Assistant Director
Dismas - Midland, TX

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Job Description
: Dismas is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider's specializing in community based adult re-entry programs. Dismas Charities provides both residential and non-residential supervision and treatment services for federal, state, and local criminal justice jurisdictions.

Title: Assistant Director

Schedule: Full-time 2nd Shift and as needed to meet Center's needs

Summary: Assists center Director in the development, administration, supervision, management and evaluation of the facility, staff and programs. Provides temporary/interim Director duties in the absence of the Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned by the Director. These Programs operate with the understanding that the Federal or State Contracting Authority and/or Executive Management has the right to modify their operating standards, to include staffing requirements and qualifications, as needed, to ensure quality and continuation of services. These changes may affect your qualifications for continued employment in this specific job category or classification.

Supports program initiatives: Assists the Director with the development and implementation of an effective social service delivery system that complies with all applicable agency policies and procedures to ensure contract compliance and the efficient on-going operations of the facility.

Provides daily operations and personnel management support: assists Director in recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, supervising, discipline and evaluation of residents, staff, volunteers and interns; provides Staff Duty coverage as scheduled; complete monthly staff schedule; assists Director with population projections; provides Resident Monitor coverage as needed; assists the Director in the security and safety of the physical plant and the maintenance of supplies and equipment, performs regular premises inspection, orders all facility supplies and maintains inventory control; and maintains communication with the Director in regard to any and all relevant developments and information affecting residents and facility operations.

Provides administrative support: compiles, documents and records resident subsistence payments; submits all necessary evaluations, records, reports, correspondence and statistical information; assists the Director in providing oversight of the FreshStart Client Management System.

Initiates, develops and maintains cooperative community liaison relationships with employment related industries/businesses, supervising authorities, other related agencies, community groups and professional associations.

Maintains Working Knowledge of all Procedures and Policies: Statement of Work and Physical Plant and Operations Manuals, to include but not limited to: Emergency Drills, Life Safety, Facility Sanitation, and Escape and Unusual Occurrence Procedures.

Work Schedule: Works scheduled shift. In the event of a work stoppage, work the hours necessary to staff the center; Attends and participates in all required appointments/meetings on site, within the community, the court system or at other business related location.

Other: Responsible for general housekeeping of their work space to include dusting, polishing, vacuuming, and emptying of trash.

Supervisory Responsibilities: The Assistant Director assists the Director in the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the facility and in carrying out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. The Assistant Director assists the Director with interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Competencies:

Ethics - Upholds organizational values; Treats people with respect; works with integrity; Maintains confidentiality

Managing People - Makes self available to staff and residents; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth

Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer/resident situations; meets contractual obligations

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner

Planning/Organizing – Provides timely responses (oral and written) to residents, management and government agencies; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Prioritizes and plans work activities; Ability to multi-task; Uses time efficiently

Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Writes clearly and informatively

Job Requirements
: Education and/or Experience: Two years academic studies in social, criminal justice or behavioral science program at an accredited college or university or two years of paid work experience in social services or corrections may be substituted for academic studies on a one year to one year basis (High School diploma or GED required); and two years supervisory/administrative experience is required. A four year college degree is preferred. Must be at least 21 years of age.

About this company
Dismas strives to create a family-based atmosphere, hence the slogan: "Dismas is Family. This slogan reflects a value system that each...