Children's Home Society of Florida

  • Residential Shift Leader

    Job Locations US-FL-DeLand
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Youth/Child Care
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Founded in 1902 to care for orphans, CHS is now among the oldest, largest and most respected private nonprofits serving children and families. Expanding from early roots in adoption and foster care, CHS offers an array of specialized services designed to nurture children and grow families. Last year, CHS delivered hope to more than 139,000 children and adults.


    OBJECTIVE:  To provide leadership and support to residential youth/child care staff on a given shift. 

    - Provide daily leadership to staff assigned to a particular shift.
    - Assign daily task to youth/child care staff.
    - Assist staff in providing you/child care and other program services.
    - Complete necessary paperwork, record keeping and reports.
    - Provide input to the Residential Supervisor in employee performance

      evaluation process.
    - Conduct regular staff meetings.
    - Assure that staff ratios meet contract requirements and CHS policy.
    - Attend staff and community meetings as requested or required.
    - Liaison with Department of Children and Families as necessary.
    - May assist the Residential Supervisor with the staffing schedule.
    - Provide Behavioral Health Overlay Services (BHOS) to clients under the

      direction and supervision of the clinical staff.
    - Provide daily living and social skills to clients as part of the BHOS treatment

    - Oversee that residents in each home have appointments for dental, vision

      and medical exams.
    - Maintain familiarization with BHOS documentation requirements and patient

    - Ensuring all BHOS services are documented and maintain other related BHOS

    - Respond to special clinical circumstances of clients including behavioral and

      medical emergencies.
    - Participates in ongoing training and consultation with the BHOS treatment

    - Participates in the quality management process.

    This list of essential functions is not intended to be exhaustive. Children's Home Society of Florida reserves the right to revise this job description as needed to comply with actual job requirements.



    - High School diploma or GED equivalent
    - Three years of experience in group care of children/youth
    - For Unaccompanied Alien Child/Minor Program, bilingual required

    - Florida Driver’s License within 30 days from hire


    - One year of supervisory experience
    - Previous work experience in a Social Services or non-profit organization
    - Experience working in a residential program
    - Post secondary education


    - Ability to build trusting relationships with clients effectively interact with

      clients from diverse cultures
    - Ability to handle emergencies and life threatening situations effectively
    - Ability to intervene decisively when necessary to protect clients
    - Ability to observe individuals and report accurate findings
    - Ability to set appropriate limits and boundaries with clients
    - Ability to transport clients
    - Ability to work in team environment
    - Basic First Aid and CPR certification
    - CPI skills or equivalent CHS approved behavioral management system
    - Effective interpersonal skills
    - Effective verbal and written communication skills
    - Understanding of child abuse/neglect

    NEEDED: bending/stooping, carrying, driving, kneeling, lifting, reaching, sitting, standing, walking
    PREFERRED: crawling/crouching, climbing, repetitive pushing/pulling


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