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OverviewRising Ground provides caring support and proven paths to positive change, helping children, adults, and families rise above adversity, and each year, Rising Ground is a positive force in the lives of more than 25,000 individuals. We do this through 50 programs in 70 locations throughout New York City and Westchester. Our strong belief and commitment to diversity shows not just through our work with supported persons, but is integral to the building of a strong staff that reflects the communities we serve. TheAssistant Directorassumes leadership responsibilities includes daily program development, documentation oversight, staff supervision and scheduling, implementation, and facilitation of program model, guiding the youth development and treatment process, and ensuring and facilitating communication between all shifts. Other duties include oversight of physical environment, resource acquisition, and assisting with training of direct care staff. Responsibilities

Ensure all staff are up to date with all ACS/Rising ground required training.

Complete weekly staff schedules to support program day to day, facility transports/outings. Ensuring youth supported are made available for all medical and mental health appointment including individual and family therapy sessions, med management, and psychological appointment.

Conduct ongoing documented supervision with staff and co-facilitate weekly staff meetings in coordination with the program director.

In the absence of the Program Director, AD will assume the leadership role.

Conduct site inspections on a routine basis and ensure standards are being met; submit work orders for repairs.

Review all logs twice a week.

Review incident reports followed by a supervisory review/note.

Conduct weekly random video review on a regular basis and follow up with staff.

Conduct daily medication audit to ensure youth have an adequate amount of medication on hand. In addition, confirm medication delivery with staff on site.

Update the MAR as needed when youth medications are changed or discontinued.

Communicate with all parties regarding youth medication when needed.

Conduct safety and emergency procedures (e.g., fire drills)

Complete JYF Core training in addition to supporting with new employee checklist.

Ensure group meetings are being conducted and facilitate groups as needed.

Ability to become/seek certifications in required trainings. (e.g., SCM, MYSI, fire safety).

Work in conjunction with the PD to ensure all PREA standards are adhered to.


Experience working with youth and families in residential settings.

Experience working within child welfare and/or juvenile justice fields.

Proficient computer skills.

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Knowledge and understanding of individual and group behavior.

Knowledge of and continued training in individual and group counseling techniques, including verbal and physical crisis intervention/de-escalation techniques.

Understanding of the possible functions of behaviors of concern.

Understanding of child development and family & community systems.

Salary range $70,000 - $75,000 Annually

Job LocationsUS-NY-South Ozone Park, QueensPosted Date4 hours ago(3/1/2024 8:56 PM)Job ID 2024-2766 of Openings 1Category Director

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