Assistant Director of Supported Living

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary: $58,500.00 per year, Exempt




256 West 38th Street
2nd Floor
New York
United States


Job Path supports people with developmental disabilities as they make choices about their lives and play valued roles in their communities. Job Path encourages people to explore what they want out of life and to chart their own journeys. Whether it’s finding a job, making a contribution in a volunteer role, establishing a home, or being part of the community, the goal is to assist the person to lead a full and active life.

Job Path is seeking a full time Assistant Director in the Supported Living program. An ideal applicant is motivated, flexible, bright, energetic, responsible, organized, and willing to be on call. The Assistant Director will perform a wide variety of tasks and activities in support of the full range of services provided to the individuals we support in our residential programs, which include our IRAs and Self-Directed homes. The Assistant Director has overall compliance responsibility of all programs under the Supported Living department. Work duties include, but not limited to, providing administrative oversight to the programs to ensure that all residential programs are compliant with OPWDD regulations and beyond. The Assistant Director is also expected to provide leadership in developing support networks within the community and ensuring that needs of service participants are addressed.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following tasks:

  • Direct aspects of the Residential Services operation, including assessment, planning and compliance; sets direction and performance targets for the department and provides solutions to existing and anticipated problems.
  • Weekly review of billing submission to ensure that all documentation is in order to bill for services and meet OMIG guidelines.
  • Ensure all residential programs are in compliance with OPWDD regulatory trainings, including AMAP, SCIP-R, Choking and CPR/First Aid.
  • Ensure Res Hab plans, IPOPs, and other compliance assessments are up to date.
  • Monitor physical plant of each site and ensure the environment is safe.
  • Provide oversight of Self-Directed budgets to ensure that individuals are staying within in their allocated budgets.
  • Ensure individuals are supported using a Person Centered Planning Model.
  • Provide oversight of budget and be responsible for purchasing community activities and household items.
  • Provide monthly review and oversight of personal allowance, fire systems, community inclusion and recreation.
  • Help evaluate clinical consultant services; work collaboratively with the Medicaid Service Coordinators who are responsible for providing information for ISP. Assists with obtaining assessments if needed in support of the IRA individuals.
  • Assist with ensuring the appropriate recruitment, hiring, and training for all service personnel.
  • Provide forum for ongoing staff development and team building.
  • Setting performance expectations and tracking progress toward valued outcomes both individually and collectively.
  • Foster a developmentally sound, quality living environment that is aesthetically pleasing and culturally relevant. Approve person-centered appropriate activities which promote individual independence/choice and community inclusiveness, to the furthest extent possible.
  • Assist direct support professionals in formulating creative learning opportunities for individuals. Supports management in the evaluation of the Direct Support Professional Core Competencies, ensures that evaluations are done timely and are in accordance with OPWDD Core Competency guidelines.
  • Provide oversight of fire drills and fire safety training as mandated by OPWDD.
  • Act as backup coverage when needed.
  • Other duties as needed.

Qualifications: Bachelor degree, Minimum three years’ experience working with individuals with special needs. Masters preferred.

  • Excellent communication and documentation skills.
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Office: Word, excel, email, basic data entry)
  • Demonstrated competency in written, verbal and computational skills to document records in accordance with program and OPWDD mandates.
  • BA/BS in Psychology or Social Services required. MA/MSW from an accredited college or university preferred. Preferred minimum of three years supervisory experience in administration and programs. Three years managing a multi-site OPWDD program. Must be knowledgeable of OPWDD regulations and have excellent auditing skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership capacity. Excellent problem-solving programming and organizational skills. Excellent interpersonal and relationship skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to delegate effectively ensures accountability, set and meet time frames/deadlines and develop checks and balances to ensure that services are provided in a timely and professional manner.

*Please note: Only applicants we feel meet requirements of the position will be contacted for an interview. No calls please.

**Job Path is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on races, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, employment, or citizenship status.**


Benefits: Health insurance, Dental insurance, STD/LTD/Life & AD&D, Work/Life Assistance Program (EAP), ability to contribute to pre-tax commuter and medical FSA plans, 403b pension with employer match after two years of employment.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To Apply:  Please submit your resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest in the position via our jobs board:

Or, send via fax to 212-921-5342;

Or, by mail:

Job Path Attn: Hiring Manager

256 W. 38th Street, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10018