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The Prevention of Sexual Abuse (PSA) Compliance Manager is responsible for managing the implementation and ongoing compliance with the Interim Final Rule (IFR) on preventing, detecting, and responding to sexual abuse and sexual harassment. This position will report to the Program Director.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Responsible for managing the implementation and ongoing compliance with the Interim Final Rule (IFR) standards on preventing, detecting, and responding to sexual abuse and sexual harassment;
- Develop policies and procedures, train staff, create age-appropriate orientation material describing children’s rights, lead the reporting process and follow-up with state and local officials about any pending investigations.
- Establish referral partnerships with local child advocacy centers, rape crisis centers, immigrant victim service providers and/or other service providers
- Liaise with ORR’s PSA Coordinator, the designated FFS, and the designated PO to implement the IFR within 6 months of shelter facility opening and ensure compliance with the standards thereafter;
- Serve as the point of contact for ORR’s PSA Coordinator regarding matters related to the IFR standards and respond to all requests;
- Foster a facility climate which condemns sexual abuse and provides victims with sensitive care, resources and support and reports incidents of sexual abuse and holds offenders accountable for their actions;
- Coordinate and implement facility awareness and prevention education and ensure facility wide attendance compliance with mandatory training;
- Meet regularly with Sexual Abuse Response Team to include review of logged incidents of sexual abuse/harassment;
- Maintain current information on sexual incidents occurring in the facility or which were reported in the facility;
- Provide oversight to ensure Sexual Abuse Response Team is monitoring for retaliation;
- Ensure documentation of management notifying perpetrator and victim of the notification form;
- Be accountable for compliance issues related to sexual abuse and sexual harassment at the shelter facility; and
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor(s)
All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job duties indicated is not to be an exhaustive statement and other job-related duties may be assigned as required by the supervisor(s).
- Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology, Sociology, or other relevant behavioral science with at least 1 year of experience in child welfare standards, best practices and compliance issues;
- Must pass a criminal background, child abuse and neglect registry clearance and other screening requirements including health assessment, Tuberculosis test and drugs test;
- Valid state issued driver’s license and auto insurance is required;
- Possess or be able to obtain CPR and basic first aid certification;
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office required;
- Exceptional time management and attention to detail;
- Support a trauma-informed approach and therapeutic learning environment when interacting with youth;
- Support all functions that attain and maintain accreditation and compliance with regulatory agencies;
- Ability to work under pressure and remain calm and composed under stressful situations;
- Ability to work collaboratively with staff, residents, service providers and others;
- Demonstrated support of USCRI’s values by exhibiting respect for others, maintenance of confidential information and an appreciation of a multicultural workplace.
- Satisfactory completion of USCRI’s Orientation and Training;
- Satisfactory completion of annual mandatory training; and
- Complete additional training as identified by supervisor, Program Director or Human Resources.
Please submit a resume with cover letter describing your interest and qualifications with your online application. Apply for PSA Compliance Manager using the link below:
References will be required at time of the final interview.
No telephone calls please. Position will remain open until filled.
- Use of manual dexterity, tactile, visual, and audio acuity;
- Use of repetitive motion, prolonged periods of sitting and standing, and sustained visual and mental applications and demands;
- Occasional lifting (up to 50 pounds), bending, pulling, and carrying; and
- Quantitative/mathematical ability (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, standard measurements).