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Residential Director

Girls Educational & Mentoring Services, Inc.


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GEMS is seeking a dynamic and compassionate individual to oversee our residential team. We are seeking an experienced supervisor with residential experience, with a Master’s degree in Social Work or a related field to oversee our transitional independent living programs and to maintain a supportive, therapeutic, empowering environment for girls and young women ages 16-23 years who are exiting the commercial sex industry and transitioning to full independence.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

• Maintain and promote the cooperative, harmonious, teamwork environment GEMS strives to promote within the workplace. Maintain and promote an atmosphere of dignity and respect in line within the philosophy and policies of GEMS to all residents and staff

• Supervise all house staff, residential counselors and case managers and report to the Program Director. Responsible for hiring shift counselors and providing ongoing support and training and ensuring open staff communication

• Maintain shift coverage and ensure 24 hour supervision at the residence and ensure utilization rates are high in both GEMS residences

• Ensure safety of residents and promote confidentiality. Comply with all Runaway and Homeless Youth regulations and Office of Violence Against Women regulations

• Maintain thorough and accurate records, files, correspondence and statistics; complete necessary documentation in a timely, accurate and complete manner. May include, but not limited to, notations in the TIL log, bed roster, incident reports, sign-in sheets, and referrals

• Respond to crisis as needed and respond appropriately to emergencies including contacting appropriate staff, interacting with police, fire and medical personal as needed. Set and contribute to a safe, therapeutic and empowering atmosphere by enforcing program policies and procedures. Work in collaboration with staff and members to develop programming that facilitates around life-skills, self-care, personal interaction, and healthy social relationships Participate in main office events, staff meetings and collaboration with all GEMS staff and members

• Sustain a nurturing and healthy household for all residents and staff alike


Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

• Master’s degree in social work or related field of study

• Prior experience working with youth required. Sensitivity to the needs of runaway and homeless and commercially sexually exploited youth

• Experience working with mental health related issues, complex trauma, substance abuse, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS related issues and crisis intervention techniques

• Demonstrated ability to facilitate small group process;

• Strong written/oral communication skills; proficient in the use and operation of computers and basic MS applications

• Supervisory experience required

• Knowledge of youth development principals

GEMS is seeking a dynamic and compassionate individual to oversee our residential team. We are seeking an experienced supervisor with residential experience, with a Master’s degree in Social Work or a related field to oversee our…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Master's Degree Required
  • Managerial

Location

New York, NY

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