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Program Director - Street Outreach



The Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS) is a national leader in the development of effective housing and service initiatives. As a part of the Manhattan Outreach Consortium (MOC) for the last ten years, CUCS has operated an outreach team and housing placement team for people living on the streets of its assigned catchment area, 110th Street to the northern tip of Manhattan, and has provided the psychiatric and medical services, staff training, and IT support for the entire MOC. The MOC is an innovative street outreach and housing placement program for people who are chronically homeless and living on the streets of Manhattan. In addition to CUCS, it also includes Breaking Ground and Goddard Riverside Community Center. Since the program began in September 2007, it has placed more than 1700 people into permanent housing.

The Program Director will manage the daily operations of the program, ensuring contract compliance, meeting or exceeding placement goals and other performance measures required by the Department of Homeless Services. The Program Director is also responsible for maintaining a program culture that is client centered, supports staff development, and is dedicated to continuous quality improvement. The position requires a thorough understanding of relevant service delivery concepts and structures, including strong knowledge and experience working with the street homeless population. It also requires strong supervisory and administrative skills and the ability to interface effectively and efficiently with colleagues to ensure quality services and program operations. Furthermore, the Program Director will be a member of the MOC Program Committee where they will represent the needs of the CUCS team.


Experience and Education Required:

LCSW and four years of progressively more responsible post-masters related experience.
Strong writing and verbal communication skills.
Strong computer skills, specifically Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Word.
Demonstrated experience as a team player.
Comfortable with change and change management


Posted on 01/19/18; CVMHA ID #11786