Director Department

1765 South Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314, USA Req #2582
Friday, June 17, 2022
Make a bigger difference

Director Department
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 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.  The Youth ACT Director work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide treatment and support services to families and children, ages 10 to 21, who have significant behavioral health needs and who are at risk of entering or returning home from high end services, such as inpatient settings or residential services.

Responsibilities include but, are not limited to: 

  • 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

Qualifications: 

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

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

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

  • Generous paid time off in addition to 15 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 
  • 27/7 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.



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
Location on Google Maps
  • 1765 South Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314, USA