UC LTFC Program Director

    • Job Tracking ID: 512690-731898
    • Job Location: Bronx, NY
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: May 12, 2020
    • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

The Program Director executes the approved program to assist youth, host families and birth families in identifying and/or acquiring the skills and self-esteem needed to establish and achieve personal goals. Maintains professionalism in all areas, including confidentiality.

HOURS PER WEEK: Exempt

  • Regular hours entail 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Must be flexible to meet program needs.

FUNCTIONS:

  • Oversees recruitment and training of and support services to UC parents
  • Conducts evaluations of UC parents
  • Coordinates contacts with county case worker, schools, ORR/Federal departments, mental health agencies, and other relevant community entities
  • Oversees each placement, finalizes individual treatment plans for program youth upon discussion with program staff and host parents, monitors progress on each case, and amends treatment plans as needed
  • Oversees and provides supervision for individual and family therapy
  • Works collaboratively with home finder/recruiter
  • Leads weekly clinical team meetings and weekly UC parent support meetings
  • Supporting birth families, scheduling home visits, following up upon return from home visits
  • Provides/arranges for 24 hour on-call availability for participating parents and program youth
  • Supervises clinical program staff assigned to their branch.
  • Compiles program evaluation data
  • Ensures adherence to all applicable county, state, and other regulations
  • Participates in community liaison activities
  • Provides/oversees proper record keeping and documentation for all clinical and supervisory activities

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Word processing: Including responding to e-mails, composing letters, completing computerized documentation, transcribing minutes for meetings, etc.: This involves sitting at a computer for several hours a day.
  • Completing paperwork -Such as copying, stapling as needed.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Sit in and/or drive a vehicle up to several hours as needed for transportation.
  • Sit/ride in vehicles, busses, subways, trains - public transportation for lengthy periods of time.
  • Walk up/down stairs as needed.
  • Walk to enter/exit subway and other public transportation as needed.
  • Walk several blocks to get to required location.

Experience and Skills:

  • Master’s degree in social work or related field required
  • Supervisory experience required
  • Experience with a behavioral approach to treating troubled youth
  • Familiarity with/understanding of and enthusiasm for the ORR/UC model
  • Experience with intensive in-home service model
  • Experience assessing and treating families, children and adolescents
  • Experience managing the administrative components of treatment (case documentation, coordination with other community agencies, etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills—verbal and written
  • Demonstrated coordination and organizational skills
  • Must meet any required state certification or licensing criteria
  • Ability to travel to other agency locations as required
  • Bi-lingual - English-Spanish required. All agency documents and records are in English, so English writing proficiency required. Position itself requires Spanish speaking, writing, and reading proficiency
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook applications
  • Ability to work well with people from many cultures including recent immigrants, non-English speakers, and LGBTQ children

Benefits

As a full time benefits position, staff is eligible to enroll in medical, dental, vision, FSA, supplemental life insurance, critical illness, enhanced short-term disability, and 401(k) benefits.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment drug testing.