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Program Supervisor - Working on Working (WOW) Program

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Youth Guidance
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Dallas, TX
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Published 15 days ago

About Our Organization

Building on a proud history of serving under-resourced Chicago youth for more than 90 years, Youth Guidance is a leading provider of outcomes-driven programs and capacity-building initiatives, directly serving more than 13,000 youth.

In 2011, the Working on Womanhood (WOW) program was launched at Youth Guidance as a response to the urgent need of young women of color who have been exposed to traumatic stressors and face social, behavioral, cognitive, or emotional challenges. In 2001, the Becoming a Man (BAM) program was launched at Youth Guidance to help young men navigate difficult circumstances that threaten their future. 

Both programs are school-based counseling and mentoring programs that guide young men and women in 7th-12th grades to learn, internalize and practice social cognitive skills, make responsible decisions for their future, and become positive members of their school and community. Both programs integrate clinical theory and practice, rites of passagework, and a dynamic approach to youth engagement. Each session is built around a lesson plan designed to develop a specific skill through stories, role-playing, and group exercises. Students learn and practice impulse control, emotional self-regulation, recognition of social cues, and interpreting intentions of others, raising aspirations for the future, and developing a sense of personal responsibility and integrity.

Youth Guidance sees a bright and successful future for every student and is excited about bringing this vision to Dallas, TX. Because we believe that success in school is not only possible but should be achieved and celebrated, we are present in the schools to facilitate an environment that truly engages students in the learning process and Social-Emotional Learning, and through careful guidance, enables them to realize their full potential and graduate with a meaningful plan for successfully managing life.

Position Summary

WOW Program Supervisors are responsible for providing administrative support, feedback, and supervision to WOW Counselors. The WOW Program Supervisor should be flexible in their clinical expertise and collaborative skills to empower and motivate WOW Counselors to be successful in implementing at their site.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Maintains focus on the achievement of key program outcomes including goals for student performance, retention, and satisfaction
  • Administers the program by assessing needs, making assignments, and managing programs at multiple sites where the program operates, including coordination of data collection
  • Oversees coordination, implementation, and evaluation of all program activities and the desired outcomes, in collaboration with Curriculum Specialist
  • Recommends hiring of new WOW Counselors, employee transfers, promotions, disciplinary actions, terminations overall performance management
  • Primary lead for ongoing communication with school personnel, social service agencies, community groups, and public officials regarding program goals and objectives. Assures that all program documentation, records, and required reports for program stakeholders are prepared in a timely fashion
  • Supports, builds, and shares best practices in clinical interventions and system leadership for positive student outcomes
  • Provides or arranges ongoing weekly supervision to provide specific guidance in the areas of professional responsibilities, prioritization, time and resource allocation
  • Collaborate with the Curriculum Specialist to ensure continuity of support to the WOW Counselor
  • Collaborate with leadership on programmatic events
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Education/Experience/Training

  • Master’s Degree in social work, counseling, or a related human service field from an approved accredited university is required
  • Minimum of five years of work/internship experience in the education, human service, youth development, or social services field required
  • A valid TX mental health licensure (LPC, LP, LMFT, LCSW, LSSP, or LCSW) required
  • Minimum of one-year leadership experience
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of advanced therapeutic concepts

Skills/Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to be solution-focused
  • Strong interpersonal skills that excel in cultural sensitivity and respect for differences
  • Proven ability to be a self-starter, energetic, innovative, and motivated
  • Demonstrated experience in employee supervision and HR administration required
  • Must be able to self-reflect and show of development in action
  • Must demonstrate time management and prioritization skills
  • Be able to motivate and encourage others
  • Be able to give feedback in a safe, empowering manner
  • Must be able to collaborate in team settings and work independently
  • Demonstrated passion and dedication to the agency’s mission and the continuous improvement of service quality
  • Ability to maintain positive relationships with various stakeholders require
  • Must demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand for sustained periods of time, frequently talk, hear, use hands and fingers to feel, handle and operate objects or controls, and occasionally stand, bend, stoop, kneel and crouch
  • The employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures, transcribing, and viewing a computer terminal
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The duties performed are primarily in a school setting. 
  • Occasional need for local travel.

EOE/M/F/D/V/SO

About Our Organization

Building on a proud history of serving under-resourced Chicago youth for more than 90 years, Youth Guidance is a leading provider of outcomes-driven programs and capacity-building initiatives, directly serving…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Dallas, TX
Associated Location
Dallas, TX

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