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17Jun

Program Director - Baltimore, MD

Full-Time, Maryland | View Counts (514) | Return|

Status: Full Time Salaried                       FLSA Classification: Exempt

Company Information: Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP) is one of the largest non-profit youth and family support agencies, in 33 states plus DC, working with high-risk youth and their families in the United States. Currently, YAP employs more than 2,000 dedicated workers and we serve thousands of families a year in more than 100 rural, urban, and suburban communities nationwide. Our mission is to engage human services systems so that they rely less on institutional care and invest more in supporting families and neighborhoods. We currently work with child welfare, juvenile justice, behavioral health, disability, primary health care, and education systems to develop and offer community-based alternatives for the highest risk children, youth people, young adults, families, and adults. Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. is committed to creating safe environments and providing services that are individualized, culturally competent, and trauma informed to build brighter futures for all.

 

Summary of Position: The Program Director is responsible for the oversight and supervision of all GVRS program and project staff, works with the referring agency to initiate intakes for the program and assign caseload to Street Outreach Workers/Life Coaches, assists as needed with client intakes, assessments, services as the program’s primary ambassador for community outreach in support of clients/program, and is responsible for program budget management.

 

  • Responsible for all services provided to participants and their families who are referred to the program. Ensure that all participants receive the appropriate number of hours, contacts, services, specified monies and activities as required by contract with the referring authority or the third party payer
  • Interview referrals and if applicable, their biological or extended families. In conjunction with the participant and his her family, develop an individualized Pathway to Change service plan that meets the individual needs of the participant and if applicable, family.
  • Oversee the intake process including interviewing referrals and appropriate family members. In conjunction with the participant and family, ensure that a service or treatment plan that meets the individual needs of the participant and family is developed and implemented. Such plans must be strength based
  • Monitor service delivery provided by staff and ensure that staff implements the goals in the service or treatment plans, as well as make any revisions to the plan that result from changing needs or case reviews.
  • Identify, recruit, hire, train, monitor, and supervise all direct service professional and administrative staff in the local program, following the YAP, Inc. personnel policies and procedures including the matching zip codes policy for recruiting direct service staff. Ensure that staff qualifications meet those imposed by the referring authority or third-party payor.
  • Provide direct service professionals with staff development and training sessions as required by YAP, Inc. and referring authority or third-party payor policies. Promote staff development including the provision of cross-training among staff.
  • Attend staff meetings and training sessions from program personnel as scheduled by the Regional Director or President.
  • Assist staff in creative problem solving, including security needed professional resources for participation and their families. Ensure that activities for participants and their families involve education (if applicable), employment, social, and other areas of need. Develop plans for discharge which include community linkages that will support the participation and family after termination of service.
  • Ensure that all required timelines and due dates are met. This includes submission of all administrative, fiscal, and billing documents and database information to the Support Center for processing and all reports and documents that are required to be submitted by referring authorities and third-party payors.
  • Assist staff participant caseloads and monitor the results.
  • Ensure that best practice guidelines are adhered to by all direct staff.
  • Respond to special or critical incidents involving referred participants as the need arises. Ensure that appropriate procedures and reports (both oral and written) are completed as per program and YAP, Inc. policy.
  • Serve as a liaison between the agency, the court, social services agencies, community resources, and other organizations as needed
  • Communicate with The Support Center as needed to ensure coordinated efforts and the efficient and effective management of programs and service delivery
  • Develop linkages with community leaders and resources through outreach, connecting services, and coordinating services
  • Manage the local program with budget parameters
  • Develop the knowledge and understanding of YAP, Inc., policies, referring agencies, and third-party payor’s contracts and requirements and applicable governmental agency’s rules and regulations are adhered to and met.

 

Qualifications/Requirements: Bachelor’s degree generally preferred or commensurate experience in community-based agency program is acceptable except for programs where the referring authority requires a specific degree

 

Bi-lingual speaking applicant a plus!

 

Benefits Available: Medical/Prescription, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, UNUM, Paid time off, Holiday Pay, and 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan.

 

Contact information: Please submit cover letter, resume, and two (2) professional references and one (1) personal references to: ATTN: Craig Jernigan at cjernigan@yapinc.org or Kim Jackson at kjackson@yapinc.org 

 

 

Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, genetic characteristics, or disability unrelated to job performance

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Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, genetic characteristics, or disability unrelated to job performance.