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Evening Supervisor

April 23, 2021

Change a life, every single day.  The Kentucky United Methodist Children’s Homes (KyUMH) is seeking passionate, mission driven individuals interested in life-changing work. Our goal is to help our clients find healing and build a brighter future through professional therapeutic interventions. We believe every child is a person of worth, entitled to God’s gift of wholeness of life.

Are you a person with a passion to care for youth, encourage hope and advance their healing?  If you say “Yes,” we would welcome the opportunity to talk with you about joining our team of mission driven women and men providing direct care services and supervision for youth to ensure their healing in our treatment programs. If you are interested in the field of social work, human services, child welfare or counseling, you may be a good fit for our team. Past experience in social work or human services is not required for this position.

We embrace the philosophy of the Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni and seeks staff who embody these characteristics of Humble, Hungry and Smart.


KyUMH will provide you with . . .

·       Full pay while you train and learn about our youth counseling (advocacy, care) programs

·       Employee Assistance Program

·       Affordable benefits for full time – health, dental, vision, vacation, retirement and more

·       A regular schedule that will help you plan your life and meet your needs

·       Opportunities in the greater Lexington or Owensboro area for gaining and expanding your professional skills.

KyUMH is an Equal Opportunity Employer

KyUMH is committed to maintaining a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Positions Available:
Full Time
40 hours per week plus overtime as scheduled. Rotates Crisis On-Call responsibilities. Attends weekly Treatment Team meetings.
Primary Shift:
Primarily 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm/Mon. – Fri. Floating schedule depending on campus needs, including some weekends. May cover last resort staff vacancies for on call: Youth Specialists & Therapist
Reports to:
Clinical Director
Summary of function:

The Evening Supervisor is responsible for the oversight of program operations after business hours and for providing direct on-the-job training and supervision to all Youth Care Associates and Youth Specialists during his/her shift. The Evening Supervisor will be included in ratio as needed and provides care for clients, role modeling for YCAs, de-escalation and crisis management, adherence to program routine, and ensures observance of agency protocol. When on duty, the Evening Supervisor serves as first point of contact for crisis calls and other concerns related to staff and youth , and is responsible for reporting to the Clinical On-Call team as needed according to protocol along with follow-up and documentation as indicated by policy. The evening supervisor serves as the direct supervisor to assigned Youth Care Associates. Monthly supervision meetings and corresponding logs, as well as employee evaluations are completed for each supervisee by the Evening Supervisor.

