YFS Transitional Age Youth Director
This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Transitional Age Youth Director is responsible for program development and evaluation, staff supervision and leadership, budget development and monitoring, and service delivery for the Transitional Living Program (TLP).
Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.that are affordable and life-enriching. Our staff encourage participation by all members of our community and create an environment where everyone aspire to be their best. Each day, we work side-by-side with others to strengthen the foundations of our communities
In accordance with applicable policies/procedures and Federal/State laws, may perform the following supervisory responsibilities: Interviewing, hiring, orienting, and training staff; planning, assigning, and directing work; coaching and appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining staff; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILTIES:
• Provide supervisory and programmatic leadership to TLP personnel.
• Supervise TLP staff to ensure the safety and well-being of TLP residents and staff.
• Hire and evaluate TLP employees and volunteers with assistance from the Program and Services Director.
• Develop the TLP budget with assistance from the Management
• Team and implement expenditure adjustments as needed.
• Review TLP client files and all required documentation to ensure that TLP staff is maintaining updated and accurate client files, and that client needs are being met.
• Supervise monthly data and other paperwork completion related to the TLP program to ensure accuracy and timeliness.
• Lead regularly scheduled TLP staff meetings and participate in YFS supervisory staff meetings, clinical supervision, program meetings, and other required trainings.
• Positively represent YFS YMCA in the community.
• Inform supervisors of all legal, ethical and clinical issues related to work.
• Ensure proper coverage of TLP by scheduling staff, providing back-up coverage, when necessary and coordinating services.
The following are the minimum qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position. Please note that the minimum qualifications may vary based upon the department size and/or geographic location.
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION(S):
• CPR and First Aid certification- can be provided by the YMCA if needed
• Master’s degree preferred plus 2 years’ applicable experience or a Bachelor’s degree plus 3 years’ administrative and supervisory experience in a social work setting
• Must be STRTP Administrator at time of hire or within 6 months of hire
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Ability to obtain Criminal Record Clearance
• Visual auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and the ability to act swiftly in emergency situations
• Excellent verbal communication skills;
• Strong interpersonal skills;
• Ability to interact effectively at all levels and across diverse cultures; and
• Ability to be an effective member of project teams.