Assistant Director of Counseling and RHY Programs

OVERVIEW:

This is a full- time, 12 month position with a salary range of $54,000.00- $57,000.00 per year.

The Assistant Director oversees The Center’s Maternity Group Home, Counseling, Safe Harbour, and Street Outreach Programs. This includes supporting and supervising the Program Managers; monitoring and evaluating direct service delivery; implementing ongoing quality improvements; assuring compliance with policies and procedures, and adherence to funder requirements and regulations. The Assistant Directors also participate in the On-Call RHY Supervisor rotation (1 week, every 6-7 weeks). This emergency response system is intended to provide after-hour and weekend support to all RHY residential programs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

• Monitors and supports Program Managers in fulfilling personnel functions, staff
supervision, development of performance standards, performance reviews, and disciplinary
actions
• Plans, develops, and implements evaluation and assessment of services
• Develops and implements services consistent with the agency’s mission and philosophy
• Provides leadership, coordination, and integration of RHY services and other agency
services
• Monitors program contract objectives
• Participates in the development and evaluation of the program management plan
• Participates in the orientation of new staff
• Provides support in the development of agency grants and responds, as requested, to
funder requests and needs
• Ensures client safety and quality of care through compliance with all state, federal, and
local regulations governing the operation of RHY programs, including certification, record
keeping, reporting, and evaluation requirements
• Actively networks and participates with other provider agencies and collaborations
• Provides other responsibilities and assigned

EMPLOYMENT GUIDELINES:

Is youth-friendly, positive, and possesses significant knowledge of:

• Issues relating to runaway/homeless youth, adolescent development and behaviors,
outreach, and residential services
• Counseling and case management (individual and group)
• Basic and independent life skills
• Youth-serving systems
• Community resources
• Partnerships and collaborations
• Adolescent development including positive youth development, asset development, risk
reduction, and protective factors
• Communication and conflict resolution skills
• Program development and assessment skills
• Staff supervision and development
• Quality assurance methods

Possess the ability to:
• Structure, organize, and chair meetings and work groups
• Work with diverse community groups and educators to build partnerships to meet youth and
family needs
• Be sensitive to and appreciate cultural differences
• Manage and evaluate programs and services

CULTURAL COMPETENCY:

The Center delivers programs and services to youth and families across Monroe County who
represent many racial, cultural and geographic groups. The Center ensures understanding
and values differences in people of diverse cultures, ethnic origins, sexual orientations,
disabilities, and beliefs. All staff are required to attend cultural competency workshops and
training and to enhance their own understanding of cultural diversity continually. The Center
Performance Appraisal, administered annually, provides an opportunity for staff to evaluate
how they integrate culturally competent practices into everyday work.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Candidates must be autonomously mobile in providing easy access to services.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or related field and 3 years
related experience OR Bachelor Degree in above areas and 5 years related experience
• A minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience, preferably in a counseling or residential
program.
• Must have access to a reliable vehicle and telephone
• Must possess a valid Driver’s License with driving record acceptable to our agency
insurance carrier
• Must carry minimum auto insurance coverage of Bodily Injury: $100,000 per
person/$300,000 per accident and Property Damage: $50,000

COMPUTER SKILLS RECOMMENDED:
Microsoft Office & OneDrive- Intermediate
Word & Excel- Intermediate

The Center for Youth provides equal opportunities for employment.

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