YMCA of Greater Seattle

  • Program Director - Youth and Family Support

    Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    ID
    2018-7199
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    # of Openings
    1
    Location
    Accelerator YMCA - 2100 Building
    Category
    Youth and Family Programs
    Address
    2100 24th Ave S
  • Overview

    Who we are...

    Accelerator YMCA branch of the YMCA of Greater Seattle is the holistic solution for young people who have experienced trauma. Accelerator Y has everything young people need to thrive. Young people have access to housing, employment & educational support, behavioral health services and family services all in one place.

    HOUSING: Accelerator Y is the largest provider of housing for young people in King County. We offer housing solutions and support to young people who are aging out of foster care and/or are experiencing housing instability and address homelessness at all stages - from prevention to permanent.

    FAMILY SUPPORT & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: Accelerator Y helps young people and their families improve their well-being in body, mind, and spirit. As a supportive team, we build solutions that make families stronger and young people more resilient. Accelerator Y is well positioned to treat children, youth, and families from all backgrounds.

    PERMANENCY & FOSTER CARE: All children deserve a safe and stable place to live. Whether they remain in their home, are reunited with their families, or live with families other than their birth families, long-term stability has major positive outcomes for youth. Accelerator Y has been a licensed foster care agency for over 30 years.

    EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT: A diploma and a job are critical components that help young people successfully transition into independent adulthood. Accelerator Y provides wrap-around services including job readiness training and educational skill building to help young people achieve their goals for college, career, and life.

    VIOLENCE PREVENTION: Accelerator Y identifies the causes of violence in young people’s lives, and provides a network of community supports to eliminate risk factors and improve outcomes. Outreach Workers build meaningful relationships with youth involved in gangs, violence, and the juvenile justice system to empower them to stay Alive & Free.

    OUR COMMITMENT TO EQUITY

    The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We strive to achieve equal access, identify and resolve inequities and remove institutional barriers that limit the ability of all people to develop their full potential. The YMCA of Greater Seattle is committed to ensuring equity and justice. 

    Where you'll work...

    The Accelerator Y provides services to youth, young adults, and families in their homes and community throughout King County, South Snohomish County, and North Pierce County. This position will be based out of our Accelerator YMCA location in South Seattle at the 2100 Building.

    What you’ll be doing…

    You will direct and further develop the Youth & Family Support program services. The Youth & Family Support Program Director is responsible for ensuring continuity of program and services while providing oversight and development to program staff. The Youth & Family Support Program Director will primarily provide supervision and leadership to the behavior specialists and family visitation teams, including volunteers and interns.                                                   

    Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. Competitive pay range and excellent benefit package includes YMCA membership, health, dental, life and disability insurance; tuition assistance; 12% retirement contribution, as eligible

     

    If this sounds like an organization you'd like to work for, read on!

    Responsibilities

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE YOUTH & FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM DIRECTOR

    Principle Activities:

    • Establishes new program activities and expands program(s) within the community in accordance with the Association and Branch strategic plans related to family support.
    • Recruits, hires, trains, evaluates and supervises the Behavior Specialist team and other assigned staff and volunteers in assigned areas. Provides development and leadership.
    • Compiles youth & family support program statistics and provides data and reports as required for assigned program(s). Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in program(s).
    • Provides leadership and support for branch management team, annual fund raising campaign, and volunteer committees/boards as assigned.
    • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations, schools and agencies related to family support programs.
    • Develops, produces and distributes program information necessary to promote assigned programs, in accordance with branch marketing plans.
    • Ensures that safety procedures are followed and that all programs are in compliance with YMCA, contract, accreditation, and all relevant regulations and other applicable standards.
    • Ensures high quality programs through innovative program development evaluations and ongoing training of staff.

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    This job operates in a professional office environment.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment.

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

     

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.

     

    POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK

    This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

     

    TRAVEL

    Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in relevant program or equivalent education or experience.
    • Two years or more of related experience, with proven experience in training others.
    • One or more years of experience with staff and volunteer supervision, program development, and budget management.
    • Experience with and knowledge of youth behavior management and child abuse prevention.
    • Intermediate computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office suite.
    • Ability to visit sites and community organizations.
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    PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    • Master’s degree in relevant program or a closely related field from an accredited school.
    • Prefer knowledge of and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.

     

     

    The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana.

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