The Macro/ Clinical Social Worker will oversee the day-to-day operation of the Host Home Program, monitor the programs’ budgets, supervise the program staff, and serve as the liaison between the program and its funders.  This position serves 40 hours a week.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversees day-to-day programmatic activities of the Basic Center Program to assess and monitor a client’s needs, ensure that services are provided, and recommend a permanency goal;
  • Supervises Basic Center staff; including the Case Manager and Consultants
  • Conducts annual performance evaluation and quarterly reviews of Basic Center staff;
  • Assists staff in areas related to outreach, training, and licensure of Host Homes
  • Ensures contractual and financial documentation is current. Reviews approve and submit invoices to Business Office for verification. Closely monitors program budgets.
  • Conducts home visits within and out of home youth as required by the program;
  • Responds to crisis situations and is part of a rotating on-call system;
  • Assists in the placement of children and youth in LAYC host homes;
  • Provides referrals based on clients’ needs and makes sure that clients receive necessary assistance;
  • Documents all contacts with youth, family members, LAYC staff and representatives from other agencies involved in the provision of the services in FACES and ETO a timely manner
  • Implement marketing and outreach plan, including its online and social media components, to attract target population of gang-involved youth, youth at risk of gang involvement, homeless, or runaway youth for program participation and potential host families for temporary shelter of youth.
  • Outreach to collaborative organizations to provide information about the program and obtain referral sources for youth and families in the target population.
  • Oversee design and production of marketing and education materials
  • Ensures all program related documentation is accurate and current,
  • Holds weekly meetings with staff members to develop outreach plans, monitor program outcomes, and job performance.
  • Participates in the preparation of grant proposals
  • Participates in professional development sessions as allowed by time and funding constraints;
  • Performs other activities specifically assigned by the Managing Director
  • On-call for management, monitoring, and placement of youth in care, which can be 24/7, 364 days a year
  • Adheres to all LAYC/MMYC personnel policies and procedures

 POSITION REQUIREMENTS: 

  • MSW; LGSW; and at least two year’s experience,
  • Ability to relate to a culturally diverse population;
  • Minimum of 5 years working with gang-involved, homeless, runaway, and youth issues in the Prince George’s County and Greater Metropolitan Area.
  • Strong working knowledge of and experience in communications, marketing, and promotion, including social media
  • Bilingual, English-Spanish strongly preferred
  • Complete medical, FBI and child abuse and neglect clearances;
  • Driver’s license;
  • Project management or coordination experience
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Ability to reach out effectively to community-based organizations

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 30 lbs. May require the ability to travel locally and/or regionally.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

TO APPLY:

Please send resumes and cover letters to Sandra D. Shephard, Prince George’s Managing Director, at sandra@layc-dc.org