Coordinator – Loretta Bartlett Home for Youth

Job Description

SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Executive Director the Coordinator is responsible for the leadership, development and management of the group home program. The Coordinator will work closely with the Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development along with other various professional youth serving agencies and community resources to provide for the maintenance and enhancement of the group home program.

DUTIES

  1. Provides for the effective administration of the group home including program development and personnel, financial and property management including:
  • adherence to the John Howard Society Mission, Core Values and all policy and procedure;
  • updating and maintaining policies and procedures of the Society’s Loretta Bartlett Home for Youth;
  • all contractual obligations with the Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development;
  • duties and obligations regarding open custody requirements of the Youth Criminal Justice Act;
  • the Nape Collective Agreement;
  • by providing for the planning, developing, organizing, directing and maintenance of program activities for the residents to ensure the highest standard of care,
  • ensuring sound fiscal management of the group home program including property management such as maintenance and repairs;
  • liaising with government departments, non-governmental agencies and professional organizations.
  1. Provides for effective case management for residents.
  • by participating in the design, implementation and supervision of case management services to meet the assessment, individual program planning, evaluation and personal needs of the group home residents;
  • by ensuring that a safe and secure environment is provided through the establishment of effective service care standards;
  • by establishing a reporting, monitoring and accountability system for effective case management.
  1. Provides staff supervision and support in a unionized environment.
  • by providing supervision, direction and support to the Senior Counsellor and other Group Home Counsellors;
  • by identifying personnel requirements and scheduling staff as required;
  • by participating in screening and hiring of new staff;
  • by providing orientation, training and job descriptions to new staff;
  • by providing on-going professional development opportunities, supervision and evaluation of existing staff;
  • by conducting regular staff meeting;
  • through mentoring motivate workers, identify personnel performance issues and undertake corrective measures when necessary.
  1. Provides public relation activities:
  • by establishing and maintaining a positive and supportive relationship with the residents relatives, the neighborhood, and various individuals and community resources;
  • by participating in public education activities on behalf of the group home.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • a degree in social work, behavioral or social sciences (preferably a Master’s degree);
  • a minimum of 3 years’ management/supervisory experience;
  • experience in policy development;
  • strong leadership skills;
  • excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • excellent organizational skills. (April 2018)

Hours of Work:  40 hours per week.

  • Some evenings and weekends maybe required.
  • On-call rotation may also be required.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Closing Date: April 20, 2018

Resumes should be forwarded to cmurphy@nulljhsnl.ca


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