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Jewish Community Center Program Director, Special Services in Little Neck, New York

Principal Responsibilities: RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JOB * Under the direction of the Senior Director of Special Services , the Director will develop, provide oversight and implementation of after-school respite, evening and weekend recreational opportunities, weekend and evening special interest clubs and summer camp services for individuals with disabilities. * Promote opportunities that utilize a philosophy that promotes person-centered planning, socialization, daily living skills and skill development towards independence * Provide support and direction to staff in the oversight and management of the program participants in after-school, recreation activities , special interest groups and summer camp services * Provide individual and family support on an as-needed basis, often focusing on the needs, challenges, and concerns of raising a child with special needs * Advocate on behalf of the child and family in collaboration with school and community resources. * Responsible for recruitment, hiring, and appropriate onboarding of program staff * Supervision of program staff in their job responsibilities * Facilitate staff trainings and professional development workshops for staff * Provide administrative oversight to ensure appropriate documents are updated in participant files, ensure lessons plans and treatment plans are individualized for each participant , maintenance of staff and program participation attendance records, and billing records relevant to funding sources. * Conduct intakes for all programs in order to assess the individualized needs of each child and family to determine the best programmatic fit * Tracking of programmatic and participant data * Ensure that all programs and activities conform to all funder and government guidelines * Continually assess areas for program growth and expansion # Minimum Qualifications: *QUALIFICATIONS * Masters in Social work or BA in a related field from an accredited college/university * A minimum of 5 years' experience working with individuals with disabilities, including programming in an after school environment * A minimum of 2-3 years experience supervising staff * Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize daily workload * Demonstrate cultural competency through familiarity in working with people from a very diverse number of backgrounds * Must have excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written communication skills * Experience with OPWDD & DOH regulations preferred * Ability to utilize computer based programs to track data # Salary: 55,000 - 65,000 # Agency Information: *Commonpoint Queens is a non-profit, multi service agency with a flagship site in Forest Hills and 33 additional sites throughout the community that provides a diverse array of programs and services to over 35,000. Our mission is to sustain and enhance the quality of family and individual life for all members of our community, regardless of religion, ethnic or cultural background, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual preference, age, or disability, within a pervasive and inclusive environment that facilitates individual growth, meets individual needs and builds community. We accomplish this mission through a broad range of social, educational, and recreational services that reach community members of all ages and backgrounds. Date Posted: 03/18/2021 Title: Program Director, Special Services JCC: Commonpoint Queens - Samuel Field Y Location: Little Neck, NY