Case Management/Social Services, Executive/Senior Management, Operations/Project Management
4 Year Degree
If you’d like to make a difference in the life of a child, are motivated to create safer homes for all children and are interested in a rewarding career in the nonprofit industry, we invite you to consider becoming part of our Shelter, Inc. team. Since 1975, Shelter, Inc. has provided for the emotional and physical well-being of children and families in need. Our programs and services help children and families build safer, healthier and brighter futures. We are currently seeking a dynamic Associate Director to join our team.
Develop and administer agency-wide professional service programs and provide direction and leadership to specific agency functions, under the direction of the Executive Director.
The Associate Director will provide direct and indirect clinical and administrative supervision to all programs and all program related consulting staff. In the absence of the Executive Director the Associate Director will assume the responsibility for the Agency.
Assure the continuing quality of Shelter’s programs through the development and maintenance of an aggressive Quality Assurance Program. Participate in the evaluation of agency services and make recommendations for modification where appropriate.
Make recommendations regarding hiring, promotion and other personnel changes as they relate to program staff.
Ensure that programs comply with licensing standards and serve as a liaison to the Department of Children and Family Services.
Provide leadership and direction in the development of clinical policy and programmatic procedure manuals. Advise and participate in developing personnel and other policy and procedures for the benefit of the Agency. Participate in the budget process.
Ensure the implementation of agency policies and procedures and the Department of Children and Family Services “Code of Ethics for Child Welfare Professionals.”
Plan, develop, implement and supervise new programmatic initiatives.
Provide active leadership in the Local Area Network (LAN) process, and other groups interested in the development and maintenance of effective programming. Initiate and maintain interagency agreements; establish frequent relations with high level administrative and professional personnel in the social service field.
Develop a systematic training program with program supervisors and stimulate the development of professional standards for the agency.
Represent Shelter in the community.
Provide support to staff in emergency situations.
Serve as a representative to appropriate Shelter board committees.
Investigate any program grievances or client complaints in consultation with the Executive Director.
ACSW; LCSW in the State of Illinois.
MSW from an accredited school of social work.
Minimum 5 years of increasingly responsible child welfare agency experience and 10 years of supervisory experience desired.
Skills in Program, Fiscal, and Personnel Management, supervision, grant writing, and Client Services.
Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License and must submit proof of Illinois auto insurance.
Must complete a Medical and T.B. test providing proof of results.
Must be fingerprinted by the State of Illinois and must submit to a full Background Check through the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
Shelter, Inc.’s mission is helping and protecting children who are abused, neglected, dependent or in need of supervision. We do this by providing community based 24-hour emergency and longer-term care, creating community awareness and education to prevent such abuse and neglect, and promoting healthy families to reduce child abuse and neglect.
Shelter, Inc.’s programs include: Emergency Housi...ng and support for children and youth who are in crisis or are homeless; Foster Care; Healthy Families (parent education and support to prevent child abuse); Transitional Living for older adolescents to learn and develop independent living skills; 24 hour information and referral service; and Community Education.