Thank you for your interest in working for Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes. There are five campuses located throughout the state:
- Chatsworth, Murray County Georgia – MountainView
- Dalton, Whitfield County Georgia – Cherokee Estate
- Hahira, Lowndes County Georgia – Boys Ranch
- LaGrange, Troup County Georgia – Pineland/Camp Pioneer
- Nunez, Emanuel County Georgia – Herrington Homestead
We are currently accepting applications for the following positions:
REPORTS TO: Resident Director
House Parents are caregivers and role models who work in a traditional family setting and are the “front-line” individuals of our organization. House Parents have the general responsibility of supervising and meeting the daily needs of the children in their cottage and therefore have a vested interest in every aspect of each child’s life.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Primary House Parents work in conjunction with Relief House Parents to care for and nurture up to ten children in a cottage.
- Responsibilities include meeting the material, physical, spiritual, emotional and disciplinary needs of the children.
- Prepares meals.
- Administers and documents medications dispensed.
- Provides transportation for residents in Youth Homes’ vehicles.
- Completes all required documentation and reports.
- Observes guidelines outlined in the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes Policy and Procedure manual.
- Reports children’s illnesses and accidents to Social Services Coordinator and Resident Director.
- Responsible for the cleanliness and appearance of the assigned cottage and surrounding area. Reports maintenance needs promptly and is responsible for the security of the cottage.
- Assure that children are appropriately dressed and observe children for deficiencies in personal hygiene, addressing deficiencies.
- Reports childrens’ school discipline and academic performance problems to Social Service Coordinator/Resident Director.
- Maintains an open line of communication with each child.
- Purchases clothes, school supplies and personal items for children.
- Perform any other duties directly or indirectly related to the child care operation and management as assigned by the Resident Director.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Must be at least 23 years of age.
- Must have a high school education or its equivalent
- Two years of work experience working with children or as a caregiver.
PHYSICAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Due to the nature of the House Parent position, documentation from a licensed physician that employee can physically perform the duties is required within 30 days of employment. Employees must be able to perform all duties of a House Parent. The following physical requirements are necessary in order to meet the physical demands of the job:
- Must be able to drive a vehicle.
- Must be mobile; able to walk, stand, lift (up to 30 pounds), carry, reach , climb and stoop.
- Must be physically able to perform household chores within the cottage: cleaning (including mopping, sweeping, dusting, lifting objects) and cooking (including purchasing food, preparing food and cleaning kitchen).
- Must be physically able to drive children to and from doctor’s appointments, school functions and other activities.
- In case of a medical emergency involving a child, staff must be able to lift or move the child and to perform CPR and First Aid.
- Employees must be able to see, talk and hear.
*Will be required to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned