When unaccompanied adolescents are referred to us by the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement, we work hard to reunite the children with relatives here in the U.S. or in their country of origin. Generally, these solitary children have entered our country lacking proper documentation and have been detained by immigration officials. As we plan to reunite them with their family, we house them at St. Michael’s Home in a safe, comfortable environment where they receive clothing, meals, mentoring, medical services, education and assistance in contacting family.
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is seeking a Shelter Coordinator for its St. Michael's Home for Children.
The Shelter Coordinator is primarily responsible for providing the appropriate licensed coverage from the State of Texas at the St. Michael’s Home for Children’s facility. Ensuring the appropriate and expected service delivery of shelter services for all children in care by supervising and coordinating staff for the safety and well-being of all children in care. Responsible for the documentation and supervision of client’s progress while in care. Facilitate, monitor, and ensure compliance to all Texas Health and Human Services Minimum Standards on an ongoing basis.
The successful candidate will demonstrate strong organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills.
- Ensure licensed child care coverage for the facility by maintaining appropriate licensure current; provide assistance and oversight of shelter activities; and maintain compliance with standards set forth by funding sources, state licensing standards, COA standards, ORR/DUCS guidelines, and DHS/ICE rules and regulations.
- Provide supervision of residential staff and assure correct supervising ratios for staff to clients are in place. Work with staff on schedules, call-ins, transportation, food services, and calendar activities. Work with staff for appropriate documentation of clients as required and report to the treatment team on progress. Meet with staff and children in care for evaluation and feedback of care and service delivery.
- Ensure the overall safety and compliance of shelter care operations by conducting rounds, inspections, supervision, work-orders, and facility checklists. Ensure that all shelter licenses and certifications are up to date.
- Participate in departmental, all staff, and mandatory meetings, and required training opportunities.
- Participate in on-call rotation of the supervisory staff.
- Perform other duties as required such as attending meetings with service providers, participation in United Way tours and agency fairs as well as assisting with client-orientated projects.