In House Staff

Posted in ,,, on July 15, 2017

Crosswinds, Inc.

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Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic


4150 Illinois Road Fort Wayne, IN

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Position Title:            CMA In-House Staff


Classification:            Full Time, Exempt, & Fully Donation Supported

 Reports To:                CMA Program Manager

 Location:                    Caribbean Mountain Academy, Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic

  General Statement of Responsibility:        

To build relationships with struggling teens through transparency and accountability while providing direct care to them in a manner consistent with their individual treatment plans, and Crosswinds’ guidelines, practices, and policies, and do all while demonstrating the grace of God through Jesus Christ.



·       To oversee and be involved with students during any and all activities, including but not limited to;  in-house activities, beach excursions, rain forest hiking, community service, and social events

·       Monitor correspondence with the program manager and counselor to identify issues the student is working through to progress each student individually based on their Behavioral Plan

·       Serve as a mentor to each youth.

·       Participate in in-service orientation and training in child care methods.

·       Maintain order, intervene in crisis situations, and administer proper, fair and constructive discipline consistent with Crosswinds’ policies.

·       Maintain an understanding of each resident’s treatment plan.

·       Be aware of and carry out Crosswinds’ guidelines and practices as defined in Crosswinds’ procedural manual.

·       Model and teach the balanced life concept in all interaction with residents.

·       Be a positive role model to the residents by demonstrating high moral and ethical standards.

·       Be active in discipleship interaction with residents and staff.

·       Attend all regularly scheduled staff meetings.


 Examples of Tasks:

·       Assist in maintaining records on the residents (levels, significant behavioral changes, and medications).

·       Assist in supervising the chores and work hours.

·       Assist with transporting residents to various appointments and activities including but not limited to horseback riding, snorkeling, doctors/dentist appointments, and campus projects

·       Dispense medications as authorized and prescribed.

·       Supervise meals and assist in house cooking twice a week




·       Personal relationship with Christ

·       References attesting to lifestyle consistent with Christian faith

·       High School Diploma/ GED

·       Must be at least 21 years of age

·       Must pass all background checks

·       Exceptional people skills

·       Problem-solving skills


 Preferred Qualifications

 ·       Bachelors degree or vocational equivalent

·       Prior experience serving at-risk youth

·       Bi-lingual with Spanish

·       Participation on mission trips

Crosswinds is a Christian missions organization. Our staff are missionaries to our students and to the community around CMA.  As missionaries, our staff raise funds for their financial support.  We have a fundraising team who helps with the fundraising process.  Financial support for our staff comes 100% from private donations.  Room, board, insurance, and other benefits are provided by Crosswinds. 



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