Administrator of Residential

Job Description

The Administrator of Residential provides the guidance, direction and monitoring to ensure achievement of targeted goals and outcomes, including client enrollment. The Administrator has extensive knowledge and ability working with children in a residential setting. The position directly supervises the milieu manager, house manager, and education department.  The Administrator is responsible for achievement of the overall goals and providing structure and guidance to staff.

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Primary Responsibilities


  • Foster effective team work with staff.
  • Represent the organization at community activities to enhance the organization’s community profile.
  • Provides leadership direction, program development and execution of all residential programming. To include hiring, training, coaching and terminating staff as needed.
  • Ensures excellent communication between shifts occur regularly, and conduct scheduled staff meeting
  • Ensures the residential facilities are always maintained in excellent condition
  • Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the organization.

Program Planning and Management

  • Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the residential programs and services.
  • Provide the Program Director with monthly reports on status of programs, services, clients, and staff.
  • Serves on the referral team to make decisions about admissions to the residential facility
  • Ensure all shifts are always covered through the scheduler or acts as the scheduler in times that are necessary to keep residential staffed

Financial Planning and Management

  • Work with Department Directors to prepare a comprehensive residential budget
  • Responsible for program budgetary expectations
  • Approve expenditures for residential staff

Risk Management

  • Carefully maintain records and tracking systems through database
  • Document quality assurance activities with internal reporting and audits
  • Review and develop new evaluative tools across departments
  • Identify training needs and take action to ensure residential-wide compliance
  • Ensure timely reporting of incidents and monthly reports of program status

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor level degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or related field; Master’s preferred
  • A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience working with children in a residential setting
  • A minimum of 3-5 years’ previous supervisory experience
  • Proficient in Word, Excel and email applications
  • Willingness to travel (minimal)
  • Must possess a Valid Driver’s License, Class E required within 30 days of hire
  • Must have current automobile insurance for transporting clients
  • Ability and willingness to work weekdays and weekends required
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Must remain current on all required trainings
  • Must remain current in background checks and medical evaluations
  • May not have a substantiated report of child abuse or neglect
  • Must adhere to a comprehensive background check including a fingerprint based background check.
  • Must obtain the required medical examination and TB test and provide verification to The Covering House using the approved Missouri Department of Social Services Medical Examination Report for Residential Child Care Provider/Staff
  • Must maintain certification in CPR/First Aid and Jireh Crisis Prevention and Intervention, as is required for all employees of agencies licensed to provide residential care for children and youth

The Covering House is an EEO employer.