SailFuture’s Residential Change Agents, or House Parents, provide love, support, and accountability to the six youth living in the Group Home. Staff’s primary responsibility is to build meaningful and impactful relationships with each youth. It is an extremely important position and sets the tone for the house, the youth, and the group dynamic.
Three House Parents live with six youth in a 4,500+ square foot home located in St. Petersburg, FL. In addition to home support and supervision, House Parents will also work at the SailFuture school, assisting with academic and job training instruction. House Parents will also participate in sailing journeys around the state of Florida and the Caribbean, leading youth through self-growth, experiential learning challenges, and service projects.
Work with mental health, education, and case management teams to ensure consistency across youth’s individual treatment and case plans
Assist youth with job searches and applications
Teach youth basic life skills: laundry, cooking, cleaning, etc.
Home management: maintenance, landscaping, etc.
Grocery shopping and preparing meals
Daily room checks for cleanliness
Nightly bed checks
Administer and log medication
Schedule medical and dental appointments
Assist with general transportation needs
Be a fully integrated team player across all areas of the SailFuture continuum (sailing, school, job training, residential, and mental health)
Participate in SailFuture sailing journeys
Assist with instruction and behavior management at the SailFuture school
Assist with job training operations and vocational instruction
Work with the mental health, education, and residential teams to create individual treatment plans for all youth
Help implement treatment plans and coordinate with all other teams
Other responsibilities as determined by Program Director
Team player committed to doing whatever it takes for youth in their care
Experience working with at-risk youth, specifically teenagers
Excellent communicator and problem solver
Passion for adventure
Sailing experience a plus, but not required
First Aid / CPR (provided by SailFuture, if not already certified)
De-escalation tactics (provided by SailFuture)
Behavior management (provided by SailFuture)
Risk management (provided by SailFuture)
Offshore sailing competency course (provided by SailFuture)
Lifeguard certification (provided by SailFuture)
Employer Contact Information
2900 68th Avenue S.