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Regional Director of Contra Costa & Solano Counties

Company: First Place for Youth
Location: Oakland
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

Are you ready to make an impact?
Join a diverse, mission-driven team working in five San Francisco Bay Area counties, Los Angeles, and Jackson, Mississippi, to put success within reach for transition-age foster youth.Our team shows up every day ready to make a difference in the lives of young people who've grown up in foster care. We believe in the limitless potential of all people, and we're working to remove the individual and systemic barriers that stand between foster youth and their goals.
Our innovative approach blends cutting-edge data science, individualized, youth-driven supports, and strategic partnerships with providers, stakeholders, and policymakers to drive lasting change at all levels.First Place for Youth believes our shared purpose, More is Possible, is a call to action for diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our policy and practice network. We are committed to becoming a more inclusive multicultural organization that prioritizes the belonging and quality of life of all our program participants and staff members.Some of the great Benefits of working at First Place for Youth:
Competitive Compensation
Comprehensive benefits package, including 90% paid premium for medical and well as 70 % paid premiums for dependents.
15 vacation days ,12 sick days 14 holidays and 2 floating days per year
401k retirement plan with 4% employer match after 1 year of service
Employer-paid Employee Assistance programs and Life Insurance
Excellent clinical training, individual and group supervision, and assistance towards licensure.
Opportunities to develop specialized skills, including clinical supervision and evidence-based practices
Annual performance evaluations provide the potential for a salary increase each year
JOB SUMMARY: The Regional Director of Programs is responsible to ensure high quality services and effective daily operations of all aspects of the My First Place Program. Duties include managing budgets and contracts, multi-site supervision, services and human resource management including hiring, evaluation, coaching and training. The Regional Director of Programs is responsible to ensure program outcomes, to manage external relationships, and to develop and promote the reputation of First Place for Youth at all times. The Regional Director of Programs provides leadership congruent with agency policy, values and mission, provides management reports as required, and leads significant program committees or functions as assigned. For this multi-site and multi- program position the Regional Director of Programs will be responsible for the operational success ensuring seamless team management and development, program delivery, quality control and evaluation.Essential Duties and RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.Program Operations

  • Leads projects and program implementation ensuring quality, productivity and services delivery standards
  • Resolves problems, completes audits, identifies trends and recommends, determines and implements system improvements.
  • Achieves or exceeds operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to strategies plans and reviews, preparing and completing actions, managing assigned projects
  • Leads and manages improvement and change efforts
  • Participates agency-wide workgroups and projects as assigned
  • Responsible for all aspects of program including compliances, service delivery, program enhancements, growth and reputation and stakeholder relationshipsHuman Resources
    • Selects, orients, trains, coaches, counsels assigned employees to achieve program results and highest quality services.
    • Enforces policy, communicates job expectations, plans, monitors and appraises performance
    • Provides clinical and programmatic supervision and leadership to the Solano and Contra Costa MFP Program Managers
    • May include direct clinical supervision of staff as neededFiscal/Budget Management
      • Meets financial objectives by forecasting requirements, preparing and recommending annual budget, scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances and initiating corrective actions
      • Includes keen attention to vacant, census, staffing and other metrics to ensure fiscal health of programCommunity Development
        • Represents agency interest and advances agency reputation with external stake holders including partners, sub-contractors, county agencies and others
        • Collaboratively explores and recommends program and contract improvement and changeLeadership
          • Collaborates and communicates effectively throughout the organization
          • Exemplifies and promotes standards of high achievement
          • Recommends strategic and program improvement through participation on assigned program leadership teamTraining and Compliance
            • Ensures program meets or exceeds all regulatory and contract requirements
            • Facilitates Litmos training and other onboarding trainings as neededOther Duties as assignedQUALIFICATIONS AND POSITION COMPETENCIES:
              • MA/MSW required, LCSW or MFT with two years post licensure experience preferred
              • A minimum of Five years of supervisory/managements experience with three of those in a team management role; relevant leadership experience may be considered
              • At least five years progressive responsibility working with foster or former foster youth. Milieu or wraparound experience preferred.
              • Demonstrated success developing and evaluating program models, and selecting and successfully operationalizing innovative programs
              • Strong project management skills managing complex, multifaceted projects resulting in measurable successes and program growth
              • Strength in hiring, recruiting, managing, developing, coaching, and retaining individuals and teams, empowering them to elevate their levels of responsibility, span-of-control and performance
              • Understanding of human resources, employee performance improvement plans, and corrective action policies
              • Excellent understanding of program resources for youth as well as awareness of other services for young adults and young parents. Knowledge of which local community referral resources will best meet the needs of youth in the My First Place program.
              • Exceptional oral and written communication skills including the demonstrated ability to effectively present information to top management and program staff. Professional demeanor and the ability to represent the interests of the agency with community stakeholders.
              • Dependable car, valid driver's license and proof of insurance required.
              • Strong Communication Skills - Exceptional oral and written communication skills including the demonstrated ability to research, assimilate, and analyze information, compose reports and correspondence, and present proven data in a clear and inspiring manner.
              • Decisive Nature - Well-honed ability to independently anticipate and analyze situations, define problems and objectives, recognize viable alternatives and formulate rapid solutions, with understanding of the inherent risks and the implications of making tough decisions.
              • Computer Skills - Proficiency with Office applications including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Experience with data entry and outcomes management using web-based case management software, such as Apricot of Efforts to Outcomes.
              • Diversity Equity and Inclusion - Committed to First Place for Youth's dedication to thread accountability across all efforts to support and sustain a racially equitable organization. Demonstrate a passion of advancing organizational DEI objectives and influencing others to approach all work with an equity lens. Promote processes and communication that encourage organizational cultural competence and inclusion
              • Availability for some evening and weekend work and for travel as needed.www.firstplaceforyouth.org

Keywords: First Place for Youth, Oakland , Regional Director of Contra Costa & Solano Counties, Executive , Oakland, California

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