Family and Youth Program Specialist will be responsible for monitoring and providing technical assistance to family support centers, afterschool and summer programs for youth and other prevention and intervention programs that subscribe to the principles advanced by family support. Additional responsibilities include:
* Monitoring the program performance and the supporting documentation of the family support centers, year round program for youth and other prevention intervention programs as assigned.
* Developing a plan to provide technical assistance and support to resolve programmatic problems that strives to enhance the performance of the agencies and organizations.
* Ensuring all providers understand the funding source requirements, regulations and procedures.
* Reviewing the work statement and budget in the DHS contract(s) with all assigned providers.
* Developing a schedule of regular site visits which includes interviews, review of files and program observations.
* Identifying and investigating problems and makes recommendations on how to resolve them.
* Preparing timely reports/letters to agencies which outline findings and make recommendations on ways to enhance services and/or take corrective actions.
* Understanding the principles and standards to which agencies subscribe, particularly the family support centers.
* Assisting in the development and improvement of program planning, policies and procedures to facilitate delivery of services to special target groups.
* Working cooperatively with finance and contracts to prepare any statistical information.
* Identifying and encouraging linkages between agencies, other services and programs supported by the Program Offices of the Department of Human Services.
* Ensuring that providers make linkages for needed services such as employment and training, housing, concrete goods, behavioral health, etc.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university with major coursework in social sciences, plus 2 years of professional experience in the delivery of social services. Applicant should have knowledge of the functions, resources and best practices of federal, state, local and community organizations in the field of social sciences, along with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and private agency offices, colleagues and consumers. Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle are required since this position does involve frequent on-site visits to funded agencies.
Great Lakes Behavioral Research Institute - 16 months ago