Sauti Yetu Center for African Women, Inc
full-time part-time employee contract
Sauti Yetu is seeking a dynamic, goal driven individual who is interested in developing their leadership, clinical and program management skills to join the Children and Family Services team. This candidate will manage Sauti Yetu’s FFT-therapeutic case management program. Functional Family Therapy (FFT) – Therapeutic Case Management (TCM) is an adaptation of FFT that is evidence-based treatment model for youth (0-18 years old) and families in the child welfare, mental health, and juvenile justice systems. FFT-TCM integrates family based therapeutic case management services with the core FFT model to provide comprehensive support to youth and families. FFT-TCM has two service tracks within the model:· Low Risk track supports families that are more likely to successfully engage in community-based interventions and programs. · High Risk track supports families that need intensive change processes delivered in the home to address risk of placement or where there are issues of child safety, neglect, family violence, mental health concerns, and substance abuse or at risk of involvement in the criminal justice system. JOB SUMMARYThe Program Director provides both administrative and clinical supervision to two FFT-TCM Supervisors of the High-Risk teams and two FFT- TCM Supervisors of Low-Risk teams. In addition, the Program Director supervises two Family team Conference facilitators, Intake Coordinator. The program director is responsible for ensuring that the FFT-TCM teams meet all programmatic and model requirements, mandates and ensures positive outcomes all ACS measurements. He/she also serves as the main point of contact with the FFT consultant and is responsible for ensuring that the teams meet all the fidelity measures and outcomes set forth by FFT. In addition, this position is responsible for ensuring the program is compliant with Sauti Yetu's policies, procedures and is aligned with the mission of its goals and strategic priorities. RESPONSIBILITIES:· Carry caseload of approximately 3 FFT-TCM High Risk cases· Provide Administrative and Clinical oversight of four FFT-TCM Supervisors, two FTC Conference Facilitators, and administrative support staff.· Directs all aspects of the FFT-TCM unit’s operations, including assessment, planning and compliance; sets direction and performance targets for the teams and provides solutions to existing and anticipated problems.· Monitors case management and therapeutic activities - setting expectations, helping establish program outcomes and ensuring that quality/compliance and legal standards are observed and that all mandated and other programmatic requirements are carried out.· Ensure the safety and well-being of children using established risk and safety assessment and service planning tools; report, investigate/respond to general needs, home safety concerns and/ or reasonable suspicions of neglect, abuse and exploitation.· Helps assess client perceptions of service, utilizing information to make changes in the design and quality of the program, as needed; monitor staff-client relationships to ensure that rights of children and families are observed and entitlements are accessible.· Ensures that services and contact visits that engage the family and child/ren in individualized service plans occur as mandated and necessary; assists staff in mobilizing resources, i.e., social, medical, educational, employment, legal.· Identifies barriers that interfere with achievement of program goals/outcomes and quality/legal compliance standards for FFT-TCM services; initiates timely corrective action steps.· Networks with community agencies and leaders, encouraging referrals and maintaining visibility through discussions, community involvement and public relations materials; cultivates community linkages and negotiates access to services.· Conducts supervisory sessions with staff, communicating agency and programmatic priorities, setting performance expectations and tracking progress toward goals both individually and collectively.· Interprets and communicates performance indicators and compliance requirements; conducts internal department compliance self-audits regularly and prior to review and visits by regulatory groups; issues status reports to executive director; implements workable solutions to problems.· Maintains own professional and technical knowledge and credentials. Assesses needs of staff, recommends growth opportunities; ensures that mandated curriculum requirements are met and keeps staff abreast of general child welfare developments.· Directs the employee performance management process, in accordance with agency personnel policy; conducts performance appraisal meetings for direct reports and oversees the appraisal process for all staff; ensures that supervisors respond to employee concerns in a legally sound and ethical manner.· Collaborate with HR Recruiter to identify appropriate candidates to fill program vacancies in a timely fashion.· Ensure that staff have access to requisite clinical supervision needed to obtain/maintain licensure· Conduct frequent FFT model specific check-in meeting and consultants on fidelity, certification tracking and monitoring. Responsible for championing the process and helping remove barriers by conducting fit assessments on advances and barriers.· Provide case and staff coverage during staffing shortages.· Supports the integration of services and regulation, including those of OMH.· Responsible for review, acceptance of case referrals, and rejections· Ensure all families served by the program are able to and can access community resources and services they are eligible for (examples: Health care).· Provide access to licensure clinical supervision to eligible staff and runs Licensure Group Supervision for clinical staff· Ensure that all staff demonstrates competencies in the execution of daily responsibilities. Utilize progressive discipline process when indicated and ensure that all staff on the FFT-TCM team receive annual performance evaluations in a timely manner. QUALITIES WE ARE LOOKING FOR:· Language fluency is required in Spanish/English or French/English, and one or more African and Asian languages Strategic thinker, ability to multitask and problem solving skills· Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW), Certificate in Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASAC) or equivalent degree in NYS license-eligible Mental Health profession.· Minimum of 3-5 years of clinical experience working with adolescents and families in a child welfare, mental health or juvenile justice setting is required.· Minimum of 3 years Supervisory experience required· Excellent organizational and administrative skills.· Excellent leadership skills with the ability to effectively manage team.· Strong writing and verbal communication skills.· Knowledge and experience in managing/monitoring budgets that are aligned with programmatic outcomes.· Willing and available to respond to emergencies and urgent situations 24/7. Salary and BenefitsStrong benefits Package includes paid holidays, vacation, personal and sick leave, medical & dental coverage, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability benefits, a 403(B) voluntary tax deferred annuity plan, and commuter benefits. HOW TO APPLY:Interested and qualified individuals should email their resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, to HR@sautiyetu.us Subject line: PROGRAM DIRECTOR -FFT-TCM Sauti Yetu is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Sautu Yetu seeks to build an inclusive organization grounded in respect and celebration of our diversity for differences. We support all aspects of diversity, and in accordance with federal, state and local laws, does not discriminate unlawfully against employees and applicants for employment on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, military status, national origin (including ancestry), predisposing genetic characteristic, race, sex, gender, actual or perceived sexual orientation (including actual or perceived heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality and asexuality), status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other characteristic protected by law. This commitment applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and employee development, placement, promotion, demotion, upgrading, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination.