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Director, Programs, Safe Options Support505 8th Ave, New York, NY 10018, USA Req #2492 Wednesday, May 1, 2024ABOUT US: - We believe that everyone deserves a home!Breaking Ground operates nearly 4,000 units of housing across New York City, along with housing in upstate New York and Connecticut. Supportive housing - affordable housing paired with services designed to help people maintain their homes for the long-term - is widely recognized as a proven and cost-effective solution to chronic homelessness.But we didn't stop at providing housing. Breaking Ground's programs and services help people experiencing street homelessness - especially those who have been on the streets the longest - to come indoors. Through our Street to Home outreach program and transitional housing resources, we help people get, and stay, on the path to a permanent home.Reporting to the Senior Director , Programs, the Director, Programs, Safe O ptions Su pport (SOS) is res ponsible for overseeing Safe O ptions Support (SOS) contracts serving the Rockaways and S tat en Island . Utilizing Critical Time Intervention (CTI) , Harm Reduction, Recovery Orientation , Motivational Interviewing, and Peer Support, the Director ma na ges this time-limited intervention program to help support a client’s journey from homelessness to housing. The Director manages Assistant Directors and oversees outreach activities and pro gram operations while clearly communicating and collaborating with Breaking Ground’s Street to Home programs, external outreach providers, city agencies, and community stakeholders . The Director is responsible for meeting performance targets including transitional and permanent housing placement goals and developing strategies to achieve those targets. The Director supports Harm Reduction and Housing First strategies and other best - practice clinical interventions. The Director provides leadership to the program by informing decision making, implementing policies and procedures, and facilitating effective communication. The Director works primarily during business hours Monday-Friday, with off hours availability in case of emergency or for special projects/initiatives. The position requires oversight of 24/7 operations and flexibility in work schedule as needed. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Oversee all program components for Safe O ptions Support (SOS) teams across multiple locations and is responsible for outreach and housing placement activities i ncluding special operations and joint initiatives with city agencies and other stakeholders; targeted initiatives to expedite housing placement and other interventions; follow-up with clients placed in transitional housing as well as those remaining on the street

Supervise Assistant Program Directors

Manage communication and meet regularly with C oordinated B ehavioral Care (CBC) and Office of Mental Health (OMH)

Develop outreach and engagement strategies to identify areas where individuals are staying on the street , especially around transit hubs, and provide services to support these individuals

Ensure high quality service delivery by supporting best practice interventions with street homeless populations, collaborating with on-site psychiatric/street medicine team, and providing crisis intervention , including 958 removals and risk assessments

Oversee program’s fleet management and facilities management

Responsible for program outcome measures and performance targets and utilize management tools and data to create systems of accountability to ensure performance measures are achieved

Collaborate with partner agencies, community members, and other stakeholders to establish a shared understanding of street homelessness and develop solution-oriented strategies and responses

Ensure positive communication and collaboration with partners in transitional and supportive housing, hospitals, and other service providers

Responsible for managing the program’s budget

Support professional growth and learning for program staff through regular, structured supervision, team meetings, in-service trainings, modeling, enhancing organizational awareness and ensuring thorough communication with internal and external partners

Performs other duties as assigned


NYS Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW) required

Minimum 5 years of supervisory experience

E xperience working in 24/7 program s and working with homeless or formerly homeless populations strongly preferred

Thorough clinical understanding of relevant service delivery concepts and structures including Housing First, client centered M otivational I nterviewing, Harm Reduction models, behavioral and medical health systems, and the ability to access and negotiate the full range of services for recipients

Experience with crisis intervention , including risk assessments and incident management

Ability to work successfully with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders

Demonstrated success in working in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities

Ability to delegate and motivate staff to achieve deliverables

Ability to communicate (verbally and written) with diverse populations and stakeholders

Valid NY, NJ, or CT driver’s license with a good driving record, as defined by Breaking Ground, is preferred

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Microsoft Teams; Familiarity with Access-based databases and the ability to learn new programs are required

Bilingual Spanish/English preferred

EOE/M/F/Vet/DisabledOther details

Pay Type Salary

Min Hiring Rate $87,000.00

Max Hiring Rate $95,000.00

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