F/T Assistant Director - Essex County
Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. - Essex County, NJ

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F/T Assistant Director - Essex County, NJ Position: Assistant Director – Essex County BH, NJ

Status: Full-time, Salaried
FLSA classification: Exempt

Company Information: Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP) is one of the largest non-profit Youth and Family Support agencies working with high-risk youth and their families in the United States. Currently, YAP employs more than 2,000 plus dedicated workers and serves 10,000 plus families per year. Our mission is to engage human service systems so that they rely less on institutional care and invest more in supporting families and neighborhoods. We currently work with child welfare, juvenile justice, behavioral health, disability, and education systems to develop and offer community-based alternatives for the highest risk children, young people, young adults and families.

Summary of the Position: The duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following: The Assistant Program Director is responsible to assist the Program Director in the overall administration of a local program. This includes the provision of client services, personnel management and budget management.

1. Assist the Director in providing all services to clients and their families who are referred to the program. Ensure that all clients receive the appropriate number of hours, contacts, services, specified monies and activities as required by contract with the referring authority or the third party payor. Ensure that all services have been authorized or reauthorized by the referring authority or third party payor.

2. Assist in the intake process including interviewing referrals and appropriate family members. In conjunction with the client and family ensure that a service or treatment plan that meets the individual needs of the client and family is developed and implemented. Such plans must be strength-based using the wraparound plan model.

3. Help Monitor service delivery provided by staff and ensure that staff implements the goals in the service or treatment plans, as well as make any revisions to the plan that result from changing needs or case reviews.

Qualifications/Requirements: Bachelors or Masters Degree generally preferred; commensurate experience in community-based agency program is acceptable except for programs where the referring authority requires a specific degree. At a minimum, at least one year previous experience in managing personnel. Experience in the provision of home and community-based services a plus. Concurrence with the YAP, Inc. philosophy: to provide home and community-based services using a strength-based approach to planning and problem solving; to commit to providing unconditional care given in a non-judgmental and non-blaming manner; to acceptance of the challenge of working with fragile families; to adhere to a no reject, no eject policy; and to provide services to clients and their families that will enable them to function appropriately in the least restrictive environment. Qualifications: Valid driver's license, automobile insurance 100/300k and access to a vehicle in which applicant is on insurance policy. Appropriate state required background checks, obtained annually.

Benefits Available: Full-time Benefits - Medical/Prescription, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, AFLAC, Paid time off, Holiday Pay, and 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan.

Contact information: Please cover letter and 3 professional references to Dondago Bellamy at Dbellamy@yapinc.org .

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