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Case Manager

For those who qualify and are interested, please contact our Interim Administrator, Stephen Jaquez at (361) 293-3546 or (361) 772-2129.

To apply, please complete our Employment Application and mail to Bluebonnet Youth Ranch, P.O. Box 90, Yoakum, Texas 77995 or e-mail to hr@bluebonnetyouthranch.org

Title: Case Manager
Reports To: Administrator
Basic Function: Responsible for supporting the Administrator in the child-care program and coordinates the overall interdisciplinary, trauma-informed plan of care for a client, from inquiry to completion.
Salary: Competitive

Responsibilities:

  • Know and comply with Bluebonnet policy, childcare licensing standards, contract requirements of placing agencies, and level of care standards.
  • Complete intakes and assessments of new clients
  • Enter and maintain client data into CMS; Organize and maintain documentation in client files to comply with childcare licensing standards and Bluebonnet policy.
  • Provide resources/professional referrals specific to needs of clients
  • Participate as a member of the treatment team to meet physical, emotional, social, and educational needs of residents. Discuss treatment plans and reviews with therapist responsible for clinical oversight.
  • Report immediately any suspected child abuse or neglect to the administrator.
  • Participate in staff meetings and training to develop and enhance job skills. May conduct/locate trainings for direct care staff as delegated by the Administrator
  • Attend meetings with CPS workers regarding clients in placement.
  • Attend ARD meetings at the public schools and fulfill role of school liaison
  • Coordinate with volunteer mentors and maintain applicable data

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HOUSEPARENTS

For those who qualify and are interested, please contact our Interim Administrator, Stephen Jaquez at (361) 293-3546 or (361) 772-2129.

To apply, please complete our Employment Application and mail to Bluebonnet Youth Ranch, P.O. Box 90, Yoakum, Texas 77995 or e-mail to hr@bluebonnetyouthranch.org

Title: HOUSEPARENT
Reports To: Administrator
Basic Function: Responsible for providing, on a live-in basis, an environment of consistent structure, guidance, and nurturing in the home; for implementing facility’s structured childcare program.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate as a member of the treatment team to meet the physical, emotional, social, educational, and spiritual needs of residents, as outlined in each resident’s plan of service.
  • Provide environment that encourages positive growth, stimulates self-confidence, trust, and love for others. Remain attentive to the physical emotional, social, educational, and spiritual growth of children in our care.
  • Utilize daily schedule, level system, and other components of facility’s structured childcare program to improve residents’ self-image and daily living skills. Maintain an awareness of children’s needs and remain attentive to creative changes in the program.
  • Monitor and coordinate children’s activities, behaviors, and locations.
  • Assign and supervise daily chores.
  • Prepare and serve balanced meals. Maintain menus and production records of food served. Maintain food and medical supply. Inventory food items at month-end.
  • Make sure children in your care have suitable clothing.
  • Facilitate individual and group devotion times.
  • Provide transportation as needed.
  • Maintain cottage, including staff living quarters and yard, in a clean and orderly manner. Make repairs to cottage and equipment as necessary. If assistance is needed, report to the administrator.
  • Report immediately any suspected child abuse or neglect to the administrator.
  • Learn the chain of command and follow it in regard to any problems or concerns.
  • Participate in staff meetings and training to develop and enhance childcare skills.
  • Keep daily log. Document behaviors & activities. File incident reports when necessary.
  • Dispense medication as directed. Log dosage as required.

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum 21 years of age.
  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Husband/wife team preferred.
  • One year experience working with children in a residential setting preferred.
  • Must pass criminal history background check.
  • Commitment to Christian principles and teachings, both professionally and personally. Weekly church attendance is a requirement for staff and children.
  • Personality attuned to the requirements of meeting needs of children.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers.
  • Ability to deal with a variety of adults and children with a range of personalities and problems; maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, be energetic and innovative.
  • Ability to motivate people.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to function in parental role by performing responsibilities and tasks on a live-in basis.
  • Ability to perform duties with moderate supervision. Supervisor is usually available. Most tasks are governed by standard practices, but not always.
    Innovative thinking is required.
  • Ability to recognize differences in sound, such as voices/noises that are loud and playful instead of angry and combative; and ability to differentiate tones and volumes in conversation.
  • Ability to recognize differences in sound generated by equipment or machinery, which may indicate operating problems or safety concerns.
  • Willingness to take CPR, First-Aid, and Behavior Intervention training.
  • Valid Texas driver’s license.
  • Ability to drive assigned vehicle(s), must be eligible for coverage under facility’s auto insurance policy.
  • Position requires bending, stooping, twisting, turning, reaching, lifting, carrying, pulling, climbing, and kneeling; walking or standing 50–75% of the time.

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