Are you looking to work for an extraordinary mission of “Enriching Communities One Family at a Time”, while enjoying the best benefits and working environments?
The Board of Child Care is where you need to be! Enjoy generous vacation and sick time; platinum level medical, dental and vision insurance; free parking and lunches; tuition reimbursement; on the job training and opportunity to earn job specific certifications; 403b matching. To view a summary of employee benefits visit www.boardofchildcare.org/careers. Take a look at the description below and apply through the link.
The Board of Child Care is seeking a Assistant Program Director for the Caminos program.
Assistant Program Director
Reports to: Program Director
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Last date reviewed: 3/3/2020
The Assistant Program Director Provides support to the Program Director and is a secondary liaison with the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). Responsibilities include supervising Care Team Coordinator, Educational Coordinator, clinically supervising the Clinal team and working with Case Management staff to develop and implement treatment plans for each youth in the Program. Oversees the facilities to ensure a safe environment in each of the Units that is sensitive and respectful to the individual’s needs and culture, and ensuring that the home functions following agency policies, as well as Maryland State and federal regulations.
Responsible for coordination and oversight of Integrated Treatment Design within the Caminos Program. This includes responsibility for direct oversight of Care Team Coordinator.
Oversees reporting of critical incidents in compliance with agency policy and procedure
Responsible for supervising Care team coordinator and clinically supervising clinicians
Responsible for ensuring the collaborative process between the Residential program, Medical team, Educational and Clinical department occurs on a consistent and on-going basis to ensure that unit programming is developed, implemented and maintained within the lens of integrative treatment.
Provides support to the unit supervisors about the coordination and implementation of the activity schedules and programming for the living units. Promoting programming that supports a positive adjustment to the program, while ensuring a diverse offering of opportunities for youth exposure and participation, as well as clear expectations to staff about their role to facilitate.
Provides training for Clinicians and CTC regarding responsibilities within the Caminos Program, including agency, state and federal policy updates and changes.
Ensures accurate and timely completion of documentation as required by state and federal regulations, to include ensuring that all services provided to youth are documented in the client record and required databases in accordance with state and federal regulations.
Provides effective communication across departments and programs to ensure consistency of expectations, as well as works effectively as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
Conducts Monthly Program orientation for new hire orientation.
Coordinates with the clinical services staff, specialty services staff and other staff in provision of services and programs for clients through the therapeutic team approach.
Responsible for interviewing and onboarding new employees for the department. Integral in the orientation process for staff to teach clear expectations of the position and how it fits in the agency, provide ongoing support in the milieu to continue the orientation in the unit.
Maintain a presence in the units to provide support and coaching for staff, as well as provide opportunities to witness, demonstrate, and role model Trauma Informed Practices and Integrated Treatment.
To effectively provide oversight in the development/implementation of policies, procedures and reports to assure effective department functioning and documentation of activity and performance outcomes.
Responsible for the Long-Term Foster Care program systems and works in collaboration with the TFC Director and Recruiter to conduct informational sessions, pre-service training and in-service trainings.
Promote child/youth/family understanding of available Board of Child Care and community resources and facilitate referrals as appropriate.
Maintain effective working relationships with children/youth, colleagues, consultants and community agencies.
Develop and maintain emotional intelligence for effective self-care and the role-model for youth, staff, and families the essence of Trauma Informed Practices.
Ensures that treatment services are provided to all youth and families 24/7 in keeping with COMAR, CARF and agency standards. Ensures that there is an effective and efficient system of coordination for staff utilization related to the complexity of youth and families, i.e. transportation, crisis support, behavior management and education.
Demonstrates an understanding of the value of cultural diversity, including the ability to develop systems and practices that are inclusive of diverse staff members and responsive to the cultural needs of the client population served.
Identify supervision and/or professional training needs to supervisor as they arise.
Assist in the provision and facilitation of department and agency wide training opportunities.
Flexible Hours based on the needs of the program.
Serves as secondary liaison with ORR.
Serves as a frequent point of contact with ORR for Programmatic functions.
Acts in the capacity of Caminos On Call and Administration on call, as needed.
Non Essential Functions:
Accountability for Others
Attention to Detail
Attitude toward Honesty
Consistency and Reliability
Relating to Others
Frequent Interaction with Others
Demonstrates adaptive leadership through supportive coaching and mentoring to supervisory staff through regular administrative supervision and training opportunities. Integral person responsible for the professional development of the department, recognizing the importance of addressing vicarious trauma for staff. Responsible for providing regular feedback and annual evaluation for unit supervisors.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
Being at a residential and school living environment there may be times you experience conditions in which challenging behavior can be exhibited from our youth to include but not limited to, physical agitation, physical violence and/or emotion outburst. This position will require that you enter the homes and communities of the youth and families that we serve, you will need to have knowledge of safe home visiting practices.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
This is a full-time position. This position regularly requires flexible work hours based on the needs of the program to include evening and weekend work. Eligible for flex schedule. Non-essential for snow.
Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected. Also, transportation of clients to community based meetings to include court hearings, child in placement review meetings will be expected.
Required Education and Experience
Master’s degree in education, psychology, sociology or other relevant behavioral science plus 5 years of progressive employment experience with a social services or childcare agency or organization
Proficient in Spanish and English
Professional Clinical licensure required for the state of Maryland (LCSW)
Preferred Education and Experience
Ability to effectively express ideas clearly and concisely, orally ad in writing; computer literate.
Able to develop effective behavioral interventions and strategic using sound, objective decision making.
Ability to organize staffing and therapeutic programming.
Able to engage children in positive decision making.
Ability to supervise staff to ensure they engage children in a positive and effective manner.
Able to work cooperatively with others.
Support BCC’s core values of safety, integrity, empathy and impact through their behaviors.
Valid Driver’s License
Federal and State Fingerprinting Background Checks
Drug screening (Pre-Employment and Random)
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
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