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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.

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 Human Resources – Kylie Nichols

knichols@mogirlstown.org

Current Employment Opportunities: Therapist, Lead Youth Worker, Youth Worker and Night Youth Worker


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.


Lead Youth Worker

The Lead Youth Worker collaborates with other Lead Youth Workers to establish a management team that is responsible for the supervision of Direct Care personnel, program implementation within campus housing and the day to day therapeutic treatment of Missouri Girls Town clients. The Lead Youth Worker(s) should be professional, organized, calm in crisis situations, and willing to oversee staff implementation of a client’s treatment program.  They must demonstrate strong leadership and supervisory qualities and the ability to think independently.  They will be goal driven, motivated, create a system oriented dynamic, and remain humble throughout their day to day activities.  The Lead Youth Worker will be honest, flexible, and responsible and have a strong ability to find compromise whenever possible.

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. The Lead Youth Worker(s) are accountable for providing services and ensuring safety to clients through training, empowering and leading Direct Care personnel in the agency’s quest to help our clients in achieving the mission.

Lead Youth Workers report directly to the Program Director.

Responsibilities

As a Lead Youth Worker you are responsible for the oversight of all Direct Care personnel and clients.  These responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Administrative

  • Lead Youth Workers serve as a liaison between Direct Care and Clinicians and between Direct Care and Administration to ensure communication is fluent, consistent and constant
  • Lead Youth Workers will demonstrate strong and articulate communication skills
  • Are responsible for submitting completed staff documentation to HR for   Personnel Files in a timely fashion
  • Actively participate on the DBT Consultation Team and effectively implements the module of therapy within the houses
  • Completion of DBT consultation notes submitted to team prior to meetings
  • Ensures all required paperwork and records are submitted and filed timely to ensure compliance with licensing, COA and agency policy and procedure
  • When needed, assist in interview and hiring process of Direct Care staff

Leadership/Supervision
Lead Youth Workers have strong interpersonal skills and develop strong relationships with subordinates in order to fully understand the most effective teaching style for each individual

  • Has a strong desire for continued learning and provides an atmosphere conducive to learning and providing services to achieve the agency’s mission
  • Ability to communicate effectively, emotionally, socially, and cognitively in order to manage crisis and debrief staff when needed
  • Provides extensive training to all new employees to include the agency’s orientation checklist and continuous annual professional development
  •  Delegates house responsibilities to ensure the completion of daily schedule, program compliance and client treatment plans
  • Serves as the primary contact for Direct Care personnel in times of uncertainty, crisis and for agency questions, concerns and comments
  • Provides continuous and constructive feedback (positive and negative) for the continued professional development of Direct Care personnel through scheduled and unscheduled, formal and informal individual meetings/interactions in addition to the annual evaluation
  • Willingness to hold staff accountable to organizational expectations as well as assume accountability for team when necessary
  • Models expected behavior, verbalizes expectations and holds Direct Care personnel accountable through documentation when necessary to instill effective practices
  • Oversees scheduling and supervises adequate staff coverage for the safety of clients and personnel

Client engagement
·       Ensures  proper oversight and assists with client responsibilities, education and daily living skills

  • Develops appropriate, and caring relationships with clients
  • Acts as a role model
  • Providing crisis intervention
  • Stays strong during a crisis; ability to be and to remain solid object when needed
  • Additional duties will be assigned by Human Resource Director, Associate or Executive Director

Qualifications:

  1. Minimum age of 21 years of age
  2. High School Diploma or GED. – Bachelor’s Degree Preferred  Completion of at least 60 hours of college training with major course work in the social sciences is desirable.
  3. Ability to pass a Family Care Safety Registry screening and no criminal records which reflect felony convictions or a history of abuse.
  4. Ability to maintain confidentiality of all staff and clients 
  5. Ability to demonstrate understanding of philosophy, policies and procedures, strategies and programs of Missouri Girls Town
  6. Class E Driver’s License (Must be obtained before the end of probationary period.)
  7. Ability to lift ten pounds.
  8. Handle with Care Certified. An emphasis on verbal de-escalation is mandatory, but the ability to perform the physical restraints as the last option in order to keep clients safe from themselves or others is essential. (Must be obtained before the end of probationary period.)
  9. CPR and First Aid Certification (Must be obtained before the end of probationary period).
  10. Ability to demonstrate caring, tolerance, and patience when dealing with traumatized youth.
  11. Ability to work and communicate effectively with both staff and clients.
  12. Ability to be on time and dependable.
  13. Ability to work independently with little supervision.
  14. Ability to work LYW on-call rotation for management related questions and decisions
  15. Ability to provide shift coverage only when DC staff/on-call have emergencies which can’t be avoided.
  16. Ability to adapt to change and crisis
  17. Professional with strong communication skills
  18. Organized with a strong attention to detail
  19. Exhibit strong leadership qualities and supervisory skills
  20. Preferred candidate will have experience with traumatized youth and previous management experience

 Environmental/Working Conditions

Ability to work with clients both inside and out at all times of the year.  Hours outside normal business may be necessary to complete responsibilities.  This is an exempt position according to the FLSA.  Salary 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.

Benefit Eligible – Yes, after three months of full time employment or at open enrollment.


