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7 Dec 2021

Full-Time Division Director – La Casa

Friendship Place – Posted by Friendship Place Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job Description

Eligible for Sign-On Bonus! Please see details below.

Position Title: Division Director – La Casa

Reports to: Chief Program Officer

Category: Exempt – Administrative

Location: La Casa Permanent Supportive Housing- Single Site

Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00PM flexible, addresses On-Call emergencies as needed, evenings and weekends as necessary

About Us:

Friendship Place is nonprofit organization, serving the Washington, DC region, empowering individuals and families experiencing or at risk of homelessness to rebuild their lives with the involvement of the community. Friendship Place offers the most effective model for addressing homelessness, with innovative, customized programs that have positive, demonstrable results and a lasting impact on the community and beyond. Our programs are person-centric and individualized to meet the needs and goals of individuals, families, youth/young adults and Veterans experiencing homelessness. We provide outreach, hospitality, health care, case management, housing, job placement services, and advocacy. We have established a national presence and are known for sharing best practices in the field.


The Director role oversees the La Casa permanent supporting housing program for men.  La Casa serves 40 previously chronically homeless, vulnerable, single men using a single site Housing First Model. The Director ensures the contract requirements are met, and that the service delivery is effective, client-driven and quality-oriented. ?The Director will ensure adherence to all program contracts and policies, while providing quality assurance in accordance with HSRA standards. The role is responsible for applying program rules in accordance with regulations as it relates to programmatic needs. The Director will also engage in community and system level meetings as needed.  Community relations, overseeing the clinical needs of the program, and stakeholder relations is a crucial part of the role.  The chosen candidate will possess a strong ability to remain calm during crisis situations, while demonstrating effective problem solving and a high level communication skills.


General Operations 35%

  • Ensure program operations are within regulations established by the Federal Government and the District of Columbia that govern the service delivery to persons experiencing homelessness (HSRA).
  • Communicates directly with DHS program monitor regarding clinical updates, unusual incident reports, major building and security issues, etc.
  • Attends monthly DHS provider meetings, including monthly one to one meetings with program monitor through DHS.
  • Communicates with Department of General Services (DGS) contractors as needed for building and maintenance issues, including assurance that camera security footage is operating, as well as the key fob system for the building. Responsible for reporting any issues related to these building security features directly to DGS, TCP, and DHS program monitor.
  • Facilitates quarterly  all staff meetings along with Assistant Director

Program Development 5%

  • Ensures continuous program development in keeping with new trends in the field.

Management 50%

  • Provides direct supervision to Assistant Director, case managers and indirect supervision of up to 16 staff.
  • Ensures administrative tasks are completed in accordance with contract requirements, i.e. submission of building and maintenance work orders in the QuickBase/Housing the Homeless (OCTO/HTH) database system, unit turnovers, and all other building related issues.
  • Manages the submission of monthly dashboards and quarterly goals and objectives
  • Provides clinical supervision weekly and quality assurance
  • Supervises Masters of Social Work intern(s) including meeting with the intern weekly to discuss case load, ensuring all required paperwork is completed.  Locating possible volunteers, providing the introduction to the program, coordinating dates and times of services.
  • Participates in multidisciplinary meetings and regular supervision
  • Participates on Board Committees with the approval of the President and Board
  • Attends all required yearly TCP trainings

Contract and Grants Management, Reporting 10%

  • Oversees contract requirements for the Division, ensuring the team meets goals in accordance with the Human Care Agreement through Department of Human Services (DHS), and the Operations contract through The Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness (TCP).
  • Manages and develop programs policy and procedure as it relates to program rules and staff protocol, including overseeing data collection, evaluation, and reporting within various systems, including the OCTO/HTH and HMIS database system.

Resident and Community Relations

  • Acts as a liaison with community stakeholders
  • Collaborates with external agencies towards ending homelessness
  • Advocates for homeless individuals and families
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

 Education and Qualifications: 

  • Masters Degree in Human Services and an LICSW or LPC or a Bachelors of Nursing and 5 or more total years of human service experience
  • 3+ years experience in a highly or moderately regulated setting such as a medical facility, single site PSH, group home, mental health or nursing home facility
  • 3 + years of experience providing counseling and case management
  • 2+ years experience supervising staff
  • Ability to build relationships with community organizations and government agencies.
  • Experience working with homeless individuals and families
  • Understanding of adult rehabilitation values and principles.
  • Must possess the ability to build relationships with community organizations and government agencies.
  • Understanding of Housing First Model and Permanent Supportive Housing
  • Understanding and/or experience working with chronically homeless individuals and families
  • Strong written and verbal skills.
  • Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Strong commitment to mission, including racial equity and social justice
  • Ability to work well under pressure and as a team player.

Physical and Environmental Requirements:

Office setting in a resident building

Background checks:

The selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal history background check and/or fingerprinting.

Direct reports: Assistant Director, Case Managers

Indirect Reports: Advocates


Specific Requirements:

Must have his/her own transportation to carry out job duties and responsibilities. The vehicle must meet legal requirements (insured, registered, etc.)  and the employee must have a valid driver’s license.


Other Details: 

  • New Hires (Sign-on Bonus – $1,500.00 total)
    • $500.00 to be paid at the successful completion of the six (6) months introductory period.
    • $1,000.00 to be paid at the successful completion of the twelve (12) months period (i.e., one year anniversary).
    • A sign-on bonus is being offered to new employees; however, restrictions apply (see HR for details)
  • Application Deadline: This job is open until filled, or the hiring manager determines that they can no longer accept applications.
  • Compensation: The hiring pay range is between $78,624 – $85,859 annually.  Depending on the position, the starting hourly pay rate or annual salary is based on a step system.  A candidate’s starting pay determination is made based on meeting the basic position requirements, and current completed education, credentials and/or work experience.  Please Note: The step system is set and not open to pay negotiation.  Before moving forward in the selection process, interested applicants are encouraged to discuss starting pay eligibility with the Human Resources (Talent) Department.
  • Benefits:  We offer an excellent benefits package including low cost health insurance, employer paid dental, vision, short and long term disability, life insurance, 403B matching, 15 days of vacation during 1st year of employment, sick leave, and much more!
  • COVID-19: Effective September 19, 2021, the District of Columbia (DC) mandates COVID-19 vaccination for government employees, contractors, interns, and grantees. As a DC government contractor, we comply with this mandate by ensuring that all employees are in compliance with being vaccinated or have an approved exemption.  If you would like to proceed with completing an employment application, it is with the understanding that Friendship Place complies with the DC COVID-19 vaccine mandate.  We appreciate your interest in joining the Friendship Place team.
  • Location: La Casa, 1444 Irving Street, Washington, DC 20010
  • Interview Process:  Phone screening, Panel style interview, Program Visits, Final Interview
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Friendship Place is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 48 days.

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