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SEE THE IMPOSSIBLE BECOME POSSIBLE AT HOPE REFUGE

Current job openings

 

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 moving forward into a healthy productive life. Hope Refuge believes that every person deserves to be free and that as a community, we are responsible to protect and care for our children and the most vulnerable. Participants will have an opportunity to directly get involved with our team.

Latest Update:

We have applied for our Community Care License with the state and we are now expanding from just doing retreats with survivors, to a full-time “Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program” for 12-17 year old girls who have been sex trafficked in the USA.  We are currently looking for individuals who have a heart for these amazing children.  For more information or if you would like to submit your resume please forward it to info@hoperefuge.org.

JOB OPENING

Administrator

The administrator shall be on the premises for a minimum of 30 hours per week to manage and administer the short-term residential therapeutic program in compliance with applicable law and regulation.

The Administrator coordinates all agency contracts; assesses operation and program and reports to the Board of Directors with recommendation to address any identified problems; responsible for fiscal control of the facility and preparation of facility budget and management of facility expenditures; collaborates with Board of Directors in developing long range planning and facility expansion plans; reviews complaints made by minors or their authorized representative(s) as specified in Section 87072 and decides upon the appropriate action to be taken to handle or resolve the complaints; responsible for management of personnel system and attendant documentation, benefits and policies including recruitment, appointment, supervision, evaluation and termination of staff; responsible for development of plan for orientation, program planning, staff training and development and management.

The administrator shall meet one of the following qualifications:

  • Have a master’s degree in a behavioral science from an accredited college or university, plus two years of employment as a social worker in an agency serving children and non-minor dependents or in a minor/non-minor residential congregate care program for children.
  • Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, plus at least three years’ administrative experience or supervisory experience over social work, direct care and/or support staff providing direct services to children in an agency or in a community care facility with a licensed capacity of six or more.
  • Have completed at least two years at an accredited college or university, plus at least five years’ administrative experience or supervisory experience over social work, direct care and/or support staff providing direct services to children in an agency or in a community care facility with a licensed capacity of six or more.
  • Be a qualified and certified STRTP administrator prior to January 1, 2017.

The Administrator must have all the following qualifications:

  • At least 21 years or older
  • Current STRTP Administrators certification.
  • Clear Live Scan background check or Current Criminal Exemption.
  • Knowledge of Community Care Licensing and CARF regulations.
  • Ability to manage 14 or more employees.
  • Ability to communicate to all placement agencies in a timely and respectful manner
  • Current CPR/First Aid Certifications
  • Crisis Intervention strategies and training.

The Administrator shall be responsible for the following duties:

  • Directing and evaluating the facility within the limits of the functions and policies established by Hope Refuge.
  • Preparing the facility’s budget and managing expenditures according to the facility’s budget limitations.
  • Organizing the work of the facility and delegating responsibilities to staff.
  • Assessing the facility’s operations and program and reporting to the licensee and making recommendations to address identified problems.
  • Recruiting, appointing, evaluating, and terminating staff.
  • Developing a plan for the orientation, development, and training of staff.
  • Reviewing complaints made by children and non-minor dependents or their authorized representative(s) as specified in Section 87072.2 and deciding upon the action to be taken to handle the complaint.
  • Developing the written policies, procedures, and practices for continuous quality improvement, as specified in Section 87081.
  • Observing and interacting with staff, children and non-minor dependents, and other individuals, as necessary, to ensure the quality of care for children and non-minor dependents and program services.
  • Any other duties that may be necessary to manage and administer the short-term minor/non-minor dependent therapeutic program.
  • Ensure proper medication protocol and documentation per STRTP Interim Licensing Standards.

When the administrator is absent the designated substitute shall be the Head of Services or Facility Manager.

ADMNISTRATOR REPORTS TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS/LISCENSEE

***Administrator is charged with the above duties by the Board and is held responsible for maintaining the integrity and mission of 4Kids 2 Kids. The Administrator is responsible for maintain compliance with all CCLD and STRTP Interim Licensing Standards as well as accreditation and proper standing with Placement Agencies.

