Residential Change Agent

SailFuture

About the organization

SailFuture’s mission to provide comprehensive, effective, continuous services to teenage foster youth in crisis to help them stabilize, gain an increased sense of self-worth, and engage in healthy relationships.

Traditionally, foster youth have multiple people who cycle in and out of their lives, creating constant instability. Our goal is to provide a continuum of care to foster youth between the ages of 14-22 through an integrated approach that includes multiple treatment options. We’ve created a model unique to our sector that manages all facets of foster care under one organization—housing, education, case management, and therapy. In addition, we provide challenging, rite-of-passage sailing experiences both domestically and internationally to forge meaningful relationships between staff and youth. Upon completion of our program, our youth will have stable housing, a high school diploma/GED and plan for continuing education, connection to community, and job skills.

Duties

SailFuture’s Residential Change Agents, or House Parents, provide love, support, and accountability to the six youth living in the Group Home. Staff’s primary responsibility is to build meaningful and impactful relationships with each youth. It is an extremely important position and sets the tone for the house, the youth, and the group dynamic.

Three House Parents live with six youth in a 4,500+ square foot home located in St. Petersburg, FL. In addition to home support and supervision, House Parents will also work at the SailFuture school, assisting with academic and job training instruction.

House Parents will also participate in sailing journeys around the state of Florida and the Caribbean, leading youth through self growth, experiential learning challenges, and service projects.

This is a salaried position and is not eligible for overtime pay.

Responsibilities

- Work with mental health, education, and case management teams to ensure consistency across youth’s individual treatment and case plans
- Assist youth with job searches and applications
- Teach youth basic life skills: laundry, cooking, cleaning, etc.
- Home management: maintenance, landscaping, etc.
- Grocery shopping and preparing meals
- Daily room checks for cleanliness
- Nightly bed checks
- Administer and log medication
- Schedule medical and dental appointments
- Assist with general transportation needs

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

- Team player committed to doing whatever it takes for youth in their care
- Experience working with at-risk youth, specifically teenagers
- Excellent communicator and problem solver
- Passion for adventure
- Sailing experience a plus, but not required
- First Aid / CPR (provided by SailFuture, if not already certified)
- De-escalation tactics (provided by SailFuture)
- Behavior management (provided by SailFuture)
- Risk management (provided by SailFuture)
- Offshore sailing competency course (provided by SailFuture)
- Lifeguard certification (provided by SailFuture)

Salary

28,000

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please complete a cover letter and resume to submit along with your application. If you have any additional questions about the organization or the application process, please reach out.

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