Director Department

74 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003, USA Req #24314
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Make a bigger difference

Program Director


At The Jewish Board, we don’t just make a difference – we make a bigger difference as we serve 45,000 New Yorkers every year. Join our dedicated team that’s been helping communities across New York City for almost 150 years and see just how big of a difference you can make.


Reasons you’ll love working with us:



·       If you have a particular age range or population you’re interested in working with, you can find your niche here.  Our clients and staff are as diverse as the city we work in, and include people of all cultures, religions, races, gender expressions, and sexual orientations.

  • We’re committed to supporting your career development by encouraging mobility and advancement across different program types and jobs.


  • With 70 locations throughout the five boroughs, you can work close to where you live. 


  • Generous vacation time and 15 paid holidays will help you achieve a healthy work/life balance.


  • We offer an excellent benefits package with affordable, high-quality health and dental insurance with low co-pays.


  • You’ll receive ongoing support through high-quality supervision, specialized trainings from our Continuing Education team, and an education benefit.



How you can make a bigger difference: 


The Kaplan House (Manhattan) provides therapeutic and support services to adolescent’s ages 17-21 who are referred to us through ACS and the Juvenile Justice system. Our residents have experienced significant trauma, resulting in behavioral, emotional, and functional/ development issues.  Kaplan House offers an extensive independent living skills program, including vocational preparation, and educational services that assists youth towards reaching independence.


The Director is responsible for the overall day to day operations of Kaplan House, a Hard to Place Group Home for young men.  Under the direction of the Senior Program Director ACS/OCFS Children’s Residential Programs, the director will be responsible for the overall coordination, administration, management and leadership of services and programming provided within the residential programs. In addition, s/he must provide safe, high quality, programs and adherence to The Jewish Board policies and procedures. In collaboration with multidisciplinary treatment team members, the Director must ensure the integrity of treatment planning processes and maintenance of highest documentation standards as required by regulations and professional scopes of practice. Some responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Establish annual goals for the program.
  • Create and encourages opportunities for staff development and professional growth.
  • Ensures programmatic compliance with auditing standards and agency policies.
  • Represents the programs at external stakeholder meetings.
  • Has overall clinical and administrative responsibility for the program staff; including staff supervision, training and development
  • Ensures that any necessary programmatic systems are in place to meet all client safety needs, both on and off grounds
  • Makes certain that appropriate direct clinical supervision is provided to all clinical staff members
  • Ensures appropriate psychiatric, assessment, therapeutic and independent living disciplines are available and administered to the residents
  • Other duties as assigned




The Jewish Board is currently looking for talented individuals of all cultures, religions, races, and gender expressions with the following qualifications:

  • LCSW, LMSW or a Master’s degree in a Behavioral Health or related field.
  • A minimum of five (5) to seven (7) years’ experience in either a child welfare, Juvenile justice, mental health, or other residential treatment setting, three (3) of which having been in a senior managerial/operations level capacity.
  • A current, valid and clean Driver’s license is required for this position




If you join us, you’ll have these great benefits:


  • Generous paid time off in addition to paid agency holidays and 15 sick days
  • Affordable and high-quality medical/dental/vision plans 
  • Tuition assistance and educational loan forgiveness
  • Free continuing education opportunities 
  • 403(b) retirement benefits and a pension
  • Flexible spending accounts for health and transportation 
  • 24/7 Accessible Employee Assistance Program  
  • Life and disability insurance 
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion working groups that are available for you to join, including Confronting Structural Racism (COR), Coalition Against Anti-Semitism (CAAS), and the LGBTQ Steering Committee


Who we are:


The Jewish Board delivers innovative, high-quality, and compassionate mental health and social services to over 45,000 New Yorkers each year. We are unique in serving everyone from infants and their families to children, teens, and adults. We are proud to employ and serve people of all religions, races, cultural backgrounds, gender expressions, and sexual orientations. We are committed to building diverse, equitable, and inclusive teams to help support our mission, and we strongly encourage candidates from historically marginalized backgrounds to apply to work with us.


More on Equal Opportunity:




We respect diversity and accordingly are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

This applies with respect to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, termination, assignments, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities and programs, and all other terms and condition of employment as well as general treatment during employment.

 We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees with disabilities, without regard to any protected classifications, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Any employees who need assistance to perform their job duties because of a physical or mental condition should contact human resources.

Other details

  • Job Family Program Administration [500s]
  • Job Function Directors
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator 8810 - Clerical Office Employees NOC
  • Min Hiring Rate $94,000.00
Location on Google Maps
  • 74 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003, USA