Manager of Residential Programs - Full Time
Jonathan's Place Garland, TX Salary w Benefits, DOE

Jonathan’s Place is accepting applications for a full-time Manager of Residential Programs. The ideal candidate will have experience working with the child welfare system and a minimum of five years of management and supervisory experience.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, managing the daily operations of the Emergency Shelter (ES), Transitional Living Program (TLP) and Girls Therapeutic Program (GTP) and ensuring the programs remain in compliance of all licensing and policies/procedures (TDFPS Licensing, TDFPS Minimum Standards (GRO), TDFPS Contracts, and Jonathan’s Place Policies and Procedures).  The Manager of Residential Programs will ensure direct care staff is providing the best care to the residents, following proper protocol, interacting favorably with residents, other staff, visitors, and volunteers. Responsibilities will include assisting with new direct care staff orientation, adjusting monthly direct care staff schedules to reflect staff changes as they occur, and monitoring and coordinating resident activities both on-site and off-site with direct care staff team and with Volunteer Coordinator.  The position will also be responsible for monitoring resident medication logs, child daily notes, and minor/serious incident reports, and ensuring that forms are filled out correctly and in a timely manner; as well as, monitoring residents throughout shift for illness or changes in health conditions and promptly report illnesses.  This position will work a rotating shift that includes overnights and weekends to ensure consistency in care for residents. 


Established in May 1991, Jonathan’s Place provides safe, loving homes and specialized services to children who have been victims of abuse, abandonment or neglect.

  • Minimum of 5 years management and supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of child development and behavior management.
  • Some college preferred.
  • Experience working in an evidence based, trauma focused therapeutic environment is preferred.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule to accommodate agency needs.
  • Must have current driver’s license, reliable transportation, and current insurance
  • Maintain a working telephone or other reliable means of communication
  • Must pass a pre-employment background check (including CBC, Texas Department of Public Safety’s criminal history database, DFPS Central Registry abuse/neglect and the FBI fingerprint check) 
  • Ability to engage and effectively communicate with persons from diverse cultures and communities, as well as from different groups, including children, their parents, agency colleagues, Foster/Adoptive parent(s), CPS staff, support staff members, supervisors, administrators, and persons from the legal and judicial system.


  • Knowledge and use of a conceptual framework for child and adolescent development, emotional and behavior problems, parenting, crisis intervention, and a range of treatment modalities.
  • Working Knowledge of DFPS Minimum Standards
  • Skills in organizing work in a responsible way within an environment with multiple challenges, priorities and time frames
  • Ability to identify and plan long and short-term goals
  • Demonstrate knowledge of computer programs and databases including:  Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, and Publisher), Internet Explorer, and Kaleidacare.
  • Ability to speak with self-confidence and produce professional correspondence and presentations
  • Ability to work as a team player and work effectively with others


This is a full-time salaried position with benefits which include: adjusted summer work schedule, 401K, paid holidays and a generous PTO plan, short-term and long-term disability, 100% paid premium for life insurance and 50% paid premium for health and dental plan options after the initial 90-days.

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 Only applicants who are selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Jonathan's Place is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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