At Oklahoma United Methodist Circle of Care we are committed to providing great care for children and families across Oklahoma. We believe each member of our team plays an important role in living out the mission of providing help, healing, and hope to children and families. The Director of Community and Prevention Services will be the leader in developing, planning and implementation of new opportunities to stabilize youth and families in the state of Oklahoma.
POSITION SUMMARY: The Director of Community and Prevention Services will take the lead, with the assistance of the CEO and VP of Programs, on researching and implementing evidence based prevention programs across the state of Oklahoma. This individual will be part of the visioning, planning and implementation of new opportunities that not only bring about stability and reunification to families, but also work to prevent children from entering the child welfare system. This individual will supervise Circle of Care’s Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) program, the Pearls Hope Community and Campus Prevention Director and the Iowa’s Parents as Partners mentors. This individual will be someone who not only agrees with the mission and core values of Circle of Care, but is able to model them and inspire others to follow and be a part of the culture we are committed to at Circle of Care.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
- Work with staff to guide and direct their skills and abilities to successfully meet their responsibilities and help them meet their full potential
- Oversee the Director of Community and Campus Services and assist in finding evidenced based models/funding to implement moving forward if changes are made to the current model.
- Oversee the Preparation for Adult Living Program and assist in finding evidenced based models and funding to implement moving forward if changes are made to the current model.
- Oversee the development and implementation of the Iowa Parents as Partners Program
- Research evidence based prevention programs to implement around the state
- Oversee the development and implementation of identified prevention programs
- Oversee staff training and development
- Be available to staff as individual concerns arise
- Be an active member of the Circle of Care Leadership Team
- Assist with the Council On Accreditation (COA) standards and the implementation of our Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) process
- Work closely with foundations, donors, churches, and other supporters in relevant areas of the state
- Develop and sustain collaborative partnerships with statewide agencies and organizations
- Develop various funding streams for programs
- Regularly review administrative issues with staff, to include budgets, staff professionalism, program requirements, and policies and procedures
- Work with the Vice President of Program Services to develop and maintain appropriate program budgets; provide necessary updates to evaluate the on-going budget status
- Ensure that all staff understand and comply with the Circle of Care policies and procedures
- Conduct staff interviews, performance evaluations, commendations, and reprimands
- Communicate with the Vice President of Program Services regarding client and program needs to ensure the success and safety of the clients and programs
- Ability to work effectively as part of a leadership team for the best interests of the clients, their families, and CoC staff
- Serve as a role model for staff and clients by exhibiting expected skills and behavior
- Conduct team meetings with staff on a bi-monthly basis
- Raise public awareness of Circle of Care through speaking engagements at United Methodist Churches and other faith-based and social functions locally, regionally, and/or statewide.
- Travel regionally and statewide as needed
- Perform all other duties as assigned
SKILLS and ABILITIES
- Present exceptional customer service with high expectations for quality of service
- Demonstrated leadership and vision in managing staff and major projects or initiatives
- Ability to conceptualize, implement and evaluate new projects/programs
- Ability to communicate thoughts and concerns clearly, both orally and in written form
- Must exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality
- Tolerance to work under adverse conditions
- Open to learning and willing to use new skills and information; receptive to constructive criticism
- Work independently, and as a team member, without constant supervision
- Maintain a willingness to work flexible hours in order to meet the needs of the agency
- Organized and detailed
- Ability to use standard office equipment
- Advanced computer skills to include Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint
- Capable of lifting heavy objects of up to 20 pounds
- Desire to work in a social service setting
- Become familiar with all of Circle of Care programs and facilities
- Committed to the mission of the United Methodist Circle of Care
- Must be at least 21 years of age.
- Education: Master’s degree and 2 years experience serving in a community focused program or a bachelor’s degree and 5 years serving in community focused programs and/or children and family focused programs required.
- 3 years of previous supervisory experience within the social services field preferred.
- Pass a thorough background check (including fingerprinting), Department of Transportation check, pre-employment physical, drug test as required by Department of Human Services
- Possess a valid Oklahoma driver’s license and a good driving record
This is a full-time position with excellent employee paid benefits. Must pass an FBI criminal background check, driving history, drug screening and physical. Circle of Care, Inc. is an EOE, drug testing employer.
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