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Unit Supervisor 

About the Organization St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) is a non-profit agency that has served Michigan residents for the last 70+ years. As one of the largest human services agencies in the area, we are mission driven to do the work of the Catholic Church, and to share the love of Christ by performing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. With strong core values of Compassion, Service, Faith, Stewardship, and Integrity; our 200 employees deliver high quality ‘client centered' expert services in a compassionate manner. With an annual operating budget of $10+ million, STVCC is able to partner with children, families, and adults living in crisis, and helps them to find hope and safety so they can transform their lives.  
Category Social Services  

Supports the program treatment and intervention philosophy by instructing and assuring its implementation and practice by all unit staff in their work with youth. Supervise unit Youth Advocate I and Night Monitor Staff. Provide leadership for all members of the team; attend all necessary meetings; teach and guide staff through the use of on-going supervision. Serves as first responder to program Behavior Management and Support Policy and Procedures. Trains, promotes, enacts, and role-models the proper implementation of therapeutic intervention strategies in working with children placed in the residential program. Develops trainings based on contract compliance, unit/staffing needs. Effectively helps staff teams to create and sustain a 'therapeutic culture' that recognizes and values progress toward treatment goals and plans.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Supports the program treatment and intervention philosophy by instructing and assuring its implementation and practice by all supervisors and unit staff in their work with youth.
  • Provides on-going training, professional development, guidance, communication, counseling, and evaluative information to our unit Supervisors and Youth Advocates on a regular basis.
  • Effectively helps units create and sustain a 'therapeutic culture' that recognizes and values progress toward treatment goals and plans. Supports program staff, teaches additional crisis intervention and de-escalation skills, and helps create context so that physical managements continue to decrease in frequency and duration.
  • Monitors all of his/her unit's Behavior Management and Support Policies and Procedures (in person and/or via Apricot) to assure proper application of technique/intervention and to enhance current training/supervision and interventions.
  • Is responsible for assuring that medication is administered as prescribed by the physician/psychiatrist, that medication error documentation is completed as necessary, and that a corrective action plan is develop to decrease medication errors.
  • Participates in referral review meetings where the multidisciplinary team assure that children referred, and accepted, for admission are within the established criteria for the programs and suitable for specific units/cultures.
  • Attends required meetings including; program leadership and management team, supervisor meetings, joint supervision meetings, psychiatric consultations, referral reviews, individual supervision and staff supervisions.
  • Conducts interviews with potential Unit Supervisors and Youth Advocates. Participates in interviews for change in status positions.
  • Serves as a member of the Residential Programs leadership and management team.
  • Carries out all other duties as designated by the Residential Program Manager, and the Children Services Program Director.
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location St. Vincent Catholic Charities - Lansing  
Open Date 8/16/2019  
Position Requirements

Education: Bachelor’s Degree and two years’ experience in a child-caring agency; or two years of college and three years of work experience in a child-caring agency; or a High School Degree and four years of work in a child-caring agency. Bachelor’s preferred.

Experience: Supervisory experience in a child-caring institution of at least one year. Knowledge of word processing; able to create, modify, delete, format and produce finished documents. Also Possesses the following abilities:

  • Promotes, enacts; and role models the proper implementation of therapeutic and intervention strategies in working with children/youth placed in the residential program.
  • Act in an interpersonally competent manner. Must be a good listener, capable of open and honest communication, possess delegating skills and conflict resolution skills to get work done and keep the whole team/project moving in unison.
  • Be an effective leader, supervisor, and trainer. Be able to see what needs to be done and help the team plan and organize steps to follow.
  • Have respect for others and ability to deal with diversity (personalities, interests, perspectives, disciplines).
  • To provide a positive, nurturing and encouraging atmosphere for our youth.

Registration, licenses, certifications or special training: A valid Michigan Driver License and access to reliable transportation.

Physical Demands: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Emotionally able to work with information that may be traumatic in nature, as well as, work with individuals or families in crisis or experiencing trauma.
  • Mobility and capacity to manage a violent and/or self-abusive child when restraint is required to assure safety.
  • Ability to stand and/or walk up to 8 hours per shift.
  • Work involves talking, stooping, squatting, twisting, climbing, kneeling, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.
  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • May be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to sit and use computer workstation, including keyboard and visual display terminal for extended periods of time.
  • Noise in the work environment is usually moderately quiet but can be very loud at times.
  • Work in an environment with various degrees of discomfort.
  • Driving as needed throughout the day.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Additional Notes

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions, the general supplemental functions and the essential requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements of a person so classified. Other functions may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change duties at any time.

Signing Bonus $500.00 Sign On Bonus  
Benefits Medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, EAP, life, disability, retirement, holiday, vacation and sick time.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
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