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Program Director at BCFS

Posted in Nonprofit - Social Services 30+ days ago.

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Location: Harlingen, Texas

Job Description:


Required -- 4-year bachelor's or undergraduate degree froman accredited program/university, preferably in one of the following areas: social work, psychology, criminal justice, sociology or related field of study


Required -- 4 years related experience and/or training

Credentials, Skills and Abilities:

  • Maintain current licenses and certificates required for this position including, but not limitedto: • Administrator's License • First Aid • CPR • Emergency Behavior Intervention • Other:
  • Pass a pre-employment drug screen and random drug screens throughout employment.
  • Provide proof of work eligibility status upon request.
  • Pass a pre-employment and biennial criminal background checks.
  • Demonstrate the ability to:
    • Respond sensitively and competently to the service population's cultural andsocio-economic characteristics
    • Communicate effectively in writing and verbally in English (Spanish highlypreferred)
    • Work in a fast paced environment and maintain emotional control andprofessional composure at all times
    • Organize and prioritize responsibilities and duties efficiently.
    • Maintain computer literacy required to meet the responsibilities of the position
    • Work effectively and without intensive supervision both independently and asa member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of all Residential Services policies and procedures.

  • Preferred Qualifications


    Preferred -- Graduate degree from accredited program/institution in a related field


    Preferred -- 6 plus years related experience and/or training

    External Description


    The program director provides tactical and strategic operational oversight of the organizational, programmatic, and financial elements of all services provided to the children in care to ensure that each child's physical, social, emotional, educational and recreational needs are met.

    To successfully perform this job, the employee may be expected to perform the following, with or without reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990:

    Essential Functions:

  • Hire, train, supervise and evaluate program personnel in accordance with agency policies andprocedures and federal and state standards and requirements.
  • Regularly observe and evaluate buildings, grounds, equipment, staff, children, vehicles andother program resources and address issues and problems as needed.
  • Build and maintain relationships between BCFS HHS and local facilities' staff, federal Officeof Refugee Resettlement staff, the legal representative(s) for children in custody, Departmentof Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement, relevant consulates and othersregarding children's placement or release.
  • Facilitate and/or supervise appropriate programming, treatment and discharge planning forthe service population.
  • Complete timely and accurate documentation in accordance with agency policies andprocedures and contract and regulatory requirements and standards.
  • Frequently transverse from one area of the physical plant to another.
  • Meet all deadlines required by program supervisor and federal partners.

  • Measurable Deliverables:

  • Meet all federal and state regulatory guidelines and standards that are applicable to thisposition.
  • Oversee and remediate deficiencies associated with federal and state standards andrequirements.
  • Conduct regular active and archival video monitoring of the site.
  • Participate in service expansion planning, budget preparations and short and long termplanning.
  • Organize and participate in local and regional meetings with community entities.
  • Plan and participate in scheduled meetings, team decisions and operations
  • Serve as a member of the BCFS Management Executive Council.
  • Work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed or requested by the position supervisor.
  • Implement BCFS safety protocols including evacuating with children and other staff in case ofan emergency.
  • Maintain confidentiality in all areas of the service population and program operations.
  • Maintain BCFS HHS professional and ethical standards of conduct outlined in the BCFSemployee handbook including demonstrating respect for agency staff, children, andcommunity members and complying with required dress code at all times.

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