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Program Director - West Farms Residence

Location:Bronx, NY
Benefits:Comprehensive benefits, including 90% employer-paid health insurance
Employment Type:Full Time
Department/Program:West Farms Residence
Description:The newly constructed and opened West Farms Residence serves 80 formerly chronically homeless individuals who have HIV/AIDs.

You will be responsible for the overall operation of the Residence including the direction and day-to-day operations of all programs' components and staff.

Duties:Responsibilities Include:
-Oversee case management activities including psychological support, education about independent living skills and safety, facilitation of clients health and rehabilitation through direct services, advocacy and referrals for mental health, medical and substance abuse services, along with psychosocial, educational, vocational services.
-Direct and supervise staff in health, mental health and substance abuse activities, lead team meetings, conduct individual supervision and provide exemplary leadership and program management
-Coordinate with other community services such as inpatient, outpatient, emergency, day treatment, Health Homes and others to ensure comprehensive access to services
Ensure accurate reporting and efficient and effective staff practices; develop and maintain policies, principles, and procedures that are in compliance with NYC-DOHMH, NYSOMH, Medicaid, HRA, and HUD and other relevant state, city, and borough-based agencies, programs and services
-Maintain Quality Improvement Program activities, ensure that charts are appropriately maintained; track and monitor required weekly contacts; collaboration and coordination of health, mental health and substance abuse services; environmental inspections and repairs, etc.
-Prepare reports and correspondence as requested by the Federal, State, City or other funding sources; responsible for managing audit responses
-Extensive knowledge of the NYC housing system and resources, eligibility criteria and ability to negotiate and navigate the NYC Department of Homeless and shelter system.
-Thorough knowledge of program development, implementation methodology, and research methods and techniques.
-Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of subordinate clinical and administrative staff. Responsible, organized, efficient and ability to fulfill multiple assignments simultaneously.
-Substantive experience to administer, manage and monitor congregate housing program services for the seriously and persistent mentally ill individuals and understand program regulations and guidelines.
-Candidate must be community minded with demonstrated knowledge of psychiatric diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.

-Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW); LMSW or LCSW: or Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology
-Three (3) years of post-graduate, direct clinical mental health experience as well as three to five or more years experience in administration and management of operating congregate residential programs and providing direct services related to the treatment and recovery of chronically homeless, persistent mentally ill individuals afflicted with multiple health conditions and substance abuse issues
-Bilingual skills in English and Spanish are a plus

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