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Position Title

    Program Manager, Counseling & Family Support


    The Manager of Counseling and Family Support Programs develops, supervises
    and coordinates all counseling and community education programs, manages
    related grants and contracts, and is responsible for outreach to other providers and
    the community. The Manager is also responsible for the Healthy Start Program and
    (office based) Parenting Classes.


    A. Supervisory Tasks
        1. Provide regular clinical supervision to all counseling staff including contract
        2. Provide supervision to Youth and Family Support Program Coordinator and to
        his/her staff when necessary.
        3. Oversees the supervision of volunteers and interns in the completion of their
        duties and service time as if they were staff.
        4. Provides program supervision and encourage team development to meet
        program goals.
        5. Provide recruitment, selection, orientation, training, supervision and evaluation
        of staff.
        6. Complete six-month and thereafter annual employee performance evaluations
        with each employee on a timely basis.
        7. Supervises and ensures implementation of CQI and file review process.

    B. Program Planning and Development Tasks
        1. Develop systems and procedures for new programs.   
        2. Assist in the implementation and on-going supervision of Co-Occurring
        3. Plan and develop schedule of school and community education programs,
        such as Parenting Classes
        4. Maintain counseling practices consistent with current state law, professional
        ethics and treatment practices.
        5. Assess priorities for new resource/program development.
        6. Implement County, State and COA requirements in assigned Programs
        7. Complete and maintain monthly/quarterly and annual reports as assigned

    C. Tasks Management
        1. Collect clients, staff and program performance data.       
        2. Prepare monthly service reports and billing.
        3. Remain current and accountable for contract requirements, accreditation, and
        4. Meet regularly with the Director of Youth and Family Services.   
        5. Perform Lead Manager role in Youth and Family Services Division, including
        requests for facility maintenance, and tasks designated and assigned by the
        Director of Youth and Family Services to be cross-program areas.
        6. Serve as spokesperson to interpret the Counseling and Family Support
        Programs to individuals, groups, and organizations when requested.

    D. Community Relations Tasks
        1. Represent FOY on interagency task forces, networks etc.
        2. Meet with other providers to share program information and to coordinate
        3. Develop and facilitate local Advisory Committee.
        4. Initiate outreach to schools and other community groups for the purpose
        of disseminating information about the program, developing referral sources
        and creating good will.

Required Skills and Qualifications

    A. Education and Experience
        1. Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Marriage and Family or related
        counseling field.
        2. Licensed in mental health, social work, or marriage and family therapy
        3. A minimum of three years of experience in the field of family therapy at the
        professional level.
        4. A minimum of one year experience in clinical supervision of Masters level staff.
        5. Three or more years of experience as a clinical supervisor/manager
        6. 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.
        7. Education or experience in cultural competency.

    B. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
        1. Knowledge of family system theory.
        2. Knowledge of treatment methods for crisis intervention, individual, group and
        family therapy.
        3. Knowledge of adolescent development and youth crisis including runaway
        behavior, abuse and neglect, etc.
        4. Knowledge of grants and contracts accountability helpful.
        5. Ability to develop and maintain community resources.
        6. Ability to work with and maintain a group of volunteers.
        7. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
        8. Knowledge of relevant COA standards and participation in a Performance and
        Quality Improvement process.
        9. Must demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences and a
        commitment to the value of cultural competency.


    Full Time


    57 - 59k DOE

Reports to

    Director of Youth and Family Services


    Issaquah, East King County

Application Deadline

    Open until filled


   Send cover letter and resume to Brooke Drennon at

Job Posting Date

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