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Program Director New York, NY • Programs

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Fountain House, Inc.
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New York, NY
New
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Published 3 days ago

POSITION SUMMARY

The Program Director for the Home & Garden Unit is responsible for making sure all elements of social practice are available to the membership in the program area and that all social practitioners have adequate support, training, and supervision to provide effective quality services to the membership while adhering to the International Standards for Clubhouse Programs. Social Practice is a specialized form of therapy that uses the setting of an intentional community to assist people in their mental health recovery. It focuses on a community-based approach of helping individuals learn new skills, hone their talents, build dignity, develop a sense of belonging, and make progress towards their goals.


The International Standards for Clubhouse Programs, consensually agreed upon by the worldwide Clubhouse community, define the Clubhouse Model of rehabilitation. The principles expressed in these Standards are at the heart of the Clubhouse community’s success in helping people with mental illness to stay out of hospitals while achieving social, financial, educational, and vocational goals. The Standards also serve as a “bill of rights” for members and a code of ethics for staff, board, and administrators. The Standards insist that a Clubhouse is a place that offers respect and opportunity to its members.


Please Note: This position will manage and oversee and d the Home & Garden Program Unit. 

Requirements

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform all elements of Social Practice (member engagement, social design, relationship development, continuous assessment & therapeutic intervention, and management of transitional environments) with the membership.
  • Support and develop a therapeutic community based on Social Practice and the International Standards for Clubhouse Programs.
  • Manage approximately 5 social practitioners in the unit. Mentor, develop and support the other social practitioners throughout the organization.
  • Responsible for the program’s budget; data collection; scope of service requirements and overall administration of the program.
  • Coordinate schedules; responsibilities; caseloads and evaluations of the social practitioners in the program.
  • Ensure the meaningful participation of the program in supporting the clubhouse community and the overall mission of Fountain House.
  • Actively participate in programmatic decision-making forums such as the Clubhouse Communications and the Programming Committee.
  • Perform related duties as assigned by Executive Director.
  • Maintain compliance with all government agency requirements, company policies and procedures.
  • Promote and support the clubhouse community and Social Practice internally and externally.
  • Flexibility, as demonstrated by interchangeability with other staff on the unit, staying late or arriving early, if necessary, to fulfill unit or member needs. Additionally, participate in organizational forums, events and external meetings representing Fountain House as needed.
  • Ensure the program is properly staffed including hiring staff.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Basic computer and software (MS Office – Word, Excel, and Outlook) proficiency required.
  • Experience with AWARDS database preferred.
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a cheerful outlook and providing exemplary customer service.
  • Ability to manage a team of staff and members and to conduct assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices.
  • Ability to effectively handle crises in a supportive and professional way based on training and standard accepted practices.

REQUIRED AND PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND CREDENTIALS

  • Undergraduate degree or an equivalent combination of training and experience required.
  • Graduate degree or equivalent training and experience preferred.
  • Completion of internal Leadership Accelerated Program or 3 years outside supervisory experience required.
  • Thorough understanding of Social Practice and the Clubhouse required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the techniques of Social Practice.

Physical Requirements

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and meet all physical requirements satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Program Director for the Home & Garden Unit is responsible for making sure all elements of social practice are available to the membership in the program area and that all social practitioners have adequate…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

Wonderful Benefit Options & Generous PTO!

Wonderful Benefit Options & Generous PTO!

Location

On-site
425 W. 47th Street, New York, NY 10036, United States

How to Apply

To Apply: Please remember to include a cover letter, resume and salary requirements.

https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/589985/Fountain-House-Inc/Program-Director

To Apply: Please remember to include a cover letter, resume and salary requirements.

https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/589985/Fountain-House-Inc…

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