Posted on February 27, 2013
Director of Programs
LifeHouse of Houston
Lifehouse of Houston - Director of Programs
The Program Director shall be called of God, committed to serve, willing to work with staff in developing a positive home atmosphere, desiring to counsel and serve young women who may come from dysfunctional homes and may have problems and deep hurts.
- Be a committed Christian.
- Graduate of an accredited school of social work (or comparable degree) with potential for professional growth and development.
- Demonstrating maturity, integrity and sound judgment, capable of establishing and maintaining a sound social work program.
- Have at least 5 years of experience in the supervision of a group of teenagers, or experience of a practical nature working with youth.
- Managing House Parents or related staff is preferred.
- Have a neutral stance of adoption vs. raising a child. Applicant must have a pro-life belief.
- Shall not be the perpetrator in a substantiated report of neglect or abuse.
- Able to maintain proper confidentiality for each resident.
- Have a valid TX Driver’s License.
- Directly supervise 2 sets of House Parents.
- Responsible for weekly counseling sessions with each resident to help in her decision making, planning for the future, problems, and overall well-being.
- Coordinate educational plans/arrangements with House Parents.
- Provide educational group activities: option class, life skills, etc.
- Coordinate and conduct monthly parent conference.
- Liaison on behalf of residents with social service agencies and families.
- Be responsible for coordination of plans for the child.
- Initiate weekly case reviews with House Parents (part of staff meeting).
- Responsible for maintenance and upkeep of each young woman’s file, including ISP, progress reports, and other paper work in compliance with State of Texas regulations.
- Responsible for discharge planning and follow-up for each young woman from a social work perspective and make appropriate referrals to community resources and services needed by the young woman and her parents.
- Maintain confidentiality for every young woman and her child.
- Be responsible for public assistance and WIC program.
- Establish and maintain a record of all babies surrendered for adoption until the procedure has been finalized.
- Able to do or assist in interviewing clients for admission in conjunction with the House Parents.
- Assist the Executive Director in the development of programs for LifeHouse or other duties as assigned.
- Utilize educational opportunities to further professional development.
- Coordinate Outreach Center activities and scheduling.
- Be responsible for all federal, state, county and city requirements for the proper functioning of the ministry.
- Be responsible for continued evaluation and development of all programs.
- Organize a program for the continued training and development of the House Parents, and be responsible for approval of all staff opportunities for training, retreats, and other activities beneficial to the staff and ministry.
- Be responsible for supervision of Volunteer Coordinator/Church activities.
- Be responsible for updating policies and procedures, referrals for Referral Book, manuals and forms as deemed necessary, including forms relating to clients.
- Be responsible for administrative aspects of licensing and contracting with overseeing government agencies and social service agencies.
- Update and maintain intake packets, client binders, and resident handbooks.
Frequent trips to visit program sites, community partners, and prospects will be required.
Must actively interact with employees, donors, and volunteers. Regular client and family interaction will occur in both in the program facilities and in the community.
Work schedule may be subject to change to meet the business needs of the organization.
Interested and qualified applicants are invited to
submit a cover letter and resume via email to:
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