FT/PT: Full-time (35+ hours per week, may include some evenings and weekends)
PAY GROUP: Grade 25
REPORTS TO: Chief Operations Officer
SUPERVISES: Coordinators & Program Assistant
FUNCTION: The Program Director will plan and administer the programs with a view toward developing a comprehensive program of community resource networking and support services consistent with a self-help approach. The Program Director will provide oversight and supervision to program staff. The Program Director will plan, facilitate coordination, develop program policies and standards, and monitor the operation of group and individual oriented social services programming. The Program Director will coordinate orientation and training for program staff, agency partners and the community. The Program Director is responsible for the overall management of the program.
Design and implement the program consistent with agency philosophy, which includes programming and staffing responsive to the multi-cultural and bilingual needs of the community.
Facilitate evaluation, planning, and development of annual program goals and objectives consistent with long-range agency plans.
Develop local resources through networking and outreach and formal agreements where appropriate or helpful.
Provide direct support in individual, group, and family counseling (case management), minimally 24 hours per month.
Plan and develop data collection to describe and evaluate program and service delivery.
Provide supervision of interns and volunteers support to service delivery.
Provide formal documented supervision of employees minimally bi-weekly.
Assure appropriate staff coverage for program operations.
Supervise, directly or indirectly, a multi-level staff; and consult specialist.
Perform and approve performance evaluations at the 30-day, 60-day, mid-year and annual employment points.
Participates in the hiring of new staff.
Responsible for new staff orientation, to be completed within the first 30 days of employment.
Develop annually and implement staff training and development plans.
Monitor data collection as required by contracts and grants and service audits, evaluate the same, and report on progress.
Provide evaluation of data on a quarterly r basis.
Represents the agency’s program to a wide variety of community groups.
Recommends changes in agency policies affecting program operations.
Attend staff meeting and other meetings regularly or as required.
Manage program budget including management of, petty cash and approve expenses.
Other duties as assigned
MARGINAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist in picking up and distribution of donations
Research and/or gather resources to directly assist clients and/or to perform job.
Assist in the up-keep (cleaning) of office/building space(s).
Provide assistance with transportation to scheduled appointments.
Assist in other programs both inter-agency as well as inter-program.
Education & Experience:
Prefer a Master in Social Work or related field with two (2) year of applicable experience. · Bachelor Degree in social service or related field with four (4) or more years applicable experience.
· Must have 40-hour domestic violence training (within 3 months of hire date).
Must be Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional (within 1 year of hire date). Must be CPR/First Aid certified (within 6 months of hire).
· Must have excellent verbal skills.
· Must have the ability to communicate effectively to diverse group(s) of people in varied settings.
· Must be able to write in a logical, clear and grammatically correct way.
· Bi-lingual Spanish speaking, reading and writing may be required.
· Must have the ability to read, analyze and interpret common reports and documents.
· Must be able to respond to the needs and/or request of clients, co-workers, supervisors and others in a professional and timely manner.
· Must have the ability to plan and organize in a logical manner.
· Must be able to prioritize and multi-task in an efficient manner.
· Must be able to stand and walk up to 2/3 or more of the time.
· Must be able to sit up to 1/3 of the time.
· Must be able to use hand and/or fingers up to 2/3 or more of the time.
· Must be able to lift up to 10lbs up to 1/3 of the time.
· Must be able to hear and talk 2/3 or more of the time.
· Must have clear vision up to 20 inches minimally.
· Must be proficient in the use of the computer and various software packages.
· Must be able to use standard telephone.
· May have to use general office equipment including; fax machine, copier, calculator, typewriter, etc.
· Must be able to work in an office setting with moderate noise levels.
· May be exposed to outdoor weather conditions 1/3 to 2/3 of the time.
· Must be able to travel locally and regionally.
About Family Rescue
Since 1981, Family Rescue has been passionately and proactively dedicated to eliminating domestic violence in the Chicago community. Family Rescue empowers women and their families to become self-sufficient and lead abuse-free lives.
Family Rescue is dedicated to eliminating domestic violence in the Chicago community by providing comprehensive support services and shelter to victims of domestic violence, particularly abused women and their children; engaging in advocacy to promote future system change; and encouraging prevention through community education.
Throughout its 30 plus years of service Family Rescue has opened four programs: the Rosenthal Family Lodge – our emergency shelter and 24-hour crisis line; Community Outreach Program - non residential counseling and violence prevention education; Court Advocacy Program - legal advocacy and crisis intervention; and Ridgeland Apartments & Daycare Program – supportive housing and child care. In 2010 Family Rescue provided supportive services to 1,916 survivors. Family Rescue serves victims of domestic violence across Metropolitan Chicago, although most of the victims served live within the city pr...oper.
Family Rescue provides comprehensive services to survivors of domestic violence using a three pronged approach: prevention through early education and outreach; intervention through direct client services such as crisis intervention, enhanced children’s programming, counseling, legal advocacy, emergency shelter, financial literacy and safe housing; and infrastructure strengthening through systemic advocacy to address changes that will enhance the systems families impacted by domestic violence access for safety.
Family Rescue is unique in several ways: we are the only single purpose domestic violence agency on the south side of Chicago; we are one of only two domestic violence agencies in Chicago to allow mothers with teen boys into our shelter to avoid causing more trauma to the mother and children; and we are the only domestic violence agency in Chicago with a presence in both criminal and civil court, AND the Chicago Police Department. The families that Family Rescue serves often need a myriad of services and we have built strong relationships with community partners to be able to provide for their needs in the best possible way.