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Eliot Community Human Services JJ Asst Program Director Independent Living in Worcester, Massachusetts


Eliot’s youth services division includes independent living programs for youths who are court-involved and receiving long term treatment. These highly structured programs offers juvenile offenders support towards mental health recovery and independence.

Eliot is in search of a Bachelor level Asst Program Director with a 2 years of experience working with youthful offenders. Our ideal candidate will be committed to the principles of Wraparound and practice within a Family Driven and Youth guided framework that embraces Family Voice and Choice.


  • Oversee day to day operations of the independent living program in accordance with the program, contract, DYS, DEEC and ECHS policies.

  • Responsible for the scheduling of all independent living program appointments.

  • Responsible for fiscal oversight and supervision of youth budgeting as assigned.

  • Responsible for supervision of staff as assigned.

  • Facilitate scheduled and unannounced wellbeing checks.

  • Facilitate and attend as directed, all meetings associated with the operation of the program, including administrative, staff, shift change, and treatment team meetings.

  • Responsible for the weekly maintenance reports and completion of the program case documentation and systems including fire drills, search, security check, and all other assigned systems.

  • Serve as a member of the administrative team and the on-call rotation.

  • Assist in the hiring, counsel, discipline, and discharge of staff subject to the approval of the Vice President of Human Resources.

  • Facilitate and participate in orientation, training, and development opportunities for staff.

  • Submit timely and accurate employee supervision documentation and performance evaluations.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the youth, their families, community agencies, licensing agents, and vendors, including DYS and DEEC.

Schedule: Monday through Friday 9am -5 pm with flexibility




  • Clinical Skills: Some Knowledge

  • Computer Software Skills: Intermediate

  • Experience with population: Intermediate

  • Communication Skills: Intermediate

  • Administrative Tasks: Intermediate



  • Bachelors or better in Criminal Justice

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