STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B23

Class No. 4531

HALFWAY HOUSE SUPERINTENDENT

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs highly advanced (senior-level) work overseeing staff and youth in a halfway house facility. Work involves overseeing facility operations, monitoring youth, and overseeing residential treatment programs. Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Oversees youth facility operations, including the control, security, safety and administration of staff, youth, equipment, and property.

Monitors the custody and care of youth in correctional residential facilities through adherence with laws, rules, regulations, policies, and agency operating procedures. 

Recommends program guidelines, procedures, policies, rules, and regulations; and monitors compliance with policies and procedures regarding youth.

Participates in the implementation of and adherence with program standards for specialized treatment programs and other agency or legal policies.

Reads, reviews, and properly applies information found in youth records; provides appropriate information to other staff; and prepares and maintains records, forms, and reports.

Serves as a liaison for youth facilities and programs, juvenile judges, district attorneys, probation departments, and other state agencies.

Prepares and submits data for departmental budget(s), and organizes and uses resources to meet and monitor goals and objectives of the department.

Plans, organizes, and monitors an array of residential treatment services.

Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience working with juveniles, including youth who are emotionally and behaviorally at risk; with youth guidance programs; or with adult or juvenile correctional, mental health, or detention programs. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business administration, public administration, criminal justice (corrections), social services, or related field is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of adolescent behavior, counseling and guidance techniques; of mental health assessments, techniques, and interventions; and of agency policies, procedures, and regulations.

Skill in verbal and written communication, in coordinating and organizing, in determining appropriate treatment options, and in the use of a computer and applicable software.

Ability to maintain order and discipline fairly; to respond quickly to emergencies; to plan and implement youth programs; to use and model problem-solving skills; to organize work loads and set priorities; to carry out assigned tasks in a timely manner; to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.


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