Director Residential & Clinical Services, Mars Home for Youth - Mars, PA
Mars Home for Youth is currently seeking a Director of Residential and Clinical Services. This is an exempt, senior management position with a role on MHY’s Leadership Team, responsible for overseeing the direction and management of MHY’s Residential and Clinical Services.
Mars Home for Youth (MHY) has been evolving to meet the needs of at-risk youth and families for over 130 years. Throughout this time, MHY has remained true to its dedication to support youth who deserve every opportunity at a better life.
Today, Mars Home for Youth (MHY) is committed to providing a sanctuary to help youth heal and cope with psychological and social trauma. Now a certified provider of the Sanctuary Model for Trauma Informed Care, MHY’s programming affords a safe and connected community for clients and staff to engage in programming that encourages healthy recovery, healing and growth.
Ensures the integrity of MHY’s services including compliance with MHY policy, regulations, accreditation standards and the principles of the Sanctuary Model of Trauma-Informed care. Functions as an collaborative member of the Leadership Team, and effectively coordinates with teams, committees, and the Board of Directors on services for youth and families. Provides direction, training, access and support to Residential and Clinical staff and management.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.
- Ensures that the rights, dignity, and confidentiality of all clients are maintained, and ensures that each client and his/her parent(s) or guardian(s) are involved in decision-making to the best of their abilities.
- Ensures that the health and safety of all clients and staff is maintained in alignment with Sanctuary principles and practices, regulatory requirements, accreditation standards, and organizational policies
- Regularly reviews the policies and procedures affecting admissions, and the design, delivery and evaluation of programming and operations; ensures that organizational and operational policies and procedures are communicated, understood, and followed by Residential and Clinical employees.
- Collaborates with key management and staff in the development of responsible Residential and Clinical budgets, and manages programming costs effectively throughout the fiscal year.
- Monitors Residential and Clinical budget performance regularly and revises programming as necessary to adapt to budgetary constraints.
- Responsible for and assists with the hiring, retention and performance management of direct and indirect reports.
- Participates in recruitment and retention efforts for Residential and Clinical management and staff as required.
- Supports the Assistant Directors in ensuring that all new and existing employees provide evidence of current credentials in compliance with MHY and DPW standards.
- Assists the Assistant Directors in identifying training opportunities for Residential and Clinical employees based on needs assessments, industry trends, and regulatory requirements.
- Maintains a flexible schedule in order to ensure that leadership, direction and effective communications occurs with all Residential and Clinical staff.
- Assists RPMs with staffing to ensure that adequate levels of staff are in place in alignment with budgeted staffing and overtime costs.
- Assesses programming regularly through measurable outcomes, and participates in quality improvement and evaluation processes as set forth by the Executive Director.
- Regularly attends staff and management meetings, Board and Board Programming Committee meetings, and participates in interdisciplinary meetings as required.
- Advocates on behalf of individual clients, their families, and the community in the provision of children and family services with respective funding bodies, organizations, foundations, local businesses and government offices.
- Collaborates with peers and in the youth and family services sector to identify and develop possible shared opportunities, and current industry developments and trends.
Directly supervises Assistant Directors, Residential Program Managers, and at times provides direct supervision of Assistant Residential Program Managers, and Residential Advisors. May at times be responsible for supervising interns or volunteers. Responsible for effectively managing the performance of employees, and providing supervisions, performance evaluations, and counseling or disciplinary actions as appropriate and in alignment with MHY policies and procedures.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Master’s degree in a related field of study required. Five years of demonstrated and related administrative experience required; prior management experience in residential youth services strongly preferred. Demonstrated hands-on management skills and prior experience developing and effectively managing an operational budget required. Must possess an ability to develop and guide others in program design, supervision, and outcomes. Must possess excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills and be able to work independently and in conjunction with diverse teams, with a working knowledge of therapeutic modalities. Must possess demonstrated PC skills including common MS Office applications; possess a valid PA driver’s license, with an insurable driving record; and current Act 33, 34 and FB I Clearances. Must have or be capable of obtaining First Aid/CPR certification.
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For more information about MHY please visit our website at www.marshomeforyouth.org.
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