Head of Services Summary

The HOS is a licensed mental health professional who has been designated by a short- term minor/non-minor dependent therapeutic center licensee to oversee and implement the overall mental health treatment program.

Plans, directs, and coordinates minor/non-minor dependent social and mental health care activities of the STRTP and advises supportive staff, department heads and administrators in matters related to social/mental health service by performing the following duties personally or through assigned professionals.

The Head of Services must have all the following education and experience qualifications:

  • A Master’s Degree from an accredited or state approved graduate school, as defined by the Department of Education, in social work or social welfare, marriage, family and child counseling, child psychology, child development, counseling psychology or social psychology.
  • Completion of at least three semester units or 100 days of field practice or experience in a public or private social service agency at the Master’s Degree level.
  • At least nine semester units of coursework related to children and families, or 18 months experience in working with children and families.
  • At least three semester units in working with minority populations; six months of experience in working with minority population; or six months in-service training in working with minority populations within the first year of employment as a condition of employment.
  • At least three semester units in child welfare, or two years’ experience in a public or private child welfare social services setting.

The Head of Services must have all the following qualifications:

  • Ability to create and maintain Needs and Service plans
  • Crisis Intervention strategies and training.
  • Clear Live Scan background check or Current Criminal Exemption.
  • Current CPR/First Aid Certifications
  • Knowledge of Community Care Licensing and CARF regulations.
  • Have at least one year of therapeutic experience working with adolescents.

The HOS duties will include:

  • Facilitate acceptance of new minor/non-minor dependents. Interview each minor/non-minor dependent entering the program and provide orientation.
  • Prepare Needs and Service Plan and/or TILP for each minor/non-minor dependent assigned, in conjunction with the referring agency.
  • Current CPR/First Aid Certifications
  • Provide staff training.
  • Facilitate acceptance of new minor/non-minor dependents. Interview each minor/non-minor dependent entering the program and provide orientation.
  • Develop a Discharge/Exit plan for each minor/non-minor dependent prior to their completion in program.
  • Make any modifications necessary to either the Needs and Services Plan or the Discharge/ Exit Plan
  • Under therapist responsibility, he/she’s will hold a License in Social Work or Marriage and Family Therapy.
  • Clinical supervision of Residential Therapist.
  • Designated Administrator substitute when needed.

Head of Services reports to ADMINISTRATOR/ (FACILITY MANAGER if they are the same person)

Residential Therapist

Provides psychiatric social work assistance to minor/non-minor dependents and to their families, collaborating with psychiatrist and CFT in diagnosis and treatment plan by performing the following duties.

The Residential Therapist must have all the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field.
  • LPC, LCSW or LMFT preferable
  • In a Master’s program, at a trainee and intern level.
  • Clear Live Scan background check or Current Criminal Exemption.
  • Current CPR/First Aid Certifications
  • Crisis Intervention strategies and training.

Under the supervision of Head of Services, the Residential Therapist duties shall include: 

  • Provides orientation for each minor/non-minor dependent entering the program and their families.
  • Weekly individual and group clinical supervision.
  • Coordinates with program team regarding minor/non-minor dependent’s treatment plan by attending staff meetings and treatment team meetings.
  • Individual therapy sessions with assigned minor/non-minor dependents at least once per, additional if needed.
  • Assists in preparing Needs and Service Plan and/or TILP for each minor/non-minor dependent assigned, in conjunction with the referring agency. 

Residential Therapist reports to Head of Services

Intake Social Worker/ Residential Therapist

Under the direction of the Head of Services, is responsible for communicating with placement agencies, obtaining intake packages, coordinating intake team in completing preliminary risk screenings and assessments

 The intake social worker must have all the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field.
  • LCSW preferable
  • In a Master’s program, at a trainee and intern level.
  • Clear Live Scan background check or Current Criminal Exemption.
  • Current CPR/First Aid Certifications
  • Crisis Intervention strategies and training.

