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Director of Programming

Company: Eckerd Connects
Location: Boomer
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Do you enjoy working outdoors? Do you have a passion for helping people, or you love to see youth and young adults work hard to reach their full potential? Want to provide at-risk-youth with the tools to begin their process of change and be successful?

Come work with us as a our Director of Programming, and contribute to the positive transformation of the at-risk teens in our adolescent residential academy program located in Boomer, NC, and give them a second chance to succeed.

Make more than a Living, Make a Difference

We are proud to offer:

  • Low-Cost Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 19 days of Paid Time Off the first year
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Retirement savings plan with employer match up to 5%
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Paid short-term and long-term disability
  • Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Voluntary term life insurance
    Extra Benefits:
    • Meals provided when on duty
    • On-site, standalone housing included

      Duties and Responsibilities
      • A highly responsible leadership position ensuring a safe, therapeutic environment for Level I and Level II adjudicated male youth to address behavioral, educational, and family issues in a short-term structured setting with the goal of successful reunification with their family.
      • Responsible for the implementation of evidence-based practices and curriculum in working with youth and their families.
      • Through the supervision of staff, position will direct and ensure integration of all program components beginning with intake, orientation and assessment and concluding with successful completion, transition, and formalized linkages with formal and natural supports in the youth's home community.
      • Serve as member of program's Leadership Team. Collaborate for overall success of operation, including but not limited to: program development and enhancement, safety and security of youth and staff, back-up support, fund development, staff development and training, etc

        • Bachelor's degree required from an accredited university or college in the field of counseling, social work, behavioral science, psychology, public administration or in a related human services field. Master's degree preferred.
        • Four years of progressively responsible work with at-risk adolescents and families required. Minimum of three years of direct staff supervision required.
        • Must be able to work long or irregular hours and must be capable of on-site response to all manner of emergencies arising at any hour of any day. Ability to travel about property, through wilderness terrain. Must be able to restrain clients in accordance with approved techniques.
          *This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties that may be performed by a person so classified.

          Our Program Location:

          Boys Residential Academy at Boomer

          4654 High Rock Road - Boomer, NC 28606

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          About Our Program:

          Eckerd Connects' Short-Term Juvenile Justice Residential program is a complete rehabilitative experience delivered in four to six months to adjudicated male youth, ages 13 - 17, as referred by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety Division of Juvenile Justice. This residential treatment concept combines promising and evidence-based practices with a strong family transition component and signifies a public-private partnership with the Division of Juvenile Justice which has produces an innovative shift in the way youth are served in North Carolina's juvenile justice system. Intensive, short-term services include individualized treatment and academic plans that combine formal and experiential education, community service, behavioral health, and family counseling is a non-punitive environment designed to address the youth's behavioral challenges through a strength-based approach. Youth also receive accredited education on-site and work together in small group settings with assigned counselors.

          To learn more about our program copy and paste the link into your browser:

          Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc. ("Eckerd Connects") considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

          Eckerd Connects is a drug-free workplace and utilizes E-verify to confirm employment eligibility.


Keywords: Eckerd Connects, Gastonia , Director of Programming, Executive , Boomer, North Carolina

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