Program Director, Bridge

Veterans Village of San Diego is looking for employees who are passionate about serving all veterans. Changing the life of a vet takes a whole lot of work. It also takes dedication and commitment to our motto: Leave No One Behind. But the rewards are out of this world! We work hard, but we also enjoy having fun together. If you wish to be a part of this team and are ready to work for a cause, not just a paycheck, then VVSD is the place to start!

The Bridge Program Director, coordinates and directs all services for the residents in the Bridge Housing Program and Veterans in Transition Apartments.  Manages and coordinates Department of Veteran Affairs Per Diem contracts and other treatment contracts as assigned.  Develops and meets the goals of all assigned contracts. Supervises all Substance Use Disorder case-management staff, SUD interns and program residential managers.  Network with other service providers on behalf of program participants, and in an effort to make them aware of available beds within  the program.  Represents the agency in civic activities.  Prepares and implements program curricula as required.

  • •  Coordinates and directs all Program related service
  • •  Plans and coordinates with the clinical staff all groups related to mental health and substance use disorders
  • •  Assures clients are adhering to their Individual Service Plan (ISP).
  • •  Implements and enforces all program guidelines and rules.
  • •  Demonstrates strong leadership and maintains direct involvement with residents.
  • •  Conducts weekly community meetings for all residents.
  • •  Supervises Resident Managers
  • •  Supervises the screening of applicants for Bridge & Service Intensive Transitional Housing (SITH) services.
  • •  Coordinates transition within the program, and transition to non-residential services upon graduation.
  • •  Coordinates policy and procedure changes within the program.
  • •  Conducts new resident orientations as needed.
  • •  Familiarizes staff with policies and procedures of the agency
  • •  Assures that both interns and staff receive periodic training in workshops, seminars and other activities to stay current with the provision of program services.
  • •  Represents VVSD in civic activities as well as attends all related program meetings.
  • •  Monitors funding and reporting requirements
  • •  Prepares a monthly board report
  • •  Performs outreach services as necessary
  • •  Monitors resident census to maintain compliance with funders requirements
  • •  Maintains and monitors archival records
  • •  Reports to governmental agencies as may be required by contract and/or regulations
  • •  Other duties as assigned by supervisor
  • •  Bachelor’s degree or higher with a working knowledge of mental health issues and Substance Use Disorders?
  • •  Certified as a SUD Counselor in the state of California highly preferred
  • •  Prior experience supervising employees
  • •  Prior experience working in a residential setting preferred
  • •  Prior experience working in a Multi-Disciplinary Team environment preferred
  • •  Experience in dealing with Veterans issues
  • •  Understanding of issues that affect veterans, particularly homeless veterans
  • •  Ability to recognize severity of mental health and substance use disorders by conducting an initial, assessment of applicants.
  • •  Must be able to fluently read, write and communicate in English
  • •  Knowledge of Service Point a plus
  • •  Must be able to comfortably, both mentally and physically, perform all aspects of job description
  • •  Must have privately owned vehicle, current driver’s license and current auto insurance

Physical Requirements:

  • •  Ability to bend and lift light objects
  • •  Ability to sit for extended periods of time while viewing a computer monitor
  • •  Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard
  • •  Capable of hearing and speaking to exchange information
  • •  Seeing to read reports and data
  • •  Ability to speak English
  • •  Must be able to work in a noisy, busy environment.
Job Benefits

Job Benefits

VVSD offers competitive pay and benefits including 12 paid holidays a year, paid vacation and paid sick leave, pension, health insurance, dental and vision plans.

Please Note:
• If you were a client of VVSD, you must have been out of all programs for a minimum of 2 years.
• Veterans Village of San Diego is an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Position: Program Director, Bridge

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Employment Type
Full Time
Non Profit
Job Location
Date posted
May 14, 2019
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