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Program Director - JOR

Company: National Youth Advocate Program
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Job Details
Level: - - -Management
Job Location: - - -LA - New Orleans La Jornada * - New Orleans, LA
Position Type: - - -Full Time
Education Level: - - -4 Year Degree
Salary Range: - - -Undisclosed
Job Shift: - - -First
Job Category: - - -Nonprofit - Social Services

Program Director - JOR New Orleans LAPosition Summary
The Program Director for NYAP's La Jornada program is responsible for the overall management of the programmatic, administrative, financial, and operational systems related to the provision of foster care, case management, and clinical services; provision of regular and timely reports regarding programming, administration, finances, and operations; establishing a respectful and supportive workplace environment; elevating any issues or concerns.

  • Perform all work in a manner consistent with the National Youth Advocate Program's mission, values, and philosophies.
  • Establish a respectful and supportive workplace environment that cares for people, connects communities, and promotes peace.
  • Responsible for successful management of the assigned transitional foster care program's programming, administration, finances and operations.
  • Manage the case management and clinical services for the foster youth including maintaining productivity standards.
  • Facilitate licensing, training, and retaining quality foster homes, ensuring licensed homes meet or exceed community and organizational needs and cultivate positive relationships.
  • Maintain and deliver regular and timely reports regarding programming, administration, finances, and operations.
  • Be aware of all issues and concerns and elevate appropriately.
  • Make public appearances and presentations as requested.
  • Work collaboratively with other NYAP programs and staff throughout the organization.
  • Maintain ongoing contact with partner agency through personal visits, phone calls, and written communication to assure positive relationships and customer service needs are met.
  • Direct continuous quality improvement efforts to assure that service quality and reporting meets contract requirements.
  • Perform other duties as requested.


    • Master's degree in social work or an equivalent degree in education, psychology, sociology, or other relevant behavioral science degree preferred. Alternatively, bachelor's degree plus 5 years' experience in child welfare administration, child protective services.
    • Two (2) years of experience in program management or as director of a licensed child care program.
    • Possess the administrator's license for the care provider's facility.
    • Bilingual English/Spanish Fluency strongly preferred.
    • Able to pass a criminal background check.
    • Proficient use of desktop and laptop computers, internet search, people management programs, smart phones and tablets, printers, fax machines and photocopiers as well as software including word processing, spreadsheet and database programs.


      • Some travel is required.
      • Must be open and willing to work non-traditional work hours as well as on-call responsibilities.
      • Provide excellent internal and external customer service.
      • Must possess good verbal, listening, and written communication skills.

        The Program Director will follow a team concept and support agency goals, colleagues and stakeholders. The Program Director must be able to effectively work with and be respectful and sensitive to persons from various cultures, socioeconomic, ethnic, gender, gender identity, sexual identity, disability, religious, and racial backgrounds.
        COVID-19 Considerations:
        We are safely and successfully working out in the community and in group home settings.
        Who we are
        The National Youth Advocate Program has been serving communities and clients since 1978 and we continue to grow each year. Our growth allows us to expand and develop new and innovative programs to meet the ever-changing needs of those we serve. - We offer unique and personalized services for families and individuals in four areas: Prevention/Intervention, Positive Youth Development, Out-of-Home-Placement and Reunification/Permanency. -We know you are compassionate and dedicated to serving your clients and communities and NYAP is dedicated to providing support to those who join -our -team! -We look for individuals that are ready to make a direct impact and are excited to be an instrument in supporting the needs of our children, youth and families.
        Working At NYAP

        • NYAP's commitment to doing what is -best -for children, youth and their families is a -core value -and one that we look for in our newest team members.
        • 22 Days Off -Each Year! -Plus 10 -Paid Holidays Per Year!
        • Medical, Dental, and Vision
        • Competitive salaries and benefits -including a 401(k), -Summer Hours Off (reduced work schedule), and -Work Anniversary Trips!

Keywords: National Youth Advocate Program, New Orleans , Program Director - JOR, Executive , New Orleans, Louisiana

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