The Harlem FRE Preventive Director will provide leadership to the Family Support/General Prevention program at Partnership with Children. This program is linked to our DYCD school-based Beacon program at P.S. 194 Countee Cullen. This program provides an alternate referral pipeline to prevention services for families with low risk factors that allow intervention with families before they are in crisis and address root causes of instability.
The program will engage families in their homes and communities while partnering with families to build skills, navigate resources, and develop social capital to ensure children are safe, healthy, and nurtured. This position requires an individual with great vision and understanding of primary prevention, strategic planning, evaluation, and state level program development.
Duties and Responsibilities
Ensures sound decisions regarding the overall quality of services provided to the children and families we serve, monitors all areas of compliance (FASP’s Quality and timeliness, FTC’s quality and rate of occurrence, quality and frequency of casework contacts with families)
Attend and/or coordinate Harlem FRE supervisors to attend interdisciplinary team meetings with P.S. 194/Beacon Program stakeholders.
Oversee the design and implementation of service plans for families and children that are inclusive of stakeholders’ input; built on client strengths; that are realistic, effective, provide meaningful assistance, and are in accordance with City, State and Federal Regulations and mandates.
Provide coaching and support to staff to reinforce quality case practice.
Build staff members’ capacity to foresee and prevent casework crises through sound assessments, planning and engagement and decision-making.
Recruit, hire, train and evaluate staff with assistance from agency administration.
Participate in Division’s strategic planning, policy making and training curriculum development
Provide direct supervision to supervisors/others as needed.
Assist in preparation for audits and accreditation.
Review and approve all supervised staff timesheets and payroll information, oversee staff schedule, and approve all staff leave including vacation and training.
Conduct, with the assistance of any supervisory staff, recruitment for all program positions.
Monitor staff performance in accordance with position job description and meet regularly with assigned staff to review job performance and client caseload management. Implement corrective action on above as appropriate.
Complete three-month, six-month and annual performance reviews for all assigned staff.
Prioritize staff work efforts and assign or delegate additional duties as required.
Resolve staff personnel issues and enforce progressive discipline of staff as needed.
Formulate program goals and objectives and establish program priorities.
Develop Agency policy and procedure and participate in annual revisions.
Monitor program and staff compliance with all agency policy and procedure.
Ensure compliance with other relevant criteria including referring agency requirements and applicable standards.
Conduct audits of client files for accuracy and organization as required by applicable policy.
Develop programs and services in accordance with agency objectives, priorities, available resources, and client needs.