• Assistant Program Manager - Lehre House Belleville

    Posted: 03/27/2022

    •  10-Mar-2022 to 30-Apr-2022 (CST)
    •  Lehre Haus - Child Welfare Services
    •  Belleville, IL, USA
    •  Salary
    •  Full Time

     Health, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance; Health Savings Account; Retirement Plan; Employee Assistance Program; Paid Health, Vacation & Personal Time; Paid Holidays; Paid Parental Leave; Paid Short Term Disability.


    Assistant Program Manager is responsible for assisting in therapeutic programming. This position reports directly to the Programs Manager. Assistant Program Manager will advocate for clients and staff. Ensure that clients are provided with the highest quality care that is consistent with the CARE/TCI practice model.


    1. Provides shift planning, coaching, and decision making support for staff on duty, consistent with CARE principles
    2. Assist in interviews, selects, supervises, and completes performance evaluations for Youth Care Workers assigned to the cottage. Works with the Program Manager to correct performance problems as needed, including recommending disciplinary actions to the Director of Residential Services.
    3. Complete documentation as required by the agency as well as assist/provide oversight to all staff in their completion of client documentation paperwork.
    4. Ability to role model/Coach a strong work ethic with a focus on providing quality care for children
    5. Ability to build trust and a strong relationship with staff, peers, and stakeholders. Assures ongoing communication among youth care staff and between other members of the residential team, including therapists, recreational and administrative staff.
    6. Identifies staff development needs and recommends and/or requires ongoing training for staff. Provides input to the annual training plan for residential staff.
    7. Participates in treatment planning and coordinates implementation of treatment plans for residents. Will consult with the therapist concerning behavioral management problems, recommending adjustment to treatment plans as needed.
    8. Reviews incidents and identifies patterns associated with individual residents and/or staff and develops strategies to reduce such episodes to the degree possible.
    9. Assures that required records and reports are completed, including client summaries, incident reports, worker's compensation reports, and other administrative and treatment summaries.
    10. Submits maintenance requests as needed. Assures a hygienic environment throughout the house.
    11. Assists in the development of program budget; monitors expenses and minimizes budget variances.
    12. Oversees the compliance with, and documentation of, documentation requirements by assigned staff. Requests training for staff if needed.
    13. This Position requires on-call status whenever applicable.
    14. Assumes other related tasks as required by the Program Manager


    • Must be at least 21 years of age
    • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license
    • Must possess and maintain proof of automobile insurance
    • Strong organizational and time management skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent oral and written communication.
    • Must be able to direct services in a manner that reflects an appreciation for the cultural background, heritage, and identity of the clients.


    Bachelor's Degree in the human service field with 2 years of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.


    CARE & TCI

    One of the essential job functions of any position within the agency is to align your performance with our overarching philosophy of CARE. All decisions, actions, communication, and performance should align with the six CARE principles (Developmentally Focused, Family Involved, Relationship-Based, Ecologically Oriented, Competence Centered, and Trauma-Informed). Not only must you complete the CARE training with satisfactory participation, but you must then put that training into practice in your everyday work.

    Every employee must also pass TCI training with a satisfactory grade in written and/or physical testing. All employees must remain current on refresher training that is provided monthly at all locations. You will be tested every 6 months on the physical portion, if applicable to your position. You will be tested annually on the written portion regardless of your position. If you are not current on your TCI refresher training every six months, you will be required to retake the full course. If you do not pass either test, you may be required to retake the full course. Not only must you complete the TCI training with satisfactory participation, but you must then put that training into practice in your everyday work.