Program Director - Silver Star Youth Employment


Program Director - Position #1547


Silver Star Youth Employment


115 E. San Luis Street, Salinas, CA 93908


Ray Perez, Regional Director


(831) 256-7110


Class 157 ($2,348.92 - $3,091.02/semi-monthly)


Full Time, Salary, Exempt





We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


The Program Director reports to the Program Administrator and Regional Director and is responsible for maintaining compliance with all contracts and managing the daily operations of the Youth Employment Program.


1.  Accountable for WIOA, MCOE and CAP program supervision.

2.  Recruit, interview, hire, orient and oversee new staff training for Youth Program.

3.  Responsible for program budget and oversight of operating expenditures.

4.  Ensure revenues exceed or equal expenses.

5.  Ensure contract required training and performance evaluations are completed.

6.  Provide direct client services and case management supervision.

7.  Maintain a client caseload as needed.

8.  Coordinate transportation and vehicle maintenance.

9.  Monitor program plans, client files, and work readiness training. 

10.  Responsible for tutoring and mentoring activities.

11.  Manage youth advocacy activities and career technical/occupational skills training.

12.  Prepare and monitor all participant status rosters and related forms.

13.  Coordinate and purchases client support service needs.

14.  Maintain database of all program statistical information. 

15.  Responsible for program supplies and inventory control.

16.  Manage petty cash account.

17.  Prepare check request transactions and process accounts payable invoices.

18.  Administer Worldwide Interactive network (WIN) training and Work Keys readiness Indicator tests based on client's needs.

19.  Oversee work study, work experience, and direct placement activities.

20.  Supervise follow-up services.

21.  Conduct internal audits.

22.  Attends all required meetings, including Turning Point Program Directors Meetings.

23.  Provides program and client status reports to the Program Administrator.

24.  Assists the Program Administrator with program procedure development and proposals.

25.  Coordinates team staff meetings.

26.  Manage outreach, recruitment, intake, eligibility, and orientation activities.

27.  Observes all contract regulations and Turning Point personnel policies and procedures.

28.  Attends training seminars as required.

29.  Drives on Agency business.

30.  Think and act quickly and efficiently in emergencies.

31.  Comply with all Turning Point Safety policies and procedures, including but not limited to: workplace safety, reporting work related injuries, Infection Control and preventing potential safety risks for staff, clients and others.

32.  Employees are expected to manage their cell phone use so that the Agency cell phone stipend covers all business usage.  Any calls not covered by the stipend are to be made on a company landline phone. 

33.  Punctual and regular attendance is an essential responsibility of each employee at Turning Point. Employees are expected to report to work as scheduled, on time and prepared to start working. Employees also are expected to remain at work for their entire work schedule. Late arrival, early departure or other absences from scheduled hours are disruptive and must be avoided.

34.  Other duties assigned by the Program Administrator. Please note this job description is not designated to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


1.  Bachelors' degree in social work, counseling or related field or equivalent work experience in a similar setting. 

2.  Ability to work with at-risk and court involved youth ages 15 to 24.

3.  Ability to work in the community with limited supervision.

4.  Mature judgment and sound assessment skills.

5.  Ability to handle sensitive issues with confidentiality, integrity and tact.

6.  Capability of working effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

7.  Ability to supervise and direct staff in delivery of program services.

8.  Must be able to use personal vehicle for Agency business.

9.  Ability to work as part of a team cooperating with supervisor and co-workers in order to provide the optimum customer service.

10.  Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

11.  Ability to operate within Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system. 

12.  Possess a valid driver's license and have access to a dependable means of transportation that is properly insured and operated in accordance with all laws.  Agency insurer authorization is required. 

13.  Ability to pass a criminal background check.

14.  Ability to pass a pre-employment physical, drug screen, general physical, and TB test.

15.  Must maintain good relationships with consumers, co-workers, government and civic representatives, as well as community members within whom the Agency is transacting business, and relate to them in a professional manner.

16.  Must be available by cell phone as needed.