Director

Website The William George Agency For Children's Services

Cottage Director

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Masters Degree, preferably in Social Work, Human Services or Counseling or

Bachelors Degree and 3-5 years of direct experience working with youth in a counseling position       (copy required upon initial hire date)

Valid New York State Driver’s License (copy required upon initial hire date)

Yearly Physical (required within one month after initial hire date)

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Masters Degree in Social Work

Previous experience in working with critically disturbed adolescents

 

HOURS:

40 hours per week

Must be flexible to meet the needs of the program

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Responsible for the development of an individual treatment plan for each resident and family, implementation of the treatment plan and subsequent transfer and discharge planning along with appropriate continuing care recommendations.
Maintain up-to-date and accurate information on each resident in the statewide Connections system, including progress notes, incidences of family contact, resident contact individual, and group counseling, etc. as required by New York State Office of Children and Family Services.
Provide individual, group and family counseling to residents and their families as well as coordinate appropriate family/resource visitation in conjunction with the Cottage Manager and Youth Care Specialists.
During weekly Cottage Team Meetings, provide in-service training to educate and guide Youth Care Specialists in treatment interventions and supervise such service in consultation with the Residential Program Department Head.
Prepare clinical reports for legal hearings and document any legal activity in Connections.
Chair treatment team meetings in conjunction with the Residential Services Department Head.
Provide administrative oversight of the cottage’s physical plant and programming.
H.     Attend all meetings and training as requested by the Director of Residential Services, Residential Services Department Head, and Human Resources Department.

I.        Assist the Director of Residential Services in other delegated functions.

J.        Assist the Admissions Department with the intake process.

K.      Responsible for adhering to and performing all duties in accordance with every safety standard, practice, and policy of The William George Agency.  This includes, but is not limited to, review of The William George Agency’s Safety Policy and attending all required safety related training.

L.      Adhere to the treatment philosophy of The William George Agency and the rules, requirements, and regulations of the New York State Office of Family and Children Services.

 

DEPARTMENT:                         Residential Services

 

SUPERVISED BY:                     Residential Services Department Head

 

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