Program Specialist- Aftercare Supervisor

Harris County

Houston, TX, USA

Full time

US$51.2-58.2k (annually)

Dec 1

This job is no longer accepting applications.

Under the supervision of the Manager of Houston Alumni and Youth (HAY) Center Programs and Contracts, this position will be responsible for ensuring program compliance with the terms of the Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) contract, Council on Accreditation (COA) requirements, and internal Quality Improvement Program requests. 

Supervisory responsibility for After Care specialists (Case Managers):

  • Ensures that staff achieves goals/objectives of the HAY Center and fulfills PAL contractual obligations by following all program policies/procedures with a concentration on, but not limited to, PAL aftercare services and the needs of current and former foster youth preparing to transition into adulthood
  • Monitors client records and staff weekly and monthly reports for contract compliance and notifies direct supervisor of any possible issues identified for action
  • Completes all case management monthly reports as required by the PAL contract and submits to direct supervisor
  • Reviews all case management requests for payment for accuracy before submitting to direct supervisor
  • Manages retrieval of eligibility documentation from DFPS and is responsible for maintaining EVOLV (case management) database and PAL (contract reporting) database 
  • Assigns and manages case management case and completes staff evaluations as required
  • Conducts individual conferences and monthly unit meetings with staff to review issues, conduct case reviews, disseminate information, etc

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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



  • Bachelor's Degree Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Criminal Justice, or closely related field. 


  • Minimum three (3) years full time paid experience working in a social service setting with transition age youth who have challenging life circumstances
  • Must have two (2) years of supervisory experience in social services setting
  • Training and experience using a personal computer with a variety of software such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Case Management Software
  • Reliable transportation with a valid driver’s license and auto liability insurance

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the transitional needs including life skills and linkages for youth aging out of the foster care system.
  • Must be responsible and self-disciplined
  • Works independently in a fast-pace environment
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated and possess excellent time management skills
  • Have good public relations
  • Possesses excellent organizational skills
  • Must be detailed oriented
  • Must interact with all levels of staff
  • Problem solve and demonstrate critical thinking skills
  • Maintains confidentiality
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships,
  • Exercise flexibility, tact, and diplomacy. 

NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume" will not be accepted for qualifications.



General Information


  • Monday-Friday 8:00 am -- 5:00 pm (Saturdays if necessary) 


  • $51,188.80--$58,156.80 
  • Based on 26 Pay Periods 
  • Mileage Reimbursement

 Employment is contingent upon passing a background check and drug screen.

Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date or at the discretion of the Hiring Department.

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