Manager, Resource Center/Safe Choices  - Alternatives for Girls

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Detroit, MI

Manager, Resource Center/Safe Choices   

Department: OES

Classification: Full-Time

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt


Under the direction of the OES Director, the Resource Center/Safe Choices Manager will manage daily Resource Center and operations including but not limited to scheduling, partnerships, employee and volunteer supervision, resource management, data collection, and reporting.  The Resource Center/Safe Choices Manager  is also responsible for managing street and community outreach and support services to adolescent and adult women involved in commercial sex work (prostitution, exotic dancing, pornography, etc.) whose histories may also include substance use, violence, homelessness, mental illness, and human trafficking. This includes managing exiting sex work activities such as in-house workshops, individual support services, and participant/facilitator recruitment.


Client-Centered Activities

·       Provide needed resource information, referrals, advocacy, and/or other assistance as is appropriate.

·       Meet crisis intervention needs of participants.

·       Utilize the Stages of Change model and harm reduction as an intervention strategy.

·       Insure required amount of street outreach occurs.

·       Insure required amount of programming for girls and women exiting sex work.

·       Insure individual support services are carried out by assigned case planner, interns, or volunteers. 

·       Train and supervise peer educators to assist with outreach, workshops, and office-based work.

·       Supervise Safe Choices Project Case Planner’s coordination of AFG’s Resource Center (crisis line/walk-in services).

Administrative Activities & Documentation

·       Supervise Safe Choices Project team members (including paid staff, full-time volunteers, interns, and others).

·       Maintain policies, procedures, and evaluations for the Safe Choices and New Choices projects.

·       Coordinate Safe Choices Project community outreach activities, including but not limited to, providing educational sessions on Human Trafficking, best practices for working with individuals in the sex industry, what is the sex industry, and more.

·       Compile statistics and complete narratives that contribute to monthly, annual and other reports.

·       Insure completion and recording of proper documentation and data entry for all project activities.

·       Assist with development of a system for tracking participant progress and other evaluation needs.

Intra- & Inter-Agency Relations

·       Participate in community activities and assist in the distribution of community education/public relation’s materials.

·       Lead Safe Choices Project team meetings and the volunteer services staff recruitment efforts for the Resource Center.

·       Assist with coordination of Community Advisory Committee to develop a coalition of services for girls and women in the sex industry.

·       Help develop and nurture strong relationships with other agencies through visits, telephone contacts, memorandums of agreement and referrals in order to insure client access to needed services.


·       Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology or Guidance and Counseling preferred.

·       Two years minimum experience coordinating resource services.

·       Two years’ experience working with and knowledge of girls and women demonstrating high-risk behaviors, such as homelessness, substance abuse, commercial sex work, gang activity, violent behavior, domestic violence, school truancy, etc.

·       Project management and program management experience.

·       Experience and comfort with street and community outreach work.

·       Experience formulating risk reduction plans utilizing Harm Reduction strategies.

·       Knowledge of women's health issues.

·       Familiarity with the Detroit community and community resources.

·       Supervisory experience required.

·       Experience working with culturally diverse populations.


To apply for this or any other position, please visit our careers page:


Women and Minorities Encouraged to Apply.

Alternatives For Girls is an equal opportunity employer.

AFG enjoys a smoke-free environment.


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Chief Executive Officer - Guiding Harbor

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Belleville, MI

Guiding Harbor, a Foster Care Agency (CPA) & Twelve Bed Residential Facility (CCI) in Belleville, MI is seeking a highly motivated individual to assume the duties of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) position.  This Agency has been serving the Southeastern area of Michigan for over 59 years and is well known for its caring and professional staff.  We are CARF Certified and maintain the highest standards of policy & procedures.  If you are the person that considers themselves a “Working Boss” with the passion required to lead such an organization please review the following job requirements and submit your application online to our website.

Under the supervision of, and accountability to, the Board of Directors this position shall act as the Chief Executive Officer of the Guiding Harbor Agency.  This position is responsible for the overall administration and management of all agency programs, personnel and financial operations in achieving the mission of the Agency as defined by the Board of Directors. Report directly to the President of the Guiding Harbor Board of Directors.


