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(2998) Unit Manager, Youth Therapeutic Respite Program *Part Time*

Position Description: This position provides essential on-site leadership to the Youth Therapeutic Respite Program (YTRP) located in Seguin. The Unit Manager works collaboratively with the Seguin YTRP Program Manager to manage the program and facility.  The Unit Manager is responsible for leading milieu staff and promoting a positive work culture within the program.  This position is also responsible for the physical facility and condition of the milieu to ensure the treatment spaces are safe, secure, and therapeutic.

Essential tasks of the Unit Manager position are the management of the clinical milieu and promotion of a positive, trauma-informed, streamlined, safe and secure therapeutic platform within the program.  The Unit Manager provides crucial milieu support during crises, serving as the first response coordinator for therapeutic interventions.  This Unit Manager ensures the implementation of the Seguin YTRP token economy program—“The Rising Star”—through behavioral role plays, reinforcement of positive behaviors, and general program compliance.  This position works collaboratively with the treatment team to ensure effective program flow.  Manages individual session/group session scheduling, ensures adherence by the entire staff to the program schedule. Plays an active role in the treatment team by participating in the daily staffing meetings to provide important updates for treatment members and takes meeting minutes to publish for review.  This position reports to the Seguin YTRP Program Manager.

This part-time position operates as the Unit Manager on-site, on Saturday and Sunday, between the hours of 11AM to 11PM.

Program Description: The Bluebonnet Trails Community Services (BTCS) Youth Therapeutic Respite Program will provide a safe, enriching environment that provides a wraparound approach to offering care coordination, family partner services, and an array of innovative therapies for youth between ages 5-17 years old with behavioral health needs. Evidence-based practices will be implemented in play therapy, sand tray therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy, family therapy, applied behavior analysis, brief-solution focused therapy and more. This 10-bed, 24/7 structured and therapeutic program will focus the following objectives.

  1. Provide culturally sensitive and linguistically diverse services that focus on reunification and development of meaningful relationships.
  2. Provide a safe, supportive, and accepting environment.
  3. Provide services and supports that stabilize, enrich, and develop skills to support effective coping, problem-solving and socialization skills.
  4. Connect and partner with BTCS services and/or community services, supports and other resources that will help the child and family with a successful transition to their home environment.

To meet the above objectives, therapeutic and structured services will be provided that include educational, behavioral, and other recovery and trauma-informed focused activities. The treatment team may include Psychiatrist, and other medical providers, Mental Health Professionals, Family Partner, Education Coordinator, Care Coordinator, and Licensed Therapists.

Location: Seguin

Salary: $30.88 - $33.63/hr

Applicable Differentials:

$0.75/hr Bi-Lingual

$1.00/hr Bachelors

$1.00/hr Masters

Weekend Shift Differential: $4/hour

Overnight Weekend Shift Differential (7pm-11pm): $6/hour

Why join our team?

BTCS Values our team members and believes it is important to reward and compensate our team members for their contribution to our success. BTCS offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package and generous leave accruals.

Medical Insurance: Through BlueCross Blue Shield, we offer comprehensive medical coverage for you and your eligible dependents with access to network and non-network health care providers. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.

Dental Insurance: Through Dental Select, we offer two coverage plans for dental care, to include preventative, basic and major services. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.

Vision Insurance: Through BlueCross BlueShield, we offer vision coverage to include discounts on everyday vision needs, such as eye exams and glasses and/ or contacts. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.

Prescription Plan: Through BlueCross BlueShield, we offer discounts on generic, preferred or brand-name drugs as well as non-preferred drugs at pharmacies or through a convenient home delivery program. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.

Flexible Spending Accounts: Optional pre-tax contributions for medical reimbursement and dependent care plans.

Retirement Plans:
401A: Through this governmental plan, we offer a 7% match to employee contributions.
457/403(b): Through these governmental plans, employees may contribute pre-tax earnings for retirement. Employees may participate on the first day of employment.

Sponsored Insurance:
Life Insurance: Through Dearborn National, we offer basic life insurance of $5,000. Optional supplemental coverage, as well as spouse and eligible dependent policies, are available to purchase.
Long Term Disability/ Accident/ Critical Illness Insurance: Through Dearborn National we offer optional insurance coverages at a competitive rate. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.

Family and Medical Leave: Job protection to provide care related to a child's birth or adoption, or for yourself or a family member's serious health condition.

Employee Assistance Program: Through Alliance Worksite Solutions, we offer a no cost, confidential employee assistance program as a resource to resolve personal, family, financial and legal problems for employees and their dependents.

Professional Development: Joining Bluebonnet Trails is about joining a culture of inclusiveness, collaboration, trust, and the invitation and expectation to have a voice. Bluebonnet offers employees the opportunity to participate in professional development that is skill based and offers continuing education courses to enhance knowledge and performance via online courses and instructor led webinars.

Additional Perks:
- Employee Referral Awards
- Licensure Supervision
- Licensure Renewal Fee Reimbursement
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness Programs
- Educational Leave
- Competitive Pay Differentials for Applicable Positions

Minimum Qualifications: Minimum of 3 year’s experience working with children and adolescents in a behavioral health residential setting and/or a crisis setting. 
A valid Texas Driver’s License and maintain approved driver’s status throughout employment.

Preferred Qualifications: Unit/Milieu Management Experience at an adolescent residential facility.  
Experience with state hospital, residential setting, and/or crisis services systems preferred.
Bachelors degree, preferred, in addition to experience.  
Bilingual in Spanish preferred.