Job Details

Requisition Number 17-0001
Post Date 1/3/2017
Title Social Service
City Honolulu
State HI
Description Department: DHQ Social Services Department Date: December 2016
Position: Divisional Social Service Director
Reports to: Divisional Secretary for Business
Status: Full-Time Exempt

GENERAL STATEMENT: The Salvation Army is a branch of the Christian Church, and the ultimate goal of all programs is a spiritual, emotional and physical regeneration of all people.

MISSION STATEMENT: The 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.

OBJECTIVE: To support The Salvation Army Social Service Programs overall operations on Oahu and surrounding Islands. To coordinate and assist Corps throughout the Division to develop, fund, and maintain Social Service outreach programs. The objective of the Social Service Director is to promote, support, teach and maintain quality Social Service programs and services throughout the Hawaiian and Pacific Division.

JOB SUMMARY: Under the general direction of the Divisional Secretary for Business (DSB), the Divisional Social Services Director (DSSD) is responsible for management and administration of the Pathway of Hope (POH) Program, which includes Family Services Office (FSO). The DSSD will also coordinate, support, and liaise with the directors of all other Social Service programs throughout the division (ATS/FTS, FIS, LRC, Hope Houses, Soup Kitchens, etc.)

Essential Functions:
• Familiar with the goals and objectives, organizational structure and reporting procedures of all Salvation Army operations within the Hawaiian and Pacific Division.
• Collaborate with The Salvation Army Contracts & Legal Director and Program Managers to develop and write new grants and sustain existing grants.
• Familiar with The State of Hawaii and the homeless vision and plans of the Political leaders and Collaborating Agencies.
• Supervise Operations and Personnel of Pathway of Hope and Family Services Personnel
• Supervise Directors of Addiction Treatment Services (ATS) / Family Treatment Services (FTS) and Family Intervention Services (FIS)
• Ensure that all social service programs are compliant in all internal and external policy, regulatory and fiduciary areas and meet or exceed regulatory standards
• Coordinate Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) and United Way Grant submissions, compliance, and reporting throughout the Division
• Ensure the collection and reporting of required evaluation data as required for evaluation of POH using the designated health record/database.
• Prepare program work plans, written reports that describe plans and progress toward meeting program goals and objectives based on statistical and other program data.
• Oversee and conduct annual program evaluations with measured outcomes.
• Develop promotional strategies to inform the community about the program, including community presentations, printed materials, related activities/events, and budget for such materials/activities.
• Work with Corps officers and ARC/ATS/FTS chaplains to facilitate families’ connections with TSA Corps or other communities of faith according to family preference.
• Collaborate with the Advisory Board’s Program Committee to maximize the use of Divisional resources and strengthen community support of the POH
• Serve on the committees related to case management, emergency assistance, housing, vocational training/networking, and building sufficiency, as requested or appointed.
• Serve as Divisional Representative and Liaison to Territorial Social Services Department
• Serves as an effective Salvation Army leader and director to accomplishing The Salvation Army’s mission.
• Perform other related duties as may be required or assigned.

Training and Development
• Develop new staff orientation package to ensure their understanding of The Salvation Army structure, existing Salvation Army Social Service programs in the Division.
• Create mentoring programs for the Corps members to engage clients of ATS, FTS and the ARC attending.
• Provide guidance and training for Corps Officers and Corps members to engage clients and families into the Corps Community.
• Develop, coordinate and support appropriate in-service training for all programs and stakeholders.
• Provide educational resources to social services program staff that would be helpful to them and their ongoing career development.
• Evaluate current social service programs to improve the quality and effectiveness.

Divisional Program Council (DPC)
• Serves as the Secretary of the DPC
• Assists the Chair with coordinating DPC activities
• Serves as liaison with units to prepare, submit, and shepherd proposals through approval and compliance process
• Coordinate the TL Williams Grant proposals and reports
• Handles DPC and TPC correspondence

• Master of Social Work degree or equivalent degree in human services field from an accredited College or University. Prefer LSW, LCSW, LMHC, or LMFT or professional license in progress
• Will be a professing Christian and active in worship and program attendance. Prefer a soldier of The Salvation Army due to the inherent understanding and familiarity with Salvation Army procedures, history and programming elements that such membership provides. If not a member of The Salvation Army, the successful job candidate will have a sound understanding of the elements, principles, procedures and methodology of The Salvation Army prior to employment
• Will have at least seven years of progressively responsible administrative and clinical experience; demonstrated skills in program, fiscal, and staff development, motivational interviewing and case management;
• Will have a thorough knowledge of community resources in Hawaii – especially on Oahu, and willingness to become familiar with community resources throughout all the Hawaiian and Pacific Islands;
• Will be culturally competent with the ability to identify and utilize values in Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Asian cultures that promote a healthy and productive life style. Must have an interest and ability to work with people and clients of diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds in a sensitive and culturally appropriate manner;

Able to meet basic standards of physical, mental health, and communication demands specified by State and/or professional accreditation standards applicable. Initial/Annual criminal background check and pre-employment physical examination.

Excellent benefits to include medical/dental, vacation, sick leave, STD, Life Insurance,
Retirement (Defined Contribution Plan) and much more!

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