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    Direct Care Shift Supervisor

    Job Summary

    Whetstone Boys Ranch is a therapeutic boarding school serving boys ages 12-16 who need time away from their families in order to restore understanding and relationship. Situated near Mountain View, MO in the scenic Missouri Ozarks, Whetstone is a 285-acre working cattle ranch with a year-round school program, weekly therapy, outdoor adventure, community service, agriculture work, and a variety of other activities and opportunities. Whetstone has been open for 10 years and is growing rapidly. The Whetstone culture emphasizes a commitment to excellence, leading by example, and a willingness to sharpen and be sharpened. Currently, we are looking for someone to serve as full-time Direct Care Shift Supervisor (SS).

    The SS is one of the most important roles at the ranch. The SS is responsible for leading evenings and weekends shifts and for ensuring the Whetstone program is upheld. The SS must work closely with the boys and other staff. He must lead the shift with energy, authority, and a willingness to share in relationship.

    Responsibilities and Duties

    • Create and maintain a positive and structured environment. You will be holding the residents accountable, but also sharing in relationship and mentoring them as they grow and progress through the program.
    • Write the End of Shift (EOS) report after each shift, summarizing each resident’s behavior and other details worth noting from the shift.
    • Ensure any medications have been properly administered to residents.
    • Lead with energy. This requires focus, intentionality, and the willingness to “join in” and be an integral part of the program. You set the tone for your staff and the residents.
    • Uphold and adhere to Whetstone’s policies and procedures.
    • Ensure meals are prepared correctly and on time.
    • Work 45 hours/week, with the majority of that being direct care.

    Direct Care shifts are 6-8 hours long. During this time, you will supervise the boys and other support staff during free time, mealtimes, on and off-campus activities, and bed prep. You are responsible for ensuring the Whetstone program is being followed. This will include training your staff, holding the residents accountable through the giving of consequences and supervising consequence work time, following the schedule, and creating an environment geared toward growth, personal responsibility, and respect.

    The Direct Care SS reports to the House Manager who oversees hiring and training direct care staff, managing scheduling, and ensuring the direct care shifts successfully follow the Whetstone program.

    Mentoring Specialist Job Description

    We aren’t ones for stuffy information and blasé descriptions. Whetstone is a forge for young men, and that goes for the staff as well. Our mission statement is “Sharpen the character, shape the heart, and share in relationship.” Those three things are exactly what we strive to do each day with the young men we work with.

    The work is hard…but good.

    Days feel long…but are rewarding.

    Your patience will be stretched…then strengthened.

    Your faith will be tested…then grounded.

    Whetstone Boys Ranch is a therapeutic boarding school serving boys ages 12-16 who need time away from their families in order to restore understanding and relationship. Situated near Mountain View, MO in the scenic Missouri Ozarks, Whetstone is a 285-acre working cattle ranch with a year-round school program, weekly therapy, outdoor adventure, community service, agriculture work, and a variety of other activities and opportunities. Whetstone has been open for 10+ years and is growing rapidly. The Whetstone culture emphasizes a commitment to Christ, leading by example, and a willingness to sharpen and be sharpened. Currently, we are looking for someone to serve as full-time Mentoring Specialist.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Develop authentic mentor/mentee relationships with residents in care through modelling appropriate behaviors for residents with regards to relationships, self-respect, and morality.

    • Create and maintain a positive and structured environment. You will be holding the residents accountable, but also sharing in relationship and mentoring them as they grow and progress through the program.

    • Understand, support, and live the Whetstone Boys Ranch mission and values as well as adhering to all WBR policies and procedures.

    • Work closely with residents providing care for each of their specific needs, including but not limited to food, clothing, first-aid, safety, hygiene, structure, and education.

    • Lead with energy. This requires focus, intentionality, and the willingness to “join in” and be an integral part of the program.

    • Conduct specific learning lessons such as: house meetings, community service projects, field trips, chapel presentations, recreational activities, Bible studies, etc.

    • Maintain all documentation and communication tasks as assigned by House Manager.

    • Train toward being able to competently fill “Shift Supervisor” roles as needed.

    Requirements

    • Follower of Jesus

    • Responsible, teachable, hardworking and mature man 20+ years old.

    • Passion to serve youth.

    • Experience with youth ministry/mentoring. (At-risk youth preferred.)

    • Valid Driver’s License.

    • State-specific Central Registry Child Abuse Clearance.

    • Written agreement to two-year service commitment

    • Successful completion of TCI training and maintaining of updates (Whetstone provides this training after hire).

    Compensation

    • Annual salary starts between $20,000 and $28,000 depending on experience

    • Additional $300/mo insurance stipend (Whetstone does not provide medical insurance.)

    • Room and board + utilities provided (~$7000/yr value)

    • Opportunity to participate in Adventure Week up to 3x a year and receive up to $1,000 bonus for kayaking, camping, fishing, and hiking trips with Whetstone residents and employees.

    • Work alongside other godly men and women who are pursuing the same mission and purpose.

    • Participation in employer-matching retirement plan.

    • Opportunity for growth and promotion as Whetstone expands its campus over the coming years.

    • Access to several nearby national parks, picturesque canoeing and kayaking in nearby rivers, as well as world-class white tail deer bow hunting on our private 285-acre ranch.

    • 20 days PTO annually

    • 8 paid holidays

    • 6 paid sick days

    • 4 paid personal days

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