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fully licensed residential treatment center

Direct Care Staff—Hall Pastor
Job Description
Summary: Direct Care Staff are assigned supervision of TCAR clients during direct care activities and
they are responsible for the general care, daily schedules, behavioral management, and discipleship of
clients at TCAR.
Reporting Supervisor: Justin Smith, Program Director
Supervisee: Direct Care Clients
General Direct Care Responsibilities:
● Supervision of Direct Care Activities/Client Care
o Implement and support the client therapeutic/discipleship progress. Takes into
consideration the unique needs of the TCAR client population.
o Plan and supervise the daily ministry, recreational, discipleship, Outdoor Adventure
activities and ADL(Activities for Daily Living) in accordance with program philosophy of
intervention and which support healthy client functioning and which support client
treatment goals
o Apply disciplinary procedures and general behavioral management. Focusing on helping
clients learn to manage their own behavior
o Coordinate with other departments (e.g. Academics, Clinical) to provide a holistic,
well-rounded, integrated program for clients
o Assure that TCAR Policy and Procedures are up to date and effectively implemented
with regard to the Direct Care department activities
● Stay current and complete all assigned annual training which include but are not limited to:
o Specific needs of persons served.
o Identifying of risk factors such as suicide, violence, and other risky behaviors.
o Crisis management, de-escalation, and nonviolent practices
o Basic paraprofessional intervention techniques/skills
o Person-centered intervention and evidence-based practices
o Interviewing skills
o Cultural Issues
o Etc.
● Discipleship Training
o Oversee, Implement and instruct comprehensive discipleship training program for
clients in assigned Hall.
o Maintain a Christ-centered, Holy Spirit dependent, ministry atmosphere in assigned
client Hall. Making sure the assigned client Hall aligns with the philosophy of ministry
outlined in TCAR policy and procedures.
o Provide effective discipleship when ministering to clients. Staff should be capable of
and empowered to:
✔ Lead students to Christ.
✔ Conduct Bible Studies.
✔ Provide spiritual leadership to residents while also continually encouraging
residents toward personal growth.
✔ Minister to students as opportunity arises and/or during scheduled sessions.
● Other: At times, staff members may be called upon to serve in areas not necessarily outlined in
their formal job description.
Hall Pastor Responsibilities
● Attend and provide input during Monthly staffing’s for Hall clients
● Plan and lead daily Life skills lesson
● Plan and lead daily Bible Study/Chapel
● Oversee discipline and reward system for Hall Clients
● Complete daily BN logging/reporting for all assigned periods, activities and incidents
● Create and foster a community atmosphere in assigned Hall
● High School Diploma or GED, College Degree Preferred
● 30 hours of training in childcare or related field (Provided by Teen Challenge)
● Maintain First Aid and CPR certification (Certification training provided by Teen Challenge)
● Be trained in Crisis Intervention at least biannually (Provided by Teen Challenge)
● Valid Driver’s License
● Must be male and at least 21 years of age
● Mature and Godly character
● Must meet the requirements of the Arkansas department of human services for residential care
staff – All applicants will be background checked.
Salary Agreement:
● TBA, Based on experience, education, and qualifications
● Medical Benefits
● 75% of continuing education expenses up to $3,000 per year

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