Coordinates all phases of activities and functions associated with a social services program or programs. Performs consultative, technical and administrative work in the planning, development, coordination, implementation and monitoring of a program. Ensures that program goals and objectives are accomplished in accordance with established priorities. Analyzes program issues, completes policy and program analysis, conducts program research and presents program-related training and education. Typically supervises additional program staff.
This is the third in a series of three social services program-related job classifications within the Social Services job family. This classification is responsible for coordinating, participating in and monitoring the activities and functions of a social services program or programs. This classification is distinguished from a Social Services Manager which has responsibility for an entire work unit. The Social Services Program Coordinator typically coordinates larger and more complex programs than a specialist, senior or lead staff position. This classification may require a flexible work schedule in order to meet the needs of the department.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Coordinates, supervises, trains, monitors and evaluates program activities and staff.
- Plans, develops and recommends new or revised programs and goals and objectives.
- Develops and schedules program work plans, oversees daily operations and coordinates program activities.
- Determines, or assists in determining program priorities.
- Evaluates program effectiveness to develop improved methods. Devises evaluation methodology and coordinates implementation. Analyzes results and recommends or takes appropriate action.
- Monitors and approves program expenditures within established budget. May prepare or assist in preparing proposals for funding or funding continuation.
- Serves as technical consultant for program and related policy and provides technical and problem solving assistance on program services. Participates in providing program services to clients.
- Analyzes and reviews analysis of program and program policy issues.
- Prepares periodic reports, financial analysis and statistical reports on program activities and program progress.
- Serves as liaison with, and resource for community outreach and advocacy groups, service providers and others. Coordinates, improves and stimulates interest in the program and recruits program participants.
- Plans, develops and conducts program-related educational sessions and training. Speaks to community and other groups.
- Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Social or Behavioral Sciences or a directly related field AND five (5) years experience in social services or a directly related field, including experience coordinating a program;
Any combination of education and experience that has been achieved and is equivalent to the stated education and experience and required knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this job.
Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements:
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC);
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW);
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC).
Valid Texas Driver's License.
Conducts groups in conjunction with supervision of subordinates.
Functions as Clinical Liaison during weekly court sessions (two nights per week) also subject to change.
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC).
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Supervisory principles, practices and techniques.
- Program coordination and oversight techniques.
- Policies, practices and procedures within area of assignment.
- Federal, State and Local program laws and requirements.
- Advocacy groups, social service providers and community outreach organizations.
- Computer equipment to include word processing, spreadsheets, databases and a variety of software packages.
- Program planning, development, monitoring and evaluation.
- Conducting education and training sessions and public speaking presentations.
- Referring clients to appropriate social services organizations and programs.
- Problem-solving and decision-making.
- Monitoring and recommending program expenditures.
- Both verbal and written communication.
- Coordinate, supervise and evaluate program staff and activities.
- Analyze, research and evaluate findings.
- Prepare administrative and statistical reports.
- Serve as technical consultant and liaison.
- Work with clients to facilitate access to social services programs and resources.
- Work independently.
- Manage time well and meet timelines.
- Communicate effectively.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental clientele, representatives of outside agencies, other County employees and officials, community
Work Environment & Other Information:
Physical requirements include the ability to lift/carry up to 25 pounds occasionally, visual acuity, speech and hearing, hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer and office equipment. Subject to standing, sitting, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, crouching, kneeling, pushing, pulling, reaching, twisting, balancing, repetitive motion, driving, client/customer contact, and squatting to perform the essential functions.
This job description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and overtime eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Hours: Flexible Schedule. Monday - Friday 8AM-5PM(50%) Noon-9PM(50%).
Works some nights.
Applicant must have flexibility with hours and days of the week, subject to change to meet programs needs.
Location: 4011 McKinney Falls Pkwy, Suite 1300 (Counseling Center)
509 W. 11th St, Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center (Mon & Thu evenings)
2201 Post Rd, South Building, Suite 134 (Tue and as needed)
Department: Drug Diversion Court a Division of Pretrial Services and Adult Probation
Criminal, Education & Employment Background Check Required.
Travis County - 13 months ago