Assistant Social Services Director of Education/Outreach//DH
Company: Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo
Posted on: February 25, 2021
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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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Ability to manage projects to completion, prioritize work flow
to include maintaining documentation standards, provide quality
- Ability to demonstrate negotiation and problem solving skills
to effectively deal with complex problems and achieve effective
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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