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Assistant Program Director

Company: Wayside Youth & Family Support Network
Location: Somerville
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Come demonstrate your passion for child & family empowerment by joining the Wayside team! At Wayside, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity- focused community that approaches client care as a matter of social justice. Wayside is one of Massachusetts' most respected child and family serving agencies with program locations across Central, Eastern and Northeastern Massachusetts serving more than 6,000 children, young adults, and families each year. Wayside thinks of our employees as whole people and invests in benefits to support employee wellness.

  • Tuition, training & student loan reimbursement
  • PTO Package: 3 Wellness Days (time off), 9 Paid Holidays, Up to 3 weeks of vacation (in your first year)
  • A learning environment - free training institute with thought leaders, CEU trainings & program trainings, etc.
  • Financial health supports
  • Equity focused medical benefits
  • Teamwork atmosphere
  • Career development support - a great place to grow your career!!!Salary Range: $50,000+/year

    The dynamic Assistant Program Director will be ready to lead a dedicated team that works creatively and passionately to improve the lives of youth.

    Prior experience in a supervisory or managerial role and experience working with youth in a residential setting preferred. The Assistant Program Director is skilled in communication effectively verbally and in writing. Experience in therapeutic communication techniques, conflict resolution, staff training and hiring practices needed.

    What You Will Do:
    Management: Complete individual supervision. Oversight of daily programming. On call is required. Coordinate staff scheduling. Oversight of MAP certification (Prescott). Participate in 2x monthly management meetings with larger Campus team. Ensure completion of performance evaluations.
    Maintain constant contact with guardians and collaterals.
    Responsible for case management clients. Facilitation staff meeting. Ensure consistent communication with the team for appointments, medication needs, etc.
    Provide coverage on the floor to maintain ratio when needed. Participate in Community/House meetings. Ensure activity calendar is posted and followed for program routines. Provide role modeling and training to staff on the floor.

    Complete facility supplies and inspections. Ensure compliance with all inspections, monitoring requirements, medication administration and all DEEC licensing requirements. When applicable, ensure all Rehab compliance is being met.

    Competencies/Traits of Our Superstars:
    An ability to connect with others, approachability.
    Communicate with others at all levels, strong client engagement skills.
    Ability to handle conflict resolution.

    Ability to handle client crisis compassionately with excellent ability to notify all team members.
    Strong teamwork. Can collaborate and coordinate care with others well.
    High quality writing skills as evidenced by strong client documentation.

    Minimum Requirements:
    Associate's Degree or at least 2+ years of work in residential.
    Preferred case management experience.

    We will train you in:
    Motivational Interviewing; Courageous Conversations; Trauma Informed Practice, MAP, CPR, First Aid training provided upon hire

    Wayside welcomes equity-minded applicants whose values align with our goal of being a child welfare and behavioral health agency committed to anti-racism, social justice, and advocacy. Successful candidates are asked to be engaged in Wayside's dedication to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Bilingual/bicultural and LGBTQ+ applicants are encouraged to apply!

Keywords: Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, Somerville , Assistant Program Director, Executive , Somerville, Massachusetts

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