains working knowledge of federal and state regulations (DCFS, HFS, and accreditation).
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor degree in social work, psychology or related human services field plus 6 months experience as Mental Health Specialist or equivalent position at Allendale Association
5 years equivalent experience to include 1year progressively responsible residential treatment experience with Allendale
Demonstrate competency in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) and Agency Behavior Treatment Plan (ABTP)
Valid driver’s license with a good driving record
First Aid and CPR certified within first 90 days
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Allendale Association is a private, not-for-profit social service agency serving children and adolescents with moderate to profound emotional and behavioral disabilities. These youth and their families receive care and treatment through Allendale's residential treatment programs, day treatment special education schools or from our community based clinical programs and services. Allendale's community based programs include an outpatient counseling center, foster care licensing, training and support, independent living/transition support and mentoring services. The institution has proudly served troubled adolescents since its founding in 1897 by Edward "Cap" Bradley, a young Princeton graduate interested in the plight of urban youth and the poor conditions under which they lived.View a video about Allendale here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-sh1_k0VjQ