Transitional Program Director
Connecticut

SUMMARY OF POSITION

 

Amirah, Inc. exists to provide aftercare, resources, and opportunities to women who have survived different forms of sexual exploitation, sex trafficking, and prostitution. As part of our work, Amirah offers a transitional residential program, providing support towards independence in our Connecticut safe home. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Transitional Program Director oversees and directs all activity concerning the formation, execution, and evaluation of Amirah’s transitional supportive home in the Greater Hartford area of Connecticut. 

 

You should apply if…

 

  • You believe in the dignity of all human lives, no matter the color of your skin, your faith, your gender, your sexuality, or anything else. Dignity is deserved because all human beings exist in the image of God.  

  • You are a skilled empathetic people manager who enjoys building strong and balanced teams to achieve collective goals, and fostering a collaborative growth culture

  • You’re excited about the challenge of building deeply intentional processes towards a more diverse, equitable and racially just community

 

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT

 

We take the broadest possible view of diversity. 

We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are.

We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to

advance our mission and progress the work of healing in community, breaking the

cycle of exploitation, and providing new communities where survivors can thrive

in life.

We believe that each Amirah community member, donor, volunteer, advocate,

and employee must have equal access to solving community problems.

We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the

center of our daily work.

We commit to using these practices for our business and our communities.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

 

General
 

  • Train, support, and provide consistent oversight for all the Transitional Supportive Home Program staff, offering clinical supervision to clinical staff members.

  • Model organizational values, providing leadership that allows for an effective team-approach to this work.  

  • Assess all program participants with Case Manager and provide insight to clinical and support team as needed. 

  • Oversee the intake process for placing participants in the home.

  • Oversee and develop the social work intern program including providing supervision and serving as liaison to colleges and universities. 

  • Provide direct clinical care to program participants including but not limited to assessment, therapeutic intervention, and group facilitation under a trauma-informed, whole-person centered lens

  • Oversee continued support for program graduates as needed.

  • Tend to the needs of the program participants should you be the sole program staff member in the home.

  • Participate in on-call rotation.

  • Lead weekly staff meetings for Connecticut Residential Program.

  • Meet with Connecticut home staff members individually each quarter for regular check-ins.

  • Work with the Director of Development and Executive Director to provide program updates and information for donors and grant reporting.

  • Serve on the Leadership Team and provide insight into Amirah’s strategy in carrying out its mission and vision.


Residential Program

 

  • Cultivate relationships with our referral partners to ensure a smooth path for women to come into the Amirah Residential Program.

  • Cultivate relationships with our assessment partners and ensure effective pre-admittance policies and practices.

  • Cultivate and maintain ongoing relationships with program service partners, giving regular reports and updates on the status of our program and any needs.

  • Cultivate relationships with other Residential Programs in the anti-trafficking movement, learning from their experiences, and staying up-to-date with research and best practices in working with this population.

  • Ensure that staff are in compliance with all Amirah, local, state, and federal policies. 


Budget

 

  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, establish an annual residential program budget for the Transitional Supportive Home and ensure it is managed according to organizational policies and practices.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Follower of Christ, committed to His church and message of the transformative love of Jesus that was displayed on the cross

  • Masters Degree and current LPC, LCSW, LMSW, or equivalent.

  • Proven social/clinical work and management experience. 

  • Nonprofit experience preferred.

  • Lived-experience welcomed.

  • Demonstrated ability to strategically provide programs, services and care to trauma victims.

  • Knowledge of human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and experience working in this field.

  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and high level of service.

  • Passionate about Amirah’s ministry and work; able to communicate and promote the philosophy, mission and value of the organization both internally and externally.  

 

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

 

  • Possessing a warm and nurturing spirit.

  • Humble in their approach to relationships and teachable.

  • Creative problem solver who is able to handle conflict in a mature, intentional, thoughtful way while actively pursuing reconciliation. 

  • Works well in a multi-faceted, creatively chaotic environment, helping to bring order and structure in positive uplifting way.

  • Helps others to see their part, their needed contribution and able to delegate responsibility well. 

 

BENEFITS

Amirah provides the following benefits for this position:

  • Every quarter a full-week of vacation taken within that three month period (four weeks total given each year). Amirah operates on a work-rest rhythm for all staff members.

  • Every quarter, one personal spiritual retreat day is given. This is one day given to take as seen fit to connect with God, to rest, and to restore for this work.

  • Eligible for health insurance package.

  • Accumulated sick-time is given up to forty (40) hours a year.

  • Bi-monthly clinical supervision support outside of Amirah.

  • Bi-monthly group supervision support outside of Amirah.

  • Paid holidays on New Year’s Day, MLK, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day

 

COVID POLICIES

At this time, we are asking that all staff are vaccinated, unless there is a proven medical reason. We are also following masking guidelines for each county and city that we operate in. These two things are non-negotiable.

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