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Program Director

Company: Pace Center for Girls Inc
Location: Tallahassee
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

At Pace we transform girls' lives through academic and counseling programs based on a gender-responsive, strength-based and trauma informed framework. Team members create a safe place for girls to learn, process, heal and begin again. The Program Director guides and oversees social-emotional prevention programming to girls. This position is aimed at providing administrative execution of the program and academic/social services teams, ensuring that girls are provided with quality social service and academic supports. Qualifications and Education Requirements Required

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Education or a related field
  • Minimum of three to five years' experience in leading and supervising teams
  • Knowledge on child development
  • Experience using personal computers and basic office equipment required Preferred
    • Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Education, or a related field
    • Minimum three years of experience in an Educational or Social Services environment
    • Skilled in trauma-responsive practices
    • Familiar with Department of Education requirements
    • Knowledge of laws relating to children and families, as well as care (case) management practices
    • Experience in leading a multidisciplinary team
    • Minimum of three years of administrative experience in an at-risk youth serving agency
    • Experience with auditing and compliance functions Roles and Responsibilities Ensure Quality Programming
      • Ensure commitment to the Pace mission, vision, culture, values and guiding principles, and strategic goals and objectives of Pace Center for Girls
      • Manage and coordinate activities related to fidelity of the evidenced-based program model, including social services and academic components
      • Facilitate cohesion in Academic and Social Service program components, as well as Reach Program Services (if applicable), to ensure the integration of Gender-Responsive, Strength-Based and Trauma-Informed programming and Pace Values and Guiding Principles
      • Ensure quality programming that increases girls' resiliency and protective factors by improving relationships, increasing self-efficacy, and encouraging self-advocacy
      • Guide team members to provide strength-based behavior modification and to ensure appropriate use of the Growth and Change System in the program, including non-violent intervention of girls and caregivers when needed
      • Create partnerships with community resources to identify quality services and assistance that will enhance the program and cohesively meet the needs of girls
      • Ensure all school district requirements are met; may act as liaison between Pace and the local school district
      • Collaborate with the Academic manager to implement the School Improvement Plan and provide feedback to team members as needed
      • Oversee the administration of National School Lunch Program
      • Manage existing agency resources to maximize efficiency, utilization, and innovation
      • Share responsible for ensuring the recruitment of girls and maintaining census of the program
      • Participate on the intake team to support decision-making about program enrollment
      • Provide oversight to middle managers (if appliable) in the provision of academic, social service, and intensive wrap-around care (case) management services to girls aimed at building resiliency and decreasing risk-related behaviors through a holistic framework; maintain a care (case) load if warranted
      • Provide crisis intervention and support as warranted, including family support, peer mediation, classroom support, consultation, and the coordination of risk assessments to ensure safety of the girls in the program
      • Utilize the student management system and other documentation to ensure that middle managers are following proper protocol regarding team member performance Leadership
        • Hire, on-board, supervise, and evaluate middle managers and team members under the culture standards of caring, purpose, learning, and results
        • Lead, develop, and supervise team members using a gender-responsive, trauma-informed, and strength-based framework
        • Guide and facilitate care review meetings regarding girls' care, providing education to the care planning team using a multidisciplinary framework
        • Coordinate internal and external professional development efforts to support development and succession plans
        • Develop and oversee the center's training program to ensure compliance with policy and contracted funders; ensure certifications are current
        • Ensure compliance regarding documentation of efforts, the collection of data and programmatic outcomes, safety standards, and the preparation of reports as needed to ensure contractual and grant obligation
        • Monitor compliance with regulatory and contractual standards
        • Ensure safety initiatives and adherence to agency safety program
        • Oversee quality substance abuse prevention services by monitoring the standards of the Florida Administrative Codes Chapter 65D-30
        • Ensure the program adheres to the Department of Juvenile Justice Education standards
        • Ensure grant and funder contracts are utilized to their fullest capacity as dictated in contacts and memorandums of understanding
        • Facilitate meetings and workgroups with center management, community stakeholders, and contract affiliates
        • Utilize data and key performance indicators to assess the effectiveness of the program and adjust as needed
        • Ensure that all disclosures of abuse and neglect are reported timely and accurately
        • Conduct regular self-audits to ensure the program is providing high quality services and meeting standards; implement changes to standards as they occur
        • Follow the State and Stakeholder (funders) guidelines to report incidents, including the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Central Communications Center (CCC)
        • In collaboration with the Executive Director, assess needs and develop goals for the center's day program; follow through and implement strategies and action plans
        • Create, prepare and maintain reports and documents for assigned projects and services, and other assignments as directed by the Executive Director
        • Serve as a member of the Center's Leadership Team and report to the Executive Director
        • Advocate for and represent Pace within the community to enhance the understanding of agency initiatives, elicit support, advocate for girls, and support recruitment and retention efforts
        • Develop effective relationships with internal and external patrons
        • Promote Pace within the community, attend conferences, and public speaking events.
        • Assist in training and oversight of assigned interns and volunteers and ensure their performance meets the needs of the girls served, if warranted
        • Other duties as assigned Supervisory Responsibility:
          • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with agency policies and applicable laws, including Board 491 and the Florida Administrative Codes Chapter 65D-30 Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Pace Center for Girls Inc, Tallahassee , Program Director, Executive , Tallahassee, Florida

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