Bilingual Evening Coordinator

Maryville Academy

About the organization

Maryville is a human services organization established as an orphanage by the Archdiocese of Chicago following the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. As a child care organization rooted in Catholic social teaching, Maryville is dedicated to the preservation of the dignity of children at every age. Our mission is to help children and families to reach their fullest potential by empowering intellectual, spiritual, moral and emotional growth. Our six service areas include: Behavioral Health, Early Childhood, Educational Services, Family Services, Jóvenes Adelante (Youth Moving Forward) and Residential Services. Our services are offered in Chicago, Bartlett and Des Plaines. We offer many opportunities for growth, a rewarding experience and an excellent benefits package.

Duties

The Long Term Foster Care Bilingual Evening Coordinator ensures appropriate service delivery in a safe and nurturing environment, monitors the site, intervenes in crisis situations, and supervises overnight personnel. Engaged primarily in the performance of managerial duties. Directs two or more employees.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Monitors the occurrences in site specific programs and ensures that all staff are present, awake, and functioning;
Provides feedback and direction to their subordinates regarding policies and procedures and professional conduct through daily informal consultations;
Maintains communication with therapists, consultants, and program personnel to ensure effective follow-through;
Assists in providing training to overnight personnel, which may be home specific or required for workshop completion compliance;
Implements crisis intervention techniques as needed and may serve as the NCI monitor and assist in other crisis as necessary;
Evaluates and provides home specific feedback regarding the transportation of all youth to school;
Monitors and assists home with verification of population;
Maintains an ongoing daily communication log which is to be used a reference guide;
Transports youth in a Maryville van as needed;
Documents any issues issues or concerns in the program communication log;
Participates in continued performance quality improvement;
Performs other work related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education/Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in human service related field from an accredited college or university preferred, plus two years of experience working with children in a residential setting; or
High School Diploma / GED plus 60 college credit hours and five years of residential child care experience;
Minimum of 25 years of age.
Bilingual English/Spanish language competency required;

Skills /Knowledge
Must possess a valid Illinois driver's license;
Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with Maryville youth, supervisors, coworkers, subordinates, support agencies, and a variety of internal as well as external consumers.

Physical Demands
Required to frequently sit, stand, bend, stoop, walk and drive for extended periods. Ability to walk up and down stairs;
Required to lift/move objects and/or youth weighing in excess of 40 pounds;
Must possess ability to provide physical restraint to youth;
Must have visual, hearing, and learning capabilities sufficient to perform the essential functions defined above.

Environment and Scheduling
Will perform work in and in association with Maryville program settings, as well as, but not limited to schools, recreational facilities, court rooms, hospitals, correctional/detention institutions, and various community settings;
May maintain an on-call status;
Duties involve contact with youth who may be threatening or aggressive.
Must be flexible/work additional hours as needed.

Salary

Competitive

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please complete application and upload resume and cover letter at link above.

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