Shelter Director - New Providence Women's Shelter
Project Renewal

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Post Date: May 25, 2022
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - New York - New York City
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Title:         Shelter Director
Program:        New Providence

Overall Responsibilities:
Under the general Direction of the Director of Programs, with the widest latitude for independent action and decision making, the Shelter Director is responsible for the overall management of the shelter, providing leadership, direction, guidance and direct and indirect supervision to the staff to enable them to implement the policies and program initiatives to effectuate the proper delivery of needed services to the targeted client population; 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 130-bed shelter for homeless women, with respect to workload allocation and staff productivity; insuring shifts are adequately staffed, basic services are being provided to clients; and the 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.
•        Determines policy for clinical programs and ensures that the Clinical Director and staff are providing quality care to the clients; and ensures comprehensive as well as individualized plans for clients.
•        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.
•        Manages the personnel allocation for the shelter, including hiring staff, monitoring performance, initiating administrative action, including termination, where appropriate. Also, ensures staff development and training on an individual and group basis, referring staff to internal and external training opportunities.
•        Ensures that staffs are adhering to agency guidelines regarding any procurement of good and services and that documentation is provided to the Facilities, Operations and Finance Departments to facilitate the timely payment to vendors.
•        Performs liaison functions between the shelter and the funding agencies such as the Department of Homeless Services (DHS), and the Department of Health and Mental Health (DHMH) as well as other providers.
•        Ensures the timely submission of monthly reports to Central Divisions in Project Renewal as well as the oversight agencies.
•        Ensures that the facility is following 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.
•        Ensures timely submission of supporting documents to respond to federal, state and city audits as well as any claims or lawsuits filed by clients and staff.
•        Performs other related duties as assigned.
Available to respond to emergencies on a 24/7/365 basis, especially after normal work hours and on weekends.

•        MA in social work, counseling, psychology, family therapy or related field.   
•        A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience working with mentally ill individuals or homeless individuals with either a diagnosis of mental illness or substance use or managing a residential building providing services to homeless individuals. Two (2) years of the required experience must have been in a managerial or supervisory capacity.

All newly hired Project Renewal staff must provide verification of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

To apply: E-mail resume and cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to: