Program Manager - Federal
The Salvation Army - Fort Myers, FL

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Supervises and manages the operations of the Federal Corrections Program; supports counselors and administration with maintaining resident accountability; provides custody, care and supervision of residents; coordinates and implements the administrative and treatment functions as they relate to the success of the program’s objectives.


Supervise, orient, and train Federal Residential Corrections Program Staff. Supervises Clinical Staff: Senior Program Case Manager, Program Case Manager and Employment Specialist. Plans, implements and conducts required training by Bureau of Prisons.

Reviews and approves or denies all resident referrals from Bureau of Prisons. Ensures confidentiality and security of residents’ files; Checks and ensures files are maintained and kept up by appropriate staff. Reviews sign-in/sign-out sheets for all residents to ensure that designated places of employment, sign-in and sign-out times, and legal status are accurate.Reviews recommendations from case manager regarding weekly passes; approves weekly passes.

Ensures counseling procedures are being followed in accordance with the Statement of Work. Audits residents’ program files routinely to ensure compliance.

Oversees the collections of substance, ensuring all residents are paying in a timely manner. Maintains system of accountability for resident populations.

Assists in the preparation of monthly statistics.

Assists the Corrections Director in developing new in-house rules or new program forms.

Maintains communications via telephone or e-mail with the Bureau of Prisons and the U.S. Probation Office regarding issues that may arise with the residents; conducts all after-hours calls to the BOP, as required.

Develops, implements or maintains the following, as required:
A suicide prevention program A security inspections plan
A written personnel manual A comprehensive accountability program
An employee retention program A community relations board
An employee training program An orientation checklist for each resident
A community outreach program. A volunteer program and manual

Monitors residents’ behavior, observing for the use of alcohol, drugs, etc.; administers Alco-Test and urinalysis as suspected or required; follows established procedures, ensuring proper documentation to include Chain of Custody.

Reviews recommendations, makes determine or submits to BOP for approval:
residents’ employment residents’ passes and visitation, according to the Statement of Work
driving privileges residents’ visitors
• furloughs
Oversees Home Confinement as follows:
• Recommends and submits eligible residents to the Bureau of Prisons for their consideration
• Supervises and counsels Home Confinement residents, depending on the population
• Counsels families of Home Confinement residents, as requested.
Ensures orientation, clarifying rules and regulations, is completed for all new Federal residents.
Participates in the disciplinary process for residents, serving in the capacity of reporter, investigator, or staff representative, as required.
Maintains a current list of community resources, outlining services provided.
Maintains a supportive relationship with other social service agencies to assist residents in transition to include Aids Task Force, Ryan White Fund, Dr. Ella Piper Center, HOPWA, LIFT, ACT, BAN and Etc.
Plans, organizes and brings in guest speakers.
Assists Employment Specialist/FOB Compliance, as needed, in conducting employment orientation, conducting residential, employment and on sites home confinement verifications, employment searches, obtaining employers to add to job bank.
Performs duties of the Corrections Director related to the Federal Program in absence of Corrections Director.
Responds to department’s calls as on-call 24/7 for action or help, as needed.
Performs other work related duties as required.
CPR and First Aid certification
Valid State Driver's License meeting Salvation Army driving standards.
Knowledge of general computer software and hardware.
Skill in effective and efficient verbal and written communication methods.
Skill in organizational and prioritization of information and tasks.
Ability to obtain CPR and First Aid certification.
Ability to execute competent discretionary power and independent judgment needed in the performance of duties and supervision of staff.
Ability to successfully pass required N.C.I.C. and Salvation Army background checks and investigations.
Ability to relate appropriately with staff, residents, and provider organizations.
Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision.
Ability to be supportive of the overall mission of The Salvation Army, neither compromising nor instituting any conflict that would bring discredit to the organization or its affiliates.
Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.
Required Experience:
One year of working experience in correctional management

Required Education:
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice, behavioral or social science or related field, or a combination of an Associate’s Degree and experience which will provide the necessary practical knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of this position.

Additional Comments:
All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.
To be considered for this position an employment application needs to be sumbmitted on or before March 1, 2013. Position's original posting February 15, 2013.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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