Assistant Program Director

Job Type

Full Time




New York
New York
United States


The Bridge mission is to change lives, by offering help, hope and opportunity to the most vulnerable in our community. We offer a comprehensive range of evidence-based rehabilitative services, including mental health and substance abuse treatment, housing, vocational training and job placement, healthcare, education and creative art therapies. Bridge services are tailored to each individual we serve to support their recovery and independent living goals. Thousands of men and women have benefitted from Bridge services, helping them lead more productive, independent and satisfying lives. To learn more about The Bridge, go to

The Bridge is currently seeking an Assistant Program Director for Harlem, NY.  


Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Assistant Program Director is responsible for providing rehabilitative services to individual residents living in a transitional setting.


Assist the Program Director in overseeing the day-to-day operations of a 41 bed CR/SRO housing adults with SPMI and histories of homelessness, psychiatric hospitalizations, and incarceration; available on call 24/7; provide clinical supervision to the residential case management staff; ensure that staff uses Motivational Interviewing and Trauma Informed practices; review and sign-off on documentation completed by the case management staff, and

Monitor the appropriateness and quality of the standards of care. Performs restorative services and ADL’s to assist clients with cooking, cleaning, general apartment maintenance, shopping, traveling, taking medication, symptom management, personal hygiene, money management, self-advocacy, utilizing community resources and other areas as appropriate; provides timely documentation services, including restorative services and/or weekly progress notes and weekly site visit reports as applicable; communicate with referral sources, participate in assessment interviews with prospective clients, and engage residents prior to admission to ensure successful transition; provide crisis intervention to clients in distress, attend case conferences for clients who are receiving services at community providers or are hospitalized; link clients to services provided The Bridge or other community-based organizations and ensure coordination of care between other providers and the residential program; enter progress notes into AWARDS electronic case records following all meetings and collaborations concerning clients. Complete required monthly reports as assigned; assist the Program Director with hiring and training of new staff; actively participate in staff meetings, clinical treatment meetings, community meetings with clients and trainings. Manages crisis within the residential setting utilizing recognized crisis intervention strategies and appropriate incident reporting. Duties as assigned by supervisor.


·      *Masters Degree in Social Work or related field; a MSW, or MHC is preferred.

·      *Excellent English language skills; both verbal and written;

·      *Knowledge of AWARDS

·      *Experience providing evidence-based practices to persons with mental illness/addictive disorders, strongly


·      *Interest with working and learning about mental illness/addictive, disorders strongly preferred

·      *Strong problem solving and organizational skills

For serious applicants: Please include a Cover Letter with Resume for consideration.



Excellent compensation package.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree