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Children Services Coordinator

Children Services Coordinator

Requisition ID 
2017-757637
Category 
Administrative/Clerical/Registration
Position Type 
Full Time
Shift(s) 
Days
Department 
IZ Leased Emp-Casa De Miserico
Location 
US-TX-Laredo

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Overview

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We’re a Little Different

 

Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  

 

We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.

 

At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

 

Responsibilities and Qualifications

 

To organize and facilitate Casa de Misericordia residential and non-residential children’s recreational, educational, and therapeutic activities.

 

Supervise the planning, organizing, implementing, and recording in the child’s chart of children’s services including, but not limited to support groups, recreational and social groups, and house meetings:,summer camps, spring break activities and holiday events

Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of children and adolescence by interacting and responding to them as individuals and according to their developmental age:

A. Ensure that within 48-72 hours of child resident’s admission, services and orientation are provided in an appropriate to the child’s level of understanding.
B. Reassure children that Casa de Misericordia is a safe place by interacting with the children and reviewing a safety plan through the use of different means: Books, Brochures, Safety rules, etc.
C. Work with the counselors, shelter administrator, and/or other staff members to make sure the children’s
needs are met.

Serve as school liaison between residents and schools to ensure educational needs are met:

A. Collaborate with LISD/UISD(Laredo School Districts) to ensure children are safe and receive services though the Mc Kinney Vento Ac.>
B. Plan and execute and evaluate the tutoring services /available for resident and ex resident children through the local school district.
Respond in a constructive, supportive manner to the resident parent and child in crisis and offer information and referral services to both resident and non-resident parents and children

Respond to and facilitate a response to incoming crisis calls and emergency situations when necessary

Provide individual intervention services to nonresident children when necessary.

Adhere to all policies and procedures as prescribed by Casa de Misericordia and adhere to grants, state and federal regulations including compliance with mandatory reporting regulations (i.e. CPS, APS ,etc)

Maintain current knowledge of child development, parenting skills, the dynamics of family relationships, and the local network of children’s services.

Conduct weekly house meetings with the children when necessary

Attend trainings pertinent to job performance.

Supervise Children’s Advocate.

Other duties as a assigned

 

Qualifications:

We’re all unique pieces of a puzzle at Mercy, connected together to create a beautiful picture of health. And being the perfect fit for your role requires a specific set of qualifications that you’ll bring with you:

 

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Intervention

Experience: Three-five years of working with children

Other: • Ability to work with groups of children of varying ages and development levels. • Willingness to work under stressful situations. • Willingness to work flexible schedules. • Ability to communicate effectively in both orally and in writing

Preferred Other: Bilingual preferred

 

We’ll Support You at Work and Home

 

Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.

 

What Makes a Good Match for Mercy

 

Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

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