Every girl needs a place of refuge?

THIS LAUNCH IS GOING TO CHANGE LIVES

Hope Refuge is filing for its community care license to house up to 24 girls between the ages of 12 and 17 years of age.

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We are creating a mission opportunity as well as looking to fill the following job openings:

Mission Possible

Join us on our exciting mission to open a community care facility and fight sex trafficking in Santa Barbara this Fall for a three month encounter.

Overview

We would like to invite you to be part of an exciting opportunity to be part of a team who is taking on one of the greatest injustices of our day: Sex Trafficking of minors (average 12-17 years old). We have before us an impossible task to open a residential facility to run ‘Short Term Residential Therapeutic Programs’ for up to 24 minors who have been victims of sex trafficking in America. But ‘with God all things are possible’ and we are looking for passionate individuals to join us for the mission of both prayer, practical help and training. You will be living with a small team at a beautiful retreat center  who will be committed to praying and hearing from God about what He is doing and wants to do up on the mountain, as well as practically preparing the camp to become a residential facility for up to 24 survivors.

If you have a passion to be part of the solution in helping girls who have been sex trafficking in America and value the importance of being a part of a presence based community then we would like to invite you to join our community.

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Job openings

Administrator - Head of Services

The administrator shall be on premises for a minimum of 20 hours per week to manage and administer the STRTP in compliance with applicable law and regulations.

Needs ONE of the following:

  • Have a masters degree in behavioural science from an accredited college or university plus two years of employment as a social worker in an agency serving children or in a residential congregate care program for children.
  • Have a bachelor degree from an accredited college or university plus at least 3 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 seven 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 seven or more.
  • Be a qualified and certified group home administrator prior to January 1, 2017.

 

The Administrator must have all of the following qualifications:

  • Current STRP 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.
  • Current Pro ACT Certification

 

The Administrator shall be responsible for the following duties:

  • Directing and evaluating the facility within the limits of 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 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 other individuals, as necessary, to ensure the quality of care for children and program services.
  • Any other duties that may be necessary to manage and administer the short-term residential therapeutic program.

PLEASE NOTE:  When the administrator is absent there shall be coverage by a designated substitute who has the following.

  1. Graduation from high school or equivalent.
  2. One year of administrative 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 seven or more.

*Hope Refuge will actively recruit candidates whom are multilingual, diverse, and culturally competent as to better provide services to support our programs population

Mental Health Director

The MHPD is a licensed mental health professional who has been designated by a short-term residential therapeutic center licensee to oversee and implement the overall mental health treatment program.

The mental Health Director must have all the following qualifications:

  • At least 21 years or older. Master Degree in related field
  • Current MFT License (OR LMFT, LCSW, LPCC and LEP, Psy.D)
  • Ability to create and maintain Needs and Service plans
  • Ability to manage and oversees the program Administrator
  • Current CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Current PRO ACT Certification
  • Clear LiveScan background check or Current Criminal Exemption
  • Knowledge of Community Care Licensing and CARF regulations
  • Have at least one year of therapeutic experience working with adolescents.

 

The MHPD duties will include:

  • Facilitate acceptance of new residents. Interview each resident entering the program and provide orientation.
  • Prepare Needs and Service Plan and/or TILP for each resident assigned, in conjunction with the referring agency
  • Provide staff training
  • Develop a Discharge/Exit plan from each resident prior to their completion at the Transitions Group Home
  • Make any modifications necessary to either the Needs and Services Plan or the Discharge/Exit plan
  • Under therapist responsibility, he/she will hold a License in Social Work or Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Therapist is to meet with each resident for an individual therapy session at least once per week, additional sessions as needed.
Facility Manager

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 a paid or volunteer staff person whose duties require 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 residential 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 87065.1(c) of ILS (STRTP)

  • At least 21 years of age or older
  • Cleare LiveScan 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

 

A Facility Manager’s duties shall include:

  • Proved 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 resident in the program
  • Along with Administrator, handle all personnel problems
  • Assist Administrator with hiring, supervision, evaluation and termination of staff
  • Facilitate acceptance of new residents. Interview each resident entering the program and provide orientation
  • Hold staff meetings on a weekly basis
  • Maintain all resident and personnel records. Provide proof, via physical exam, of good health including a negative TB test
  • Maintain all CCL and CARF regulations
  • Serves as substitute for Administrator in times of absence (If applicable)
Residential Counselor

Direct Care Staff shall have the following qualifications:

  • At least 21 years or older
  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent years of experience
  • Ability to supervise, evaluate and implement resident’s Needs and Services  Plans
  • Current Pro ACT Certification
  • Clear LiveScan background check or Current Criminal Exemption

And meet ONE of the following standards:

  • Have a Bachelor of Arts of 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 a 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; or
  • Have previously been employed as a staff or volunteer at a group home or short-term residential therapeutic center for a 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 individually and in groups at all times
  • Assistance to each child in working with the group and in handling individual problems
  • Administration of discipline and setting the 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 in the facility.

