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Asst. Program Manager

Company: Andrus Childrens Center
Location: Yonkers
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

Job Overview of Assistant Program Manager

The Assistant Cottage Program Manager is a leader in the cottage program, ensuring that all respective work activities support the Program Manager and team in the effective, safe, and therapeutic operation of the Cottage. This includes planning, monitoring and improving the overall Residential Services delivered to the children in the cottage with the goal of providing the highest quality service possible. The Assistant Program Manager is responsible, along with the Program Manager, in ensuring that Sanctuary, therapeutic techniques, and professionalism are all reflected in the everyday actions of all staff members. The Assistant Cottage Program Manager is responsible for supporting the Program Manager in ensuring that the staffing schedule and ratio. Additionally the Assistant Program Manager helps to ensure safety of both staff and youth, as well as for programming that is therapeutically and clinically informed. Finally, the APM is responsible to aid in assess the individual needs of each resident in the cottage, to assess the group dynamics and group needs of all the children in the cottage, and to ensure the delivery of safe, structured, enriching and individualized programs for each child and for the group.

Schedule Tuesday thru Saturday from 4:00 pm until 12:00 am

Essential Duties of Assistant Program Manager

Key duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Understand and support the agency's mission, vision, guiding principles and treatment philosophy:
  • Assure that residents are always supervised by staff, based on their age and level, to assure everyone's safety.
  • Assist Program Manager in developing and maintaining a staffing schedule
  • Assure that Safety Plans and ICMPs are in place, available to all staff and are actively used to guide treatment.
  • Understand, reinforce, role-model and consistently use all TCI Training and techniques
  • Have advanced knowledge of crisis assessment & intervention, and be available to staff as needed during emergency situations
  • Participate actively in all aspects of recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and training Direct support professionals and Recreation Therapists
  • Monitor cottage budget lines to ensure the best use of resources to meet program needs
  • Consistently monitor staff performance in all job tasks, providing feedback, instruction, support, and/or disciplinary action as needed
  • Develop a SELF-based assessment of each resident's individual history, issues and needs, and communicate this assessment with all colleagues on the treatment team
  • Train and orient new staff on all job tasks and responsibilities
  • Supports overall strategic plan of the organization
  • Ability to adhere to our organization's core values and commitments Essential Qualifications of Assistant Program Manager

    Key qualifications include:
    • Master's Degree in a related field with 2 years direct care experience w/children or adults with developmental or behavioral disabilities and 1 year of administrative/supervisory experience or a Bachelor's Degree in a related field with 3 years direct care experience w/children or adults with developmental or behavioral disabilities and 2 years administrative/supervisory experience OR Associates Degree in a related field with 4 years direct care experience w/children or adults with developmental or behavioral disabilities and 3 years administrative/supervisory OR a High School with 5 years direct care w/children or adults with developmental or behavioral disabilities and 4 years administrative/supervisory experience.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent managerial and administrative skills required
    • Knowledgeable of trauma informed care preferably in a residential setting
    • Driver's License in good standing
    • A demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team
    • Multi-lingual a plus
    • CPR/First Aid certification preferred (in-service trainings are mandatory)
    • Ability to access and utilize ADP app on smartphone or other device for access to agency programs Benefits of Assistant Program Manager
      • Generous PTO, holidays, personal and sick time
      • Health Insurance
      • Dental Insurance
      • Vision Benefits
      • 401(k) Employer Contributions
      • Tuition Reimbursement
      • Aflac Benefits
      • Flex Spending Accounts
      • Employer Paid STD, LTD and Life Insurance
      • Professional Development Physical/Travel Requirements
        • Candidates who are successfully hired, must participate in our Therapeutic Crisis Intervention training which concludes with a written and verbal test, and you will be evaluated on conducting a proper physical restraint.
        • lift
        • reach
        • walk
        • climb stairs
        • bend

          The employee must be able to meet these requirements with or without a reasonable accommodation.


          Nothing in this job description restricts Andrus' right to modify the duties/responsibilities of this job at any time, with or without advanced notice.

          EEO Statement

          Andrus is an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: Andrus Childrens Center, Yonkers , Asst. Program Manager, Executive , Yonkers, New York

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