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Assistant Program Director

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Breaking Ground (Housing Nonprofit)


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Published 23 days ago

February 9, 2021
At least $70,000

Located in Manhattan, the Seafarers Stabilization Bed Program serves as a transitional housing program for 84+ chronically street homeless individuals. This transitional housing program embraces a housing first and harm reduction philosophy with an aim at helping residents secure appropriate permanent housing.  Reporting to the Program Director, the Assistant Program Director is responsible for supporting the overall management of the program, including direct supervision for one Shift Supervisor, one Clinical Coordinator and one Facilities Maintenance Supervisor. This position plays a primary role in ensuring that clients receive services that meet regulatory and agency standards and ensures that records are kept in compliance with those standards.  The Assistant Program Director liaises with psychiatric support services, contracted security providers, the program’s landlord, and multiple outreach providers.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Manage social service delivery including program oversight, staff supervision, and training   
  • Liaison with external stakeholders including service partners, government representatives, community stakeholders, hospital personnel, and other agencies to ensure responsive and effective service planning and program operations   
  • Attend relevant meetings required by the Department of Homeless Services   
  • Provide clinical and operational direction and leadership to the program; help troubleshoot, problem solve, and strategize solutions around client engagement and challenging behaviors  
  • Promote a staff and resident culture that emphasizes housing placement as a measurement of success; ensure that clients are ready for housing placement  
  • Oversee development and implementation of individual service plans; ensure documentation of client contact and progress is comprehensive and timely 
  • Assess and evaluate client functioning 
  • Supervise and conduct case conferences 
  • Coordinate delivery of care with multiple service providers, particularly outreach teams 
  • Work collaboratively with outreach teams to ensure individuals succeed in transitional housing and avoid return to homelessness 
  • Provide support and guidance to front line staff in managing difficult situations and successfully de-escalating conflict 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work and an active LMSW license is required, LCSW preferred.   
  • Minimum four years post-Master’s applicable experience with related populations including supervisory, administrative, and management experience 
  • Experience training staff preferred  
  • Refined analytical, decision-making, and organizational skills from experience as an operational and clinical manager  
  • Ability to identify and facilitate necessary programmatic change 
  • Proven ability to juggle multiple priorities and create a climate conducive to effective engagement with clients who present with multiple disabilities 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to interface effectively and efficiently with colleagues  
  • Thorough clinical understanding of relevant service delivery concepts and structures, including: Housing First, motivational interviewing, harm reduction models, behavioral and medical health systems; and the ability to access and negotiate the full range of services for recipients   
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Familiarity with Access-based databases and the ability to learn new programs are preferred 
  • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred but not required 


Located in Manhattan, the Seafarers Stabilization Bed Program serves as a transitional housing program for 84+ chronically street homeless individuals. This transitional housing program embraces a housing first and harm reduction…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • Master's Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

Breaking Ground is committed to fostering a supportive and challenging environment for professional and personal development. We are proud to have been named one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York State by the Society for Human Resources Management.

We offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision plans
  • 403b retirement plans with employer match after one year
  • Company-sponsored short-term and long-term disability
  • Company-paid life insurance (equivalent to one year’s salary)
  • A generous time off policy with three weeks’ vacation annually for new employees and company-paid sick and personal time.
  • A “self-improvement” stipend of up to $250 per year to pursue personal development

We also offer voluntary benefits including:

  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Pet insurance


Breaking Ground is committed to fostering a supportive and challenging environment for professional and personal development. We are proud to have been named one of the Best…

Location

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123 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003

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