$43.24-$58.96 Hourly / $3,459.08-$4,716.63 BiWeekly /
In the Department of Children and Families area office, Wilderness School, or a major program with statewide impact, this class is accountable for directing administrative support and/or program services.
Directs the staff and operations of the assigned area of responsibility; coordinates and formulates program goals and objectives to conform with Department policies, standards and legal matters; develops or assists in the development of related policy; assists in directing and coordinating allocation of staff and resources to maintain service delivery system or program; manages systems/programs to ensure compliance with federal, state and department mandates; interprets and administers pertinent laws; identifies training and development needs of staff; evaluates staff; develops and monitors budgets for specific program or administrative areas; maintains liaison with individuals and organizations that impact on area or program activities; speaks before professional and lay groups; represents Commissioner in community and public relations activities within area as assigned; prepares and/or analyzes management reports including reports detailing area activities, program operations and client statistics; evaluates programs and professional social work services provided to children and families; identifies needs of children and families for purposes of determining available community resources; reviews work of assigned areas for general efficiency and effectiveness with target client populations; performs related duties as required.
In addition to the above duties, negotiates personal services agreements and contracts for services with organizations seeking access to School programs; coordinates and monitors progress of any School capital projects; provides crisis intervention when necessary to aid staff in handling extreme client interactions; assesses clients who exhibit severe emotional disturbance or dysfunction.
Considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of modern principles and practices of preventive, corrective and remedial treatment of delinquent and pre-delinquent youth; considerable knowledge of educational principles and practices; considerable knowledge of Outward Bound educational philosophy and methodology; knowledge of business management practices including general ledger accounting, grants management and contract administration; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; advanced wilderness instructor skills.
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity with an additional two (2) years in adventure education, adaptive Outward Bound, or an equivalent wilderness expedition program setting with emphasis in outdoor leadership, group management and safety, positive youth development and prevention and intervention practices for at risk youth.
For state employees, this is at the level of Youth Wilderness School Field Program Supervisor.
Closely related fields are: child welfare, applied sociology, social and/or human services, clinical psychology, child development, criminal justice, counseling, human development and family relations, human service, marriage and family therapy.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Children and Families Program Director in Salary Group MP 66 approved effective February 21, 2014. (Revised to modify content and add Wilderness School parenthetical)