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The Hutton Settlement prides itself in providing quality residential care. This quality is the direct result of the fine men and women caring for our children and youth on a daily basis. Hutton’s mission to nurture, educate and prepare children in need is accomplished through these passionate, experienced employees who have committed their time and energy for the benefit of others.

 

The Hutton Settlement seeks service-minded individuals and couples to join our excellent team to work within the homes and campus, practicing and modeling servant leadership. Our employees come from a variety of experiences, educational backgrounds and family situations. This diversity is our strength, and makes for a rich and effective work environment. Although our roles and backgrounds may vary, as employees we are united in the cause of modeling and teaching the values of a strong work ethic, academic achievement, compassionate service and effective personal and community leadership for our children.

Full-time employees receive a monthly salary and an extensive benefit package including:

 

  • Medical, dental and life insurance
  • 401(K) retirement plan
  • 10 days paid vacation after first year (15 days after 5 years)
  • 6 paid holidays and 2 “personal” days
  • Personal educational and training fund
  • Group membership at local YMCA health club
  • Room and board on our beautiful 319 acre campus (for designated positions)

 

Whether you work directly with the children in a cottage or provide a supportive role, your knowledge, experience and passion can be shared to make a difference in the life of a child!

AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITIES
Relief Houseparent (Part-Time)

PositionRelief Houseparent (part-time)

Definition:  In accordance with the Hutton Settlement values, mission and vision, serves as a team-based parental figure within a cottage family unit. Provides a nurturing environment and supportive relationships for children in residence.

Supervisor:  Campus Director

Schedule:  Part-time (4 days on, 7 days off).  Live-in required during four day shift.

Salary:  $1,202/month

Responsibilities:

 

HEALTH & WELLNESS

  • Responsible for the development of relationships with each assigned child, exercising major responsibility for their emotional development.  Counsels children to alleviate and address personal and family difficulties.
  • Teaches and encourages assigned children in the development of good habits and values through the implementation of a balanced cottage program, including clear expectations and approved discipline according to the agency discipline policy and primary houseparents’ cottage plan.
  • Plans, supervises, and participates in the daily activities of cottage children including social/ leisure time, recreation, chores, school, and spiritual activities.
  • Teaches health principles, and monitors and directs children’s personal hygiene.
  • Prepares balanced, nutritional meals for assigned children.
  • Monitors children’s medical and dental needs to include documentation of medication given.  Assists with attendance at children’s counseling, medical, or dental sessions as needed.

FAMILY MANAGEMENT

  • Assists with the planning and implementation of weekly menu plan.
  • Implements housekeeping program as defined by the primary houseparents, with the assistance of age appropriate children for the development of a healthy work ethic and responsibility.  Maintains standards of cottage cleanliness daily.
  • Assists with maintaining the exterior grounds around the cottage and within determined areas of responsibility on campus.
  • Assists with inventories and inspects entire cottage regularly, reporting all deficiencies to the Campus Director for replacement or repair.  Conducts monthly fire drills.
  • Organizes, encourages, assists, and supervises children’s educational activities within the cottage.  Refers assigned children for remedial education as needed.
  • Serves as a member of the houseparent team to assist with cottage decision-making and promote clear, consistent communication.
  • Maintains healthy, supportive relationships and connections with children’s family and professional staff.
  • Participates in staff conferences, in-service training programs, case meetings of children, and unit meetings as directed.
  • Additional duties as determined by supervisor.

Competencies:

HEALTH & WELLNESS:

  • Possess strong knowledge of child development and effective parenting techniques for a variety of childhood backgrounds, personalities and ages.
  • Understand and conscientiously abide by the rules, regulations, and procedures governing the job duties and the Hutton Settlement operation.
  • Willingness and ability to create and promote a clean and organized home environment.
  • Willingness and ability to plan and prepare large meals to meet dietary requirements.
  • Actively seek to meet the needs of each child assigned.
  • Able to maintain healthy boundaries through clear expectations and objectivity.
  • Possess solution-orientation approach in work.
  • Effectively manage emotions and impulses.
  • Practice unconditional positive regard for children and families.
  • With empathy and compassion, allow self and others to make mistakes and learn from those mistakes.
  • Demonstrate cross-cultural sensitivity and understanding.
  • Adapt behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.
  • Seek learning to acquire and apply new knowledge and skills.
  • Use training, feedback, or other opportunities for self-learning and development.
  • Adhere to high ethical standards.

FAMILY MANAGEMENT:

  • Develop standards of performance and know what and how to measure.
  • Exercise good judgment and make sound, well-informed decisions.
  • Clearly and comfortably delegate work, trusting and empowering others to perform.
  • Able to influence others, through persuasion, towards a desired action.
  • Deal effectively with pressure and recover quickly from setbacks.
  • Actively engage in staffings and conversations in order to clearly understand decisions, messages and intentions.
  • Able to clearly communicate boundaries and expectations, and hold one accountable for actions.
  • Effectively handle conflict by seeking and reaching agreements or solutions.
  • Communicate effectively and timely with phone contact, email and written reports.
  • Carry fair share of team workload.
  • Display the ability and willingness to work with all teams or partners in care.
  • Remain open to new ideas and approaches.

Minimum Qualifications:  High school diploma or equivalent degree; Two years of experience working with children and/or families.  Parenting experience and/or relevant college education preferred.

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Children & Family Services Assistant

Full-time employees receive a monthly salary and an extensive benefit package including:

• Medical, dental and life insurance
• 401(K) retirement plan
• 10 days paid vacation after first year (15 days after 5 years)
• 6 paid holidays and 2 “personal” days
• Personal educational and training fund
• Group membership at local YMCA health club
• Room and board on our beautiful 319 acre campus (for designated positions)

Whether you work directly with the children in a cottage or provide a supportive role, your knowledge, experience and passion can be shared to make a difference in the life of a child!

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