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Associate Director of Housing Programs (JR 2056)

Santa Barbara, CA
JR 2056
Associate Director of Housing Programs
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Salary: Starting at $65,000 annually DOE
Full Time
PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) is seeking Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) candidates with supervisory experience to join our Santa Barbara programs as an Associate Director. This position will oversee our Interim Housing and Permanent Supportive Housing programs in Santa Barbara.
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. 
PATH Santa Barbara is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is dedicated to assisting homeless individuals achieve greater health, wellness, and self-sufficiency, by helping as many as possible access the services they need to improve their health, find employment and transition to stable housing.
The Associate Director is responsible for the oversight of the Interim Housing and Permanent Supportive Housing programs in Santa Barbara, including day to day operations, program performance, staff supervision, administration, and contract management. Responsibilities of the Associate Director include:
  • Program Management & Oversight
    • Ensuring successful implementation, coordination of services, achievement of performance measures and effective evaluation of services within the programs
    • Collaborating with the Quality Assurance Department to ensure program compliance with contracts, partnership agreements, and all other requirements and expectations
    • Functioning as the primary point of contact for program matters
    • Providing administrative oversight to staff including documentation quality and program reporting
  • Case Management Oversight
    • Ensuring that all program participants receive services identified in participant service plans
    • Fostering a collaborative team environment
    • Ensuring staff is knowledgeable and familiar with contract expectations and delivering high-quality services
  • Staff Support & Development
    • Planning, scheduling and adjusting as necessary on-going workload assignments
    • Conducting weekly meetings with staff to provide regular feedback and support
    • Supervising and coaching staff on the implementation of evidence-based practices in accordance with the population served and PATH contracts and standards
  • Program Outreach
    • Educating, networking and representing programs to local agencies, organizations, governments, and communities
  • Reports, Contracts and Compliance
    • Reviewing and authorizing all program and contract reports
    • Evaluating case management reports and assembling full department reports
    • Submitting regular reports and performing periodic internal audits
    • Ensuring that PATH and/or affiliate database is updated in accordance to policies
We’re looking for candidates that:
  • Have strong skills in staff training
  • Are strong leaders with a hands-on, lead-by-example work style
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and experience with advanced and evidenced based interventions such as Harm Reduction and Motivational Interviewing
  • Display excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively work in a variety of settings with a diverse range of cultures, populations, and communities
  • Effectively resolve and cope with immediate conflict or crisis situations
  • Demonstrate computer and technology proficiency
  • Possess a high level of tolerance and understanding for individuals with urgent and multiple case management and health needs
  • Work just as well independently as they do on a team
  • Exercise mature judgement, and are highly motivated, self-starting and proactive
  • Are excellent at communicating, whether in writing or verbally
  • Have a strong sense of prioritization and can coordinate multiple demands in a high-pressure environment
For this role the Associate Director must:
  • Hold a minimum of a Master’s Degree in human behavior or related field; LCSW credential is strongly preferred
  • Have a minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience in social services; homeless services experience strongly 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
    • Auto Insurance
    • 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# 2056 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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