Residential Facility Director
Program Area: Schirmer Facility
Reports to: Director of Programs
FLSA Status: Exempt
GENERAL SUMMARY: The Center for Women in Transition assists women in the criminal justice system in making a successful transition to their families and communities through practicing and promoting restorative practices. The Residential Facility Director is a full time position (40 hours/week) responsible for managing the operations, programs and staffing of the Schirmer House residential facility in accordance with Center for Women in Transition and Missouri Department of Corrections (MDO) expectations and goals. This position reports to the Director of Programs and supervises two direct reports.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Oversees the operations of Schirmer House, a residential facility for women under MDOC supervision.
- Builds, manages and motivates a strong professional staff which is highly focused on delivering client-centered services.
- Assures adequate supervision of client activities as well as delivery of program services by all facility staff.
- Ensures compliance with program rules by clients, documents their activities as necessary to ensure accountability, and follows up as necessary to increase compliance.
- Facilitates collaboration between Center and MDOC staff members and promotes coordination of services between the two entities.
- Coordinates all client admissions and discharges and communicates as necessary with MDOC regarding admissions and discharges.
- Maintains a safe and supportive atmosphere through staff supervision and training, implementation of adequate protocols and maintenance/surveillance of the facility.
- Investigates and resolves all client grievances.
- Ensures that facility is in compliance with the terms of all contractual requirements and communicates contract issues to Executive Director.
- Maintains a clean and sober environment by assuring the delivery of drug/alcohol testing and ensuring that all related documentation is maintained.
- Accountable for all service documentation, periodic reporting, incidents, log maintenance, sign-in sheets, client files, etc., as well as preparation for audits or site visits.
- Responsible for conducting continuing education program for staff.
PRISON RAPE ELIMINATION ACT (PREA) COORDINATOR DUTIES:
- Acts as Schirmer House PREA Coordinator, ensuring that the facility operates in compliance with PREA standards; that employees, volunteers, and clients receive PREA training; and that the facility responds promptly to any reports of sexual abuse or harassment against clients.
- Reviews and analyzes Schirmer House policies and procedures to assure PREA compliance; develops and maintains agency MOU’s for investigations and victim services.
- Coordinates with outside entities, such as victim advocates, SANE’s, medical and mental health providers, investigating agencies or bodies, prosecutors, and others as needed to ensure PREA compliance.
- Works with Executive Director, Director of Programs, DOC, and Schirmer House team to ensure that any needed revisions to policies and procedures are made in a timely manner.
- Ensures provision of adequate education and training for staff, clients, contractors and volunteers.
- Develops PREA compliance files and maintains documentation required by PREA standards.
- Conducts investigations and follow-up of allegations of sexual abuse and sexual harassment of clients.
- Monitors facility compliance with PREA standards.
- Facilitates data submission to USDOJ and facilitates annual data review.
- Schedules and oversees any PREA audits on-site in the facility; maintains close contact with Executive Director and Director of Programs concerning progress of all reports.
- Models the behavior and integrity that demonstrates agency’s commitment to zero-tolerance.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
- Education: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university required with a degree in social work, criminal justice, or other closely related field; licensure preferred.
- Minimum of two years of work experience required, with staff supervision and management experience highly preferred. Demonstrated understanding of human resources processes, rules, and regulations highly preferred.
- Previous experience in supervised residential setting, and experience working with formerly incarcerated females, women with addictions, and/or other at-risk populations strongly preferred.
- Demonstrated understanding of restorative justice principles and practices; experience with restorative justice practices preferred.
- Previous training in trauma informed care, motivational interviewing, mental health first aid, and conflict resolution preferred. Must have an understanding of trauma and the impacts of trauma on adults.
- Must demonstrate respectful and effective communication skills with people from a variety of backgrounds and ability to interact in a positive, respectful manner with others, especially residents and co-workers. Must have a caring, compassionate, and patient demeanor.
- Must demonstrate ability to supervise staff and interact with residents in professional, calm, and fair manner. Willing to contribute to a collaborative work environment, and know how to bring out the best in others.
- Must have good problem solving and conflict management skills and the ability to set and maintain healthy interpersonal boundaries.
- Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including ability to cover shifts in a 24/7 operations environment, be able to integrate multiple responsibilities, and be able adapt to a variety of work situations.
- Must be organized and demonstrate ability to follow through with details.
- Must have basic computer, word processing and email usage skills.
- Must be able to work effectively both independently as well as in partnership with fellow staff members, other professionals, program participants and the community.
- Position is subject to background check and drug testing.
- Ability to drive and travel, valid driver’s license and current vehicle insurance coverage required.
- Ability to tolerate long periods of sitting.
- Physical stamina to do some walking and to climb stairs; ability to do moderate pushing, pulling, kneeling, stooping, bending, and lifting.
- Ability to demonstrate good finger/hand dexterity for typing, sorting, filing, etc.
- Ability to work and under stress.
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