Regional Director of Recreation and Vocational Education
Company: Southwest Key Programs Inc.
Posted on: May 3, 2021
The Director of Recreation and Vocational Education is
responsible for developing and monitoring the recreation activities
and vocational curricula within the assigned Unaccompanied Minors
programs. The Director of Recreation and Vocational Education is
required to maintain a flexible, organized and efficient work
schedule and is subject to work extended hours, weekends, and be
- Provide oversight to all regional vocational education and
recreation programs to include assessment, development and
implementation of policy and procedures in accordance with the
organizations policies and applicable laws.
- Collaborate with regional executive management team and other
service directors to ensure compliance with regulations in policy
development/implementation, as well as on-going program refinement
based upon advances in the field.
- Prepare written reports and presentations related to vocational
and recreational programming, and deliver to appropriate audiences
- Design and develop vocational and recreational curriculum that
is developmentally and age appropriate.
- Assess and monitor vocational education and recreation
- Complete and submit required client vocational and recreational
documentation to designated personnel.
- Maintain a clean, safe and hazard-free educational
facility/classroom in collaboration with Education department.
- Maintain inventory of vocational education and recreation
materials and equipment.
- Review and approve vocational education lesson plans for the
- Coordinate services with all departments to ensure coordinated
efforts in addressing the care and treatment of all clients.
- Provide oversite to the region in the planning and coordination
of special events, acculturation activities and recreational
outing. Provide assistance in the coordination of student council
program as well as regional activities and other meaningful
experiences for Southwest Key youth which promotes volunteerism and
- Develop professional development trainings for Vocational
Coordinators, Vocational intructors and Recreation
- Document all actions taken and contacts with youth, sponsor,
and stakeholders in the form of progress notes (efforts) as
required by SWK, State and Federal contracts.
- Must be available to travel to Southwest Key sites and
community, as needed, in order to support necessary program
operations and as needed for required training and implementation
of new initiatives.
- Attend case staffing with funding source representative.
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Attend all organizational required trainings.
- Attend all departmental and program meetings to ensure that
up-to-date information is received and/or information of policy
changes or practice are adhered to.
- Attend training that will enhance professional growth.
- Must assist in the evacuation of youth as needed due to
inclement weather conditions, natural disasters, or other
- Travel as needed for trainings, conferences or to transport
youth to destinations located within the S.
- Maintain a safe, clean and hazard-free work area.
- Ensure the proper supervision of youth at all times.
- Able to react to change productively and handle other essential
tasks as assigned.
- Bachelors degree is preferred but a minimum of five (5) years
of direct Southwest Key Programs experience or equivalent
experience is required; two (2) years of supervisory
- Experience with curriculum development.
- Must be computer literate with working knowledge of Microsoft
Windows (Word Perfect, Microsoft Word, Excel)
- Required to work a flexible schedule to facilitate program
- Cleared Tuberculosis test results.
- Cleared background check from appropriate entity.
- Bilingual (English/Spanish)
- Cleared drug test results (this one is for Texas programs
- Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of hire.
Must be able to obtain Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI)
certification and First Aid Certification (CPR). Must be able to
supervise clients indoors and outdoors as necessary. Bending,
stooping and lifting up to 15 lbs required to complete daily tasks.
Job requires extended periods of sitting; use of various office
This is a twenty four hour residential facility at which minors
receive multiple services. Three shifts per twenty four hour
period. Work shifts are subject to change. Noise levels vary from
mild to moderate. Predominantly indoors, occasional outdoor
monitoring or activities.
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