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Missouri Girls Town’s focus on providing the best possible care for the abused and neglected young women requires a trained and professional staff of good-hearted people. Careful attention to each client’s individualized care requires the talents of many skilled and dedicated staff members.

Employment Opportunities:

 

Therapist

Summary

A Missouri Girls Town Therapist assists in the assurance that campus operations remain in compliance with rules and regulations required by the State of Missouri, Council on Accreditation, and Medicaid.  The Therapist advocates for their assigned clients and ensures that proper programming is delivered to aid in the successful treatment of the client for the fulfillment of the agency’s mission.

The therapist reports directly to the Program/Clinical Director.

Responsibilities

  1. Work in tandem with the Program/Clinical Director to support the direct care staff , to develop treatment programming and to ensure direct compliance with COA, Medicaid, Missouri licensing standards and the policies and procedures established by Missouri Girls Town.
  2. Maintain proper licensure with the state of Missouri
  3. Carry a caseload not to exceed twelve clients
  4. Provide weekly individual and group therapy with an intent to make all sessions billable while adhering to the module of therapy utilized by the agency
  5. Complete all required paperwork meeting internal and external deadlines
  6. Provide necessary case management for individual clients and act as the liaison between referral source, family, school, outside services, etc.
  7. Assist in updating policies and procedures as needed pertaining to clinical concerns
  8. Additional duties may be assigned by the Program/Clinical Director or the Executive Director

Qualifications

  1. Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling with expectation of becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Professional Counselor with two years of employments.
  2. Minimum age of 25 years
  3. No criminal record of history of child abuse
  4. Ability to demonstrate caring, tolerance, and patience when dealing with at risk youth
  5. Ability to demonstrate understanding of philosophy, policies and procedures, strategies and programs of Missouri Girls Town
  6. Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills
  7. Ability to maintain confidentiality and ethics
  8. Ability to be on time and dependable
  9. Ability to work independently

Environmental/Working Conditions

Ability to work with clients inside and outside at all times of the year. Hours outside normal business hours may be necessary occasionally to complete responsibilities.  This is an exempt position according to the FLSA. Salary is based on working a regular 12 month schedule.

This description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. Responsibilities, skills and working conditions may change as needs evolve.


Director of Recreation

Summary                              

The Director of Recreation functions in a professional manner with clients, co-workers and the community. Recreation is an integral part of the approach to socialization and clinical treatment of clients.  Interventions should take into account the problems and deal with the deficiencies of particular individuals or subgroups.  Recreation has the potential of being a multi-dimensional approach that that the Recreation Department applies to individuals and groups.

The Director of Recreation provides leadership and guidance to develop fundamental skills to promote an active, therapeutic and enjoyable program. The position emphasizes and teaches core values to young women in order to encourage good citizenship that will contribute to Missouri Girls Town as well as society.

The Director of Recreation reports directly to the Program Director.

Responsibilities

Schedules licensing requirements for recreation including at minimum 2 active and 1 passive session per week.

  1. Annual revision and implementation of the Recreation Plan.
  2. Plans events on McClain campus, including but not limited to McClain Day, Open House, Ms. MGT Pageant and Prom.
  3. Completes and files all required paperwork including but not limited to weekly activity logs, recreation assessments and PQI tracking.
  4. Coordinate and attend all volunteer Recreational events and activities.
  5. Creation and oversight of the recreation annual budget.
  6. Creation, oversight and implementation of McClain campus summer schedule when clients are out of school.
  7. Supervises Assistant Director of Recreation and clients participating in campus employment.
  8. Other duties as assigned by supervisor or Executive Director.

Qualifications

  1. Minimum age of 21 years
  2. Bachelor’s degree in social work or a related human service field
  3. No criminal record of history of abuse
  4. Ability to lift ten pounds
  5. Ability to demonstrate caring, tolerance, and patience when dealing with troubled youth
  6. Ability to demonstrate understanding of philosophy, policies and procedures, strategies and programs of Missouri Girls Town.
  7. Ability to work and communicate with both staff and clients
  8. Ability to maintain confidentiality
  9. Ability to be on time and dependable
  10. Ability to work independent with little supervision

Environmental/Working Conditions

Ability to work with the clients both inside and out at all times of the year. Hours outside normal business hours are required.  This is an exempt position according to the FLSA. Salary is based on working a regular 12 month schedule.

This description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. Responsibilities, skills and working conditions may change as needs evolve.


Youth Worker

Summary

The Youth Worker position is responsible for identifying and meeting the everyday needs of at risk youth, including housekeeping, food, shelter, security, personal hygiene, and health services. The work involves teaching daily living skills and socially accepted behavior, and providing structure, limits, guidance and consistency to the activities of children in our residential program. The work also involves participation in group and recreation activities. This position is responsible for implementing program, policies and procedures in everyday activities.

This position demonstrates commitment to the mission, vision and values of the agency by engaging in respectful, cooperative relationships with clients, coworkers and external stakeholders; being accountable for providing services and ensuring safety to clients with empowering clients in achieving the agency’s mission.

The Youth Worker will be supervised by the Lead Youth Specialist.