Youth Worker

Summary

The position is responsible for identifying and meeting the everyday needs of traumatized youth including regular housekeeping, chores, cooking, food, shelter, security, personal hygiene, and health services. The work involves teaching daily living skills, modeling socially accepted behaviors, providing structure and limits, and providing guidance and consistency to the activities of youth in our residential program. The work also involves participation in house and therapeutic groups and recreational activities. This position is responsible for implementing program policies and procedures to everyday activities.

This position demonstrates commitment to the mission, vision and values of the agency by engaging in respectful, cooperative and healthy 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 Worker.

Duties

The Youth Worker is responsible for providing direct care 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 safe and suitable home-like environment.  These responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

1.     To be an appropriate role model to youth and provide safe and effective trauma response solutions.  

2.     Transport clients to and from appointments, court and other activities as needed.

3.     Assist in preparing meals when needed.

4.     Keep records as required by Missouri Girls Town and contracts.

5.     Assist in keeping the house clean and in good condition.

6.     Assist with homework as needed.

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.  Develop appropriate, caring, and helpful adult interactions with clients.

11.  Attend training required to meet contract requirements.

12.  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.

13.  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.)

14.  Ensure all documentation is completed before leaving each shift worked.

15.  Understand and work within the module of therapy utilized for the program.

16.  Maintain adequate staff coverage for the safety of clients and personnel by completing scheduled and assigned on call rotation coverage

17.  Additional duties will be assigned by Missouri Girls Town Managers, Human Resources, and the Associate or Executive Director. (House checklists, etc.)

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 sciences is desirable.

3.     Class E Driver’s License (Must be obtained before the end of probationary period.)

4.     Ability to pass a Family Care Safety Registry screening and no criminal records which reflect felony convictions or a history of abuse.

5.     Ability to lift ten pounds.

6.     Handle with Care Certified. An emphasis on verbal de-escalation is mandatory, but the ability to perform the physical restraints as the last option in order to keep clients safe from themselves or others is essential. (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 traumatized youth.

9.     Ability to demonstrate understanding of philosophy, policies and procedures, strategies and programs of Missouri Girls Town.

10.  Ability to work and communicate effectively with both staff and clients.

11.  Ability to maintain the confidentiality of all clients.

12.  Ability to be on time and dependable.

13.  Ability to work scheduled on call rotation.

14.  Ability to work independently with little supervision.

15.  Ability to adapt to change and crisis

The ability to complete and become certified in Handle with Care, verbal de-escalation and the ability to perform physical restraints, which aligns to the organizations Behavior Support Management Policy 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 outside at all times of the year.  Hours outside normal business hours are 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 Worker and one of the following:

1)     Human Resources

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.

Benefit Eligible:    Yes. Benefits will be offered to full-time employees after 90 days of full-time employment or at open enrollment.


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 work involves regular housekeeping, food preparation, deep cleaning of the house, security, and other services as needed.  The Night Youth Worker provides an invaluable service to both the clients and the employees of Missouri Girls Town. 

This position demonstrates commitment to the mission, vision and values of the agency by engaging in respectful, cooperative and healthy 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 Worker.

Duties

The Night Youth Worker is responsible for providing direct care 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.  These responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

To remain awake and alert during entire shift
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.
Provide as needed client documentation using designated forms.
Administer medications as needed
Providing transportation as needed
Reading house communication log at the beginning of each shift and adding any needed required information. 
Ensure all documentation is completed before leaving each shift worked. (CIR’s, summaries, etc.)
Perform regular duties essential for the protection and security of the clients and staff. (Emergency Response Drills, etc.)
On school days or when necessary, assist with the awakening of clients, helping them prepare for school and the preparation of breakfast.
Performing regular checks throughout the house for areas not normally cleaned or serviced that may need maintenance or thorough cleaning.
Complete housekeeping chores as designated in the end of shift checklist.
Attend training required to meet contract requirements.
Maintain adequate staff coverage for the safety of clients and personnel by completing scheduled and assigned on call rotation coverage
Additional duties will be assigned by Lead Youth Workers, Human Resources and the Associate or Executive Director. (House checklists, etc.) 

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 sciences is desirable.

3.     Class E Driver’s License (Must be obtained before the end of probationary period.)

4.     Ability to pass a Family Care Safety Registry screening and no criminal records which reflect felony convictions of a history of abuse. 

5.     Ability to lift ten pounds.

6.     Handle with Care Certified. An emphasis on verbal de-escalation is mandatory, but the ability to perform the physical restraints as the last option in order to keep clients safe from themselves or others is essential. (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 troubled youth.

9.     Ability to demonstrate understanding of philosophy, policies and proceduresstrategies and programs of Missouri Girls Town.

10.  Ability to work and communicate effectively with both staff and clients.

11.  Ability to maintain the confidentiality of all clients.

12.  Ability to be on time and dependable.

13.  Ability to work scheduled on call rotation.

14.  Ability to work independently with little supervision.

15.  Ability to adapt to change and crisis

The ability to complete and become certified in Handle with Care, verbal de-escalation and the ability to perform physical restraints, which aligns to the organization’s Behavior Support Management Policy 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 awake clients and to monitor sleeping clients.  Hours outside normal business hours are required.   Compensation for work outside normal work schedule will be given when authorized when approved by the Lead Youth Worker and one of the following:

1)      Human Resources

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.

 Benefit Eligible:       Yes. Benefits will be offered to full-time employees after 90 days of full-time employment or at open enrollment.

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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 – Kylie Nichols

knichols@mogirlstown.org