Program Director - URM
The Program Director coordinates the Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Services within the Agency's foster care program. As an agency representative, provides program education to various community organizations for the purpose of foster parent recruitment and services for minors. Provide clinical, administrative and staff development support to staff and monitor the quality of service delivery in compliance with contract and jurisdictional regulations for foster care programs. Essential Functions Maintain current knowledge of the US Resettlement Program; Maintain current knowledge of all Refugee and Immigrant Services; Interface with Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) and Office of Refugee Resettlement at the Department of Human Services; Manages the day to day operations of the program; Provide leadership, mentoring, support and supervision to all program staff, interns and volunteers to ensure the provision of quality services; Coordinate and/or direct program services within contract guidelines; Develop and maintain written guidelines governing program operations; Assist in the development of program budgets and proposals, and monitors program spending; Collaborate with finance department; authorize payments for client services and monthly invoicing and reconciliation process with CFSA; Coordinates completion, approval and submission of program reports; Develop and maintain relationships with individuals, businesses, governmental and nongovernmental organizations to coordinate the provision of seamless service to refugee minors; As necessary, convene meetings with voluntary agencies, local departments of social services (CFSA), and other area service providers; Promote awareness of the refugee resettlement program to the community at large; Attend all conferences, seminars, and meetings related to program activities; Participate in agency and staff meetings and in-service trainings; Ensure compliance with contractual requirements, the Council on Accreditation and jurisdiction standards; Develops an ongoing communication, support and training plan for staff and foster parents that ensures children and families are receiving the best possible care; Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION Education Master's Degree in Social Work with clinical licensures in both MD and DC (LCSW/LICSW) Experience 2+ years of supervisory experience Case management experience Experience and knowledge in the Foster Care service delivery system; preferably in DC Other Requirements Valid driver's license Cleared driving record A personal vehicle or access to a vehicle is a plus Preferred Skills Knowledge of the United States Resettlement Program; Ability to supervise a diverse staff; Excellent oral, written and inter-personal communication skills; strong public speaking/presentation skills; Proficient in MS Office suite, Email-Google mail a plus, Windows 7; Attention to detail and accuracy; strong organizational skills; Ability to promote professional growth for program staff Knowledge of community resources and services systems General knowledge of fiscal management Ability to operate and manage a culturally diverse workplace Fluency in one or more of the following languages preferred - French, Krio (or other West African language), Farsi, or Arabic. Reasonable Accommodations Statement To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, or military service.