We’re working toward a world where all children realize their full potential…
When children and families face complex challenges, Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) is there. Founded in 1902 to provide safe, loving homes for orphans, CHS is now one of the oldest, largest and most respected nonprofit organizations in Florida. Delivering hope to more than 50,000 children and family members across the state, we continue to do more. We are leading the nation in developing and delivering solutions that transform the lives and futures of children and families.
Will you join us? Are you ready to HELP CHILDREN find–and achieve–their full potential? Are you ready to make a POSITIVE DIFFERENCE in the lives of children and their families? If so, we want to talk to YOU.
To develop, implement, direct and manage the Community Partnership School system of programs and support services.
We’re seeking an experienced Community Partnership School Director to support our growing needs for community school program. You’ll develop, implement, direct and manage the Community Partnership School system of programs and support services, with the goal of empowering students to succeed in school and life. This is an excellent opportunity for a focused and dedicated social services professional who has a passion for leadership and thrives in a fast-paced, never-the-same work environment.
- Manage and oversee execution of a network of services within the school in partnership with school leadership.
- Identify providers for service needs which may include health services, extended learning programming, parent and community engagement services, etc. Negotiate local collaborative service agreements and contracts with in conjunction with school leadership, .monitor service quality and resolve issues that arise with providers.
- Develop and nurture positive relationships with school administrators and relevant community agencies to operationalize the partnership.
- Participate in strategic planning with school and community partners; identify, develop and implement programming that supports the collective vision of Community Schools; outline and promote service direction.
- Develop and market programs that aim to increase educational opportunities and social connections for the students.
- Develop and enhance parent involvement in including family room, class activities and, events; connecting them with resources when appropriate.
- Recruit, hire, train and supervise program staff
- Oversee that the program meets all CHS, licensing, contractual, quality management and outcome standards and requirements.
- Implement and manage the evaluation and reporting of statistics from each of the service areas.
- Develop and regularly monitor the budget of each funding source and corresponding service array. Coordinate billing and budgeting with the Finance Department.
- Represent CHS and/or the community school at pertinent meetings/functions which may be held during evenings, weekends or holidays.
- Oversee the hours of operation and supervision of the Community School.
- Direct contract management activities for program and develop plan for sustainability.
- Participate in fund-raising and grant writing activities.
- Serve as a member of the Division’s Management Team.
- Perform supervisory responsibilities specified in COA Standard TS 3:
- delegate and oversee work assignments
- oversee that service delivery is performed according to the organization's mission, policies and procedures and service philosophy
- provide case consultation and in-service training, as appropriate
- identify unmet training needs
- conduct performance evaluations
- support and enhance staff's ability to perform their jobs by teaching and modeling technical knowledge and skills, work management and communication skills and conflict management skills.
- Working knowledge of the community school field
- Strong organizational skills and a tireless focus on quality results
- Exceptional leadership, interpersonal and communication skills that allow you to work well with diverse teams, clients and families
- Resiliency, with a propensity to persevere in spite of constant change
- A sincere passion for helping others in need
- Master’s degree in a Human Services related field
- Five years experience in children’s services, education or community health
- Two years program development and administration
At CHS, we’ve created a workplace that supports what drives you personally and professionally. Competitive salaries … paid holidays … generous paid time off … flexible work schedules … and a sweet benefits suite that doesn’t just say we care about you, but truly demonstrates it!
With more than 1,900 team members, CHS is the #1 provider of children’s services in the state of Florida. We’re an employer and career path of choice for any aspiring professional committed to growth and excellence. At CHS, we do good.