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The Salvation Army of the Syracuse Area Director of Teen Living in Fall River, Massachusetts


The Salvation Army is hiring and offers truly excellent benefit package to eligible employees including:

  • Generous paid time off every year that includes: holidays, up to 3 personal days, vacation time and sick time.

  • Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)

  • Comprehensive health care coverage with low cost employee premiums, co-pays and deductibles

  • Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans including Short Term Disability, AFLAC and Voluntary Term Life

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Eligibility for the Federal Government’s Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program

  • Most importantly – a job with a good purpose!

  1. Position Title

Director of Teen LivingExempt

  1. Responsible to

Fall River Corps Commanding Officer

  1. Education Requirements

LICSW, or MSW/MA in psychology/counseling and substantial clinical experience with adolescents and/or children; previous experience in residential programming for youth; at least two years experience in program development, management and staff supervision.

  1. Qualifications

• Must be able to assist parents with parenting tasks such as lifting (up to 40 pounds), transporting children and facility upkeep.• Must have regular access to a car for emergency assessment, home visits, outreach and professional networking5. Principal Function

Oversee the Teen Living program

  1. Duties and Responsibilities

a) Perform a variety of administrative functions to ensure effective operation of the program including, but not limited to: statistical accountability, reporting for funding sources, monitoring of budget expenditures, program fee collections, program purchases, and compliance with EEC licensing regulations, maintenance of client record data, payroll, grant writing, program development and supervision of the maintenance of the physical facility.

a) Screen, train, evaluate and assist with hiring program staff to promote the development of a sound overall philosophy in serving residents. Staffing functions include: Interpreting Salvation Army and program policies to staff, maintaining a consistent staffing schedule and a regular supervision schedule, supervising personnel issues, assisting with the completion of annual employee evaluations and functioning as a team leader and role model in problem solving efforts around staff and resident issues.

b) Responsible for all residential and social services provided to residents to ensure that the Teen Living Program is developed and maintained in accordance with The Salvation Army's mission and objectives, and that the residents are provided with a homelike, supportive, goal-oriented program. Provide close, clinical case management supervision to staff in team meetings and regular individual conferences. Oversee the coordination of services for each resident and make recommendations to staff regarding advocacy and/or case planning efforts with other agencies. Ensure appropriate discharge planning and follow-up with terminating residents.

c) Represent the Teen Living program and The Salvation Army in the community through participation in local networking and committee meetings to maintain and when necessary improve the image of the program in the community, to highlight Teen Living Program services, and to advocate for the needs of pregnant and parenting young women.

d) Perform assessments on teens placed in the Teen Living Program on an emergency basis. The assessments will be completed in the format and within the time period directed by the Department of Social Services. Assessments will include visits to the teen's home to determine appropriateness and safety; determination of the teen's ability to live on her own and her need for a more structured living environment, and relationships with parents and/or other family members.

e) Develop and maintain effective working relationships with government departments, including but not limited to, the Department of Social Services, Department of Transitional Assistance and Office for Children in order to ensure efficient, resident-centered service delivery.

f) Attend training sessions, statewide TLP meetings and other meetings as directed by The Salvation Army.

g) Work collaboratively with the Social Ministries Office and other programs operated by The Salvation Army, in an effort to ensure that teen Living Program residents are benefiting from the comprehensive array of services and activities provided by The Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army’s Mission StatementThe Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

MiscellaneousFlexibility and a cooperative spirit are crucial characteristics of the individual who holds this important position. The Salvation Army reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. It is expected that each employee will be familiar with The Salvation Army Handbook for Employees. Questions regarding its contents can be directed toward the Human Resource Department or Immediate Supervisor.

Job LocationsUS-MA-Fall River

Job ID2021-7721

CategoryYouth Work

TypeRegular Full-Time