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Program Manager - WPW Housing (JR 1853)

San Diego, California
JR 1853
Program Manager – Housing (WPW)
Salary: $55,000 - $65,000
Full Time
PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) is seeking an experienced social services leader with a proven success in serving vulnerable populations to join our team in San Diego as the Director of Housing Initiatives. This an excellent opportunity to help lead a rapidly growing organization of passionate people working to make a difference in our community!
In addition to a rewarding work environment, we offer our employees a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, vacation and sick time, paid holidays, and a retirement plan.
Since its foundation in 1984, PATH has pioneered bold and effective approaches to assist people experiencing homelessness. PATH operates services throughout California, connecting our clients to a comprehensive continuum of homelessness prevention, street outreach, employment preparation and placement assistance, individualized case management, supportive services, interim housing, and permanent supportive housing. 
The Program Manager directs the Whole Person Wellness, Housing Specialist team in San Diego with the guidance of the Program Director. The Program Manager will provide leadership and support to the housing specialists to ensure services are assisting the homeless by providing housing searches, supportive services to help retain permanent housing, and providing landlord mediation as tenant problems arise. The Program Manager is also responsible for providing training and education to all program staff in the areas of mental health, crisis assessment and de-escalation, strengths-based case management planning, motivation interviewing, housing first, and other evidence-based practices effective with vulnerable populations. In collaboration with the Program Director, the Program Manager provides administrative and performance oversight of the Housing Specialist team to ensure successful implementation, coordination of participant services, achievement of program performance measures, and evaluation of services provided.
The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
  • Program Management & Oversight
    • Provide oversight in collaboration with the program director ensure successful implementation coordination of participant services, achievement of program performance measures, and evaluation of services provided.
    • Ensure that programs and projects are in compliance with contracts, partnership agreements, and all other funding requirements, program goals, and stakeholder expectations.
    • Operate as the primary contact person for all program matters.
  • Staff Support/Development
    • Provide direct supervision to all staff and monitoring workload assignments and adjust work to be accomplished by staff.
    • Prepare schedules for work completion.
    • Conduct weekly supervision meetings with staff; provide regular and appropriate feedback including training, opportunities for professional growth, verbal and written improvement plans when needed, and regular evaluations.
  • Program Outreach
    • Educate, network, and represent PATH programs to local agencies, participants, and other organizations.
    • Seek opportunities for collaboration with other homeless service providers, non-homeless service providers, and the continuum of care.
  • Reports/ Contracts and Compliance
    • Review and authorize all temporary financial assistance, subsidy program and contract reports prior to submittal.
    • Evaluate line staff monthly reports to assemble full department reports.
    • Review and explain contract scope and services to staff.
    • Submit regular monthly report.
  • Performance
    • Develop strategies to ensure all program outcomes and goals are achieved.
We’re looking for candidates that: 
  • Have at least 5 years of experience working in homeless services or with other vulnerable populations.
  • Possesses extensive experience working with program funders.
  • Ability to analyze program procedures and practices to identify barriers and impediments to achieving goals and making recommendations for course-correction.
  • Possess effective time management and communication skills.
  • Resolve and cope with immediate crisis situations effectively.
  • Strong organizational skills and detail orientated.
  • Proven ability to work independently, effectively as an individual and part of a team.
For this role the ROLE a successful candidate must:
  • Bachelors’ in Social/Human Services, a Masters’ in Social/Human Services is preferred.
  • Be able and willing to work flexible hours which may include evenings or weekends.
  • Have employment eligibility verification.
  • Have or be able and willing to obtain CPR/First Aid training
  • Have reliable transportation and:
    • A valid driver’s license
    • Proof of insurance and ownership for personal vehicles used during work duties
    • The ability to qualify for PATH insurance coverage
  • Successfully complete the following as a condition of hire:
    • Tuberculosis Test
    • Background Screening
    • Drug Test 
If this sounds like you, please visit our PATH Careers Site at and search for JR# 1853 to submit your application. A resume is required!
PATH provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PATH complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
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