Under the supervision of Head of Services, the Residential Therapist duties shall include:

  • Collaborates with placement agencies to obtain admittance packages and all necessary documentation medical records, educational records, previous assessment information.
  • Coordinates resident pre-screening interviews with intake team and coordinates the distribution of all relevant information to clinical team
  • Works with residential therapist to provide orientation for residents and their families.
  • Coordinates with program team regarding minor/non-minor dependent’s treatment plan by attending staff meetings and treatment team meetings.
  • Assists in preparing Needs and Service Plan and/or TILP for each minor/non-minor dependent assigned, in conjunction with the referring agency.

Intake Social Worker reports to Head of Services

 

Facility Manager

The Facility Manager will oversee the day to day running and co-ordination of the program and assist Administrator with maintaining all licensing and CARFG regulations. 

The facility manager shall have the following requirements:

  • Have a Bachelor of Arts or Sciences degree. OR
  • Two years of full-time experience, or its equivalent, working with the population to be served, or equivalent education or experience, as determined by CCLD (performed as a paid or volunteer staff person whose duties required direct supervision and care of the population served.)

OR

  • Two years’ experience as a member of the social work staff in a group home or short-term minor/non-minor dependent therapeutic program performing those duties. Prior to assuming the duties and responsibilities of the facility manager, the individual shall complete a minimum of one hour of training as specified in Section 87065.1(a), in addition to training required in Sections 87065.1(c) of ILS (STRTP)
  • At least 21 years of age or older.
  • Clear Live Scan background check or Current Criminal Exemption.
  • Knowledge of Community Care Licensing and CARF regulations.
  • Current CPR/First Aid Certifications
  • Ability to manage 14 or more employees.
  • Crisis Intervention strategies and training.
  • Ability to communicate to all placement agencies in a timely and respectful manner.

 A Facility Managers duty shall include:

  • Provide in-service training of staff.
  • Maintain adequate flow of materials for the day to day operation of the agency. Assure the total welfare of each minor/non-minor dependent in the program.
  • Along with Administrator, handle all personnel problems
  • Assist Administrator with hiring, supervision, evaluation and termination of staff
  • Hold staff meetings on a weekly basis.
  • Maintain all minor/non-minor dependent and personnel records. Provide proof, via physical exam, of good health including a negative TB test.
  • Maintain all STRTP ILS and CARF regulations.
  • Designated Administrator substitute when needed.

Facility Manager REPORTS TO Administrator (Or Board IF Facility Manager IS Administrator)

 

Nurse

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.

The nurse shall meet the following requirements:

  • Valid California Nursing license (LVN) 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.

Nursing duties include:

  • 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 NURSE Reports To FACILITY MANAGER

 

Direct Care Staff/ Residential Counselor

The Residential Counselor provides care and close supervision of minor/non-minor dependents. Persons employed as Counselors are responsible for the primary care, custody, control and supervision of activities of the minor/non-minor dependents being served. The position involves working specific shifts, and such positions are under the direct supervision of the Facility Manager. 

Direct Care staff shall have the following qualifications:

  • At least 21 years or older.
  • Associates Degree or equivalent years of experience
  • Ability to supervise, evaluate and implement minor/non-minor dependent’s Needs and Services Plans. Current CPR/First Aid Certifications
  • Crisis Intervention strategies and trainings
  • Clear Live Scan background check or Current Criminal Exemption
  • And meet ONE of the following standards:
  • Have a Bachelor of Arts or Sciences Degree;
  • Have a valid Child Development Teaching Permit;
  • Have completed 12 semester units of Early Childhood Education, Adolescent Development, or Foster and Kinship Care Education and have at least 100 hours of experience working with youth;
  • Have a valid certificate as an Alcohol Counselor, Drug Counselor or Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and have at least 100 hours of experience working with youth;
  • Have a valid Vocational Training certificate, credential or documentation demonstrating that the individual is a trade journeyperson who instructs children and non-minor dependents in vocational skills and have at least 100 hours of experience working with youth; or
  • Have 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.
  • Have relevant experience as determined by the department to meet any of the above requirements. 

