Children's Bureau
  • - Courage Center Residential Program
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time

Job Description  

The Teaching Family Residential Team Leader will support the Courage Center program, Courage Center leadership, and the Teaching Specialists and will promote positive behavior changes for youth in the Courage Center care facility through education of sound academic, social, and independent living skills.


Here's what you can expect in the way of specific job responsibilities as well as time allocation estimates: 

Staff Supervision (60%)

  • Clearly communicate and collaborate with all Courage Center staff in order to achieve effective day to day care of children in the Courage Center
  • Clearly and timely consultation with program leadership regarding hiring, training, developing and holding staff accountable to program and service standards
  • Encourage a positive team environment that is supportive of staff with clear expectations and accountability
  • Effectively coach staff on positive interactions with children while on the unit
  • Monitor a daily, structured routine that includes extra-curricular activities in and outside of the Courage Center to promote healthy habits based on children's developmental needs
  • Oversee the coordination of child transportation for school, appointments, and in emergencies as needed
  • Purposefully lead and support Teaching Specialists in using TFM procedures and prescribed motivation systems to make progress on each youth's individualized behavior management plan
  • Diligently oversee medication administration according to agency policy and accurately maintain medication logs
  • Meticulously maintain the cleanliness and upkeep of the Courage Center in compliance with regulations


Resident Supervision (40%)

  • Provide support to children as outlined in each behavior care plan using the Teaching Family Model (TFM)
  • Carefully manage the intake and discharge of children; supervise and document family contact with children
  • Urgently respond to crises by identifying and implementing appropriate verbal de-escalation techniques from the TFM or prescribed in an individualized behavior support plan, attempt to reduce or eliminate the need for physical restraint


Job Requirements

To be successful in this role, you need to have the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Services field
  • Previous leadership experience in a residential setting preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective organization & time management skills
  • Candidates must be at least 21 years of age
  • Valid driver's license with valid insurance


Our ideal Teaching Family Team Leader would carry out their responsibilities while displaying the following key behavioral competencies:


  • Strategic Focus – Daily childcare and education decisions are made with a big picture perspective of how to provide a safe environment in which children can progress.
  • Clear Communicator – Communication with children and Teaching Specialists is focused on serving their needs in a clear, factual, direct way.
  • Rapid Responses – Quickly adapts and achieves results for multiple children in a fast paced environment.
  • Analytical – Carefully thought out decisions focused on achieving results with Teaching Specialists and children.

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
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