Assistant Program Director-The Lenniger

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



614 East 179th Street
New York
United States


The Center for Urban Community Services, a national leader in the development of effective housing and service initiatives for homeless people, invites applications for an Assistant Program Director position at the Lenniger Residences, a 91 unit supportive housing program for low income and formerly homeless individuals and families located in the East Tremont section of the Bronx. The population served includes individuals with histories of substance abuse and mental illness. The program provides training in evidence based practices including Motivational Interviewing, Wellness Self-Management and Behavioral Treatment for Substance Abuse for People with Serious Mental Illness. Services provided include case management, mental health services and person centered service planning.


The Assistant Program Director is responsible for supporting the Program Director in the overall management of the program. This position provides direct supervision to clinical supervisors and/or special services staff. The Assistant Program Director plays a major role in ensuring that clients receive services that meet regulatory and agency standards and that records are kept in compliance with those standards. This position ensures the effective utilization of on-site medical and psychiatric care. The Assistant Program Director position is central to fostering the mission and goals of the agency.


The position requires a thorough understanding of relevant service delivery concepts and structures, including strong knowledge and experience with mental health systems, and the ability to access and negotiate the full range of services for recipients. It also requires strong supervisory and administrative skills and the ability to interface effectively and efficiently with colleagues to ensure quality services and program operations.


Experience and Education Required:

  • LCSW
  • Minimum of 4 years post-masters applicable experience with related populations including supervisory, administrative, and management experience
  • Experience working with families
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Bilingual Spanish/English is preferred
  • Training experience preferred

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual Spanish/English is preferred

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please be advised that you must upload your cover letter and resume in one document. Applicants will only be considered for positions they apply for.

CUCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind