Assistant Program Director - Bronx

Program Description:

Community Access' Housing Division provides low-threshold supportive housing to individuals with histories of mental health concerns, homelessness, and substance use, as well as other low-income community members.

Position Description:

The Assistant Director has responsibility for the general welfare of tenants and assuring that services are provided consistent with the program's mission. 

Specific tasks toward these ends are ensuring that the program meets agency and funder standards for program census, service delivery, staffing, and record-keeping; establishing and maintaining an environment for tenants and staff that is consistent with agency values; and monitoring the maintenance of the physical plant. 

The Assistant Director also serves as back-up to the Program Director for oversight of the program in the program director's absence.

Salary: $65,000

Position Type: Full Time

Position Location: Bronx New York (Bruckner Avenue)

Essential Job Functions

  • Recruit, hire, and provide supervision to the assigned staff, so that agency and department goals are communicated effectively, job performance is continuously evaluated, and appropriate training and correction is made.
  • Support the day-to-day operation of the program, staff, and processes, including promoting the safety, well-being, and comfort of tenants.
  • Assist in the development of annual program goals in consultation with the Program Director, in addition to other reports as needed.
  • Ensures management of appropriate staff coverage per contractual requirements and service delivery needs, including that shifts are staffed. In the event, coverage is needed, the assistant director is responsible for obtaining or providing coverage, as necessary, including all holidays.

Education Requirements:

Master's Degree in a related field, preferred (work experience within the field may be substituted for a degree)

Job Qualifications

  • At least three years of previous experience working with mental health consumers, formerly homeless and persons with histories of drug/alcohol abuse, preferred.
  • Two years of previous supervisory experience preferred. 
  • Must be fingerprinted and cleared by the Office of Mental Health (OMH).
  • Ability to work weekends and holidays, due to events or staff shortage as necessary.
  • Skilled in conflict mediation/negotiation and have an assertive approach to problem-solving.
  • Have an understanding, appreciation, and commitment to the philosophy and mission of Community Access.

Benefits :

  • Three weeks of vacation, five personal days, 12 sick days, ten paid holidays
  • Travel Reimbursement
  • College savings plan Pre-tax savings plan (including Flexible Spending Accounts and TransitChek)
  • 403b contribution; life insurance
  • Comprehensive medical, vision, and dental plans; Employee Assistance Program
  • Summer Flex Hours
  • Paid Family Leave; Short-Term Disability insurance