Assistant Director SJS
Community Resources for Justice - Albany, NY

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For over 100 years, Community Resources for Justice has cared for and supported some of our most challenged residents.

Whether transitioning offenders back into mainstream society, diverting at-risk youth away from crime and toward productive and fulfilling lives, or providing those with intellectual disabilities with a chance to grow and flourish in the community, CRJ welcomes and fosters change.

Our research and consulting services advance evidence-based practices inform systems-level change while our community-based programs promote public safety and individual growth for some of society’s most challenged individuals.

Our Social Justice Services Division offers residential and community-based programs which, for adults, focus on re-entry support for men and women involved with county, state and federal criminal justice systems. The youth programs provide structured and goal-oriented programming for neglected, at-risk and delinquent youth. In both cases, our goal is to foster positive lifestyle changes, preparing our consumers for successful family reunification and community reintegration.

At CRJ, our employees believe that society gains when all people are given the support and tools to lead responsible, productive and dignified lives.


The Assistant Program Director is responsible for assisting in the administration of the program including planning, directing, controlling, monitoring and evaluating program components plus overseeing referral and intake service.

  • Supervises and schedules all Line Staff plus participates in staff meetings and treatment team meetings.
  • Supervises, set limits, controls, structure and accountability for clients as well as maintains and monitors information in resident files.
  • Ensures that a comprehensive array of activities are offered as per scheduled, maintaining and monitoring program funds with the assistance of Shift Supervisors.
  • Develops and secures appropriate resources for clients in the areas of education, vocation, employment, volunteer work, and recreation as per treatment team plans. Acts as advocate and liaison for residents and families/guardians with outside agencies.
  • Oversees referral and intake process, conducting interviews and orientation as required, maintain contact with referring programs and social workers as needed.
  • Oversees and monitors point/level behavior management program and maintains communications with all staff plus provide feedback to residents
  • Develops and maintains community, governmental and other public and private resources and relationships plus participates in professional committees.
  • Performs other job related projects and activities as requested or directed.

Mental Demands:

Reading Constant interruptions

Verbal communication Analytical skills

Written communication Organizational skills

Persuasion Time management skills

Confidentiality Negotiation skills

External contacts Project Planning skills

Crisis intervention Detailed documentation skills

Problem solving

Physical Demands:





Move furniture or unload household provisions


Knowledge of PC languages and computer applications, Windows 95, Microsoft 6.0 and working knowledge of internet and electronic mail. Strong interpersonal skills, mediation skills, arbitration skills and experience in operation of office equipment and machinery.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • BS/BA in criminal justice, human services, or related field.
  • Minimum of two years experience in residential setting preferred.
  • Minimum of one year of supervisory experience preferred.
  • Prefer experience with offender population.

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