Assistant Director of Programming

New York, NY 10018

Employment Type: Full-Time Direct Hire Job Number: 5787

Job Description

Psychpros, a nationally recognized mental health recruitment firm, in collaboration with and outstanding community focused client in New York City, is searching for an assistant programming director to oversee a housing first and harm reduction site in the Brooklyn borough. This position will oversee 7 to 10 case managers as well as clinical coordinators providing clinical direction and leadership to help troubleshoot, problem-solve, and strategize solutions around engagement and challenging behaviors. 

Compensation for this position is around 80k with outstanding medical, dental, and vision benefits, commuter benefits, 403b, and more.

If you are interested, please reach out now. 

  • 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 
  • 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 


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