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Refugee House Parent (Nutritional Coordinator), Full time, Charlotte MI

Charlotte, MI 48813


At Samaritas, we ask you to join us - to \u201cBe The Rock That Starts The Ripple\u201d. A ripple of transformation in the individual lives of the 15,000 people we help each year, and a ripple of positive change throughout our community. Our team is growing at Samaritas! We are seeking more Rocks to join our team. We are always looking for additional employees who want to make a big impact and have a lot of fun doing so as part of an enthusiastic, collaborative team. We want you to be our rock!


Samaritas, one of the state's largest faith-based nonprofits, has been sending ripples of positive change into Michigan communities since 1934. Prior to 2016, Samaritas operated as Lutheran Social Services of Michigan.


Samaritas provides a continuum of care to all in need with approximately 70 different programs in 40 different locations in Michigan. We believe in diversity and inclusion, for the people we serve and the people we employ. Employing nearly 2,000 employees in opportunities ranging from direct service to management in Michigan's Lower Peninsula, we hope that you will consider joining the Samaritas team and help work in making a difference in communities across Michigan.


We walk with people in need, offering hope and compassion while upholding their dignity, advocating for equality and justice, and seeking creative solutions with those who place their trust in us.



Job Summary


Provides daily supervision to youth in a residential setting specifically in coordinating nutrition for the youth. Will create culturally sensitive menu planning, shopping, meal prep as well as providing cooking classes for the youth. 


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish a family like environment in the residence including supporting behaviors and expectations.
  • Coordinate daily residence schedule and routine, including meal preparation, medication administration, and activities (community outings, life skills activities, etc.).
  • Provide transportation for youth to appointments as needed.
  • Work closely with the school system regarding youth in the home. Supervise and provide assistance with school work. Attend school events, including parent teach conferences.
  • Work with the nearby community resources to assist youth in making positive connections.
  • Participate in In-Home Treatment plan activities per case manager's recommendations. Teach and model new behaviors for youth as indicated in their treatment plans.
  • Conduct, assist with and support recommended assessment activities. Participate in team meetings.
  • Engage in collaborative and therapeutic relationships with the youth and caseworker, therapist and youth counselors to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all residents.
  • Help youth develop, improve and sustain permanent relationships with family and friends.
  • Document all activities in accordance with program policy.
  • Follow and enforce all established safety, fire prevention, sanitation, and smoking regulations. Assure that all equipment and supplies, including personal vehicle, are used and maintained in a safe and efficient manner.
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    Job Qualifications


    Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification

    • High school diploma or equivalent.



    • Experience working in a group home or residential setting preferred.


    Knowledge Skills and Abilities

    • Ability to live in the residence preferred.
    • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish (or the major language of the youth in care) preferred. Ability to read, speak and write English and Spanish (or the major language of the youth in care) utilizing proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar preferred.
    • Understanding of the developmental needs and effective management of youth in care.
    • Basic understanding of group dynamics.
    • Ability to provide appropriate discipline, crisis intervention, and child/youth handling techniques.
    • Provide safe techniques of restraint per policies.
    • Ability to work creatively and effectively in team setting as well as independently.
    • Ability to effectively communicate with others on an interpersonal level.
    • Understanding of the cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of the individuals served.
    • Possess mature and stable judgment, and sensitivity to various cultures and the unique history of youth in the Division of Unaccompanied Children Services (DUCS).
    • Possess the ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.


    Additional Work Requirements

    • Valid unrestricted driver's license with a good driving record. Proof of automobile insurance. Reliable personal transportation suitable for transporting persons served.


    Physical and Mental Requirements

    • Ability to move freely about facility.
    • May be subject to hot cooking surfaces.
    • Near visual acuity.
    • Hand-eye coordination.


    Posted: 2020-05-21 Expires: 2020-06-20

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