Caminos Program Awake Overnight Intake Specialist

Baltimore, Maryland, United States Full-time

Position Summary:

Ensures that nightly supervision of residents is consistent with agency standards and effectively works as a member of an interdisciplinary team.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Acts in the capacity of the designated point of contact for new intakes entering the Caminos Program, duties to include (but not limited to): ensuring completion of steps to prepare unit to receive new intakes, greeting new intakes upon arrival and providing each youth with a warm welcome to the program, processing the admission of the youth in the UC portal and securing belongings of the new arrivals for Care Team staff to process and inventory.
  • Assists with the preparation and coordination of resident discharges by completing required discharge documentation, reviewing required documentation with the resident, processing the discharge of the resident from the UC portal and generating UC portal discharge documentation including the Verification of Release form. 
  • Demonstrates an understanding of trauma informed practices through the promotion of safety, consistent care, supervision and support to residents of the Caminos Program.
  • Completes bed checks for every resident every fifteen minutes and documents activities in unit logbook.
  • Consistently completes call in procedures six times per night in accordance with the unit’s assigned time and agency policy.
  • Ensures consistent implementation of each resident’s individual service plan through participation in the development of unit activities, life skill exercises and recreation activities as well as through identifying opportunities for acculturation and spiritual life awareness. Provides direct supervision and completes documentation as required.
  • Actively ensures safety of the environment by encouraging residents to participate in maintaining established standards of cleanliness and orderliness in their living unit and the surrounding campus.
  • Ensures that each resident’s health needs are identified and met within the specified time frame.
  • Actively encourages and supports each resident in the pursuit of educational growth, acculturation activities and life skills development.
  • Provides safe transportation in agency vehicles for residents as required.
  • Assist with preparing residents for airline travel, accompanying residents to the airport as needed and accompanying residents on fly outs as needed. 
  • Provides direct mealtime supervision to assure that residents are provided a balanced meal and that dining procedures are consistently followed.
  • In line with federal regulations, conducts intake procedures within in 24 hours of entry to the program. Ensures that all new residents are provided with a warm welcome to the program, have their basic needs met in a timely manner and are provided within information pertaining to the program rules and expectations as well as their rights and responsibilities. 
  • Demonstrate professional interactions with external stakeholders, including legal representatives and child advocates, as well as family members and identified sponsors while also ensuring that proper care is taken to maintain the confidentiality and privacy of each resident. 
  • Completes assigned unit system responsibilities and documentation including the completion of a thorough inventory for each resident’s belongings upon admission, discharge and on a quarterly basis.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and compliance of health and safety standards through weekly on-site inspections according to agency guidelines.
  • Promotes effective communication and demonstrates the ability to receive, transmit, store and retrieve information through the timely submission of documentation and compliance with logbook policy as well as active participation in weekly unit meetings.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of trauma informed practices and therapeutic intervention techniques as evidenced by contributions to the prevention and management of challenging behaviors. 
  • Demonstrates an ability to work effectively with culturally diverse colleagues and client populations.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and familiarity with both Board of Child Care and Office of Refugee Resettlement Policy and Procedures relating to the care and supervision of Unaccompanied Children.  This includes knowledge of legal background and authority governing the practice as related to working with Unaccompanied Children.
  • Provides mandatory on-call coverage as required.
  • Fosters quality and diversity in problem identification and conflict resolution among residents and co-workers.

 

Non Essential Functions:

  • Provides coverage, as needed, for direct care vacancies.

 

Competencies:

 

  • Accountability for Others
  • Accurate Listening
  • Attitude toward Honesty
  • Balanced Decision Making
  • Commitment to the Job
  • Consistency and Reliability
  • Enjoyment of the Job
  • Flexibility
  • Handling Stress
  • Human Awareness
  • Internal Self Control
  • Meeting Standards
  • Persistence
  • Personal Accountability
  • Relating to Others
  • Frequent Interaction with Others
  • Frequent Change
  • Urgency

 

 

Supervisory Responsibility:

N/A

 

Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

In the nature of being at a residential and school living environment there may be times you experience conditions in which challenging behavior can be exhibited from our youth to include but not limited to, physical agitation, physical violence and/or emotion outburst.

 

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

 

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are 10:30PM to 8:30PM.  This position regularly requires long hours and weekend work. This position is not eligible for flex schedule. This position is essential during inclement weather.

 

Travel

Provides safe transportation in agency vehicles for residents as required.

 

Required Education and Experience

High School Diploma, Bilingual English/Spanish

Preferred Education and Experience

Associates Degree,  Bilingual English/Spanish

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Demonstrates knowledge and compliance of health and safety standards through weekly on-site inspections according to agency guidelines.
  • Demonstrates the ability to receive, transmit, store and retrieve information as evidenced through written and verbal communication.
  • Fosters equality and diversity in problem identification and conflict resolution among residents.
  • RCYCP
  • TCI
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • CPS
  • TB
  • Physical
  • Federal and State Fingerprinting Background Checks
  • Drug screening (Pre-Employment and Random)

 

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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