Assistant Director, Programs
Breaking Ground

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Post Date: Aug 13, 2020
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: 8/14/20
Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - New York - Brooklyn
Job Reference: 640
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The Williamsburg Stabilization Bed Program serves as a transitional housing program for 80 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. The Assistant Program Director is responsible for supporting the Program Director in the overall management of the program, including providing direct supervision to three (3) Case Managers and (1) Shift Supervisor. This position plays the 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.


·       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 of 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.

Master’s in Social Work & active LMSW or MPH required
•      Min. 4 years post-masters experience w/ related populations inclu. supervisory, training, & admin
•      Ability to juggle priorities & create a climate conducive to effective engagement w/ clients w/ multiple disabilities
•      Clinical understanding of service delivery concepts & structures, including Housing First, motivational interviewing, harm reduction models
•      Strong Microsoft Office skills inclu. Access-based datab

Contact Details
Name: Michele Palmer
Address: 505 8th Avenue, 2nd floor
City: New York
State/Province: New York
Zipcode: 10018
Country: United States
Ph: 7325334022