F/T Program Director - St. Lawrence County
Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. - Lawrence, NY

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F/T Program Director - St. Lawrence County, NY Position: Program Director - St. Lawrence County, NY

Status: Salary
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. YAP employs more than 2,000 dedicated workers and serves approximately 10,000 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 Program Director is responsible for the overall administration of a local St. Lawrence County program. This includes the provision of client services, personnel management and budget management. This person will be supervised by the County Director.
Specific Tasks Include:
1. Responsible for all services provided 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. Ensure that the referring authority has authorized all services.
2. Oversee the intake process including interviewing referrals and appropriate family members. In conjunction with the client and family ensure that a service 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. Monitor service delivery provided by staff and ensure that staff implements the goals in the service plans, as well as make any revisions to the plan that result from changing needs or case reviews.
4. Identify, recruit, hire, train, monitor and supervise all direct service professional and administrative staff in the local program. Assist staff in creative problem solving, including securing needed professional resources for clients and their families. Develop plans for discharge, which include community linkages that will support the client and family after termination of service. Supervision of other staff positions as needed

Qualifications/Requirements: Bachelors Degree required; Masters Degree preferred commensurate experience in community-based agency program preferred. Position requires reliable transportation, valid driver's license, and car insurance. This position requires background checks to be completed. Salary is negotiable with experience

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

Contact information: Please submit cover letter, resume, and three professional and two personal references to: Search Committee, at slcresumes@yapinc.org

Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

Posted 2/27

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