Director of Residential Services

Director of Residential Services

Director of Residential Services

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Job Description

Other - Full-time

Position: Director of Residential Services
Reports To: Chief Programs Officer
Beginning Pay Range: $67,470.00 – $71,968
Application Deadline: January 11, 2022


Seeking an innovative, creative and passionate director to lead our dynamic residential team in a rewarding and client-focused role. You will be charged with ensuring a welcoming environment that provides sustainable and exceptional services by committing yourself to our Mission, Vision and Values. 

About DABSJ:

At D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s (DABSJ), we provide 20 different programs across the community, serving more than 9,000 families and children. We advocate, teach, mentor, protect, provide, and prove every kid has
incredible potential, even when the world has told them otherwise.
 Join our team and help ensure all children
and families have the love, support, and resources they need to thrive – today and into the future. DABSJ
 is a private non-sectarian agency, founded more than 125 years ago, employing more than 300 employees.  

DABSJ Values: 

Our stated vision is the guiding image of our success – part emotional, intending to inspire, and part rational, presenting a view of the future that everyone can believe in. We believe in: 

About this Opportunity: 

As the Director of Residential Services you will make a difference in the lives of children each day. In this role you will lead the Residential Leadership team. Together you will oversee the entire residential program which
helps children ages 6-18 who are involved with child welfare and/or juvenile justice systems. In addition, you will oversee our Kids First Emergency Shelter, the only shelter of its kind in Kent County. As the Director you will be responsible for the overall success of the division. 

You will know you’re successful in this role when: 

1. The Residential Division functions as a community that supports one another in successfully meeting the needs of the youth. 

2. Staff have a voice and actively contribute to the ideas and plans that continuously improve the quality of services provided. 

3. The youth on campus continuously meet their identified goals and are able to successfully advance from the program. 

Would you like to help us accomplish our mission as the Director of Residential Services?

Our ideal candidate will possess a Master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, public health administration, or related discipline. Five years of supervisory or management experience within programs such as residential care, child welfare and/or children’s behavioral health preferred. 

You belong here: 

D.A. Blodgett – St. Johns is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, height, weight, marital status, veteran status, or disability, or any other legally protected characteristic.
 Multi-lingual skills are highly valued at DABSJ.  

Applicants being considered for hire must pass a central registry clearance check and criminal background check to be eligible for employment. Applicants must also pass a drug test before beginning work. Refusal to submit to testing will result in disqualification of further employment consideration. Failure to pass the pre-employment test will disqualify the applicant from employment for a period of six months.