The Program Director oversees all facets of program operations and provides administrative and programmatic development and support to the Executive Director.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Ensuring overall performance of program in meeting identified outcomes, including expectation of a program culture that is inspiring, fostering independence and community.
Overhaul and create protocols and procedures according to best practices in social work and excellence in outcome attainment
Lead program and policy development and monitoring and continuous quality improvement
Design, collect, and interpret key metrics to measure outcomes alongside continuous quality improvement
Working alongside the Executive Director and clinical staff to develop and execute strategies for growth and expansion
Coordinating the planning for new young adults to move into the residence, including reading records and completing evaluations to determine appropriateness of potential program participants, as well as ensuring that all admission records are in place prior to the move in date.
Coordinating the case management process for each resident. Tracks progress related to clients' goals and objectives.
Establishing, supervising and evaluating methods used to promote self-sufficiency and independence. Directs program staff to provide services in accordance with established methods or create new protocols for same.
Coordinating clinical and supportive services for participants. Determines how program staff will provide assistance to each resident and oversees staff's provision of the direct assistance.
Ensuring the timely and thorough completion of program documentation as required by state licensing standards, agency policy and procedures and quality assurance guidelines.
Oversee mentorship program and work to replicate proven successes
Supervise full-time and part-time program staff
Represent the agency externally to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other agencies, non-profits, donors, and administrative leaders.
What You'll Bring:
New Jersey State Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Professional Counselor required
Clinical Supervision Certification or eligibility required
Specialty in treating trauma in a youth setting required (residential optimal)
7-10 years' experience in social work or related field.
4 or more years' successful management, supervisory, program development, and administrative experience, especially in outcome measurement and analyzing collected data
Entrepreneurial spirit and a drive for excellence
Outstanding public speaking and presentation skills
Significant experience supervising MSW's and BA-level staff in providing complex trauma-informed care and coordination services
Ability to provide exceptional clinical and administrative and leadership
Exceptional skills in engaging and assessing young adults and in coordination of resources within families, institutions, communities, and educational systems.
Good interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
A valid driver's license
Computer skills are also essential, with experience in database software, Microsoft Word and Excel.
Roots & Wings provides young adults who age out of the foster care system in New Jersey with safe housing, education, counseling, and life skills in order to empower them toward self-sufficiency.
Roots &Wings is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was established in 1999. What started as a collaborative, community-based volunteer operation has grown into a well-established organization made... up of professional staff, trained mentors and dedicated volunteers. From the beginning, Roots & Wings has been client-centered, providing nurturing support, safe housing, educational support and practical life skills to young adults who have aged out of the child welfare system. Roots & Wings provides a foundation for this high-risk population of disadvantaged young adults on which they can build – replacing dependency with self-sufficiency.