 

Nurse

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 prefered.
  • High comfort level with computers, programs  (MS Office, email, clinical documentations)
  • Excellent administrative, written and oral communications skills, organizational skills
  • At least 21 years or older
  • Current Pro Act Certification
  • Clear LiveScan background check or Current Criminal Exemption
  • Knowledge of Community Care Licensing and CARF regulations.

 

Nursing duties include:

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

The property manager has five major areas of responsibility:

  • Site improvement and maintenance
  • Oversight of Stone House Rentals
  • Supervision of Food Services
  • Serving as the On-Site Public Face of the Camp
  • Communication and Reporting to the Camp Board and the Camp Director

 

Qualifications

  • Mature person (or couple) with strong Christian beliefs and practices.
  • High School diploma required, with some college or technical school training beyond high school preferred.
  • Self-starter with a basic knowledge and skills in carpentry, plumbing, electrical, mechanics and general maintenance repairs.
  • Experience supervising others, and the ability to get along well with people; children, youth and adults.
  • Have or be willing to learn basic computer skills, be familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, Email and Internet.  Bookkeeping experience would be an asset.
  • Willing to submit to initial and periodic criminal records checks and provide evidence of a clear records, with suitability to work with vulnerable sector populations.
  • The Camp Manager must possess a valid driver’s license, and be capable of operating a range of equipment.
  • Other current certifications seen as advantageous include, WHIMIS, FOOD SAFE, and First Aid training.

 

Responsibilities Related to Site Improvement and Maintenance:

  • Ensure that the camp’s grounds are clean and properly maintained. Examples of grounds related maintenance include:  keeping the grass cut, removal of dead trees, upkeep of nature trail, upkeep of well and water systems, pool maintenance, developing a vision for the land development as the facility is in use.
  • Ensure that camp buildings and mechanical systems are clean and properly maintained. Building repairs and maintenance are to be carried out on a systematic basis, as prioritized with the Executive team. Examples of mechanical systems requiring regular monitoring and maintenance include:  furnaces and hot water heaters, sewage pump system, water pumps system, electrical system and vacuum cleaners.
  • Ensure that camp vehicles and machinery are kept in good working order.
  • Repair work may be done by the Camp Manager himself/herself, if the capacity to do so exists. For work requiring specialized skills, the Camp Manager can draw from a skilled volunteers list or engage the services of paid professional to ensure that the needed repairs are taken care of.
  • Ensure that all sports and recreational equipment is safe to use and properly stored and secured.
  • Supervise any employees assigned to property maintenance, camp rentals, or food services areas of the camp.
  • Supervise any volunteers or groups of volunteers assigned to property maintenance, camp rentals, or food services areas of the camp.  This would include organizing and overseeing the work bees and special projects.
  • Capital projects undertaken by the Executive Team may also involve the Camp Manager, especially as an on-site foreman to coordinate the project and the work force.
  • Make recommendations to the Executive Team for budgeted repairs and maintenance during the budget preparation period; outlining costs and details.
  • Recommend maintenance and improvements to the Executive Team that are beyond the budgeted amounts; outlining costs and details.
  • Be responsible operating and insuring the safe operation camp vehicles, equipment, and appliances by facilities staff under his/her supervision.
  • Follow, and formulate as needed, annual work plans and schedules for property and holdings of the camp.
  • Order maintenance supplies (ensure that adequate supplies are kept on hand for the day to day running of the Camp) and check deliveries, forwarding approved invoices as directed by the Facilities Liaison or the Camp Director.
  • Be responsible for maximizing the health and safety of camp quests, employees and volunteers, in accordance with Alberta Camping Association Guidelines and Provincial requirements.
  • Other duties, as identified by the Executive Team.

 

Responsibilities related to Oversight of Stone House Rentals:

  • Manage bookings and respond to inquiries for Stone House rental groups, collaborating with the Executive Team, to ensure availability.
  • Collect deposits and fees from rental groups and insure that a rental agreement is completed and signed off on, with additional documentation, such as proof of insurance or waivers are in place.
  • Welcome rental groups and conduct preliminary facility walk through as well as a pre-departure walk through inspection with the rental group leadership to ensure that there is no damage or unusual disarray.  Rental groups must be held accountable for agreed upon clean-up expectations.
  • Ensure that post-departure custodial duties are completed prior to subsequent rentals including hospitality/cleaning.  Additional personnel can be engaged for this depending on the size of the rental group.
  • Maintain Log of rental groups contact information and data on numbers of campers.
  • Dates and cost of rental and any special requirement they have.
  • Evict groups as necessary and to the Camp Manager’s discretion based upon group misrepresentation, failure to pay rental fees, destruction of property or breaking of camp rules.

