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 Residential Unit Supervisor - Bilingual (English/Spanish) - Alma, Michigan, United States

Job information
Posted by: Bethany Christian Services 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Manufacturing
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: Spanish - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 727764316 / Latpro-3797057 
Date posted: Jun-05-2021
State, Zip: Michigan, 48801


Residential Unit Supervisor - Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Requisition #: req4772

Location:  Alma, MI

Hours:  Full-time (40 hours weekly)

Bethany is changing the world through family. We began our work by serving one child more than 75 years ago. Today, Bethany is an international Christian nonprofit partnering with communities in more than 30 states and in several countries around the world. We strengthen and preserve families, support displaced people fleeing danger, and find safe, loving families for children who need them. Bethany is at the forefront of creating and implementing solutions to meet the growing needs of vulnerable children and families in the U.S. and around the world.

As an Unaccompanied Children - Unit Supervisor, you will be primarily responsible for overseeing the operations of the assigned program and staff at the respective site location in partnership with leadership. This individual is also responsible scheduling, managing, and supervising the onsite Youth Specialists. While serving as a site supervisor, this individual is responsible for providing weekly, unannounced rounds in the classrooms and/or all areas where children congregate to ensure safety, wellbeing, and best practice of care in these areas.

This position is expected to function effectively with little to no supervision while following the guidelines given on procedures, along with agency, federal, and state regulatory requirements. 

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage, direct, and lead Youth Specialist(s) and facilitate weekly meetings; 
  • Provide weekly individual and team supervision to supervisory staff; 
  • Cultivate a positive, team centered work environment; 
  • Participate in weekly staff and resident meetings; 
  • Ensure compliance with agency policies and procedures for staff evaluations, conference/training requests, timekeeping, and reimbursement requests; 
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of the program's operating manual; 
  • Hire, on-board, and train staff effectively to ensure efficient operations; 
  • Oversee scheduling and staffing to ensure adequate coverage at all times; 
  • Stay abreast of all agency, federal, and state regulatory requirements for social services; 
  • Complete other duties as assigned. 


  • Bachelor's level degree in Social Services, or equivalent field of study; 
  • At least three (3) years of experience overseeing a unit or site location in the field of social services; 
  • Active Child Welfare Certification in the state of the work location may be required; 
  • At least one (1) year of experience managing others; 
  • Bilingual Spanish/English fluency, strongly preferred; 
  • Successfully pass a TB test annually; 
  • Successfully pass a federal fingerprint screening may be required; 
  • Provide weekly, unannounced rounds in the classrooms and/or all areas where children congregate to ensure safety, wellbeing, and best practice of care in these areas; 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively on a multi-disciplinary treatment team;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; 
  • Computer and typing skills sufficient to perform essential job functions; 
  • Active motor vehicle license and maintain a reliable automobile with adequate insurance coverage; 
  • Pass a criminal history screen, including state and local child protection agency registries; 
  • Subscription to and integration of the agency Statement of Faith, Mission Statement, and Cultural Diversity Commitment. 

We value and embrace the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion; our culture is strengthened and our workplace is more dynamic. We are a global organization with multicultural staff, clients and stakeholders, so we strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. More work remains, but we are deeply committed to honestly acknowledging and addressing the impacts of race and racism throughout the organization. This work can be uncomfortable and even painful, but we believe that the greatest challenges bear the greatest rewards.



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