Responsibilities

The Youth Worker is responsible for providing treatment by observing, assessing and reporting on the client’s feelings and behavior.  In addition he/she is responsible for assisting in implementing the decided upon treatment plan and providing a proper living environment.  These responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  1. Provide an appropriate and caring relationship to clients within our residential program
  2. Be a solid object, role model, and provide crisis intervention within the Handle With Care philosophy when necessary
  3. Transport clients to and from appointments, court and other activities as needed
  4. Assist in meal preparation
  5. Keep records as required by Missouri Girls Town and contracts
  6. Assist in keeping McClain campus building and grounds clean and in good condition
  7. Teach and assist with client responsibilities surrounding house chores and daily living skills
  8. Work with the Recreational Director to assure all recreational requirements are met on a weekly basis
  9. Actively participate in client recreational, clinical and house activities (groups, crafts, activities, and games)
  10. Attend training required to meet contract requirements, but more importantly to provide quality services to the clients in our care
  11. Develop and maintain good working relationships with other staff thus helping to facilitate a constructive and helpful atmosphere for the clients to observe and emulate
  12. Reading of house communication log on a daily basis. (Initial communication log or other notes left by Management, Clinical or Administration to document information         has been received.)
  13. Ensure all documentation is completed before leaving each shift worked
  14. Understand and work within the module of therapy utilized for the program
  15. Additional duties will be assigned by Missouri Girls Town Managers and the Associate or Executive Director.

Qualifications

  1. Minimum Age of 21 Years
  2. High School Diploma or GED is required. Completion of at least 60 hours of college training with major course work in the social work or human services is     strongly preferred
  3. Class E Drivers License
  4. No criminal record of history of abuse
  5. Ability to lift ten pounds
  6. Handle with Care Certified. (Must be obtained before the end of probationary )
  7. CPR and First Aid Certification (Must be obtained before the end of probationary period).
  8. Ability to demonstrate caring, tolerance, and patience when dealing with at risk youth
  9. Ability to demonstrate understanding of philosophy, policies and procedures, strategies and programs of Missouri Girls Town
  10. Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  11. Ability to maintain confidentiality, integrity and ethics
  12. Ability to be on time and dependable
  13. Ability to work independently

The ability to complete and become certified in the Behavior Support Module of Handle with Care, verbal de-escalation and the ability to perform physical restraints, is a requirement of employment. The consequences of not being able to become fully certified may be termination or consideration of another open position. The consequence will be at the discretion of the employer.

Environmental/Working Conditions

Ability to work with the clients both inside and out at all times of the year.  Hours outside normal business hours may be required.   Compensation for work over 40 hours a week will be given.  Compensation for work outside normal work schedule will be given when authorized and approved by the Lead Youth Specialist and one of the following:

  • On-call
  • Associate Executive Director
  • Executive Director

This description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements.  Responsibilities, skills and working conditions may change as needs evolve.

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Night Youth Worker

Summary

The Night Youth Worker provides support to Missouri Girls Town by overseeing the house and ensuring the safety of the clients during the set sleeping hours.  The Night Youth Worker provides an invaluable service to both the clients and the employees of Missouri Girls Town.  The position is under the direction of the Lead Youth Care Specialist.

Responsibilities

The Night Youth Worker is responsible for observing, assessing, and reporting on the client’s feelings and behavior and assist in implementing the decided upon treatment plan.  These responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  1. To remain awake and alert during entire shift
  2. Provide regular bed checks and documentation of those observations on designated forms.  Level IV clients are to be checked every 15 minutes and Level III clients are to be checked every 30 minutes regardless of the house they reside. In certain circumstances the time between bed checks may be reduced even further
  3. Provide as needed client documentation using designated forms
  4. Reading house communication log at the beginning of each shift and adding any needed required information
  5. Ensure all documentation is completed before leaving each shift worked. (CIR’s, summaries, etc.)
  6. Perform regular duties essential for the protection and security of the clients and staff (Emergency Response Drills, etc.)
  7. On school days or when necessary, assist with the awakening of clients, helping them prepare for school and the preparation of breakfast
  8. Complete housekeeping chores as designated in the end of shift checklist
  9. Attend training required to meet contract requirements, but more importantly to provide quality services to residential clients within our care
  10. Additional duties will be assigned by Missouri Girls Town Managers and the Associate or Executive Director.

Qualifications:

  1. Minimum Age of 21 Years.
  2. High School Diploma or GED is required. Completion of at least 60 hours of college    training with major course work in the social work or a human service field is strongly preferred
  3. Class E Drivers License
  4. No criminal record of history of abuse
  5. Ability to lift ten pounds
  6. Handle with Care Certified (Must be obtained before the end of probationary period.)
  7. CPR and First Aid Certification (Must be obtained before the end of probationary         period).
  8. Ability to demonstrate caring, tolerance, and patience when dealing with at risk youth
  9. Ability to demonstrate understanding of philosophy, policies and procedures,           strategies and programs of Missouri Girls Town.
  10. Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  11. Ability to maintain confidentiality, integrity and ethics
  12. Ability to be on time and dependable
  13. Ability to work independently

The ability to complete and become certified in the Behavior Support Module of Handle with Care, verbal de-escalation and the ability to perform physical restraints, is a requirement of employment. The consequences of not being able to become fully certified may be termination or consideration of another open position. The consequence will be at the discretion of the employer.

Environmental/Working Conditions

The ability to work with clients inside and out at all times of the year. Hours outside normal business hours may be necessary. Compensation of time and a half for work outside normal work schedule will be given when authorized by the Lead Youth Specialist and one of the following:

    1.  On-call
    2. Associate Executive Director
    3. Executive Director

This description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements.  Responsibilities, skills and working conditions may change as needs evolve.

 

To inquire about our current openings, please call or email your resume to Human Resources at:

Phone: (573) 642-5345
Fax: (573) 642-5162

Contact: Director of HR – Sharon Acree-Frausto at sacree-frausto@mogirlstown.org