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Assistant Director - Bronx, NY

Full-Time, New York | View Counts (428) | Return|

Status: Full Time Hourly                         FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt   


Company Information: Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP) is one of the largest non-profit Youth and Family Support agencies, in 31 states plus DC, working with high-risk youth and their families in the United States. Currently, YAP employs more than 2,000 dedicated workers and serves approximately 20,000 youth and 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, primary health care, and education systems to develop and offer community-based alternatives for the highest risk children, young people, young adults and families, and adults. Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. is committed to creating safe environments and providing services that are individualized, culturally competent and trauma informed to build brighter futures for all. 


Summary of Position:  This position is responsible to support the Program Director with hiring and training new employees, motivating and providing supervision of staff, and communicating weekly performance to the Director.  Also responsible to perform intakes, coordinate client staffing to manage the delivery of client service hours to ensure maximum and appropriate levels of weekly services while managing compliance with all YAP and referring authority requirements.  Position requires a commitment to strength based, culturally competent and unconditional care philosophy  Direct service and coverage required that includes availability to support staff and families as well as group work.  Knowledge of child welfare systems, mental health practices, juvenile justice systems, and budgetary concepts are needed.  Creativity and pro-active planning are essential to this position. 


Qualifications/Requirements:  Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree generally preferred; commensurate experience in community-based agency programs is acceptable except for programs where the referring authority requires a specific degree. At a minimum, at least one year previous experience in managing personnel and budgets. Experience with at risk youth, probation, court liaison, etc. a plus.

In order to perform the job successfully, and the individual should have knowledge of database software, spreadsheet software and word processing software.


Bi-Lingual is a plus!


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


Contact information: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and two (2) professional references and one (1) personal reference to ATTN: Kalvin Knight at  

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Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, genetic characteristics, or disability unrelated to job performance.