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Assistant Social Services Director of Education/Outreach//DH

Company: Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo
Location: Chicago
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Assistant Social Services Director of Education/Outreach//DHQ-Social Services/Chicago in Chicago, Illinois - Careers at Metropolitan Divisional Headquarters Skip Branding Assistant Social Services Director of Education/Outreach//DHQ-Social Services/Chicago in Chicago, Illinois - Careers at Metropolitan Divisional Headquarters Skip to Main Content Please Enable Cookies to Continue Please enable cookies in your browser to experience all the personalized features of this site, including the ability to apply for a job. Welcome page Welcome page Returning Candidate? Log back in! Assistant Social Services Director of Education/Outreach//DHQ-Social Services/Chicago Job Locations US-IL-Chicago Job ID 2019-10996 # of Openings 1 Category Social Services Type Regular Full-Time Overview DOING THE MOST GOOD Do you want to use your skills and talents to make a lasting difference in the world? The Salvation Army is the fourth largest charity in the United States and is an international organization based on Biblical principles created to help people in need. We are mission-driven, diverse, collaborative, and focused on positive results for people. Join us in making a difference. POSITION TITLE: Assistant Social Services Director of Education/Outreach LOCATION/DEPT: DHQ - Social Services Department REPORTS TO (TITLE): Divisional Director of Social Services FLSA CATEGORY: Exempt STATUS TYPE: Full-Time OUTCOMES The Assistant Director of Education/Outreach oversees a number of Social Service Programs including the Head Start, Early Head Start and Child Care program reporting, city and state licensing and renovation projects. This position plans, facilitates, monitor renovation projects, administers the nutrition program, facilitates parent involvement at the multi-site level, assures services of medical, dental and special needs providers. The Assistant Director also serves as a member of the Child Care Management Team. Assistance is provided in developing and successfully implementing strategic long-term and operational plans for Social Services in the Metropolitan Division. Responsibilities ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES

  • Supervision and Oversight (50%)
  • Oversees various programs including, Head Start and Early Head Start programs reporting, obtain city and state licensing for all sites, communicate critical issues affecting site licensing, and submitting of attendance reports to DFSS and Food Programs.
  • Administration and Planning
  • Plans, facilitates and monitors renovation projects keeping abreast of site renovation needs, funding requests, contracts with sub-contractors, and payment fulfillment of contracts upon satisfactory fulfillment of contracts.
  • Administers Head Start and Early Head Start Nutrition Program to include with contracts with caterer, submit monthly Child Care Food Program Reports and provide training and technical assistance to sites.
  • Participates as a member of the Child Care Program Management Team, coordinates with members of management team to plan, support and monitor all programs of The Salvation Army Child Care Program to include participating in new program development, identify potential funding sources, assist with developing and maintaining good staff relationships, interviews as requested, personnel policies, support of agency's program and maintains relationships with state, city and community institutions and organizations.
  • Safety and Health
  • Monitors monthly fire and tornado drills, medical emergencies, make sure all staff are familiar with emergency plans and protocols, monitor inventory of first aid supplies at each supervised site and monitor posting or evacuation routes and plans in case of fire or natural disaster.
  • Administrative and Fiscal Responsibilities
  • Hires staff to fill vacancies as they occur, evaluates each staff member on an annual basis, documenting the evaluation process and oversees all human resources issues including staff, performance issues, and supervision.
  • Leadership
  • Assist in the development of future goals for the programs and works with other administrative staff to establish those goals, participates in discussions of funding priorities, assist in the development of policies and procedures for center staff and monitors the quality of the program.
  • Advocacy
  • Assumes an advocacy position for children and families, presenting at professional conferences, supporting the registering and voting of staff and parents and representing the needs of the children and families and our programs and meetings.
  • Program Oversight-Social Services
  • Assistance is provided in developing and successfully implementing strategic long-term and operational plans for social services in the Metropolitan Division.
  • In cooperation with the Divisional Director understands, anticipates, identifies and responds to the needs of communities served within the context of the social services environment.
  • Gives direction to various projects in cooperation with the Divisional Director.
  • Focuses on the need for high quality services that are fully integrated and reflect contemporary approaches.
  • Provides input to identify ways for efficient utilization of staff and resources for financial stability.
  • Programs are evaluated and data is provided
  • Consultation and assistance is available and is actively provided to Corps, Programs and Institutions regarding issues related to social services, including the coordination of services and funding sources.
  • Representation is provided, as assigned, that links the Division to the community, funding sources and political decision-makers.
  • The Social Service Department and staff will have clear and decisive leadership in the absence of the Director.
  • Other Duties as assigned. REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS This position reports to the Divisional Director of Social Services. This position supervises the Child Care Program Directors and provides leadership for the directors of Pathway Forward, Shield of Hope and Emergency Booth Lodge. In contacts related to this position's duties, this individual acts as a representative of the Salvation Army and its mission. Qualifications EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
  • Graduate from an accredited university or college with a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or related field with experience either at the center or in administration required.
  • A minimum of a Bachelors in social services planning and organizational development or related field with a minimum of 5 years experience in supervisory and administration.
  • 5 plus years of experience with managing budgets, knowledge in City, Federal, and State governmental contracts in a non-for profit environment.
  • Experience working in a multi-program/site environment.
  • Valid Driver's license/MVR clearance COMPETENCIES
    • Willing to promote the mission of The Salvation Army.
    • An interpersonal style that is service oriented and supportive of other departments.
    • Ability to maintain ongoing communication with program participants by demonstrating excellent verbal and written communication skills and follow-up.
    • An excellent attention to detail, procedures, processes and policies.
    • Ability to manage projects to completion, prioritize work flow to include maintaining documentation standards, provide quality service delivery.
    • Ability to demonstrate negotiation and problem solving skills to effectively deal with complex problems and achieve effective solutions.
    • A demonstrated ability to interpret and follow procedures/guidelines and meet performance targets to comply with child care standards.
    • Able to work on own initiative, as part of a team, and participate in agency/local-sponsored events with participants and professional staff.
    • Ability to be self-motivated in a challenging work environment and to work with sensitive and confidential information.
    • An extensive knowledge of Social Services and Early Child Care Programs.
    • A "hands-on" knowledge of how to effectively work with diversity in the workplace. PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
      • This position is required to do light physical work and must be able to lift 10 pounds.
      • In order to successfully perform the essential functions of this position, the employee is regularly required to use standard office equipment and a PC.
      • The work environment for this position includes an office or child care environment with a low to moderate noise level.
      • Must be able to drive. The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans Applicants with disabilities may contact us at (773)725-1100 for additional information or assistance with the application process. EEOC Poster Options Apply for this job online Apply Share Email this job to a friend Refer Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later. Share on your newsfeed Loading... Application FAQs Software Powered by iCIMS
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