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Program Coordinator

Company: San Diego Youth Services
Location: San Diego
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

San Diego Youth ServicesJOB ANNOUNCEMENTProgram CoordinatorSan Diego Youth Services seeks a Program Coordinator in the TAY Housing Program to be based at Spring Valley (home office) and Point Loma (additional program office). This is a full time & exempt position reporting to Program Manager.San Diego Youth Services: Who we areSan Diego Youth Services has helped improve the lives of more than 780,000 homeless, runaway and vulnerable youth since its beginning in 1970. We provide safe places to live and long-term solutions through shelter, foster homes, community centers and housing to more than 28,000 youth every year at 100+ community and school locations. Through prevention, early intervention and treatment, we also help youth before they need higher levels of care or become homeless.We aim to:

  • Meet the basic needs of youth. Hunger, poverty and youth homelessness are on the rise for many youth and their families today. We help meet these basic needs for youth. What could be more vital than food and shelter? We provide safe places to live and long-term solutions through shelter, foster homes, community centers and housing.
  • Create positive connection. We help youth focus on positive life changes and healthy relationships as part of providing needed resources and services. San Diego Youth Services has long provided foster homes and adoption support services for families considering adopting a youth in the foster care system.
  • Help youth develop life skills. In addition to a range of safe and stable housing options, we offer support tohelp youth develop the independent living skills necessaryto become self-sufficient and keep off the streets.
  • Promote overall health and well-being. Early intervention and care for the whole child are critical. We provide a broad continuum of services to help youth overcome trauma and challenges that put them at risk, includingcase management, counseling, mental health treatment and educational support and resources.SDSY has a staff of approximately 215 employees and 80 volunteers working across San Diego County and an annual budget of approximately $22 million. You can learn more about us at DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION OR PROGRAM DESCRIPTION HIRING FORTAY Housing offers transitional housing and supportive services to transition aged youth (TAY) who are homeless, at risk of being homeless within 14 days, are in extended foster care system or former fosteryouth in after care. Youth live independently in their own apartment with the support of the TAY Housing Team. Youth are provided the opportunity to enhance their independent living skills and secure safe and stable housingCONTEXT OF THE POSITION Assist in program development, operation and team decision making while supporting program outcomes. Provide oversight of the housing, coordination of housing components, and leasing aspect of TAY Housing Program.Essential functions include:1. Contribute to the integrated trauma-informed approach for youth, adhering to and upholding the rigorous standards of San Diego Youth Services as mandated by its mission, purpose, guiding principles and standards of quality.2. Sustain SDYS's commitment to family and youth driven care.3. Work collaboratively and cooperatively with staff and supportive service providers within the program, the agency, and the community.4. Welcome and support volunteers in the organization and assist them in accomplishing their services whenever applicable.5. Participate in all required trainings and consultation/supervisions.6. Ensure contract compliance and quality control of service delivery and evaluation.7. Update and maintain service and client's policies and procedures manual.8. Participate in annual planning and evaluating of services9. Monitoring of accountability of documentation and data collection systems to ensure contract expectations are met for audits.10. Assist Program Manager in maintaining, insuring, and controlling overall program quality,including service partner confidentiality, treatment philosophy, and treatment style.11. Assist with implementation of master leases between SDYS and landlords/property management companies. Interface with landlords/property managers at each apartment complex in our scattered site program.12. Conduct outreach to youth and community organizations serving foster youth13. Oversee intake and interview procedures for youth moving into the program, including arranging the moving of youth in and out of apartments. Must meet 90% vacancy.14. Track youth's address, phone number, landlord/property manager's name and phone number and copies of other pertinent housing records.15. Cooperatively work with County programs supporting foster youth, including COR, and maintain County based electronic record, ETO.16. Discuss maintenance issues with appropriate landlord/property manager to insure each unit is safe and livable for THP youth. Work with SDYS Facilities Department to provide youth apartments that meet safety needs, and are provided in a timely manner to youth in need.17. Collect and track rent, security deposits, utility payments, emancipation funds and other fiscal program needs.18. Knowledgeable about tenant-landlord laws and the Transitional Housing Misconduct Act.19. Maintain confidentiality and privacy standards of service-partners' protected health information and other applicable information and material in accordance to agency and center policies, and applicable regulations and laws, including HIPAA.PREFERRED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, or another closely related field required, master's degree preferred.
  • Experience with housing, Transitional Age Youth and/or foster youth would be highly valued.
  • Able to work in a very diverse setting with people of all backgrounds, culture and orientation.
  • Must possess a professional attitude and good oral and written communication skills.
  • Well organized, detail oriented, and ability to work with minimum supervision and frequent interruptions, while maintaining a professional demeanor at all times.
  • Have the ability to analyze, organize, and prioritize tasks.
  • Must be willing to develop or possess working knowledge of trauma-informed care.
  • Must maintain CPR/First-Aid Certificate.
  • Must have good driving record and willing to use own, properly insured, reliable vehicle for the job (mileage reimbursed).
  • Must be willing and able to drive agency van (15 passenger) in order to move youth in and out of apartments.
  • Employment subject to CCL clearances, which include background fingerprinting checks, driving record, Tuberculosis testing, and drug testing.SDYS EXPECTATIONS
    • Adhere to and uphold the rigorous standards of SDYS as mandated by its mission, purpose, guiding principles and standards of quality.
    • Maintain confidentiality and privacy standards of service partner protected health information and other applicable information and material in accordance to agency and center policies, and applicable regulations and laws including HIPAA.
    • Welcome and support SDYS volunteers and assist them in accomplishing their services whenever applicable.
    • Effectively communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
    • Receive and give supportive feedback to foster equity and inclusion in working relationships.
    • Recognize, nurture, and learn from strengths in co-workers.
    • Maintain warm, welcoming and safe work environments.
    • Possess flexibility to accomplish job responsibilities in several work environments, whether it be from home, on the road, or in an office.Salary Range: $52k-62k/ AnnuallyTo apply, please send resume and cover letter through job posting on SDYS website.SDYS offers a comprehensive benefits package to full time employees that includes generous PTO, personal holidays, health, vision, dental, life insurance, parental leave and a 403(b)-retirement plan with matching contribution. SDYS is a Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) employer. Read more about the PSLF program .Candidates must be able to follow all the guidelines provided by the agency, government, and health authorities to maintain safety and health when the job requires physical presence and/or contact with others during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the submission of proof of vaccination as mandated by the California Public Health Order. The successful candidate will need to submit verification of vaccination or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated. Commitment to cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.As an organization working to meet the basic needs of youth, create positive connections, help youth develop life skills, and promote overall health and well-being, SDYS believes its practices and actions must reflect the highest level of commitment to access, equity, and social justice. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, and talent that our members invest in their work represents not only part of the SDYS' culture, but the SDYS' reputation and achievements as well. SDYS remains open to feedback from all communities it touches and knows that input from those with direct experience of issues will make the SDYS more effective in achieving its goals.SDYS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.In compliance with the Immigration and Nationality Act as amended,all new employees must verify their eligibility to work in the United States.

Keywords: San Diego Youth Services, San Diego , Program Coordinator, Accounting, Auditing , San Diego, California

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