Residential Treatment/ACE Coordinator
SAM, Inc. Tioga County Wellsboro, PA $14.25/hour

Wage:  $14.25/hour;  37.50 hours per week

Minimum Requirements (education, experience, etc.)

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, education, sociology, or related field is preferred.
  • 2 years’ experience working with children or in the human services field
  • Ability to perform SCM procedures to ensure youth safety during emergent events. 

Summary of Responsibilities:

This position is under the direct supervision of the ACE and Residential Services Supervisor and is responsible for the supervision and day to day programming of youth in the Program as well as supervision of Social Service Aide 1s and Government Services Interns working in the ACE Program.  This position functions as a support staff member for the Residential program during the school year.

The ACE Program is a primary dependent and delinquency prevention program for at-risk youth.  ACE offers the youth of Tioga County an opportunity to develop self-esteem, values for daily living and a sense of belonging using the minibikes as a motivational tool.

Residential Services is a 12 bed, co-ed, residential facility that works with youth who are adjudicated dependent of delinquent. The program requires 24/7 Supervision of youth.

Essential Functions:

·       Provide direct and safe supervision of program participants.

·       Facilitate NYPUM, WEP, and Fairways components for a variety of populations.

·       Obtain & maintain certifications as required. (NYPUM Certification, TCI, First Aide/CPR, SCM, Medication Administration and other certifications as deemed necessary to meet 3800 regulations and program requirements.)

·       Plan and implement group oriented activities dealing with program planning, team building, group process, decision making and problem solving for youth in both programs.

·       Facilitate peer group counseling sessions.

·       Interview families and youth that have been referred to the program.

·       Develop or assist in development of a contract between youth and identified individuals (parents, case manager, probation, and schools).

·       Monitor the contract between youth and the identified individuals by telephone and home visits each week. This includes responsibility for keeping records up to date and contacting participants’ families at least twice a week.

·       Monitor the behavioral modification program regarding point cards and the point system, ensure youth in the Residential program are on track and meeting their educational requirements.

·       Prepare written evaluations on youth participation and progress in the program, including recommendations for changes in the existing contract.

·       Conduct overall program logistics – appropriation of program supplies and equipment, menu planning and food ordering.

·       Supervise/oversee the duties of the ACE Summer Counselors (Social Service Aide 1s/Government Services Interns).

·       Assist in interviewing and recommending the hire of summer counselors.

·       Assist in the planning, coordination and implementation of summer staff orientation, training and instruction.

·       Administer immediate first aide to participants while in the field.

·       Understand all ACE program components and demonstrate the ability to work in all components as needed.

·       Prepare written evaluations on summer staff and program reports as required

·       Ensure the educational needs of all youth with in the Residential program are met, advocate for the youth for class placement as needed. Preform testing for youth for appropriate levels of reading and math.

·       Develop a rapport with outside agencies to promote the use of existing and future programs. This may include contact with the schools, the court system, other human service providers; and/or other community organizations.

·       Conduct fundraising events and assist in gift proposals that are related to the ACE program.

·       Responsible for inventory and maintenance of all program equipment.

·       Attend scheduled conferences, staff meetings and staff development sessions.

·       Create and implement new programming as directed by the Supervisor/Director of the Program.

·       Provide transportation for youth to and from the Program and other locations as necessary.

·       Participate in the on-call rotation for Residential Services.

·       Other duties as assigned by supervisor/ Director of the Program.

Personal Characteristics

  • Comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities
  • Ability to get along with diverse personalities, tactful, mature, flexible
  • Possess sound judgment and reasoning abilities
  • Possess oral and written communication skills
  • Resourceful and well organized
  • Comfortable with team process
  • Ability to establish credibility
  • Be decisive assertive and persuasive 
  • Ability to function independently while in the field.
  • Comfortable conducting presentations in public.

Required Licenses, Certificates or Knowledge:

  • Valid Pennsylvania driver’s license and acceptable Motor Vehicle Record
  • Knowledge of and adherence to CASSP Principles
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Computer skills to include word processing
  • Medical and physical screening clearance
  • Automobile
  • Act 33 and Act 34 clearances
  • Social security card
  • Immigration and naturalization (I-9) clearance
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • FBI Fingerprinting

Working Conditions:

  • 85% Outdoors in varied climates and terrains
  • Great deal of physical activity – ability to ride a minibike, participate in high and low ropes course activities, lift 50 pounds.
  • Provide transportation to Program Youth on a regular basis
  • Occasional travel throughout Tioga County to providers and other human service agencies as well as occasional travel to statewide meetings. 

SAM, Inc. Tioga County is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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