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YMCA of Greater Seattle Program Director I - Residential Treatment in Seattle, Washington


The Residential Treatment Program Director position is an opportunity to lead a dynamic team of staff who are providing 24-hour shift supervision for female identified children, ages 6-12, in a qualified residential treatment program. In partnership with DCYF, this program will serve up to 6 children at any one time and will focus on utilizing behavioral rehabilitative, trauma informed, and treatment-centered approaches for their care and service. The Program Director will be responsible for all oversight of the daily operation of the program, including but not limited to staffing schedules, program development and administration, treatment and support interventions, staff training, and direct supervision of staff, interns, and volunteers.

This position is at the Y’s Social Impact Center, the social services branch of the Y of Greater Seattle. The mission of the Y’s Social Impact Center is to accelerate young people’s ability to build safe, successful and happy lives. Every year, we serve 5,000 children, youth, young adults, and families with programs that aim to strengthen young people’s ability to develop to their fullest potential through four strategies: reducing risk factors; navigating systems towards successful life transition; ensuring stability, safety and wellness in times of crisis; and building competencies and social capital. The Y’s Social Impact programs include housing, behavioral health, foster care licensing, violence prevention, education, and employment. Many of the young people we serve have had involvement in the foster care, criminal justice system, and/or homelessness systems.


The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.

We understand that people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We encourage candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications below. If you believe you have the transferable skills necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of this role, we encourage you to apply.


This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. Specific hours may vary depending on staff availability and program needs. This position will be working in person at our Bellevue residential treatment location.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is committed to providing a positive atmosphere that prioritizes safety and inclusivity for all employees. The YMCA of Greater Seattle has implemented safety standards and protocols related to preventative health measures based on CDC and local health department guidelines.

YGS will comply with all WA State mandates regarding COVID vaccinations.

All YGS staff in Child Care roles will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID by October 18, 2021. All YGS staff will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID by November 1, 2021 regardless of work location. Religious and Medical Exemptions will be considered at time of hire.


  1. Provides direct supervision and clinical case oversight to all direct treatment staff, including daytime, overnight and on-call staff.

  2. Ensures program addresses the needs of children with a trauma-informed approach, considering both individual and group milieu needs.

  3. Provides support to treatment staff to help manage their duties and responsibilities. Provides case coverage as needed.

  4. Actively participates in program meetings with other supervisors/managers at the Y’s Social Impact Center.

  5. Collaborates closely with DCYF staff and partners to ensure proper referral, treatment, and transition protocols for residents.

  6. Provides and coordinates quality training to treatment staff. Provides on-the-job training to newly hired staff. Provides overall and ongoing staff development for team.

  7. Reviews and approves in a timely manner clinical and organizational documentation (i.e. mileage, timecards, case notes, etc.) completed by direct reports for the purpose of quality assurance and performance improvement.

  8. Assists in the hiring and onboarding process of new treatment staff, as needed.

  9. Must understand contract/grant terms and conditions to ensure program outcome requirements are met and services are rendered to participants and their supports appropriately.

  10. Builds and maintains collaborative relationships with funding liaisons, other service providers, businesses and/or educational institutions as related to specialized services.

  11. Other duties as assigned.


  • 21 years of age or older

  • BA degree or higher in psychology, social services, or related field

  • 5+ years of professional or volunteer experience working with high risk, system involved (homeless, justice, behavioral health, foster care) youth and/or young adults or equivalent community-based or information service to this youth/young adult population.

  • Education and/or training within early life span development, such as counseling, tutoring, teaching, nanny, child care, caregiving or other related experience

  • 2+ year leadership and supervisory experience of teams, individual staff or volunteers

  • Strong engagement and relationship building skills.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Experience with and knowledge of youth behavior management and child abuse prevention.

  • Intermediate computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office suite.

  • Ability to visit sites and community organizations.

  • Prefer knowledge of and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.


  • Master’s degree in social work, social services, or a closely related field.

  • Life experience with poverty, child welfare, homelessness, behavioral health, or youth violence and a desire to use that experience to improve the lives of others.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you:

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment

  • Are very adaptable

  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic

  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet

  • Truly enjoy being of service to people

  • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together

  • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility. We also believe in supporting the wellbeing of our employees and offer a free Y membership as a benefit of employment.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities.

“YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and equitable work environment. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran , or any other status protected by local, state , or federal law.

We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on the results of a background check and (on applicable jobs) drug screening, including screening for marijuana. We participate in the Federal E-Verify system.

If you need assistance of any kind with the application process, reach out to or the HR department at 206.382.5082.”


Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.


  • Respect

  • Responsibility

  • Honesty

  • Caring

  • Passion for Excellence

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (10/5/2021 6:16 PM)

ID 2021-12489

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 1

Location Social Impact Center YMCA - 2100 Building

Category Behavioral Health

Address 2100 24th Ave S

Minimum compensation USD $56,384.00/Yr.