Open Positions

Residential Coordinator - all shifts

Location : Fort Worth | Job Type : Full Time & Part Time

Gladney Home

Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of teenage girls? The Gladney Center for Adoption provides a safe and nurturing environment for teenage girls who come from hard places and have experienced profound trauma. As a Residential Coordinator, you will be a valued member of the team with the passion to work with these young women to provide them a nurturing environment with structure and learning while they navigate their daily schedules and responsibilities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provides a safe and nurturing learning environment for teenage girls.
  • Assists youth with treatment goals, homework, self-regulation, hygiene plans.
  • Facilitates daily schedules, meets time commitments and completion of daily tasks.
  • Supports creation of nutritious menu’s, grocery shopping and supervision of preparing healthy meals and snacks under direction of the program coordinator.
  • Models and teaches healthy connections with teens, self-management and coping skills, and safety through dependability and making good choices.
  • Facilitates engaging interactions and recreational activities, outings, and social engagement.
  • Transports youth to and from school, appointments, extracurricular activities, and outings.
  • Complies with 24-hour awake supervision requirement.
  • Dispenses medication and maintains accurate medication logs.
  • Maintains residents, keeping facility clean and reports maintenance needs.
  • Thoroughly documents shift experience and communicates needs of youth with supervisor and with other shifts based on licensing standards and Gladney policies.
  • Maintains a trauma- informed lens when working with youth in all aspects of the assigned duties.
  • Upholds a regulated and controlled communication and interaction with youth at all times.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree in human services field, preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint and Excel; Microsoft Teams
  • Valid/current driver’s license. Must be able to drive at night.
  • Physically able to use authorized crisis Intervention techniques, cook, clean, participate in programming activities, and carry and/or lift 25lbs.

Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience with TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention), SAMA, and Crisis Intervention techniques, preferred.
    • Skilled in trauma- informed-care and meeting the complex needs of vulnerable children and youth.
    • Experience working with adolescents and/or at-risk youth, preferably in a residential setting.
    • Willing to work holidays, during inclement weather, and additional shifts as needed.
    • Strong time management, responsive, accurate and team-oriented.
    • Strong writing and verbal communication skills.
    • High standards of confidentiality, trustworthiness, discretion and professionalism.
    • Ability to work with minimum supervision.