Direct Care Staff shall have the following duties (at minimum):

  • 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.

(B) At a minimum, a direct care staff shall demonstrate all the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  1. Knowledge and understanding of the needs of children served in a children’s minor/non-minor dependent setting.
  2. Skills and ability to engage and develop e rapport with children who have various backgrounds.
  3. Skills and ability to provide consistency and behavioral limits through relationship- based interventions.
  4. Skills to communicate effectively with the ability to solve problems in a collaborative manner.
  • Direct care staff shall meet the training requirements specified in 87065.1(c) and (d).
  • A group home child care staff who was hired as a child care staff prior to January 1, 2017 by a facility transitioning to a short-term minor/non-minor dependent therapeutic program shall not be required to meet the requirements of this section in order to remain employed in a short-term minor/non-minor dependent therapeutic program as a direct care staff.
  • Documentation of the required education and experience requirements shall be maintained in the personnel file.

 

Chef

The Chef shall meet the following qualifications:

  • At least 21 years or older.
  • Associates Degree or equivalent years of experience
  • Current CPR/First Aid Certifications
  • Clear Live Scan background check or Current Criminal Exemption

The Chef shall have the following duties:

  • Knowledge of Direct Care Staff duties and responsibilities
  • Ability to supervise, evaluate and implement minor/non-minor dependent’s Needs and Services Plans.
  • Sensitivity to cultural dietary needs, as well as health concerns including allergies.
  • Current Food Handlers Cards, knowledge of basic nutritional dietary needs.
  • Ability to manage and create menus, budgets and proper storage of food Knowledge of CCLD and CARF regulations.

DIRECT CARE STAFF and CHEF report to Facility Manager

 

Kitchen Assistant

The Assistant Chef shall meet the following qualifications:

  • At least 21 years or older.
  • Associates Degree or equivalent years of experience
  • Current CPR/First Aid Certifications
  • Clear Live Scan background check or Current Criminal Exemption
  • Experience with general kitchen sanitation, helpful
  • Valid driver’s license

Kitchen assistant shall be responsible for:

  • Work with the food service manager in planning, preparing and serving meals and canteen snacks
  • Help maintain the kitchen in a clean and sanitary condition
  • Supervise kitchen help in setting up and serving canteen snacks
  • Assist in supervising minor/non-minor dependents with clean up after meals
  • Travel to town for purchasing camp supplies and general errands as directed
  • Launder nurse’s cabin linens and kitchen linens weekly or as needed
  • Assist food service manager with camp inventories of kitchen supplies and equipment
  • assist food service manager in packing up unused 4-H kitchen supplies and equipment into proper containers for storage
  • Submit kitchen assistant notebook that includes a camp evaluation to the property manager

KITCHEN ASSISTANT report to Chef

 

Additional areas of therapy for survivors:

  • Facility Preparation
  • Building Upkeep
  • Cleaning
  • Property Projects
  • Landscaping
  • Graphic Design
  • Branding and Marketing
  • Web Design
  • Administration Support
  • Church/ Community Liaison
  • Culinary Arts
  • Animal Care
  • Gardening
  • Therapy Programs
  • Horse/ Animal Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Music
  • Film/ Mixed Media
  • Worship
  • Construction
  • Tiny House Construction
  • Day Care
  • LifeGuard
  • More…

Who:

We welcome applicants 18 years of age or older who are passionate to work in anti-trafficking.  Undergraduate students to seasoned professionals in a range of fields are welcome. No previous non-profit work or anti-trafficking experience 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 to 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.

Applications are being accepted 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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