Title: Program Director
Program: East Third Street Men’s Shelter
Under the general Direction of the Vice President of Programs, with the widest latitude for independent action, the Shelter Director provides clinical and administrative supervision of the shelter; coordinates with the Director of Social Services, Psychiatrist, Assistant Director of Operations, Residential Aide Supervisors, and the Building Superintendent to ensure that the facility operates in accordance with Department of Homeless Services(DHS) and Project Renewal policies and procedures; performs related work.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The essential duties of the Shelter Director include but are not limited to the following activities:
Overall responsibility for day to day management of a 175-bed shelter for homeless men, with respect to daily workload, and productivity; insuring shifts are adequately staffed, services are being provided to clients, interior and exterior of the facility are clean and conform to established standards.
Manages the facility; as well as program development and implementation to assure the objectives of the program are achieved; that clients are addressing the issues in their Independent Living Plan; and initiates corrective action as appropriate.
Regularly meets with Direct Reports on an individual and group basis to clarify roles and approaches for delivering services to clients, making corrective recommendations as appropriate.
Determines policy for clinical programs and ensures that the Director of Social Services and staff are providing quality care to clients; and ensures comprehensive as well as individualized plans for each client.
Manages all aspects of the program, including program budget, payroll, documentation, employee performance reviews, recruiting/discharging staff; arranging in-service training schedule; managing client admission; coordinating building maintenance with Project Renewal’s other services.
Facilitates staff and team meetings.
Interfaces with the community, neighborhood associations and other local service providers.
Handles community relations activities, which includes maintaining a positive relationship with neighboring community and overseeing the creation of partnerships with community based service providers; regularly attends district service cabinet meetings.
Oversees the purchasing of services and supplies within established agency guidelines, maintaining a cooperative relationship with the staff in the Facilities, Procurement and Finance Divisions. Ensures that proper documentation is provided to insure the delivery of goods and services as well as timely payment to vendors.
Ensures that the facility is in compliance with all state and local regulations and reporting requirements, especially health and safety requirements, and that staff has required certifications and trainings to comply the requirements of the oversight agencies.
Ensures that all information on the Equal Employment Opportunity Act (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is prominently displayed and observed by all staff.
Interfaces with other city/state agencies as needed to better serve the clients, insuring the timely completion of weekly, monthly, and annual reports.