Program Manager - (Mental Health)
Children Services – Head Start – Childcare | Los Angeles, CA | Full Time
Helping Our Most Vulnerable Change Their Life Stories
Volunteers of America is a non-profit human services organization committed to serving people in need, strengthening families, and building communities. VOALA provides a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at www.voala.org.
Through our Head Start and Early Head Start programs, we work with children (ages 2 – 5 years old) and their families to provide the skills, confidence and stable home life necessary for a smooth transition into kindergarten and beyond. Head Start positions are generally Monday through Friday, (10-1/2 months per year).
JOB SUMMARY AND PURPOSE
The Program Manger supervises all efforts to fulfill the goals and objectives of the Program, designing plans and operations according to contract and budget guidelines. This includes overseeing resources and coordinating the efforts of community partners, and conducting ongoing outreach to serve participants and leverage VOALA and community assets.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the supervision on the Assistant Director, the Program Manager is responsible for:
- Intake, assessments, service planning, service delivery, and goal attainment
- Training, supervision, and problem-solving for difficult cases
- Meeting grant objectives, adhering to grant guidelines
- Provides information to Division Director highlighting progress to reaching set goals
- Provides quality service to clients with rental issues.
- Monitor program compliance to VOALA policies and required procedures; maintains documentation of all program services delivered to participants.
- Measures and assess impact of services, supports, and participates in key elements to the program's success
- Effectively communicates project expectations to team members
- Coordinate outreach and collaboration efforts with community partners and landlords
- Other Duties as directed to accomplish program goals.
- Must be able to pass a background check.
- Bachelor's degree in Social Work (or related discipline) or a combination of relevant education and experience (4 years).
- 3 years of experience in Social Services Program Management, Coordination or Supervision.
- Minimum of 2 years of direct experience in Staff Management.
- Strong knowledge of case management ethics, HIPAA, Programmatic standards of operation and clinical engagement, clinical documentation methods, client focused ideology.
- Proficient Microsoft Office Suite: Outlook, MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel. Familiarity with Database and report generation.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Must be flexible and willing to work weekends/evenings as necessary
- Valid California driver's license, vehicle insurance, clean driving record, and reliable transportation
- Ability to coach and mentor staff.
- Client- focused, Prompt, collaborative/team player.
- Master’s Degree in Social Work
- Ability to work with people from various backgrounds and/or limited English capabilities
- Knowledge about community resources
- Experience connecting clients to resources.
- Experience with HMIS and other relevant databases used by partner service providers.
Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law
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