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Abbott House PSA Compliance Specialist in United States

Job Description

The PSA Compliance Specialist will oversee full implementation of the Interim Final Rule (IFR) and ongoing compliance of the IFR for the Abbott House TRC Shelter Program. The PSA Compliance Specialist will work closely with the ORR’s PSA Coordinator to implement the IFR and address any concerns that may arise. The PSA Compliance Specialist will work closely with the Program Coordinator, Senior Director, Asst. Director, and Director to assure all Abbott House, Office of Refugee & Resettlement, Office of Children and Family Services, & Westchester Department of Social Services policies and regulations are met. Will coordinate and oversee onsite program inspections/audits. Will be responsible to follow outcomes measures mandated from the Office of Refugee Resettlement, especially with documentation of Sexually Exploited Individuals.

About Abbott House

Abbott House is an innovative community-based organization that helps children, families, adults and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities with complex needs build lasting foundations for a promising future. We operate programs in the New York Metropolitan area and Hudson Valley.

Key Responsibilities

  • Participate in the monthly PSA calls with ORR, update and train the TRC administrators in reference to change in policies or added policies.

  • Responsible for the consistent review of the TRC TFC policy to assure procedure manuals are up to date.

  • Conduct monthly audits of the active and closed files (both hard copy and in portal).

  • Conduct weekly audits of the medical files (in the portal).

  • Coordinate with the Program Coordinator to assure discharge mandates are above ORR expectations.

  • Work closely with the Program Director to ensure a staffing plan that allows for adequate levels of supervision of the minors in the TFC program.

  • Develop a schedule and conduct unannounced Foster Home Safety checks monthly at different schedules to assure children are safe and protocols are being followed.

  • Train staff and children on Zero Tolerance, sexual abuse, and sexual harassment every four months.

  • Use the ORR TKPI tool to track and review all Serious Incident Reports.

  • Coordinate an ongoing meeting with administrator to review all incidents.

  • Read and address all grievances daily.

  • Work with the Leads and Administrators to prevent, protect and respond to any incident that has occurred under the TRC Dept.’s custody.

  • Act a Liaison between Abbott House and any governing agency to facilitate audits.

  • Work closely with the Training Coordinator to guarantee all staff have ongoing mandatory training as set forth by Abbott House, Office of Refugee and Resettlement and Office of Children and Family Services.

  • Gather and provide data to the Senior Director and other designated personnel for trend analysis.

  • Conduct “Focused Audits” to evaluate specific program areas and check effectiveness of corrective actions that have been taken.

  • Attend all mandatory ORR, OCFS and Abbott House Trainings

  • Any other related duties as required

About You

You are the ideal candidate if you are passionate about the social services field and empowering underserved communities. Being compassionate, organized, self-motivated, driven, flexible and responsive are critical attributes to be successful in this role.

  • Applicants must have a MSW or Masters in related field and at least 3+ years working in child welfare and ORR programs.

  • Applicant must have at least 2 years’ experience working with child welfare and the Office of Refugee and Resettlement.

  • Strong verbal and writing skills, experience with audits and strong knowledge with statistics, and excel.

  • A Valid Driver’s License and his/her own transportation.

  • Be comfortable traveling to the Abbott House Bronx office at least once a week.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $75,000.00 - $77,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)

  • 401(k) matching

  • Dental insurance

  • Employee assistance program

  • Health insurance

  • Life insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Day shift

Experience:

  • Compliance management: 1 year (Preferred)

Ability to Commute:

  • Bronx, NY (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Bronx, NY: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

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