THIS IS A PAID POSITION WITH COMPREHENSIVE BENEFITS
About the Volunteers of America Northwest Ohio
Volunteers of America Northwest Ohio is a nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential since 1901. We provide housing to the homeless, elderly and disabled, support services to individuals and families, and programming to assist ex-offenders in returning to the community. Our programs currently operate in Lucas, Erie, Ottawa, Seneca, and Sandusky counties.
About the Community Treatment Center
The Community Treatment Center is a residential halfway house treatment center providing tranisitional services to around 80 ex-offenders using a Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Model. The program is accredited through the American Corrections Association (ACA).
About this position
This is an entry level position normally scheduled to work between 8 and 24 hours per week. Shift coverage is needed for first shift (7 AM to 3 PM), second shift (3 PM to 11 PM), and third shift (11 PM to 7 AM) including weekends and holidays.
The RESIDENTIAL SPECIALIST controls access to the Community Treatment Center facility (Residential Halfway house serving ex-offenders transitioning home following a period of incarceration), provides direct resident supervision in house, and provides (24) hour safety and security monitoring for the facility and grounds.
The treatment model utilized is Cognitive Behavioral. All staff are expected to role model effective communication skills and to actively counter thinking errors. The position requires experience and skills in security, corrections, treatment, and be able to manage and supervise others effectively. All new hires must complete a 40 hour basic orientation course for corrections that includes CPR and First Aid certification that is offered during the first month of employment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.
Other duties may be assigned.
Must be able to tactfully confront inappropriate behavior in residents, staff, and visitors.
Must be able to use appropriate communication techniques, verbal strategies, physical intervention techniques, and self-defense techniques to de-escalate residents and provide for the safety and control of the facility.
Must be able to type and utilize computer software to generate agency reports.
Must be able to document factual data on resident behavior, observations, and actions taken for reports and logs as required.
Must attend all scheduled staff training and staff meetings and maintain (40) hours training per year after initial orientation.
Must maintain all certifications including CPR/AED and First Aid.
Must pass a MVR check and maintain a safe driving record.
Must pass a criminal background check for felonies and misdemeanors conducted upon hire.
Must obtain a drug test upon hiring and submit to random drug testing as requested.
If previously convicted of a felony, must be off supervision for at least two years prior to employment in the Community Treatment Center program.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.