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SEE THE IMPOSSIBLE BECOME POSSIBLE AT HOPE REFUGE

 

About Hope Refuge:

Hope Refuge Inc. is a local nonprofit organization established in 2013 in response to the growing awareness of the crisis in America involving children and young adults who are being trafficked in the commercial sex industry. Hope Refuge was founded to see exploited children and young adults in America set free and move forward into a healthy productive life. Hope Refuge believes that every person deserves to be free and that, as a community, we are responsible for protecting and caring for our children and the most vulnerable. Participants will have an opportunity to directly get involved with our team.

Latest Update:

Hope Refuge has received its community care license and is now a full-fledged Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP). We have 2 cottages up and running and we are quickly expanding to accommodate more young ladies who have been sex trafficked in the USA. Our staff is doing a wonderful job at espousing a healthy and fun environment for these youth, and we are looking for more individuals who have a heart for those who are healing from trauma. We provide full benefits and training for our employees, but the biggest perk of joining our cause is the unforgettable and fulfilling experience of making a difference in the lives of these young people! 

 

JOB OPENINGS

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Direct Care Staff

POSITION SUMMARY

This position requires a heart for serving those who have been traumatized through sex trafficking. This is an opportunity to make a difference and help by taking on a challenge. This position requires a highly motivated person who wants to work in a beautiful natural outdoor environment while pouring into the lives of our care recipients. This position provides care and supervision to minors from ages 12 to 18.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provide support to female care recipients
• Provides appropriate role modeling in a trauma-informed therapeutic environment that promotes the physical, mental and behavioral health of each resident
• Provide structure and assistance to support Individualized Treatment Plan
• Communicate and collaborate with care recipients to develop and reinforce daily living skills
• Assist in conducting and participating in daily activities
• Respond to care recipients with empathy, sensitivity and respect, maintaining trauma sensitive language and approaches in all interactions
• Actively engage in day-to-day structured and unstructured recreational activities and life skill development and maintenance
• Implement crisis intervention techniques in accordance with policy, procedure and agency training and ensure that non-violent physical interventions are implemented only in the event that a client is an immediate risk to self or others
• Assist in skills classes
• Assist in solving problems
• May include overnight supervision
• Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• At least 21 years of age or older
• Bachelor’s degree preferred
• Valid CA Driver’s License Class A (Class B a plus)
• Current CPR/First Aid Certified (or willing to procure certifications within 3 months of hire)
• TB Clearance
• Complete a Live Scan background check
• Professional, welcoming and friendly demeanor
• Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and prioritize
• Proactive approach to work assignments and a “Get it done” attitude
• Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications

Lead Direct Care

POSITION SUMMARY

We are looking for a positive role model with healthy boundaries and an outgoing personality to work directly with staff as well as youth who have experienced drug/alcohol addiction, sexual and physical abuse, and/or related traumas.

We are looking for someone who is ready to embrace a new and challenging adventure at our unique location at a beautiful mountain setting, fairly remote for the safety of clients. We need a committed individual who will work well with others on this highly dedicated team, committed to growing in excellence.

This role provides the staff oversight of a cottage of 8 girls. As the Lead Direct Care, you will be responsible for ensuring that new direct care staff have what they need to succeed in their role as well as supporting the Facility Manager in the running of the cottage schedule. The position involves working specific shifts and is under the direct supervision of the Facility Manager. Accommodation is available for shift days.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Supervision, protection, and care of youth in groups.
• Supervising direct care staff of assigned cottage and helping with scheduling
• Assisting staff with working through issues with youth
• Assistance to each child in working with a group and in handling individual problems.
• Administration of discipline and setting of limits for behavior.
• Being on-call for crisis intervention
• Ensuring log book is correctly updated and training staff on reporting incidents
• Working with staff on notation of the child’s progress; identification of the possible need for additional professional services; and communication of such findings to professional staff.
• Assistance with the provision of or access to core services and supports, daily activities, and emotional and social supports, as necessary.
• Reporting to the Facility Manager and making recommendations to address identified problems.
• Delivering staff meetings for cottage direct care workers
• Any other duties that may be necessary to ensure the health and safety of children and non-minor dependents in the facility.
• Ongoing training as required by State

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• At least 21 years or older
• Have a valid driver’s license
• Be able to pass background check and physical exam
• ONE of the following:
– Bachelor of Arts or Sciences Degree
– Associate’s Degree or equivalent years of experience
– Valid certificate as an Alcohol Counselor, Drug Counselor or Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and have at least 100 hours of experience working with youth
– Previously been employed as a staff or volunteer at a group home or short-term minor/non-minor dependent therapeutic center for at least one year

Overnight Direct Care Staff

POSITION SUMMARY

We are looking for someone who is ready to embrace a new and challenging adventure at our unique location at a beautiful mountain setting, fairly remote for the safety of our clients. We need committed individuals who will work well with others on this highly dedicated team that is committed to excellence.

This role provides care and close supervision of minor/non-minor dependents on a nursing schedule (10-12 hours/day; 3 days on/4 days off). Part-time positions are also available. The position involves working specific shifts, and such positions are under the direct supervision of the Facility Manager.

