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Program Manager

Company: The Children's Place
Location: Wasilla
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Do you want to make a difference and be part of a wonderful team of professionals whose primary mission is to protect children? Are you looking for a career that is fulfilling and meaningful? Do you value and appreciate a team environment? Then our full time Family Advocate position may be just for you!The Children's Place is a Child Advocacy Center located in Wasilla, Alaska. Our Mission is to offer hope and healing to children and families impacted by child abuse and neglect through a coordinated community response. Our Family Advocates are the heart of our team as they work directly with children and families who have been impacted by child abuse ensuring their ongoing needs are met.If you have a heart to help children and have two years' experience in child abuse/neglect fields or victim advocacy then please consider applying. Our preferred applicant will have a BA/BS in Social Work, Human Services, or Criminal Justice field and preferably, experience with group work, public speaking, and giving presentations to agencies, community, schools etc.PURPOSE OF THE JOB: Exercise discretion and independent judgment with respect to coordinating, providing and supervising direct services provided to children and families by The Children's Place including but not limited to providing/arranging for immediate safety, legal and community justice assistance, individual and systems advocacy, supervision and mentoring of Family Advocate staff and for operations of the Multidisciplinary TeamQUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must demonstrate their ability to accomplish the Essential Job Results stated below.Job knowledge absolutely required before entering the job

  • Solid understanding of the root causes, dynamics and prevention strategies for child maltreatment
  • At least two years' experience providing direct services and victim advocacy with progressively responsible job duties and supervisory experience including screening, training and employee evaluation.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, to communicate effectively, and to work with people of varied backgrounds and value systems.
  • Ability to give and receive oral and written communications and to read, interpret, abide by and document required policies and procedures for program operations.
  • A personal and professional commitment to ending child maltreatment and related forms of interpersonal violence. Ability to effectively confront issues of gender and race.
  • Must be a responsible individual of reputable character who is known to exercise sound judgment, maintain confidentiality, cope with stress and crisis situations in a calm manner and who models non-violent behavior and freedom from substance abuse
  • Must have or be able to pass State of Alaska and federal background check
  • Must have valid Alaska driver's license or ability to travel off-site for meetings and/or servicesEducation:
    • Master's Degree in Social Work preferred
    • Bachelor Degree in related field with a minimum of three years' of progressively responsible experience providing services to child victims of maltreatment and to the people responsible for their carePreferred:
      • Thorough understanding/knowledge of criminal, civil and community justice systems including ICWA, tribal courts and jurisdictions in PL280 states.
      • Experience and training in working with people who have mental or physical challenges, who are impacted by fetal alcohol exposure and/or persons experiencing substance abuse or addictions
        • Training in nationally approved ChildFirst interview model and experience testifying in courtResponsibilities
          • Provide supervision of TCP program staff and interns including program monitoring and evaluation.
          • Assists in the recruitment, hiring and training of all new members of program staff to ensure high quality candidates are properly screened, trained and supervised to meet the needs of the programmatic services.
          • Assume a leadership role in ensuring collaboration among all members of the multi-disciplinary team, including protocol development and revision and facilitation of multi-disciplinary committees. Develop and implement regular orientation and training for new members of the MDT. Oversee planning of training and team building activities for TCP staff and MDT members.
          • Review referrals with program staff, monitor screening process and provide best practices to case management. Assume a leadership role in expediting referral decisions and management of case logistics within TCP.
          • Develop, implement and monitor on an ongoing basis an evaluation process within TCP to evaluate its programs, services and partner relations.
          • Develop, implement and monitor on an ongoing basis the necessary activities to assist programs to remain in compliance with the standards for National Children's Alliance membership standards.
          • Assure that updated methodologies, practices and programs in all areas of TCP work with physically and sexually abused children.
          • Implement and maintain the procedures, policies and operational manuals for TCP in compliance with the accreditation standards of the National Children's Alliance (NCA) and the local protocol.
          • Promote strong, effective working relationships with partner agencies and other service providers.
          • Collaborate and liaison with community organizations to network and build a collaborative working relationship between TCP and other programs.
          • Implement and monitor outreach with community members and agencies through participation and presentations in local events.
          • Maintain, monitor, and report statistical data for grants and NCA requirements.
          • Assist the Executive Director on an as needed basis.WORKING CONDITIONS: Fast paced office environment with moderate to loud noise. Frequent, unscheduled interruptions. Periodic exposure to situations where individuals may be a danger to themselves or others. Occasional exposure to hazardous conditions (cigarette smoke, bodily fluids, spills, chemicals and cleaning agents, broken glass, etc.) Exposure to communicable diseases. Able to travel over night to conference and trainingWORK HOURS: Flexible, full time (40 hours/week) generally running from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Monday-Friday. Requires a flexible schedule including participation in on-call rotation that may require some evening/weekends hours.Contributes to the team effort and maintains continuous quality improvement by welcoming new and different work requirements; exploring new opportunities to add value to the organization; helping others accomplish related job results; and being active in self-directed learning and professional development. Attending all mandatory staff meetings and in-service training. Providing and maintaining documentation of required training in appropriate field(s) Protects program integrity and confidentiality by adhering to all confidentiality requirements including but not limited to TCP's internal policies, requirements of local, state and federal law and requirements of common sense necessary to protect the safety, dignity and privacy of persons seeking or receiving services.WORKING CONDITIONS: Fast paced office environment with moderate to loud noise. Frequent, unscheduled interruptions. Periodic exposure to situations where individuals may be a danger to themselves or others. Occasional exposure to hazardous conditions (cigarette smoke, bodily fluids, spills, chemicals and cleaning agents, broken glass, etc.) Exposure to communicable diseases.MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT USED: Standard office equipment (FAX machine, computers, copier, telephone, etc.), outside grounds & yard equipment, basic carpentry tools and household cleaning equipment.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to walk, sit, hear, speak, climb stairs, stoop, reach, use hands, lift up to 25 lbs, see and use close vision; speak, write, hear and understand English.SUPERVISED BY: Executive DirectorPOSITIONS SUPERVISED: Family AdvocatesCOORDINATION: Works closely with the Medical Director and Nurse Practitioner under the guidance of the Executive Director to provide an effective, coordinated, on-going response to persons seeking or receiving services.Background Check: Position must have current clearance through the State of Alaska Background Check Unit and/or submit fingerprints, complete and pass a national FBI/State of Alaska criminal background check. The Children's Place is an Equal Opportunity Employer.All employment with The Children's Place is at will. The Children's Place reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.If you meet these qualifications and have a desire to be part of our team, apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to: position will be open until filled.

Keywords: The Children's Place, Anchorage , Program Manager, Executive , Wasilla, Alaska

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