Under the direction of the Clinical Director and the supervision of the Program Manager; you will provide administrative, child care, and programmatic activities pertinent to the plans/goals of each child in the group home.
1. The CCW/RSA will interact, guide and record behavioral observations in a timely and procedurally correct manner.
2. The CCW/RSA will supervise play activity (individual and group) and provide age appropriate activities.
3. The CCW/RSA will participate as an active interdisciplinary team member, providing input about the child as needed.
4. Clean and maintain the physical environment (rooms/common areas) as organized and safe areas.
5. Supervise household chores as assigned to each child.
6. Enforce program rules and report any infraction of such to the supervisor.
7. Transport the children to and from "off-campus" activities, providing supervision during such times.
8. Participate in training for internal staff as well as professionals from the community.
9. Provide constant reminders to children regarding consequences for both positive and negative behaviors; the importance of boundaries and provide positive reinforcement.
10. Maintain a safe and stable environment in the group home, e.g., halls are for walking not running; physical or verbal violence between residents (hitting, spitting, biting, or otherwise hurting) should not be tolerated; emotional violence should not be condoned, i.e., name calling; each resident have his own bed and trunk box and is entitled to his privacy; etc.
11. Other duties not listed above but in keeping with the responsibility of the Group Home and/or as requested by the Clinical Director or Program Manager.
12. Ability to cook and maintain housekeeping is a must.
1. A minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent thereof.
2. Previous (5) years residential/group home experience with abused/neglected children as well as with children with behavior management problems.
3. Have the ability to communicate with youth with special needs and demonstrate skills in working with and managing children of the type served in the program.
4. Have good writing and oral communication skills.
5. Strong commitment to the operating philosophy of Ibukun Comprehensive Community Services (ICCS), the highest degree of honesty and integrity (reputable character) and personal character of a creditable role model for staff and clients.
6. Must have a valid Illinois driver’s license and the ability to transport clients in the event that the facility motor vehicle is unavailable for use; “State Acceptable” driving record to transport children.Must also have updated driving insurance policy available for the agency personnel files at all times.
7. Must pass fingerprint test from the Department of Children and Family Services.
8. Comparable work experience will be favorably considered.
IBUKUN Comprehensive Community Services (ICCS) is a not-for-profit social service agency established to provide group home placement, ongoing clinical evaluation, and therapeutic treatment for a wide range of child development and behavioral problems. Children and their families are provided treatment opportunities in a professional and sensitive environment in order to effect a positive change in their lives and mitigate the emotional, developmental, and behavioral disabilities resulting from family disruption.