Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 09-Feb-2018 to 10-Mar-2018
  • - Volunteers of America of Indiana
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • $40,000-$45,000/year
  • Full Time

This is an exciting opportunity to join the leadership team at Volunteers of America of Indiana (VOAIN). The Children's Services Coordinator will serve as an integral part of VOAIN's effort to innovatively respond to Indiana's addiction crisis.

The Fresh Start Recovery Center is a one-of-a-kind, family-centered, residential treatment program for mothers struggling with addiction. This program strives to maintain the bond between mother and child by allowing mothers to have their children live with them during their stay in the treatment program.

While in treatment, mothers and families will experience a holistic continuum of care. This continuum includes group and individual counseling, case management, real-time parenting coaching, and life skills development.

Recently, the Fresh Start Recovery Center was awarded a 5 year Federal Grant through SAMHSA to help support increased care for the women and families in the program. The Children's Services Coordinator is one of the key roles necessary to making this vision come to life!

The Children's Services Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that the program is providing appropriate care and education to the children and families of women in the program. Responsibilities also include maintaining accurate records to meet agency, Department of Child Services (DCS), Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA), and billing standards. 

Organization Overview:
Volunteers of America of Indiana is one of 35 affiliates of Volunteers of America which was established in 1896. At Volunteers of America, we are more than a nonprofit organization. We are comprised of nearly 16,000 paid, professional employees dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential nation-wide. For over 115 years, we have taken on the most difficult tasks to help the most underserved.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Supervise Child Engagement Specialist team to ensure that these staff are effectively providing child supervision and parenting coaching and interventions
• Oversee care of children and infants in program
• Maintain a trauma-informed and gender-responsive environment
• Operate in a culturally sensitive manner that celebrates the diversity of team members and clients
• Maintain adherence to evidence-based intervention methods
• Proficiency in child development, addictions, trauma, pregnancy, parenting, and family issues.
• Develop and implement research-based age-appropriate developmental activities for the children in the program
• Ensure that all program staff have working knowledge of child development and appropriate activities for children
• Work with family members of women in program to ensure a safe and smooth transition of the mother back into the community
• Provide services/Connect services as appropriate to families of women in program
• Working knowledge of the Department of Child Services System
• Develop and maintain relationships with community referral sources, such as courts, judges, and Department of Child Services staff
• Maintain accurate clinical records to meet agency, DCS, CARF, DMHA, and billing standards. 
• Ensure that Child Engagement Specialist staff are appropriately trained at time of hire and on an ongoing basis
• Facilitate groups, individual, and family skills training as needed
• Assist staff in facilitating safety planning and behavioral modification for residents with health and safety concerns
• Provide on-call crisis support for staff as needs arise
• Ensure that records are accurate and meet program requirements
• Enforce all applicable VOA rules and regulations
• Develop resources and partnerships in the community with other service providers;
• Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
The position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology or related human services field and 2-5 years of experience in staff supervision.  The ability to  supervise program staff, make site visits, conduct individual and group interventions, maintain programming, assess needs, make referrals, develop resources, maintain good records, and have a valid driver's license are also required. Travel will be within the state of Indiana with the exception of out-of-state trainings.

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