Master’s degree or higher, or Bachelor’s degree with at least 10 years’ experience operating a residential program with considerable knowledge of the juvenile justice system, the operation of juvenile residential programs and residential therapeutic treatment programs. Understanding and knowledge of gender specific, trauma-informed, culturally responsive and linguistically appropriate issues and needs; knowledge of behavior motivation and psychosocial interventions; knowledge of child psychology and development; training in security and custody. Strong emotional intelligence, ability to interact with multi-cultural populations; crisis management skills; strong leadership, decision making, communication, interpersonal and organizational/ prioritization skills, adaptability, flexibility and resourcefulness. Must share the belief that people can change and individuals in need deserve quality services and an opportunity to succeed. Familiarity with relevant state and federal laws. Must have and maintain a valid CT driver’s license and have reliable transportation. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
· Manage 24-hour responsibility for REGIONS-Site Secure program operations and staff; maintain a safe, secure, strength-based, gender responsive, trauma informed, linguistically appropriate and culturally sensitive environment; ensure fidelity to program model.
· Work closely with the program funder in the referral review, scheduling and notification process; assign referrals to the Clinician and Reintegration Mentor.
· Oversee all staff assignments, program coverage, and flow of service within the program.
· Collaborate with the Clinician to manage crisis intervention.
· Develop and maintain standards for program policies and procedures including supervision and monitoring of youth.
· Manage staff recruitment, retention, evaluation, development and trainings in compliance with agency/funder requirement.
· Provide ongoing leadership and supervision for direct reports including facilitation of staff meetings and conducting monthly supervisions to discuss performance and professional development.
· Perform quality assurance audits to ensure program compliance with all standards.
· Ensure that the program’s physical environment is clean, safe and supports a therapeutic community setting.
· Participate in program/clinical meetings and ad hoc work groups in an effort to carry out the mission of the program within and outside of the agency.
· Manage the On-call schedule; respond to after-hours calls, including evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed, on a rotating on-call basis.
· Establish and maintain professional boundaries with all staff, youth and providers.
· Serve as a role model to youth and staff, modeling pro-social behaviors.
· Work collaboratively with internal and external providers.
· Interact with other community-based agencies.
· Analyze and evaluate the accomplishment of program objectives.
· Collect and input data into the PBS (Performance Based Standards) system.
· Adhere to and maintain PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) standards, policies and practices.
· Comply with all funding and reporting requirements.
· Participate in all required trainings.
· Perform all other duties as required.
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