Part Time Residential Supervisor

Location: Redford, MI

Department: Residential Services

Type: Part Time

Min. Experience: Manager/Supervisor

As part of the group treatment team, a Residential Shift Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the Residential Village program for the assigned shift; handling crisis situations; conducting continuous checks of the campus and all operational cottages to ensure a safe environment for youth residents; supervising and working with Youth Specialists through coaching and training to develop their skills; ensuring proper staff coverage for current and upcoming shifts.

MCHS offers a wealth of benefits for our employees including: generous paid holidays & time off, a wonderful 80 acre campus, pension plan, and a dedication to growth & promotion from within.  


This part-time position is generally scheduled for the following days and times:

Wednesday                                        2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (mandatory weekly meeting)
Friday                                                 12:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Saturday                                            12:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.



To be successful, a Residential Shift Supervisor must be able to do the following always:

  • Oversee and manage the Residential Village to ensure a safe environment for the residents; respond to and handle all crisis situations or critical incidents on assigned shift.
  • Supervise assigned staff and volunteers to ensure that they are functioning within the requirements of their job duties; provide guidance, training, assistance, and support to staff when needed, including planning staffing and adjusting workloads as necessary; addressing and resolving complaints to create a climate of teamwork and motivation; perform the duties of a Youth Specialist as needed.
  • Work with the other supervisors and program management regarding cottage or program licensing/certification rules, re-licensing, complaints, and rulings to ensure ongoing compliance with all agency, licensing, contractual, and legal obligations and requirements.
  • Assist the group treatment team as necessary to help ensure each child successfully completes the goals set forth in their treatment plan.
  • Operate within the guidelines of the Employee Handbook, program’s Operations Manual, and DHS Policies and Procedures.

Basic Competencies

Education and Experience:

1. A supervisor of direct care workers shall have one of the following:

(a) A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and 2 years of work experience in a child caring institution.
(b) Two years of college from an accredited college or university and 3 years of work experience in a child caring institution.
(c) A high school diploma and 4 years of work experience in a child caring institution.

2. Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a child caring institution working with serious emotional disorder (SED) at-risk youth between the ages of 7 - 17, experience as a supervisor in a residential program preferred.

The Knowledge of:

  • Computer and software applications (Windows, MS Office, Internet applications, etc.) necessary to perform the duties of the position.
  • The behavior patterns of youth and methods of modifying behavior.
  • Group dynamics and sensitivity to individual members of the group.

The Skills and Ability to:

  • Demonstrate leadership.
  • Motivate, develop, and direct people as they work, identify the best people for the job.
  • Manage time and multiple priorities, meet deadlines.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Relate to youth and gain their respect and confidence.
  • Perform behavior management techniques to control aggressive behavior.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the public.
  • Exercise professional judgment in making decisions.
  • Handle sensitive and confidential situations and documentation.
  • Attend training and maintain necessary certifications and licenses.
  • Maintain a Michigan driver’s license and driving record that allows the operation of an agency or personal vehicle for agency business or to transport clients as needed.

Driving Requirements

Driving a motorized vehicle is an essential function of this position. Successful applicants must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record. Methodist Children’s Home Society will review driving records of candidates as part of the interviewing phase of the selection process. Candidates that do not possess an acceptable driving record will be disqualified from this particular recruitment.

A current resume and cover letter must be included as part of your online application.

Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/D/V

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