Teaching Specialist

Firefly Children and Family Alliance is a nonprofit that has supported Indiana families and adults for generations. Our organization is built on the belief that giving kids and adults the chance to succeed creates stronger communities. We help Hoosiers overcome hardship and unhealthy behaviors.

Indianapolis, IN

Firefly Children & Family Alliance

Firefly Children and Family Alliance is a nonprofit that has supported Indiana families and adults for generations. Our organization is built on the belief that giving kids and adults the chance to succeed creates stronger communities. We help Hoosiers overcome hardship and unhealthy behaviors.  https://fireflyin.org/

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Full-Time

$ 16.75 - $ 19.00 Hourly

Overview: <h3>Build a career that means more</h3> <p><strong>Few jobs offer the satisfaction and gratification that come from doing work that improves the lives of vulnerable children and families. This is where Firefly Children and Family Alliance stands out from the crowd. As one of our employees, you will directly improve the lives of thousands of Indiana children, families, and adults.</strong></p> <p dir="LTR">Firefly Children &amp;Family Alliance is currently seeking a&nbsp;<strong>Teaching Specialist</strong>&nbsp;for our children's shelter. As a Teaching Specialist, you are responsible for teaching sound social, academic, and independent living skills to youth placed in the shelter care facility through the Teaching Family Model in order to promote positive behavior change based on each youth's individualized behavior management plan.</p> <h3>Our Benefits:</h3> <ul> <li>Student Loan Repayment</li> <li>Tuition Reimbursement</li> <li>Medical, Dental, and Health Insurance</li> <li>PTO and Paid Holidays</li> <li>Short-Term and Long-Term Disability</li> <li>Life Insurance</li> </ul>
Responsibilities: <p dir="LTR">Childcare (80%)</p> <ul> <li>Courteously communicate and collaborate with all staff and supervisors in order to provide healthy day to day care of children</li> <li>Patiently establish and maintain meaningful positive relationships with children as outlined in each behavior care plan using the Teaching Family Model (TFM)</li> <li>Consistently maintain a daily, structured routine that includes extra-curricular activities in and outside of the facility to promote healthy habits based on children's developmental needs</li> <li>Conscientiously model and teach youth various life skills such as appropriate social interaction, self care including personal hygiene and self-maintenance including household chores and food preparation</li> <li>Accurately follow de-escalation procedures in response to crises by identifying and implementing appropriate verbal techniques from the TFM or prescribed in an individualized behavior support plan; attempt to reduce or eliminate the need for physical restraint</li> </ul> <p dir="LTR">Administration (20%)</p> <ul> <li>Thoroughly complete all required paperwork on time in accordance with TFM requirements</li> <li>Diligently oversee medication administration according to agency policy and accurately maintain medication logs</li> <li>Meticulously maintain the cleanliness and upkeep of the facility in compliance with regulations</li> <li>Continually maintain the academic structure within the facility</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>High school diploma or GED required</li> <li>Previous leadership experience preferred</li> <li>Excellent verbal and written communication skills</li> <li>Effective organization &amp; time management skills</li> <li>Candidates must be at least 21 years of age</li> <li>Valid driver's license with 6 points or less on driving record.  </li> </ul> <p><em>At Firefly Children and Family Alliance, we are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Therefore, we encourage persons who represent the diverse identities and lived experiences of the clients and communities we serve to apply.</em></p> <p><strong>Equal Employment Opportunity:</strong></p> <p dir="LTR">Firefly Children &amp; Family Alliance does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability.</p>