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Children & Youth Services Coordinator

Company: SafeHaven of Tarrant County
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: November 22, 2020

Job Description:

SUMMARY Supervises and directs the activities of the children---s programs to ensure quality programming is provided. Serves as the primary point person for issues related to the children---s program throughout the Residential Services department.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: Directs the programming of the children---s department including case management; childcare; after-school and group activities; and camp. Ensures implementation, continuous evaluation, and execution of age appropriate, trauma informed services for program participants. Develop and implement group content designed to meet the emotional, educational, and physical needs of the children that have experienced trauma. Provide appropriate intervention for children who have suffered extreme emotional stress and may display emotional and/or physical acting out behaviors.Oversee and ensure the facilitation of regularly scheduled support groups for children and parenting groups for adults.Plan and implement daily activities for shelter summer program, seasonal camps, holiday events and field trips.Ensure the completion of case management sessions and forms with adult and child clients.Ensure child---s enrollment/participation in onsite/public school. Maintain communication with ISD staff and social workers as needed.Assess the need for CPS involvement based on guidelines established by Texas Family Code.Ensures program is meeting standards set forth by the Health and Human Services Commission to maintain the Childcare Licensing Permit. Respond to inquiries, submit reports, and maintain communication with designated liaisons. Ensure the implementation of guidelines to administer only age-appropriate disciplinary techniques.Responsible for interviewing and hiring qualified staff; training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; providing corrective action as needed, addressing complaints and resolving problems. Develops and implements training for department staff and volunteers that includes intimate partner violence, trauma informed care, and other proven approaches to equip team members to effectively perform the requirements of their positions and provide quality services. Works collaboratively with other Victim Services directors to ensure seamless delivery of services; collaborating when necessary to ensure the success of the department.Oversees the management of agency volunteers. Work collaboratively with the Victim Services team to ensure cohesive service delivery to all recipients of services. Participates in weekly case reviews at each location to ensure the highest level of service delivery to residents.Assists with delivery of client services as needed.Responsible for 24-hour on call access as needed to support shelter staff in situations involving children.Monitors file documentation and CRMS entry for effective service delivery and grant compliance. Assures accurate and timely collection of data and completion of required reports. Submits monthly program reports and time sheets in an efficient manner.Represents SafeHaven of Tarrant County on community task forces and committees as assigned.Acts in accordance with the agency's commitment to providing equal services to culturally diverse populations, including those with disabilities.OTHER DUTIES In accordance with the team philosophy of the agency, may routinely be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed above.Must act in accordance with the agency's mission statement and goals.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESProvide supervision to the Lead Children---s Advocates, Children---s Advocates, Play Therapists, Lead, Childcare Aides, Childcare Aides, Youth Mentors, and volunteers. Provide guidance and support to team members at each shelter. QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Bachelor's degree (B.A.) or Master---s degree (M.S.) in Child Development, Social Work or related field. LMSW preferred. Three to five years of experience in a social service field, with 2 years supervisory or leadership experience. Staff training experience preferred. LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and the general public. Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints. Bilingual in Spanish preferred.MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Understanding of and ability to work with statistical data.REASONING ABILITY Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Duties somewhat complex, some discretion required. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS LSW or LMSW preferred. Current valid Texas driver's license required and proof of auto liability insurance required.PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Frequent prolonged sitting, standing, walking. Occasional reaching, lifting up to 25 pounds, and stooping. Some flexibility in work schedule required. Occasional travel.Must be able to drive during daytime and nighttime hoursWORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of crisis intervention and the stress that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Frequent exposure to communicable diseases. Occasional exposure to irritating or caustic substances. Occasional exposure to clients with addiction disorders or psychiatric disorders.This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. SafeHaven reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.I have read and understand all three pages of this job description.Job ID: 2020-1470 External Company URL: https://www.safehaventc.org Street: 1100 Hemphill St Suite 303

Keywords: SafeHaven of Tarrant County, Fort Worth , Children & Youth Services Coordinator, Other , Fort Worth, Texas

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