Director Department

97-77 Queens Blvd, Rego Park, NY 11374, USA Req #13722
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Make a bigger difference


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.



Generous vacation time, in addition to paid agency holidays and 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


Youth Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) services are focused on improving or ameliorating the significant functional impairments and sever symptomatology experienced by youth due to mental illness or serious emotional disturbance.  Clinical and rehabilitative interventions are also focused on enhancing family functioning to foster health/wellbeing, stability and re-integration for youth who are returning home after residential treatment or in-patient hospitalization.  The Youth ACT Team is a multi-disciplinary team and works together to provide family-driven, youth-guided and developmentally appropriate services to comprehensively address the needs of youth within the family, school, medical, behavioral, psychosocial and community domains. 



Jewish Board Youth ACT is an evidence-based practice that will provide an integrated set of evidence-based treatment, rehabilitation, case management, and support services delivered by a mobile, multi-disciplinary mental health treatment team. 



  • ACT Director /Team Leader responsible for direct services to the child/youth and family as a member of the professional staff
  • ACT Director /Team Leader  is responsible for the clinical and administrative operations of the Youth ACT team
  • Ensures adequate coverage to meet the clinical needs of the child/youth and family and to be in compliance with the Youth ACT guidance
  • Responsible for leading Youth ACT team organizational and service planning meetings
  • Provides clinical direction to staff regarding individual cases
  • ACT Director/Team Leader is responsible for the clinical supervision for staff, and the administration and leadership of the Youth ACT team, on an ongoing basis. 
  • Provides regularly scheduled administrative and clinical supervision to the staff on a weekly basis. 
  • ACT Director/Team Leader actively participate in and functions as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing services to child/youth and families
  • Participate in and screen for risk indicators with the child/youth or within family and determine if/when assessment of risk is needed
  • Participates in and meets at least once per month, or more often as needed, with the medical team (psychiatrist, psychiatric nurse practitioner and nurse) to discuss cases and overall functioning of the team needs
  • Responsible for ensuring the interdisciplinary team meets at least 4 times per week
  • Responsible for leading interdisciplinary team meetings and review of minutes for each meeting
  • Active participation in the intake process for new referrals, discharges, and reviews child/youth and family service plans
  • Responsible for insuring all reporting requirements are being adhered to in a timely manner. This includes staff documentation, reporting into various systems that interact with Youth ACT as well as conducting internal reviews of documentation
  • Responsible for the quality of services and uses outcomes data and client feedback to inform services.
  • Responsible for ensuring appropriate supervision of all program interns, either through direct supervision or by overseeing the clinical supervision provided by other appropriately licensed and trained team members
  • Responsible for overall program budget, including oversight and management of revenue and expense
  • Hires and orients new staff; conducts performance evaluations, provides training through regular supervision and team meetings; addresses problematic behaviors and performance issues
  • Reviews, completes and sign all necessary progress notes, assessments, person-centered care plans, and other paperwork as required
  • Coordinate facility management, including maintenance, fire safety, security and renovation, as needed
  • Perform chart reviews and ensure completion of appropriate and timely documentation
  • Provide after-hours emergency coverage via cell phone on a rotating basis
  • Core Competencies: Professional Staff Development
  • Clinical and administrative supervision
  • Financial Management – adheres to program budget and maintains programs’ fiscal viability
  • Ability to assess program needs, increase efficiencies, and build teams
  • Ability to develop and execute strategic plans with staff members to enhance programming
  • Ability to articulates the program’s vision, mission, and values, and creates a culture built on DEI
  • Knowledge of mental illness, serious emotional disturbance and substance use disorders.
  • Delivers services that are trauma-informed and attend to cultural considerations and incorporate an anti-oppressive lens
  • Promotes child/youth-centered, family-centered, developmentally appropriate, strength-based care
  • Commitment to building and strengthening therapeutic and family relationships across all interactions
  • Identifies and builds on individual, family and community strengths; empowers youth and families
  • Ability to develop, evaluate, implement and modify a clinical treatment plan/interventions to meet the needs of individual youth and families with a focus on achievable outcomes
  • Team player who functions well in a multi-disciplinary team environment Ability to document assessments, plans and interventions
  • Screening and assessment, clinical approaches/family therapy/family system approaches, and clinical documentation.
  • Technology management




  • Licensure (LMSW, LCSW, LMFT, LCAT) in a Behavioral Health or related field



  • Minimum of three years of related experience, including a minimum of one year of direct clinical supervision, required.
  • Experience in providing direct services related to the treatment with families and children with serious emotional disturbance, severe mental, emotional, and behavioral impairment
  • Working with families with complex, multi-system needs


COMPUTER SKILLS REQUIRED (List the computer skills needed):

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, ability to learn electronic health records and other software as required



The candidate is able to read paper and electronic documents and perform significant data entry into various computer programs.  Manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination to travel independently using public transportation



  • Frequent travel throughout the assigned borough (Bronx or Queens); infrequent travel throughout NYC
  • 50% of the work is performed in the community, 50% on site.


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 $85,000.00
  • Required Education Master’s Degree
Location on Google Maps
  • 97-77 Queens Blvd, Rego Park, NY 11374, USA