Program Specialist -Supervisor

Harris County

Houston, TX, USA

Full time

US$4.3-4.8k (monthly)

Healthcare / Government

Sep 4

This job is no longer accepting applications.

Under the supervision of the Program Specialist, the Program Specialist -Supervisor provides direction and supervision to youth workers to ensure the safety, security and compliance of the youth of Harris County Resources for Children and Adults (HCRCA) Emergency Kinder Shelter.

  • Responsible for work rules and performance standards, conducts or oversees staff conferences, annual performance evaluations of five youth workers.
  • Provides leadership and manages shift team to ensure the safety of individuals in the shelter (makes assignments, provides on the job training, mentors staff, and provides oversight of shelter activities).
  • Completes and approves all intake screenings; conducts and completes intake paperwork for new admissions and completes discharge paperwork.
  • Keeps appropriate case records including completion of weekly plan updates for youth assigned to their group.
  • Responsible for overall safety and health of the youth and physical area.

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work or Criminal Justice.
  • Three (3) years of full-time paid work experience working with youth in a youth-service agency, short or long-term residential care for youth, juvenile justice or in a social services setting.
  • Two (2) years of supervisory experience in a Social Services setting.
  • Training and experience using a personal computer with a variety of software such as Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Case Management Software. 
  • Reliable transportation with a valid Driver's License and auto liability insurance.
  • Licensed as a Child Care Administrator or successfully complete the Child Care Administrator licensure within one year of hire and maintain thereafter.
  • Required to complete Crisis Prevention Intervention, First Aid and CPR training within 90 days of hire. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of management and supervisory principles and practices, including program planning and contract requirements.
  • Knowledge of protective services, child and family development, child management, family systems, and community resources, budgeting, direction, coordination, and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of case management and administration, case management document.
  • Knowledge of county, state, and federal laws, Texas Family Code, statutes, rules, ordinances, and regulations governing children.
  • Skilled in emphasizing, valuing, and dealing successfully with the special capabilities, distinctive cultural histories, and unique needs of people of various socio-economic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Must have good written and oral communication skills. 
  • Must be self-discipline and dependable.
  • Ability to meets deadlines to complete projects and assignments, multitask and work independently.
  • Ability to maintain the highest standards of ethical behavior, exercising honesty and integrity, respect, confidentiality, and fairness in the execution of their official responsibilities.


NOTE: To qualify for this position, required education, experience, knowledge and skills must be clearly stated on your application's employment history. Resumes are welcome, but we do not use any information provided on your resume to qualify and refer you to the Hiring Department for consideration.

General Information


  • 3pm-11pm Tuesday-Saturday (off Sunday & Monday)


  • $4,265.73-$4,846.40
  • Based on 26-Pay Periods 
  • Plus, Mileage Reimbursement 

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