Assistant Program Director (Kingsbridge Heights)

The Center for Urban Community Services, a national leader in the development of effective housing and service initiatives for homeless people, invites applications for an Assistant Program Director position at Kingsbridge Heights directly next to the Kingsbridge 4 train stop. Kingsbridge Heights is a new 135 unit supportive housing site for middle-income, low-income and formerly homeless families and individuals located in the in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx scheduled to begin occupancy in March 2019.   CUCS will provide comprehensive on-site supportive services for tenants, and will contract with C+C Apartment Management, LLC for property management and rent collection services.  The program provides training in evidence based practices including Motivational Interviewing, Wellness Self-Management and Parenting Journey.  Services provided include case management, mental health services and person centered service planning utilizing a family systems  approach.


Please note that this position begins on 3/01/2019.

General Information
Location  198 E 121 STREET
New York, NY 10035
United States
Employee Type  Exempt
Job Category  Social Work , Supported Housing, Family
Industry  Non profit, Social Service
Minimum Experience  4 Years
Required Degree  Masters
Manage Others  Yes

During the initial phase of the project, this position will be responsible for assisting the Program Director with hiring, tenant intake, and rent-up processes.  On a continuing basis, this position works closely with the Program Director and has the primary responsibility for supervision of designated clinical staff and oversight of the site’s special services programs, including on-site psychiatry.  Additionally, this individual is responsible for maintaining good relations with funders and other stakeholders, and developing and maintaining a program culture that is client centered, outcome oriented, and dedicated to continuous quality improvement.

The position requires a thorough understanding of relevant service delivery concepts and structures, including strong knowledge and experience with mental health systems, and the ability to access and negotiate the full range of services aimed to support parents to successfully raise their children in our program.  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.


•    LCSW

  • Internal candidates within 3 months of completing the LCSW experience requirement may also apply
  • Once the LCSW experience requirement is met, all candidates must attain an LCSW within 6 months

•   Minimum of 4 years post-Masters applicable experience with related populations including supervisory, administrative, and management experience

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Bilingual Spanish/English is preferred


We encourage all eligible employees to apply. All internal applicants will be notified upon receipt of their cover letter and resume. Qualified candidates will be contacted regarding the scheduling of an interview.



Please be advised that you must upload your cover letter and resume in one document. Applicants will only be considered for positions they apply for.
CUCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind