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Family Functional Therapy (FFT) – ATLAS Program Director

Reports to:            Director of Programs

 Classification:       Full Time/Exempt

ORGANIZATION

Living Redemption Community Development Corporation (LRCDC) is an independent Harlem-based nonprofit, dba Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub (LRYOH), founded in 2019 to catalyze Central and West Harlem’s homegrown “Credible Messengers,” who are part of the larger Credible Messenger and Transformative Mentoring Movement. With a mission to Save Lives and Heal Communities One Relationship at a Time, LRCDC offers restorative transformation for Central and West Harlem’s most vulnerable populations by providing intensive Credible Messenger-led mentoring, community outreach, and a holistic model of programs and services, including wraparound support and advocacy.

 POSITION

Living Redemption Community Development Corporation is hiring staff for a community-based violence prevention program that aims to reduce violent recidivism through intensive and voluntary therapeutic services. This program is part of the Atlas initiative and uses the evidence-based Functional Family Therapy (FFT) model to engage young people and their families in holistic anti-violence services.

Atlas works to prevent violence by meeting people during a crisis, like a recent arrest or open court case and connecting them to a change process that nurtures hope and strengthens relationships. In collaboration with Atlas, Living Redemption Community Development Corporation is offering FFT to young people at elevated risk for violence in the community, victimization, or a re-arrest. FFT is an evidence-based intervention for youth and families. This high-quality, strength-focused family counseling model is designed for high-risk youth and young adults who have been referred by the criminal court, juvenile justice, mental health, school, or child welfare systems.  Services are short-term and typically offered in the home, though services can be offered in the office or other community settings.

Living Redemption Community Development Corporation is seeking a Program Director to manage the implementation of Atlas Functional Family Therapy (FFT). The Program Director will be responsible for the supervision of 3 FFT therapists, 1 Community Engagement Specialist (Credible Messenger), and a program administrator.

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 Model Implementation

  • Provides leadership and vision to assist the FFT team in achieving goals, continually improving performance, and meeting challenges proactively and effectively
  • Hire and provide clinical and administrative supervision to FFT staff
  • Ensures relationships with partners and community groups are established and maintained
  • Ensures compliance with the FFT model and quality of care
  • Attend all required FFT & Clinical Service System training

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with intra-agency departments and programs on programmatic, fiscal, IT, and human resources-related issues
  • Participates in agency and external meetings
  • Uses available data to identify needs, provide guidance to program staff, and inform the program of planning and quality service delivery
  • Ensures appropriate training and supervision are provided to all staff; may develop and provide training opportunities across divisions to enhance the delivery of services and staff competencies

Management

  • Provides clinical supervision to FFT therapists and promotes professional development
  • Adheres to program budgets and maintains programs’ fiscal viability
  • Manages risks regarding client safety by adhering to all risk management protocols
  • Facilitates team meetings to promote quality of care for the residents and families
  • Responds to opportunities to expand service delivery options
  • Performs all other duties assigned
  • Ensures programmatic systems are in place to meet client service delivery needs

 CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to assess program needs, increase efficiencies, and build teams
  • Ability to develop and execute strategic plans with staff members to enhance programming
  • Empathy for youth and families, and a passion for including youth and family voices in programming operations
  • Capacity to lead and supervise family-focused services within residential and community settings
  • Expands and develops family-driven care
  • Embodies model of care principles & values and ensures integration of said principles throughout the programs
  • Supports and strengthens interdisciplinary practice
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills
  • Skilled in using data to inform & guide practice
  • Values and demonstrates cultural competency and an anti-oppressive lens
  • Values professional development and participation in supervision and training.

EDUCATIONAL / TRAINING REQUIRED

  • Licensure (LMSW, LCSW, LMFT) in a Behavioral Health or related field
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in youth and family-serving programs
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience as a clinical or operations supervisor

COMPUTER SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), ability to learn electronic health records and other software as required

 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • All staff are expected to be committed to the mission, vision, and values of Living Redemption Community Development Corporation, which includes involvement in quality improvement activities and a willingness and ability to work within a culturally diverse environment
  • Living Redemption is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply
  • Any offer of employment is contingent upon receiving satisfactory references and approval of hire by applicable regulatory bodies, as appropriate
  • Falsification or omission of relevant information in connection with any application for employment is grounds for denial or dismissal

WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL EFFORT

 Position:  Full Time (This position has a flexible schedule with the ability to work some weekends and evenings)

Salary:  $90,000-95,000

Primary Location:  Living Redemption Community Development Corporation, 302 W. 124th Street, New York, NY 10027

Benefit Status: This position is eligible for excellent benefits, including paid vacation and sick leave, medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement, life, and disability insurance.

Application Process: Please include the following in application submissions:

  • Cover Letter explaining interest in this specific position
  • Current Resume
  • Writing Sample that reflects your community organizing style and framework

Note:  In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete an employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

Closing Date:  Open until filled; to be filled as soon as possible.

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