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Group Home Parent

Company: Hibiscus Childrens Center
Location: Vero Beach
Posted on: March 21, 2023

Job Description:



Position Title: Group Home Parent Program: Village

Reports to: Lead Group Home Parent/

Village Program(s) Director

Direct Care


The primary purpose of this position is to establish a home-like environment so clients (children & youth) can learn life skills, how to deal with problems and observe positive life activities. The group home parent is a professional parent who sets a good example of adult behaviors

Hibiscus Children's Center utilizes the Sanctuary Model, which is a trauma informed organizational change model. The Sanctuary Model organizes both our treatment and the way we run our organization. It is an inclusive model as it is a way of guiding leadership, staff, clients families and our community to share the same language.


Promote the mission, values and vision of Hibiscus Children's Center

Supervise and positively interacts with children and youth in their home and the campus

Plans, prepares, engage in and arranges supervision of age appropriate activities with children and youth

Direct children and youth in age appropriate socially acceptable eating, resting, and personal hygiene

Maintain the order, safety, cleanliness of the home and surrounding yard

Models and implements all aspects of the behavior modification program

Provides structure and guidance in a positive manner that will establish positive role models for the children and youth

Provides teaching and coaching in daily living skills, which includes hygiene and social skills.

Responsible for daily cleaning, organizing, sanitizing and laundry, as needed; prepares meals for children and youth according to established organizational polices procedure and protocols

Transports and/or makes transportation arrangements, as needed

Reviews, maintains and updates client records and/or logbook with pertinent client information; ensures all client documentation is completed properly

Administers medications and documents dosage and times

Ensures all medical directives are followed

Attends and participates in treatment team, staff and All Agency meetings.

Completes required mandatory and other trainings for compliance of yearly standard

Communicates and documents all necessary information related to clients to their individual therapist

Communicates and notifies the On-Call Administrator of all non-routine incidents

Ensures home is properly maintained and that repairs are coordinated with maintenance personnel .

Notes and recommends solutions to any staffing concerns, behavioral problems and/or difficulties

Appropriately manages all Home funds and maintains records and receipts as required.

Provides direction and guidance to volunteers

Implements one fire drill per month and proper documentation in the Fire Drill Log

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be exhaustive. Hibiscus Children's Center reserves the right to revise this job description as needed to comply with actual job requirements.


Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in a Human Services related field. (Degree requirements may be waived on a case by case basis with approval from the Compliance Officer. At a minimum, all Group Home Parents will be required to have a High School Diploma or GED and significant experience working with children.)

Two (2) years of experience providing direct services to children, youth and their families.

Certification in CPR, First Aid

Must pass level 2 background clearance and drug test

Ability to lift 40 pounds

Flexible schedule and availability

Valid FL Driver's License

Insurance clearance to transport children in agency vehicles


Good interpersonal skills

Understanding of child abuse and neglect

Ability to intervene decisively when necessary to protect residents

Ability to work in and promote team environment

Ability to handle emergencies and life threatening situations effectively

Good verbal and written communication skills

Basic first aid skills

Ability to transport children

Ability to set appropriate boundaries and limits with residents and staff


Complete 40 hours of training annually

Successfully complete Therapeutic Crisis Interventions (TCI) and all annual refreshers

Successfully complete Sanctuary Model Training and annual refreshers

Successfully complete 24 hours of Human Trafficking Training and refreshers

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (N=needed P=preferred)

Sitting N Standing N Walking N Lifting N Carrying N Kneeling N Pushing/Pulling N Bending/Stooping N Climbing n/a Reaching N Crawling/Crouching P Repetitive Motions P Transporting P Other (describe )

Keywords: Hibiscus Childrens Center, Palm Bay , Group Home Parent, Other , Vero Beach, Florida

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