Acadia Healthcare Independent Living Coordinator (Carina Group Home) in Indianapolis, Indiana

The Independent Living Coordinator performs planning, coordination and supervision of comprehensive recreational programs, events and activities, including planning, scheduling and implementing recreational activities in a specific program area; prepares program budgets and monitors expenditures; administers the rental, scheduling, use and maintenance of major recreation facilities; and performs related work as required. Develops and implements independent living skills curriculum that meets the needs and abilities of the population. Conducts Independent Living skills training and completes corresponding documentation.

Works as an hourly employee in accordance with established policies as outlined in the employee handbook. The employee in this position is expected to give four week notice prior to voluntary resignation. A probationary period of 90 days is required.

Other responsibilities of the role include:

  • Organizing and conducting competitions and tournaments, gym schedule and seasonal activities

  • Explaining and demonstrating to residents the proper technique and use of all equipment

  • Enforcing safety rules and regulations

  • Inspecting area for cleanliness and safety

  • Maintaining recreation department records

  • Ordering, maintaining and scheduling the repair of all recreation department equipment

  • Gym activities for all kids not just the most athletic

  • Be responsible for the four seasons and holiday decorating of the facility.

  • Organize seasonal activities for the residents

  • Independent living skills for qualified kids

  • Works with Group Home Director (in conjunction with milieu and clinical) around appropriate

    outings for kids.


  • Bachelor’s degree (BA, BS, BSW) from an accredited four-year college or university required in Social Work, Psychology, Education, Nursing, Physical Education, Recreational Therapy, or related Child Development or Human Services field

  • Experience working in a residential population or in a physical education program, preferred

  • Must be highly organized, energetic, motivated and creative

  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills and good interpersonal skills

  • Must be able to supervise staff and residents

  • Experience working in a group home setting preferred

  • Must maintain valid driver’s license and current car insurance/declaration page on file.

  • Minimum 21 years of age.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of behavior patterns of behavioral and conduct disorder.

  • Knowledge of methods for modifying behavior.

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.

  • Ability to adhere to safety policies and procedures.

  • Ability to use good judgment and maintain confidentiality of information.

  • Ability to work as a team player.

  • Ability to demonstrate tact, resourcefulness, patience and dedication.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.

  • Maintains all annual compliance training requirements, including but not limited to: CPR/First Aid, TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention), plus 20 hrs. of training

Physical, mental, special demands and working conditions:

  • May be required to lift residents in situations such as medical emergencies.

  • May have some exposure to communicable/infectious diseases

  • May have some risk of injury from assaultive/abusive residents.

  • May be exposed to disagreeable conditions.

  • Ability to work assigned hours per week.

  • Ability to walk, sit, stand, for long periods of time.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

  • Ability to run, squat, and kneel.

Machines, tools, equipment:

  • Telephone, switchboard paging system, walkie-talkie.

  • Copy machines.

  • Gym equipment