Organizational Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Can support KYUMH’s mission and vision as evidenced by compliance with all organizational policies and procedures.
  2. Supports and facilitates positive interaction with others as evidenced by: professional maturity, respect for others, a team-centered approach, maintenance of confidential information, and an appreciation of a multicultural workplace.
  3. Exhibits effective communication skills including proper use of agency communication systems.
  4. Exhibits sound stewardship by effectively managing information resources to achieve the objectives of The Kentucky United Methodist Children's Homes.
  5. Supports all functions that attain and maintain accreditation with regulatory agencies.
  6. Participates in appropriate professional development programs and in services to attain and maintain competency.
Supervisory Duties:
  1. Encourages innovation and creativity with Youth Care Associates.
  2. Promotes team building and teamwork.
  3. Provides support for the overall well-being of the Youth Care Associates and residents campus-wide during their shift, assuring that the Youth Care Associates and Youth Specialists adhere to staffing obligations with regard to clients’ evening routines, personal care, and agency protocol.
  4. Mentors Youth Care Associates and Youth Specialists to develop/maintain effective skills necessary to respond to traumatized clients and support a trauma informed care system.
  5. Is responsible for assisting in the provision of on-the-job training for Youth Care Associates, with specialized focus on newly-hired Youth Care Associates; ensuring adherence to routine and protocol.
  6. If law enforcement is needed during his/her shift or any sentinel incidences warranting notification of the Clinical Director occur, the Evening Supervisor will be the spokesperson to relay information.
Job Specific Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Accountable for the implementation of the program routine/schedule.
  2. Accountable for the implementation of health and safety standards and regularly documents efforts to assure same; assures client’s awareness of the same. Provides training to the Youth Care Associates on issues related to the safe and healthy operation of the program,
  3. Communicates all pertinent information to the Youth Services Coordinator, Clinical Director and other members of the treatment team as needed to assure consistency in the overall operations of the program.
  4. Accountable for the proper documentation of regular program checks and documentation requirements and communicates physical facility needs to the appropriate parties.
  5. Assures that routine health care and first aid, as detailed in The Methodist Home’s policies and procedures, are provided to each child.  Assures that first aid and medical supplies are available in the program.  Assures proper dispensation and documentation of medication.
  6. Assures the planning and implementation of recreation activities that meet the needs of the clients in conjunction with Youth Services Coordinators
  7. Attends and participates in Treatment Team meetings, Cross Functional Meetings and any other required meetings. Is prepared to discuss program issues, employee issues, treatment issues, and is prepared to give a written response when needed.
  8. Assures the implementation of the client’s treatment plan, including but not limited to knowledgeable of client treatment issues, teaches skills to improve functioning and facilitating weekly group.  Oversees Youth Care Associates and Youth Specialists therapeutic interventions with clients, counseling/re-educating as needed.
  9. Completes assigned tasks in a timely and competent fashion.
  10. Works cooperatively with all staff for the good of The Methodist Home and projects a positive public image.
  11. Assumes delegation responsibility for assuring the cleanliness, order, and upkeep of the physical facility, grounds and equipment.
  12. Assures an appropriate search of each client and the client’s clothing and belongings at intake and any other time that client has been unsupervised by agency staff.  Also assures the appropriate search of a client and the client’s clothing and belongings after an AWOL incident and at other times as needed.
  13. Motivates the Youth Care Associates and Youth Specialists to work cooperatively for the good of the program.
  14. Oversees the supervision of the tutor, volunteers, or other people who are placed in the program.
  15. To cover on-call duties as assigned.
  16. For specified weekends per on-call rotation (outside his/her on-call rotation), remain on stand-by to cover weekend and/or midnight shifts in the event PRN’s are unavailable.
  17. Complete or train and delegate to Youth Care Associates any after-hour Emergency Shelter intakes during shift.
  18. The Evening Supervisor works in ratio during shift specifically and intentionally to train Youth Care Associates, ensuring the teaching, role modeling, and observation of all tasks assigned to Youth Care Associates, with particular attention to new hires or Youth Care Associates new to their shift.  When otherwise adequately staffed, the Evening Supervisor may do paperwork in his/her office and monitor while floating all programs.
  19. May be requested to float the weekly Evening Supervisor schedule to accommodate campus needs, (i.e., work Tuesday – Saturday instead of Monday – Friday of a given week).
  20. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
On-Call Responsibilities:
  1. Remain physically available to respond to crises as dictated by agency policy.
  2. Work Saturday and Sunday of on-call week; off prior Friday and following Monday of on-call week. The exception is a last resort fill-in for Youth Care Associates during the on call week of Youth Specialists and Therapist.
  3. Announce to all programs you are on-duty.
  4. Be available to all programs to answer questions and address staff concerns. Ensure that Youth Care Associates are following correct procedures re: crisis protocol, crisis notifications, Incident Reports, etc.).
  5. Be available by phone after hours; be no more than one hour from campus at any point during on-call
  6. Assure that Youth Care Associates complete Incident Reports as required.
  7. If ESPI is utilized, debrief all staff involved.  
  8. Notify Clinical Director according to procedure.
Desired Skills:
Job Specifications:
  1. Must be at least 21 years of age.
  2. Must have a valid state of residence driver’s license.
  3. Successful completion of a thorough background check and drug screen.
  4. Bachelors Degree in a Human Services field; or Two (2) years of education from a college or university and two (2) years of work experience in a child-caring facility; or a high school diploma or equivalence certificate and at least five (5) years' work experience in a child-caring facility.
  5. Is trained in Safe Crisis Management (SCM)Emergency Safety Physical Interventions (ESPI). Remains current on ESPI review. Is willing to use ESPI when necessary in keeping with our policy.  
  6. Is able to become certified as an instructor in Safe Crisis Management (SCM) Emergency Safety Physical Interventions (ESPI). Remains current on ESPI review. Is willing to use ESPI when necessary in keeping with agency policy and is able to appropriately and successfully provide such training to staff.
  7. Is able to complete and maintain current status in areas of training competency including but not limited to RPPS, TIC, Clinical Documentation, and PREA.
  8. Is trained in CPR and First Aid.  Remains current.

How to Apply:

Fill out our application at kyumh.org/application. Send your resume and cover letter to our Human Resources department.

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