Children's Bureau of Southern California
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Program Supervisor I
at Children's Bureau of Southern California
Oakwood (Los Angeles)
I. TITLE: Program Supervisor I
II. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s degree Preferred in Social Work, Child development, Human Services/Behavioral Sciences’ or related field, from an accredited four-year college or university, depending on the program requirements.
- Two to four years direct service experience with young children and their parents. At least one year of experience in home visiting
- One or more years of management or supervisory experience, including utilization of reflective supervision strategies.
- The ability to function as part of an interdisciplinary team.
- Experience working with families from diverse age, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
- Ability to assess families across a broad spectrum of areas, recognizing professional boundaries and the need for consultation from other disciplines.
- Excellent communication skills
- Proficiency in basic computer programs such as word processing, Excel, E-mail and Outlook
- Empathy, warmth and the ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
- Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
III. REPORTS TO: Community Director
IV. POSITION DESCRIPTION: Under general supervision, the Program Supervisor I, is responsible for a community-based prevention effort for at-risk families. The Program Supervisor I is responsible for a less complex prevention program, generally involving program budget, and managing up to six full-time employees. They will provide supervision of home visitors. Supervisory sessions will include administrative, clinical and reflective supervisory practices. Must have knowledge of normal fetal, infant and toddler development, prenatal and child healthy requirements; and early childhood education best practices. Should have familiarity with the effects of domestic violence and parental alcohol or substance abuse on family health, parenting and general functioning.
V. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provides general supervision to staff assigned to program or function, including recruitment, selection, training, performance evaluation, discipline, etc.
- Implements all assigned program requirements, ensuring that contractual obligations are met.
- Facilitates Community Advisory Group for the Metro L.A. area Healthy Families America Program.
- Assists in program management activities such as planning, staffing, budget, and program development.
- Has overall responsibility for all contractually required documentation.
- Identifies potential problems with program or function and develops possible solutions, obtaining appropriate approvals when necessary.
- Maintains positive external contacts related to program, including collaborative partners, hospital and medical doctors, community resources, etc.
- Assists in program evaluation.
- Performs community outreach through public speaking or other contact.
- Depending on program may provide clinical supervision to clinical staff or may provide direct service to clients.
- Keeps Program Manager informed regarding status of program.
- Maintains confidentiality in matters of agency operations, personnel, and clients.
- Maintains positive communications with all agency staff, clients and visitors.
- Exercises good judgment in performance of duties and responsibilities
- Supports existing agency policies, principles and mission.
- Other related duties as assigned.
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