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Rite of Passage HOUSE PARENT in Tustin, California

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POSITION SUMMARY:

The Houseparent/Instructor for the Qualifying Houses is a direct-care staff member. Primarily responsible for supervising, mentoring and training students to ensure the Rite of Passage normative peer culture program is consistently implemented. The Houseparent/Instructor reports to the Program Manager and Group Leaders.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Orders, inventories, prepares and stores food in accordance with licensing standards. Maintains standard on-site inventories of student hygiene and household supplies.

  • Maintains the approved menu by posting any deviations prior to the scheduled meal.

  • In conjunction with the coaches, schedules, instructs and documents student classes which addresses life skills such as: basic cooking, baking, meal preparation, clothes mending and the laundry process.

  • Maintains and monitors all expenditures (food/house supplies) in the budgets assigned by the Program Manager.

  • Maintains daily and monthly inventory logs of all supplies, materials and equipment to ensure all items are accounted for.

  • Launders student bed linens, kitchen linens and unclaimed student clothing being returned to inventory.

  • Ensures all maintenance requests are documented in the house maintenance log.

  • Provides the students with parental and family guidance.

  • Provides consistent interactive supervision of student athletes to ensure the safety, health and welfare of staff and students at all times.

  • Provides encouragement, guidance and resources to the staff and students when needed.

  • Models and ensures all program norms are upheld without compromise.

  • Acts as a positive role model and mentor for both staff and students.

  • Treats others with respect, confronts negative behavior and supports confrontations.

  • Ensures proper safe physical management techniques are followed at all times if required.

  • Assists other staff members with emergency situations if needed.

  • Completes required reports and documentation in a timely manner; collects, collates and summarizes all weekly paperwork. Provides management with required reports and advises of any problematic situations.

  • Complies with and implements the Rite of Passage Policies and Procedures as detailed in the appropriate manuals/handbooks.

  • Ensures the highest standards are maintained to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct and to ensure the program remains in compliance with agency licensing and Rite of Passage policies and procedures.

  • Assists with the correction of deficiencies and quality improvement efforts.

  • Attends and participates in all required meetings.

  • Commits to attending all training and staff development classes in order to ensure sufficient hours of training are completed on an annual basis. Notifies the supervisor if annual training hours are deficient.

  • Other duties as assigned, verbally or in written form.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree, preferred

  • Two years of prior professional cooking experience preferred.

  • Knowledge of basic budgetary management.

  • If required to operate a company vehicle during employment, must meet the requirements to be an eligible ROP driver. Must possess a current State Driver’s License and have an acceptable driving record for the past three (3) years.

  • Ability to pass a criminal background clearance check, drug screen, physical and TB test.

  • Ability to perform work with little or no supervision.

  • Ability to utilize resources available to complete assigned projects.

  • Ability to prepare written reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.

  • Ability to effectively communicate, verbally and in writing.

  • Able to work in at least 40 hours per week with the possibility of a varied schedule.

  • Must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

  • Must have excellent organization and time management skills.

  • Ability to build and maintain positive internal and external relationships.

  • Ability to provide exemplary customer service to all employees and outside constituents.

  • Ability to function independently and as a member of a team in a multi-task environment.

  • Must be flexible and able to handle multiple priorities, with the ability to adjust to high pressure and rapidly changing business conditions.

  • Proficient in the use of computers and associated software.

Rite of Passage is a leading national provider of programs and opportunities for troubled and at-risk youth from social services, welfare agencies and juvenile courts. For over 30 years, we have developed and operated a continuum of programs based on the needs of youth and our placing agencies. With our emphasis on evidence-based practices and positive skill development, combined with our supportive therapeutic approach, our organization is highly respected by industry experts as a highly effective solution for our youth. Rite of Passage has locations across the nation! We are an organization that has a long, proud history of improving the lives of youth. Since 1984, over 25,000 youth have entered and completed our programs. Rite of Passage has built its reputation on running life changing educational treatment programs that positively contribute to the community and valuing the contributions of its staff.

Our employees are dedicated, passionate individuals that are committed to inspiring positive change. Join our qualified team and become a part of something great. Becoming a member of the Rite of Passage team is more than just a job, but an opportunity to create a meaningful career within a mis­sion driven company.

Qualifications

Behaviors

Preferred

  • Thought Provoking: Capable of making others think deeply on a subject

  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

  • Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking

  • Loyal: Shows firm and constant support to a cause

  • Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them

  • Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject

  • Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

Motivations

Preferred

  • Peer Recognition: Inspired to perform well by the praise of coworkers

  • Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals

  • Work-Life Balance: Inspired to perform well by having ample time to pursue work and interests outside of work

  • Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks

  • Financial: Inspired to perform well by monetary reimbursement

  • Entrepreneurial Spirit: Inspired to perform well by an ability to drive new ventures within the business

  • Job Security: Inspired to perform well by the knowledge that your job is safe

  • Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility

  • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

  • Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

Education

Preferred

  • Bachelors or better in Criminal Justice

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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