  • Responsible for the safeguarding of agency assets and the discharging of financial liabilities as incurred or approved by the Board with overall responsibility for meeting agency budget goals and assuring sufficient funds are available to operate agency in a responsible manner.
  • Maintaining an active, participatory, collaborative relationship with the Board’s standing and ad hoc committees, serving in an ex-officio and advisory capacity regarding future agency planning and Board and program development.
  • Continually examine and evaluate programs and services independently and with the Board in order to improve efficiency and effectiveness of agency operations.
  • Responsible for public relations in conjunction with the Board.
  • Responsible to assist the Board of Directors with fundraising.  
  • Attend and participate in all Board meetings, committee meetings and special events including, but not limited to, personnel, building and grounds, scholarship, finance and fundraising committees.
  • Develop and participate in various activities designed to create, advance and maintain a positive agency image in the professional and at-large communities.
  • Responsible for all aspects of personnel, policy and program management.
  • Delegates program/service operations to the Chief Operating Officer and other members of the administrative staff and provides support and supervision to those individuals in the performance of their duties.
  • Provide the leadership of agency staff in developing and maintaining quality services/systems to assure compliance with existing contractual, legal and governmental regulations and accreditation standards.
  • Draft/revise and clarify all agency policies and procedures to establish fair and consistent operational practices while meeting existing contractual, legal and governmental regulations.
  • Responsible for overseeing all hiring, training, discipline, staff grievances, termination and all other aspects of personnel management.
  • Responsible for the development and publication of the Annual Report.
  • Responsible for carrying out the agency mission.
  • Responsible for Strategic planning and meeting goals and objectives set forth by the Strategic plan.
  • Responsible to attend Michigan Federation for Children and Family MIN meetings.
  • Responsible for oversight of agency website.
  • Assist with pre and post audits including but not limited to CARF accreditation, Licensing/Contract, Financial, Title I.


  • Will behave and communicate in a manner that promotes a positive work atmosphere.
  • Will maintain an awareness to provide a safe and healthy environment and will report all hazards and/or concerns.
  •  Will participate in approved staff development activities, in-services and supervisory
  • Will adjust work schedule, with supervisory approval, to meet Agency needs.
  • Will accept other responsibilities and duties consistent with the objectives and essential functions of this position.  Such responsibilities shall be incorporated into the position description if they involve a lengthy commitment of time or are on going.
  • Will apprise the Board of Directors any essential changes in roles or duties as necessary.


  • Will represent Guiding Harbor on internal/external committees or work groups to
    enhance service delivery or service planning.
  • May participate in community education activities.
  • Required to participate in the periodic evaluation of services and service planning. 
  • May receive and assist in resolving complaints or inquiries related to services provided to Guiding Harbor. 
  • Will participate in approved emergency activities and/or preparedness drills in the case of a county declared disaster or emergency.


      None Required


  • An advanced degree from an accredited program of social work education or an advanced degree from an accredited academic program in another related field of human service, with at least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in supervision, program management and administration of a Child Caring Institution and/or Child Placing Agency. (CCI/CPA) Demonstrative understanding of the issues involved in providing services for individuals, families and children through experience in direct service or administration.
  • Commitment to the goals and philosophy of the organization including cultural competency objectives.
  • Training in MISACWIS, CWTI, SER and Certification not necessary, but a plus.

Knowledge of:

  • Knowledge of contractual, licensing, and accreditation requirements.
  • Knowledge of finances and budget development and monitoring skills.
  • Knowledge of CARF

Skill in:

  • Management skills which provide the framework for effective use of the organization’s human and financial resources and coordination of the agency’s services with those provided by other community resources.
  • Excellent grant writing and fund development skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Personal and professional experience working with diverse racial and socioeconomic populations.
  • Ability to work under pressure and be flexible in work schedule to meet objectives.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently as well as with the Board of Directors.
  • Effectively interact with numerous external and internal resources and provide effective public and community relations.
  • Ability to forecast trends and plan programs and systems.
  • Public speaking.
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REGISTER TODAY: June 20-21, 2018 Teen Conference

Event Date: 
06/20/2018 - 7:00am to 06/21/2018 - 4:00pm
Event Website

Wednesday-Thursday June 20-21, 2018 at Saginaw Valley State University

Do you know a youth in Foster Care or Independent Living or Young Adult Voluntary Foster Care who needs to learn about money management, employment, educational opportunities, health and wellness, or housing? If you do, then help them begin the registration process for the 2018 Michigan Teen Conference.

Youth must be ages 14 to 21 and in Foster Care or Independent Living or Young Adult Voluntary Foster Care. Youth with an open Juvenile Justice case, and no Abuse/Neglect case, are eligible to attend the conference if they are YIT eligible.


2018 Child Welfare In-Service Training Catalog: FREE to private agencies

The MSU School of Social Work is excited to announce upcoming Child Welfare webinars and Child Welfare in-person programs!
For all program details and to register, visit - search course number or title. 
3/19/2018: #213-18 WEBINAR: Ending Zero Tolerance: What Child Welfare Workers Should Know

3/22/2018: #607-18 Building College Success for Youth Exiting the Foster Care System
Location: Saginaw Valley State University

3/27/2018: #214-18 WEBINAR: The Impact of Racial Bias on Traumatized Clients in Child Welfare

4/16/2018: #206-18 WEBINAR: Youth Aging Out of Foster Care: Body-Based Practices to Promote Post traumatic Growth

4/19/2018: #602-18 Leadership: Supervisory Toolkit for Managing Secondary  Trauma and Workplace Stress - Lansing
Location: Lansing


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