Assistant Program Director - LSP- Bronx Site
Leake & Watts - Yonkers, NY

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DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: (Some of the duties are as follows)
The Assistant Program Manager ensures all daily living needs and essential treatment services are provided at a Limited Secure Placement (LSP) Program, a 20 bed limited-secure program for adjudicated youth. This involves creating and supporting a physically and emotionally safe environment for residents and staff as well as utilizing a teaching component in all program components and interactions. Supervises, trains, and evaluates staff members of the treatment teams; and assists in training and career development activities.
  • Assist Program Director in the managerial and administrative duties of the program.
  • Provides and monitors individual and group counseling services.
  • Assumes responsibility, together with staff, for safety, personal conduct, care, and therapy of the youth in a group.
  • Communicates with court and community-based staff regarding each youth’s progress, placement plans, and family issues; prepares reports regarding youth’s progress, adjustments, and related matters.
  • Assesses youth’s needs and helps develop with LSP team individual treatment, education, and aftercare plans.
  • Interacts critically and constructively with staff members to develop and implement successful treatment techniques.
  • Keeps staff informed of significant behavioral conditions known about an individual and/or the group.
  • Maintains security in building, grounds, and other posts; intervenes during emergencies or altercations to prevent escapes and gains physical control of youth (twenty-four [24] hours a day).
  • Coordinates community relations projects and other outreach activities.
  • Assists in the oversight of all LSP programming, and evaluates the application of youth’s skills in scheduled activities.
  • Exercises considerable judgment, discretion, and initiative in the performance of duties within the established policies and procedures.
  • Weekend and evening shifts
  • Performs other related work as assigned.

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services related field.
  • One or more years of work experience in a residential treatment program which involved casework, group counseling, juvenile rehabilitation, probation and parole, and/or social work for youth; or
  • Two or more years of experience in group work which involved direct care and interaction with youth such as YMCA, schools, recreational facilities, or residential care programs;
  • Ability to transport youth and travel.
  • Ability to work a variety of shifts, weekends, holidays, and overtime; and the ability to respond to crises situations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with staff, community groups, the courts, other agencies, and the general public.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suit
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) a plus
  • Possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license and clean driving record.

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