Hope Refuge is looking for both day and night time direct care staff. Overnight shifts work well for student schedules especially those majoring in social sciences and the like. Accommodation is available for shift days and permanent housing is also a possibility.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Supervision, protection, and care of children and non-minor dependents individually and in groups always.
• Assistance to each child in working with a group and in handling individual problems.
• Administration of discipline and setting of limits for behavior.
• Notation of the child’s progress; identification of the possible need for additional professional services; and communication of such findings to professional staff.
• Assistance with the provision of or access to core services and supports, daily activities, and emotional and social supports, as necessary.
• Reporting to the Facility Manager and making recommendations to address identified problems.
• Any other duties that may be necessary to ensure the health and safety of children and non-minor dependents in the facility.
• Ongoing training as required by State

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• At least 21 years or older.
• Have a valid driver’s license
• Be able to pass background check and physical exam
• ONE of the following:
– Bachelor of Arts or Sciences Degree;
– Associate’s Degree or equivalent years of experience
– Valid Child Development Teaching Permit;
– Valid certificate as an Alcohol Counselor, Drug Counselor or Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and have at least 100 hours of experience working with youth;
– Previously been employed as a staff or volunteer at a group home or short-term minor/non-minor dependent therapeutic center for at least one year.

Nurse

POSITION SUMMARY

We are looking for highly motivated and positive individuals to work directly with at-risk young ladies. We are looking for positive role models with healthy boundaries and an outgoing personality to work directly with youth who have experienced drug/alcohol addiction, sexual and physical abuse, and/or related traumas.

We are looking for someone who is ready to embrace a new and challenging adventure at our unique location at a beautiful mountain setting, fairly remote for the safety of clients. We need committed individuals who will work well with others on this highly dedicated team, committed to excellence.

The Nurse shall administer medication and keep all documentation up to date. They will help to meet the medical needs of minor/non-minor dependents.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Ability to perform duties of a Direct Care Staff/Residential counselor where necessary.
• Assisting in minor/non-minor dependent admissions, coordinating program policies, procedures and contracts
• Administering UAs for drug screening, occasional body searches, monitoring minor/non-minor dependents
• Administering minor/non-minor dependent medication per order. Call in prescriptions to pharmacy
• Completing clinical documentation in an efficient and timely manner
• Communicating regularly with multi-disciplinary treatment team members and staff
• Attendance and participation in terms of treatment planning and staff meetings
• Communicating with parents, minor/non-minor dependents and personnel of agency

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• Valid California Nursing license with no restrictions
• Current CPR/BLS for Healthcare Provider card
• Graduate of an accredited school of nursing program
• Minimum one-year experience as a working nurse preferred. Mental health background, and/or experience working with youth and adolescent population preferred
• High comfort level with computers, programs (MS Office, email, clinical documentation)
• Excellent administrative, written and oral communications skills, organizational skills
• At least 21 years or older.
• Current Pro ACT Certification
• Clear Live Scan background check or Current Criminal Exemption.
• Current CPR/First Aid Certifications
• Knowledge of Community Care Licensing and CARF regulations.

 

Maintenance Handyman

POSITION SUMMARY

This employee performs a variety of maintenance and repairs including general maintenance of on-site equipment, grounds care, and the general appearance and functionality of the property. This position is a hands-on working maintenance position that will require maintenance and construction duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Perform maintenance request including cleaning, painting, repairing and refurbishing cottages as they become vacant.
• Install and repair plumbing and fixtures in cottages and facility buildings.
• Perform various repair work in carpentry, plumbing, electrical and mechanical according to work orders received.
• Mow, edge, trim, weed and perform other landscaping related job as needed.
• Clean, lubricate, protect, and otherwise maintain all facility tools and equipment.
• Clean up and haul debris from facility buildings and grounds.
• Clean out sewer lines when necessary using appropriate tools and equipment.
• Report unsafe conditions for cottages, facility buildings grounds, and any other hazard to Supervisors.
• Maintain inventory stock in assistance to Supervisor.
• Performs other duties in relation to maintenance as required or requested by the Facilities and Maintenance Director that may arise because of natural, man-made disasters, or other maintenance functions.
• Complete work orders, and paperwork required for record keeping in accordance with Maintenance Plan.
• Must complete work in satisfactory condition in accordance with Maintenance Plan.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• At least 21 years of age or older
• High school diploma or GED equivalent
• Technical trade school a plus
• Welding skills a plus
• 5 years recent maintenance experience
• Valid CA Driver’s License Class A (Class B a plus)
• Current CPR/First Aid Certified (or willing to procure certifications within 3 months of hire)
• TB Clearance
• Complete a Live Scan background check
• Professional, welcoming and friendly demeanor
• Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and prioritize
• Proactive approach to work assignments and a “Get it done” attitude
• Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications

Who:

We welcome applicants 18 years of age or older who are passionate to work in anti-trafficking. Undergraduate students and seasoned professionals in a range of fields are welcome. No previous nonprofit work or anti-trafficking experience is necessary. Applicants come from throughout the United States and around the world.

 

Where:

Hope Refuge is a beautiful retreat center located on 214 acres in the mountains of Santa Barbara, California filled with oak woodlands, rolling hills, and stunning ocean views. It is a perfect natural environment to find healing, rest, and recreation and be challenged to begin dreaming and preparing for a hope-filled future. It includes:

  • 214 Acres in the Santa Ynez Mountains 20 miles north of S.B.
  • Panoramic Views of the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands
  • 3 Dorms: Each with 4 bedrooms/4 baths with a central living room area with a fireplace
  • 3 Class Rooms/Training Rooms including a computer lab, dance room, and music room
  • Art Studio
  • Hiking Trails
  • Organic Garden
  • Small Animal Farm
  • Large Dining Hall / Meeting Space
  • Swimming Pool
  • Low Ropes Course
  • High Ropes course with zip Line
  • Historic Stone House Retreat House

When: 

We are receiving applications now.

If you have any questions, please email info@hoperefuge.org.

“A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.” ~ Mahatma Ghandi

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