The Director of Community and Prevention Services provides leadership and expertise in the development, implementation and oversight of community-based interventions aimed at reducing child abuse and neglect, and achieving safety, well-being and permanency, for children and families in the CUA area. This position also provides oversight and supervision of CUA staff, including the Community Liaison, Strengthening Families Coordinators, and other staff as assigned; and, leads the process of developing and implementing evidence-based and other programs of the CUA.
* As a member of the CUA management team, supports the daily operations of the CUA as needed, and participates as needed in overall strategic planning and evaluation for the CUA.
* Provides direct supervision of the Community Liaison and Strengthening Families Coordinators, and generally oversees CUA community engagement activities.
* May provide supervision of ancillary CUA staff, such as Visitation and Life Skills Coaches.
* Assists CUA staff in operationalizing new processes and program innovations.
* Develops and oversees implementation of adjunctive community-based programs aimed at preventing child abuse and neglect or enhancing services to children and families receiving case management from the CUA.
* Manages the CUA's relationship with subcontracted agencies providing community-based and prevention programs, including negotiating contracts and scopes of services, instituting and implementing compliance oversight procedures, approving expenditures, etc.
* Working with the Director of Quality Improvement, develops specific outcome objectives for each community-based or prevention program.
* In collaboration with other CUA leadership, determines service needs and identifies and assesses potential subcontractors.
* Uses program outcome data to help drive and improve program implementation via the development of programmatic policies and procedures.
* Keeps abreast of new evidence-based practices aimed at preventing child abuse and neglect and achieving safety, well-being and permanency for children and families, and assists in evaluating such programs for potential use by the CUA.
* Participates in grantwriting and other resource development activities for community-based and prevention programs.
* Develops and sustains collaborative partnerships with community agencies, other CUAs, and city and state departments that support the success of community-based and prevention programs.
* Demonstrated knowledge of program evaluation methods and procedures.
* Demonstrated supervisory experience.
* Ability to conceptualize, implement and evaluate new projects.
* Experience with grantwriting and reporting.
* Proficient in both Spanish and English preferred.
* Culturally sensitive to the needs and diversities of multi-cultural communities.
* Skills in typing, basic computer operations, Microsoft, PowerPoint, Excel.
* Strong organizational skills.
* Knowledge of social services, child welfare and family systems services.
* Able to work independently, demonstrating good judgment and prioritizing.
* Must be accurate and detail oriented.
* Practices good customer service skills in all working relationships.
* Experience facilitating public meetings, and other public forums.
* Strong interpersonal skills, respectful, and courteous nature.
* Strong writing and oral presentations skills.
* Ability to attend evening and weekend community events and meetings.
* Current driver's license and good driving record.
* At least 2 years experience in the management or administration of a social service program.
* Master's degree in social work or a related field required.
* Commensurate with education and experience .
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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.