Responsible for assisting the Residential Living Manager in developing and managing the Center's Residential Living Program which is inclusive of the Positive Normative Culture Program. The bulk of the work schedule will always parallel the work schedules of the evening and weekend Residential Living staff with whom they work. Works with one of the dormitory units and supervise its students; supervises either the male dormitory or female dormitory students. Directs the activities of the residential students and staff to ensure new arriving students are assimilated and retained. Retention of new students is expected to meet or exceed the National Office of Job Corps retention goals pertaining to 90 day length of stay, as well as the outcomes expected for program goals related to General Education Development (GED), High School Diploma (HSD), Voc Completers, Literacy Gains and Numeracy Gains as indicated on the Placement Outcome Measurement System (POMS) 10 Report.
Assists the Residential Living Manager (RLM) in performing the following duties: Provides training, as directed by the Residential Living Manager (RLM), for residential staff in a variety of subjects and approaches impacting upon the supervision and guidance of the student residents to improve their attainment of center certifications for Work Keys, CTT Completions, GED/HSD Completions and as may be required for Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) numeracy and literacy upgrades. Works with other Center staff to develop and implement a Talking Leaves Positive Normative Culture (PNC).
Provides training for the residential staff and other program staff in implementing and maintaining the Center's Normative Culture Program as directed by the Residential Living Manager (RLM). Training will be inclusive of the books "Locks and Bars" and "Positive Peer Cultures (PCCs). Assists the Residential Living Manger (RLM) in the selection of Positive Normative Culture (PNC) facilitators and observers and serves as such as may be needed or assigned. Ensures Residential Living Staff on duty are on task and engaged in student programs and monitoring. Also, ensures student leaders are involved in dormitory management and student training. Provides the administrative support as directed by the Residential Living Manager (RLM). Gathers the data generated by the Guided Group Interaction (GGI) for generating the "Force Field" lists each week as well as the maintenance of Student Leadership to be used in all aspects of residential living as applied to dormitory life. Ensures dormitories are covered 24 hours per day and 7 days per week by staff. Coordinates with the RLM the publishing of a staff coverage duty roster each week. Provides direct service coverage of dormitories as may be required to ensure full coverage for operational effectiveness. Responsible and accountable for ensuring the dormitories facilities and equipment are well maintained, clean and decorated appropriately at all times. Meets with or contacts the Maintenance Supervisor each day to ensure full awareness on the part of maintenance of the need for repairs in the dormitories which may be required. Accountable for conducting daily inspections of the facilities and equipment, and provides a report of the outcomes to the RLM. Ensures students are organized into work teams for providing "limited" maintenance of the dormitory facilities and grounds, with the approval of the Maintenance Supervisor. Consults with appropriate staff on any serious behavioral or adjustment issues with student residents. Ensures Student Pass System is maintained with "fidelity" and with special emphasis placed on those students who are minors ensuring parents or other designated guardians are always contacted prior and approval obtain prior to the students departure from Center. Devises, with the RLM's approval, residential staff evaluation goals and objectives. Goal View goals must be developed for all residential staff each program year which are quantified and related to the outcomes specified by the National Office of Job Corps. Goals and objectives are to be approved by the Center Director. Meets and greets all new students on a weekly basis and perform any other Residential Living Manager duties as needed to maintain the department's operational effectiveness in the absence of the Center Residential Living Manager. Serves as the Center's duty officer as may be designated for both the evening and weekend operations. Performs other duties as may be required by the Center Director.
Directly supervises five (5) to twenty (20) employees in the Talking Leaves Job Corps. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Other duties may be assigned.
Bachelor's degree from 4-year college or university; or six years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
At least two (2) years experience in a related field.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet, Spreadsheet, and Word Processing software.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must possess a valid driver's license with a driving history verified through a motor vehicle report that meets requirements for Cherokee Nation underwriting rating. Preferred are candidates with degrees related to social work, education management and /or counseling.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Must meet and maintain pre-employment and periodic background investigation and adjudication for child care.
*INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY*
Hours : 3:30pm - 11:30pm
Departmental preference: Bachelor’s degree (including 15 semester hours of instruction in social services-related instruction), one year experience in counseling or related field, plus one year experience working with youth and young adults.