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Early Childhood and Youth Program Supervisor

Domestic Abuse Project


Organization Summary:

Since 1979, Domestic Abuse Project (DAP) has served the Twin Cities’ community with innovative and successful programming to end the inter-generational cycle of domestic violence. We have made it our mission to work with all affected members of the family – men, women, and children – to stop domestic violence as it occurs and prevent it in the future. DAP has grown its annual operating budget to $1.7m-$1.9m. DAP is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of all people regardless of gender, race, culture, religion, ethnicity, protected veteran status and/or disability. We prioritize and actively seek to create an agency that is anti-racist and anti-oppressive, free of discrimination, bias, and harassment. We value having an environment where all individuals receive dignity, safety and respect.  

Location: Twin Cities Metro Activity Area: Mental Health and Crisis Intervention
Category: Program Management Closing Date: open until filled
Job Type: Full Time Salary: DOQ

Primary Duties:

Working with and reporting to the Director of Client Services, this position is accountable for providing program development, management and evaluation; community collaboration; administrative and clinical supervision of employees; and direct-client service. The Early Childhood & Youth Program Supervisor requires exceptional interpersonal and communication skills to work with clients across a relational and developmental continuum. This program works with every member of the family as well as various partners and collaborators that are part of a child’s life. This includes but is not limited to child protection, birth parents, foster parents, probation, siblings, guardian ad litem, etc. The Early Childhood & Youth Program Supervisor contributes to a positive work climate and culture. 

The Early Childhood & Youth Program Supervisor’s role includes, but is not limited to, ensuring provision of services occurs from a client-centered, trauma-informed, developmental, systemic and holistic approach. The program supervisor maintains the standards of quality, accountability, efficacy and management that promotes continued sustainability. The Early Childhood & Youth Program Supervisor will also be responsible for hiring, training, and overseeing staff and interns within the department. The success of this position will require effectively and ethically meeting the stated needs of clients who are seeking domestic violence services. The program supervisor will engage in trauma-informed, client-centered, and culturally appropriate care which is attuned to the needs of a diverse and multi-cultural population. They will engage with other systems representatives, the various teams at DAP, and clients with professionalism, mutual respect, and compassion.  


 Basic Qualifications _____________________________________________________________________________ * Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker * Supervision experience and completion of mandatory training hours required to clinically supervise LGSW level therapists * A minimum of 2 years of experience working cross culturally * Extensive experience providing therapeutic services to children age birth to 18 and experience dealing directly with the issues of domestic violence or a closely related field. * Strong communication and interpersonal skills * Computer skills: Microsoft office, email, data entry * Ability to work with people from diverse racial, cultural, and social-economic backgrounds Preferred Qualifications _____________________________________________________________________________ * Interest and experience in program development and evaluation of client services as well as contract and grant management * Knowledge of the Child-Centered Play Therapy model * Knowledge of early childhood and development models * Knowledge of the Child-Parent Psychotherapy model * Experience working with trauma survivors preferred * Experience working in a non-profit organization * Experience in leading change initiatives 


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