SHIFT LEADER- Direct Care Staff

Volunteer Youth Academy
Gallatin, TN
Jun 16, 2017
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Job Description


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following; other duties may be assigned:

Carries out managerial duties at an intermediate to advanced level including:

Facilitates crisis interventions

Advocates unit issues

Notifies unit manager when supplies are needed , including forms and paperwork needed at unit

Ensures their shift is covered and ratio is met.

Shift leader will be responsible for staying over if the following shift personnel are late or absent.

Conducts some aspects of OJT training for staff

Possesses ability to conduct in-service trainings on DCS staff related material

Shift leader will be present at least 2 weekends in a month ( Saturday or Sunday)

Shift leader will be present during outings that occur on their shift

Monitors staff relationships with clients

Ensures any follow-up education needs are being met, i.e. homework, tutoring etc.

Communicates the need for higher level of care to unit manager

Ensures that co-workers understand the treatment goal for each client

Ensures that the unit is clean upon entering the unit and leaving the unit

Writes all S.I.R's. during the shift

Ensures that each SIR is being reported to unit manager

Maintains daily note documentation and daily log documentation

Oversees visitation during the shift and ensures visitation is in accordance with the clinical department and Department of Children's Services ( D.C.S)

Ensures necessary consents are signed and in hard chart with unit manager

Informs nurses when a medication issue arises with unit manager

Monitors progress of clients and disseminates to appropriate personnel

Covers unit when manager is on extended leave or vacation

Establishes and maintains an effective treatment relationship

Utilizes evidence-based treatment practices as appropriate

Treats clients effectively with regard to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, social class, environment, or religion.

Carries out required data collection and reporting procedures

Works collaboratively with partnering agencies and staff

Follows agency reporting procedures (statistical, third party payer, outcome measures)

Meets production expectations as defined by program

Completes maintenance requests and ensures that the unit manager receives it

Replaces unit manager at monthly manager meetings when deemed necessary by unit manager

Clinical Quality Assurance

Follows procedures to assure professional ethics and quality assurance

Maintains clear, concise, and current recordings; participates in record review


Conveys respect for collaborating agency/staff

Possesses ability to be a productive, responsible collaboration team member; seeks mutual solutions to problems and welcomes the exchange of ideas and learning

Engages or joins collaborating staff in program evaluation and enhancement

Carries out work with flexibility and creativity while maintaining professional standards and ethics in diverse settings

Supervision - may carry out supervision of other staff in the agency and if so:

• Teaches and oversees compliance with agency philosophy, values, and procedures

• Determines job assignments and oversees job results

• Creates an atmosphere conducive of learning and growth

• Assesses strengths and learning needs; develops appropriate learning plan with supervisee

• Provides ongoing feedback and coaches employees to perform at their potential

Measures results objectively and conducts timely, honest, and clear performance

Company Description
Volunteer Youth Academy is a 8-bed level II residential treatment center for adolescent males between ages 12-17 who suffer with behavioral, emotional or mental health issues. By removing adolescents from their current environment full of gang affiliations, drugs, substance abuse, and trouble with the law, they can heal in a safe, structured, therapeutic environment supervised by professionals close to their homes. While the program is designed to be 90 days, the typical stay is for four to six months depending on circumstances. We ensure that each child's physical, social, emotional, educational, and permanency needs are met.

Founded in 2005, the company is accredited by The Council of Accreditation (COA). Our facility is contracted by the Tennessee Department of Childrens Services and licensed by the State of Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. The 10,000-square-foot facility is located in Gallatin, Tennessee, on 1.72 acres, approximately 30 miles northeast from Nashville.

Gallatin, TN


Thu, 15 Jun 2017 13:18:07 PDT