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Program Director II

April 01, 2013 - April 15, 2013
Location:Austin, TX
Salary Range:Competitive
Benefits:Benefit Eligible
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Resolution Counseling
Description:LifeWorks is looking for a Program Director II who is highly motivated, organized, possesses high diplomacy skills and a solid knowledge of domestic violence.

Under limited supervision, the Program Director provides leadership and oversight of programs, including the development, delivery, management, evaluation, and reporting of services and programming related to the Resolution Counseling Program. This is a management-level position involved in the establishment of criteria, formulation and assessment of a domestic violence offender program and related projects, and investigation or analysis of a variety of unusual conditions, problems, or questions.

This position offers the opportunity for extensive work with collaborations, mangement of budget/finances and grant writing.

Hours: 8:30 - 5, occasional Saturday or evening.
Duties:•Oversees program operations and compiles and submits reports and other documentation and deliverables on service delivery.
•Oversees hiring, orientation, training, supervision, evaluation, and dismissal of program staff in accordance with policies and procedures. Ensures staff is informed, their activities are well coordinated, and they have the necessary resources to carry out their work.
•Monitors programs, and contracts and communicates with contract officers, program evaluators, and subcontractors, as appropriate.
•Assists in making budgeting recommendations, manages program budgets and monitors grant compliance.
•Responsible for developing and implementing new programs and initiatives.
•Functions as a liaison between the Agency, funding sources, the Community and governmental organizations; collaborates with other programs, divisions, and outside entities, as appropriate.
•Participates in agency-wide and community meetings and projects.
Qualifications:•Requires a Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field with advanced licensure or certification and 5+ years of related experience; or
•Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field and 7+ years of related experience; or
•Equivalent combination of education and experience.

2 years of experience in the field of family violence. Understanding of short- and long-term effects of physical and psychological abuse.
Knowledge of group dynamics.
Understanding of psycho-educational and process group counseling formats.
Highly organized, diplomatic, collaborative, and reliable, must work independently, willingness and enthusiasm to advocate for clients on local and state level.

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