Job Title: Director of Children's Programs
Department: Promiseland School Age
Reports To: Associate Vice President of Education Services
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.
- 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.