Public Health Management Corporation
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The E3 Center is an educational, employment, and skills building program for out-of-school and delinquent youth between the ages of 14 and 18. (E-3 stands for Empowerment, Education, and Employment) Located in West Philadelphia (at 41st Street and Lancaster Avenue) the E-3 Center provides a range of educational, employment, occupational skills, life skills, recreational, and support services to help equip youth with the skills and supports they need to pursue long-term opportunities in the areas of education, employment, and job training. Typical services offered at the E-3 Center include: ABE/GED classes, work readiness training, life skills, connections to employment, and a range of social and recreational activities. The Center utilizes a strengths-based philosophy that focuses on individual client’s strengths and provides them with ample opportunity to develop new skills and experience success in a setting that is safe, structured, and supportive.
The Bridge is a non-profit, residential substance abuse treatment and youth opportunity program for adolescents and an outpatient program for people of all ages suffering from addiction. Since its inception in 1971, the Bridge has helped more than 12,000 people challenged by addictions and has developed a unique understanding of the needs of at-risk youth. The Bridge currently serves 38 adolescent males between the ages of 14 and 18. The majority of clients come to the program through the Philadelphia Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Juvenile Justice System. Nearly 100% of Bridge residents are low income.
The Bridge is a subsidiary corporation of the Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC). PHMC is a non-profit public health organization that conducts research and evaluates programs, provides management and technical assistance services for other non-profits, and provides specialized direct services in the community.
The Bridge seeks a full-time Program Director for the E3 Center. The Program Director for the E3 Center will report to the Program Director of the Bridge and will be responsible for supervising E-3 Advisors, Teachers, Administrative Assistant, and Specialized Consultants.
- Provide overall coordination for all aspects of the Bridge E-3 Youth Opportunity Center;
- Hire, orient and supervise approximately 8 full-time staff and all subcontractors;
- Oversee coordination and implementation of weekly and monthly program schedules for approximately 60-75 adolescents at any one time.
- Continuously monitor the performance of the E-3 Center to ensure that programming is meeting youth’s needs, effectively engaging youth, and meeting stated goals and objectives;
- Oversee the identification of innovative new educational, vocational, life skills, recreational, and social programs at the E-3 Center;
- Oversee the development of new program policies and procedures, train staff in new policies and procedures, and oversee their effective implementation and adoption;
- Hold regular meetings to discuss individual student’s progress and monthly administrative meetings of project staff;
- Supervise implementation of E-3 Center marketing and recruitment plan;
- Collect and review monthly program data and reports, submit monthly reports to Bridge Program Director and PHMC Deputy Director for Behavioral Health Services, and prepare written reports to the Philadelphia Youth Network;
- Serve as primary liaison to all collaborating partners, community based agencies, government and oversight agencies;
- Work with the Bridge Program Director and PHMC Deputy Director for Behavioral Health Services to identify additional sources of funding; and
- Other responsibilities as assigned.
- At least five years of experience working with at-risk youth;
- At least two years of supervisory experience;
- Knowledge of effective strategies for working with at-risk or adjudicated youth;
- Excellent project management and administrative skills.
- Excellent interpersonal and managerial skills and ability to provide leadership to a team.
- Sensitivity to racial, cultural and economic differences;
- Master’s degree in social work, psychology, law or related field and 3-5 years of directly relevant experience or BA at least 5 years of directly relevant experience;
- Commensurate with education and experience