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 31 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 serves approximately 20,000 youth and families per year. Our mission is to engage human service 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, young people, young adults and 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: This position is responsible for the overall management of the Chicago Choose 2 Change Program (C2C) and YANA Programs to include: direct services to youth and families; referring authority relationship management; contract management; program finances and oversight; staff supervision; program development/expansion as well as compliance with quality assurance measures and improvement and training compliance for the Chicago C2C and YANA Programs.
Regional Director must be an excellent coach, guide, supervisor, and source of support for program directors under their supervision or other leaders who may need their assistance. Knowledge of YAP Gold Standards, YAP Core Model, demonstrated experience managing positive relationships with referring authorities and helping programs run efficiently with positive outcome is required. The candidate must be able to work independently, confidentially, and work well with local referring authorities, directors and Support Center staff. The candidate must be able to assess the needs of local leaders and programs and make interventions when necessary that will help programs and leaders to operate at optimum levels. When needed, corrective action plans (both with staff and programs) is required. Expertise in at least one key program area and professional development interests is required. Regional Director must have or develop a working knowledge of each contract and applicable state law and regulations. Contract compliance is a major component of the responsibility of the regional director position.
Qualifications/Requirements: Master’s Degree and professional license preferred. Bachelor’s Degree required. At a minimum, previous experience in managing personnel and budgets.
Training Experience. Being a certified trainer in Mandt, CPR/First Aid, and BAT preferred. Quality Assurance/improvement experience.
This position will require frequent travel
Valid driver’s license. Minimum Auto Insurance Coverage of $100,000 per person and $300,000 per accident bodily injury liability and access to a reliable transportation/vehicle.
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: David R. Williams at firstname.lastname@example.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