Company: NEW HAVEN YOUTH AND
Posted on: January 21, 2023
SUMMARY: Responsible for ensuring that the service needs of
assigned youth are met through the delivery of treatment services,
comprehensive case management services, and treatment program
management in accordance with agency policies and procedures, state
regulations and best practice guidelines. ESSENTIAL
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Professionally represents the Mission, Values and Vision
of New Haven Youth & Family Services.
Responsible for the provision of a safe and clean living
accordance with New Haven's standards, recognized best-practices
regulations (Title XXII).
-Works closely and collaboratively with staff,
maintaining a regular presence in
the home and leading effective house
meetings to resolve house/program issues, problem solve, celebrate
discuss maintenance of facility standards, Title XXII compliance,
compliance, agency performance expectations, and appropriate
Serves as the group home leader and manager and
as such, is responsible for the care and supervision of the youth
in the home
and the professional development and supervision of the staff.
Specifically, the Program Specialist is
responsible for all work that occurs in their respective home,
ongoing documentation of staff
development, support and supervision and performance review,
administrative paperwork, documentation and required communication
logs, facility cleanliness and maintenance and
overall house compliance with agency standards, policies and
Provides a lead role in the data entry the oversight and reporting
care staff hours into the Time and Attendance system, ensuring
timecard detail by entering scheduled shifts as staff are assigned
tracking, assigning and/or correcting GL transfers to corresponding
centers. Follows and manages incomplete timecard exceptions
Problem-solves, responds to after hour call-offs and provides
coverage for agency relative to vacant short-term emergency
coverage and planned absence needs, servicing and communicating
to staff and related managers in support of time-off requests and
needs, within agency guidelines and licensing requirements.
Supports and manages emergency plans as needed and/or as directed.
and support in times of youth crisis; addressing safety concerns
and pro-actively, responding to
staff needs and workplace injuries promptly and compassionately,
immediate direct care needs of home by providing working front line
for emergencies and other unusual events.
and maintains positive and a harmonious working climate, reflecting
effective, appropriate relationships with youth, staff, outside
agencies and the community, and ensuring a workplace free of
discrimination, harassment, and agency standards of conduct and
Proactively addresses issues and concerns utilizing supervisor
support and proper communication protocol.
May assist with transporting of youth to medical appointments,
appointments, or other approved events, as needed.
Assists in the development and delivery of effective treatment and
case management services for youth & families
Participates in the development of
needs and services at start-of-care; collaborates
with Treatment Manager in the development of ISP; communicates
initial plan to staff responsible for implementation;
and continually reviews for
effectiveness and revises as
Collaborates with the team in the development of effective
intervention plans; directs and supervises (involves training,
coaching, and managing service delivery) the quality of service
implementation with assigned house staff and all those involved in
service provision.Serves as an additional support to the Treatment
Manager internally and externally; County Placement Workers,
external service providers and youth family and friends with a high
level of attention to customer service. Documents contacts per
agency policies and procedures.Assists in providing group therapy,
milieu and behavioral therapy, and individual and family therapy in
some cases, for assigned youth and families.Schedule is Tuesday -
Sundays. Preferred but not required, seeking candidate with
Facility Administration experience in STRTP or Group Home
Environment.May perform other duties as needed and as
assigned.Skills/ Requirements:QUALIFICATIONS: BA in a behavioral
science required. Masters Degree (MA/MFT/MSW) preferred. Must have
supervisory experience (3 years). Must speak English.
Spanish a plus. We may require that selected candidates obtain and
Facility Administrator certification to oversee their
ability to do physical interventions is a requirement. In addition
employment verification and other pre-employment processes, we
driving records, fingerprinting, and drug testing.
New Haven Youth and Family Services is an EOE F/M/Disabled/Vet.
Keywords: NEW HAVEN YOUTH AND, Vista , Program Specialist, Other , Vista, California
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