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Position Title

    Program Supervisor, New Roads Kingsgate


    Friends of Youth provides group home care for up to five unaccompanied refugee
    and immigrant males ages 17-20 at the New Roads programs in Kirkland and
    Renton. The Program Supervisor serves as assistant to the Program Manager at
    the New Roads programs in providing direct services to program youth as well as
    directly supervising a staff team of up to 5 full time youth counselors. Youth placed
    in the group homes are from Central America, Mexico and several countries in
    Africa and Asia. Preferred applicants will have personal experience as a refugee
    or immigrant, or have experience working with refugee and immigrant youth and
    be bilingual in English and another language spoken by program residents.


    A. Supervisory Tasks
        1. Assist in the interview, selection, and training of Youth Counselors and Relief
        staff in health and safety requirements, agency policies, basic youth intervention
        techniques, and program policies and procedures.
        2. Ensure the adequate staffing of all shifts in compliance with agency policy
        and contracts.
        3. Supervise the residential youth staff in implementation of goals and
        objectives. Meet two or three times per week with new staff for orientation and        
        performance evaluation purposes for the employee's first two months on the job.
        Ensure that the new employee learns documentation procedures and skills
        consistent with agency policy and contract requirements.
        4. Give staff regular verbal and written feedback on the adequacy of performance,
        both positive and negative, and suggest alternative methods of problem resolution
        when appropriate.
        5. Prepare and organize staff performance evaluations at six months and then
        yearly thereafter for completion by the Program Manager. This includes providing
        information on performance relative to the job description and stated objectives.
        6. Monitor the accumulation and use of compensatory time by staff and ensure
        it is used within the week in which it is accrued.
        7. Meet with the Program Manager on a weekly basis to discuss program
        progress and employee performance.
        8. Provide information on appropriate on-the-job behavior by staff members to
        the Program Manager as quickly as possible when indicated. In an emergency
        and in accord with written agency policy, may, in the absence of the Program
        Manager or the Director, relieve a Youth Counselor from duty until the Program
        Manager makes an initial determination of the situation.
        9. Assign shift tasks to staff as needed and monitor task completion.
        10. Participate in selecting, incorporating and supervising student interns and
        volunteers in completion of their duties and service time in cooperation with
        the volunteer coordinator.
        11. Provide input to the Program Manager regarding day-to-day behavior of
        residents. Work with Program Manager to establish and implement appropriate
        therapeutic goals.
        12. Attend agency or professional training, seminars, or conferences to
        increase professional knowledge.
        13. Seek out and develop community resources in preparation for, and at the
        time of transition from the program.

    B. Medical Coordinator Tasks
        1. Train staff in medication management. Coordinate pick up and disposal of
        2. Organize and update the medication log weekly including authorizations,
        medication descriptions, and current signed consents for each youth.
        3. Ensure new 30 day supply of medication on time. Note all changes in log.
        4. Count medications weekly and complete report for submission to Director.
        Track and correct errors daily. Retrain staff who miss medications.
        5. Schedule and arrange with Youth Counselors a physical examination on
        Intake, dental exam, mental health screening, eye examination, and
        immunizations as necessary.

    C. Unit, Records and Safety Tasks
        1. Assign staff to support recreation, education and vocational activities.
        Oversee weekly recreation money, and receipts are submitted.
        2. Maintain unit vehicle mileage log. Responsible for the cleanliness and
        upkeep of the vehicle. Ensure mileage is logged properly and submit log to
        Program Assistant on a monthly basis.
        3. Responsible for the health and safety of the house pursuant to agency
        licensing and guidelines. Make ongoing checks of fire extinguishers, and
        smoke detectors. Assure a fire drill is held at least once per month and
        that earthquake drills are completed quarterly.
        4. Participate in management meeting of agency supervisory staff to discuss
        common concerns and to adopt or modify policies and procedures.
        5. Delegate above tasks in coordination with the PM as appropriate.
        6. Prepare information as requested to the Program Manager and Director
        of Specialized Residential Services.

Required Skills and Qualifications

    A. Education and Experience
        1. A Bachelor of Arts Degree in the social sciences area is preferred.
        2. At least one year of experience working with youth, preferably refugee
        and/or immigrant youth or young adults.
        3. Bilingual in English and a second language preferred.
        4. Experience working with youth in a residential setting.
        5. Must have a valid Washington State driver's license, or obtain one by
        employment date if a requirement for the position.
        6. Must have Red Cross First Aid Card, CPR, or obtain one within thirty days
        of hiring.
        7. Must pass TB screening.
        8. Able to engage with diverse populations in a culturally responsive manner.
        9. Previous Supervisory experience preferred.

    B. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
        1. Knowledge of adolescent growth and development.
        2. Attention to detail in managing tasks.
        3. Ability to observe and discuss behavioral adjustment problems and suggest
        appropriate alternatives.
        4. Ability to develop warm and open relationships with youth.
        7. Effective communication and problem solving skills.
        8. Ability to effectively supervise and promote high quality staff performance.
        9. Demonstrated willingness to assume extra responsibility.
        10. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
        11. Knowledge of Friends of Youth Policies and Procedures.
        12. Knowledge of relevant COA standards and participation in a Performance
        and Quality Improvement process.
        13. Employees and volunteers who operate their own or Friends of Youth
        vehicles on Friends of Youth business must have a safe driving record as defined
        by Friends of Youth. Employees and volunteers who operate their own vehicle(s)
        on Friends of Youth business must carry auto liability insurance that complies
        with the requirements of Friends of Youth.
        14. Demonstrate a commitment to the values of equity and inclusion by
        honoring and celebrating diverse characteristics and expressions of personal


    Full Time: Day and/or Swing


    $48,000 / annually

Reports to

   Program Manager



Application Deadline

    Open until filled


    Send cover letter and resume to Bailee Bryant at

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