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Program Manager - Family Advocacy

Project Harmony Omaha, NE

Job Description

Who We Are:

Project Harmony exists to provide effective, immediate and sensitive support to child abuse victims and their non-offending family members.  Project Harmony is committed to a vision with a focus on one goal: ending the cycle of child abuse and neglect.  Project Harmony is one of the largest Child Advocacy Centers in the nation.

At Project Harmony, we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, we support it and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our clients and our community.  Project Harmony is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.  We are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national original, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.


At Project Harmony, we are committed to building a team of dedicated, compassionate professionals who are supportive of our culture:

We are all Project Harmony:  Project Harmony exists because of the unique collaboration of community partners, dedicated to ending child abuse and neglect.  Our strength lies in our people, their ideas, their differences, their diverse talents and perspectives.

We bring our best everyday:  Project Harmony consists of experts, problem solvers and visionaries dedicated to promoting creativity and innovation.  We demonstrate personal integrity and maintain a high standard of ethical behavior.  Project Harmony is dedicated to fostering a learning environment where all members of the collaborative process can flourish.

When it comes to children, we don’t compromise:  Children come first in all that we do  Project Harmony provides a safe place where children have the courage to use their voices – a place where healing begins.  Because of Project Harmony’s coordination of care, children entering Project Harmony go from crisis to courage.  Our vision reimagines the system to make it work best for all involved, especially the child.

Job Purpose:

The Program Manager – Family Advocacy will supervise the family advocates within Project Harmony’s Children and Family Services Department, including the management of day-to-day tasks, regular documentation review and routine and crisis consultation on cases.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide supervision and leadership of family advocates ensuring consistent advocacy, positive team functioning and follow-through on recommendations.
  • Develop policies and procedures related to the operations of the advocacy services team.
  • Monitor the delivery of services to ensure model fidelity and quality of care from initial contact through follow-up and case closure.
  • Select, monitor and evaluate evidence-based screening and assessment tools appropriate to Project Harmony client needs.
  • Ensure advocacy collaboration with forensic interviewers, medical providers, mental health therapists and agency partners (e.g., law enforcement, DHHS, etc.).
  • Assist in the evaluation of mental health referral process and current database and implement procedures as needed for quality improvement.
  • Support advocates in achieving expected results and promote professional development.
  • Ensure culturally competent services are provided to all families we serve without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, disability, gender or sexual orientation.
  • Ensure compliance with NCA Standards of Accreditation for Family Advocates.
  • Monitor OMS survey results and other CQI requirements and develop areas in need of improvement.
  • May provide direct services to children and families as needed.
  • Rotate 24/7 on-call responsibilities.
  • Use data to determine family advocacy benchmarks, workload and case closure outcomes.
  • Other duties as assigned by Director of Children's Services.

Education and Training:

Advanced degree in social work, public administration or related field preferred.

Work Experience:

  • Three to five (3-5) years of experience as supervisor in child welfare agency and/or mental health.
  • Experience providing and/or supervising advocacy services to crime victims.
  • Experience with program development and evaluation.
  • Experience conducting assessments.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience in administration, program and fiscal management and supervision of staff.
  • Expertise in the provision of advocacy services and system response to crime victims.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based mental health and prevention models.
  • Crisis management.
  • Excellent active listening, verbal and written communication skills.
  • High level of initiative and energy.
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of child abuse and neglect.
  • Knowledge of child welfare system and mental health community providers.
  • Solid organizational and time management skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice system.
  • Demonstrate problem solving skills and ability to resolve conflicts.
  • Knowledge and use of Microsoft Office, Access and Outlook.
  • Must maintain respect and maintain confidentiality.


  • Must be willing to work flexible hours.
  • Must submit to a thorough criminal history background check.
  • Must have access to a vehicle, possess a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.
  • Position may involve some travel, primarily within the state.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by individuals assigned to this job.  They are not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.

Please forward your resume and cover to the link provided.

Job Details

Date Posted June 1, 2020
Date Closes July 1, 2020
Address 11949 Q St
Located In Omaha, NE
Department Children's Services
Job Type Full-time Employee
Experience Level Intermediate (3-7 yrs. experience)
Hours 40 hours per week
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 21-1021.00 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
Zipcode 68137
Name Jane Wagar
Address 11949 Q Street
City, State and Zip Omaha, NE 68137
Phone 402-595-1326
FAX 402-595-1329

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Domestic Partner Benefits (Same-Sex)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Fitness Classes
  • Free Parking
  • Health Club Membership
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Sick Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Program

This job requires the following skills

  • Ability to Work Under Pressure
  • Accepts and Learns From Criticism
  • Excellent Communications
  • Excellent Logic and Reasoning
  • Excellent Team Member
  • Positive Attitude
  • Problem Resolution
  • Public Speaking
  • Strong Flexibility / Adaptability
  • Strong Time Management
  • Strong Work Ethic
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