Director of Children's Programs
TAMPA, FL Education
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Job Title:  Director of Children's Programs

Department:   Promiseland School Age 

Reports To:  Associate Vice President of Education Services 

Status:   Exempt

Salary: $55,000-$60,000

Job Functions: According to the mission and vision of the organization, provides dynamic and responsive leadership for the educational and social-emotional programs for all school age children.  Supervises Promiseland Preschool program and CREATE therapeutic afterschool program serving homeless children (infant -5th grade) and their families. 

Essential Responsibilites:

  • Supervises program service delivery to ensure quality care and compliance with all licensing and accreditation guidelines.
  • Supports process of hiring, supervision and training to staff in the Promiseland and CREATE programs.
  • Provides framework and training and ongoing program evaluation for overall development of the Promiseland and CREATE curricula and programming, policies and procedures to ensure viability for growth and replication.
  • Assist in the viability, development and expansion process of both programs into the community.
  • Coordinates required supervision of all therapeutic specialists and behavior specialists with clinical team and/or contracted consultants.
  • Supervises the implementation of children’s support plans to include individual behavior plans and other therapeutic services.
  • Ensures all parent involvement assessments and activities are provided, tracked and reported.
  • Oversees therapeutic services provided as part of children’s programs.
  • Monitors data collection and reporting for all STEAM grants.
  • Ensures that techniques used are evidence based and suited to meet the needs of the children. 
  • Monitors ongoing progress, needs, and support services for children. Ensures families are linked to services and natural support systems as needed.
  • Successfully supervises staff to ensure trauma informed interactions with all clients and that staff maintain professional boundaries.
  • Keeps confidential records according to the Code of Ethics.

- CBHC CREATE grant CATS system

- CONN grant and Hobbs grants; and

- All other major grant allotments.

  • Oversee all financial aspects of the program including school readiness funding management.
  • Ensures utilization of UNITY for data tracking and service delivery documentation.
  • Coordinate with all Client Care staff to ensure service delivery best meets the needs of the children.  
  • Participates in children’s coordination and programs team meetings and/or designates lead staff to represent.
  • Responsible for completing employee evaluations on those directly supervised and for ensuring that an effective employee development, discipline and recognition programs are implemented.
  • Demonstrate flexibility in work schedule to ensure that child/program needs are being met.
  • Support the holiday tent operations as directed and work some holidays on rotating basis.
  • Supports the team in other tasks as assigned.
  • Meet personal goals and actively contribute to the achievement of the team and organizational targets/goals.

Education and Experience: Strongly preferred qualification as a Master’s degree in education, mental health counseling or Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with graduate-level certification in behavior analysis. Graduate degree from an accredited university. Must be knowledgeable about homeless issues, with experience working with individuals with trauma and/or be willing to seek continuing education related to homeless population. Supervision experience preferred.  Bilingual is a plus. 

Skill Requirements: Must be able to work within a multi-disciplinary team framework; strong interpersonal skills; strong oral and written communications skills; dependability; demonstrates maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences in clients served; ability to handle job related matters in a professional, diplomatic, and confidential manner; willing to work with minimal supervision, yet be able to accept direction; well organized and detail oriented. 

Physical Requirements: Hearing and speaking ability, which allows for effective oral communication; physical and emotional stamina to effectively handle job related issues and stress. 

Other: Must demonstrate legal authorization to work in the United States.  Must be able to communicate effectively in English. Prefer valid FL drivers license with a good driving record and insured vehicle in order to transport self and clients when necessary. Must pass applicable pre-employment background screening procedures.


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