Supervisor - Youth Care
Mercy Home is a residential home dedicated to serving adolescents in need of a safe and healthy home environment. The Youth Care Supervisor insures that the Youth Care Workers are actively involved in the implementation of the youths` individual treatment plan and their educational and employment goals. The supervisor monitors all communication for the home and provides supervision for staff, youth, and space (milieu/grounds), and schedules 24-hour coverage of the home.
The Supervisor will work in one of our residential homes, working directly with the ten youth living in that home, as well as providing supervision and coaching to the 3-4 Youth Care Workers assigned to the home. Together with the home’s Program Manager and Therapist, the Supervisor will collaborate in the programmatic decision-making for the home and youth. The position is an interesting, compelling, and challenging mix of direct care, supervision, and administration. Supervisory experience and experience working directly with at-risk youth is strongly recommended. Strong leadership abilities required. A Masters Degree in a DCFS-approved subject area is also required.
The Supervisor position is open at Mercy Home's Hay Boys Campus at 1140 W Jackson Blvd Chicago IL. The Supervisor will work Sunday through Thursday, with three other nights working until at least 10pm. They also must be flexible with their schedule to accommodate the program needs.
• Master’s Degree in social work, psychology, sociology, child and/or family services, or related field, with course work in areas pertinent to child care.
• Ability to manage and supervise people.
• Ability to work a minimum of three nights per week, depending on the needs of the specific program.
• Ability to be on-call 24/7.
• Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team approach model.
• Experience in residential treatment.
• A valid Illinois driver’s license, ability to drive a van, maintain a clear driving record, and retain driving approval through the Department of Children and Family Services.
• Regular and predictable attendance.
• Ability to work both independently and as an active team member.
• Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
• Maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences.
• Ability to maintain professional demeanor while exercising judgment and discretion in work.
• Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
• Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and professional journals. Ability to write reports and correspondence.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as the ability to become proficient in other software packages and programs.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds, and with proper training, be able to physically restrain youth.
• Commitment to the mission, values, and goals of the Agency.