 

Responsibilities related to Supervising Food Services:

  • Oversee the food service and dining area of the camp.
  • Supervise Head Cook and Event Cooks for all-inclusive rentals.
  • To maintain a relationship with the Head Cook that facilitates a smooth running of Hope Reffuge
  • Maintain list of Event Cooks and Cooks Helpers and enlist services of needed personnel to meet the requirements of specific all-inclusive rentals.
  • Ensure all government regulations regarding health and safety protocols around food preparation, handling and storage are being enforced.
  • Ensure that the kitchen equipment is in good usable condition.  Such equipment/appliances include: Walk in cooler, freezers, stoves, dishwasher, hood fans and make-up air unit.
  • Oversight of menu planning, ordering food and kitchen supplies, maintaining costs within prescribed budget.
  • Other duties, as identified by the Board or the Camp Director.

 

Responsibilities related to Serving as the On-Site Public Face of the Camp:

  • The Camp Manager is the on-site representative of the Executive Team, ensuring that policies relating to the Camp’s facility are adhered to and carried out.  At the same time, he/she is expected to act as a public relations person, building goodwill with those who use the Camp and those who are interested in using the Camp.
  • Live on-site in the Camp Manager’s Residence on year-round basis, to ensure the well-being and security of camp property buildings and holdings.
  • Answering the Camp phone and emails, responding to messages and inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Other duties, as identified by the Executive Team.

 

Responsibilities Related to Communication and Reporting to the Camp Board and Camp Director:

  • Provide written reports to the Executive Team.  Typically this consists of brief updates for regular board meetings and an annual report for the Annual General Meetings in February or March each year.
  • Attend portions of or entire board meetings as requested by the Executive Team.
  • Picking up and processing camp mail, faxes, and emails and forwarding it to the appropriate place.
  • Be accountable to the Treasurer and the Facilities Liaison (and the current budget as set out by the Board at the Annual General Meeting) with regard to basic financial items.  Keep accurate records related to: 1) camp maintenance and food service expenses and 2) deposits and their associated data-for donations, camper fees and rentals.
  • Liaise with residential administrator regularly to discuss any facility needs
  • Other duties, as identified by the Facilities Liaison or the Camp Director.

 

 

Camp Grounds Assistant
Head Chef / Food Service Manager

JOB PURPOSE: To plan, prepare and supervise three meals a day and snacks twice a day for up to 24 residents and staff. Prepare recipes for nutritious and economical meals following Department of Health regulations.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 21 years or older
  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent years of experience
  • Current CPR/First Aid Certifications
  • Current Pro ACT Certification
  • Current Food Handler’s Cards, knowledge or basic nutritional dietary needs. Ability opt manage and create menus, budgets and proper storage of food Knowledge of CCLD and CARF regulations
  • Clear LiveScan background check or Current Criminal Exemption
  • Knowledge or Direct Care Staff duties and responsibilities
  • Strong interest in youth and anti-sex trafficking movement.
  • Ability to take a leadership role  
  • Willingness to work as part of a strong team  
  • Strong positive attitude and role flexibility  Experience in cooking for large groups
  • Experience in meal planning and ordering supplies  
  • Experience in kitchen supervision  Knowledge of Department of Health regulations for food service  
  • Valid driver’s license

 

Chef shall be responsible for:

  • Order food in cooperation with Extension Youth Staff and the camp manager
  • Provide adequate food preparation and service, such as menu planning, using food purchased, etc.  
  • Work as a team with the kitchen assistant to plan and prepare adequate nutritious meals and canteen snacks for all camps in accordance with the Department of Health regulations  
  • Have meals ready on time, according to each camp group’s schedule  
  • Oversee weekly food inventory to ensure food that is ordered is used during camp groups and that there are minimal leftovers at the end of camp  
  • Maintain cleanliness of the kitchen and kitchen equipment  Ensure safe kitchen practices are applied  
  • Supervise the kitchen assistant  Report any malfunction of kitchen equipment to the camp manager
  • Supervise helpers in serving and clean up after meals  
  • With the assistance of the kitchen assistant, conduct camp inventories of kitchen equipment and supplies, kitchen supplies and equipment into proper containers for storage
  • Submit food service manager notebook that includes a camp evaluation and both inventories of kitchen supplies and equipment to the camp manager

 

Kitchen Support Staff

JOB PURPOSE: General assistance primarily in the kitchen and canteen

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Clear LiveScan background check or Current Criminal Exemption
  • Strong interest in youth and the issue of sex trafficking.  
  • Willingness to work as part of a strong team  
  • Strong positive attitude and role flexibility  
  • Experience in cooking for large groups, helpful  
  • Experience with comparative shopping, helpful
  • 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 residents 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 camp manager
House Keeping
If you are interested in applying for one of the job openings please submit your resume to info@hoperefuge.org.

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