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Director of Special Needs Programming

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Newark, New Jersey, USA

Do you have a passion for working with individuals with special needs?

The Somerset Hills branch of Somerset County & Plainfield YMCA has developed various successful Special Needs programs which have grown over the past several years and we seek to expand our services across Somerset County to individuals with special needs through both inclusive and specialized programs for children, young adults, and families.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Oversee existing Special Needs programs and create new opportunities for the special needs population.
  • Under the general direction of the Senior Program Director – Youth & Family Services, the Director of Special Needs is responsible for developing, implementing and overseeing all Special Needs programming.
  • This position will network and collaborate with our other Somerset County YMCA branches, community partners and volunteers to ensure that these programs meet the needs of the community and mission of Somerset County & Plainfield YMCA.
  • S/he serves as the ambassador and primary contact person, and also manages the day-to-day activities related to initiatives of the Special Needs programs.Requires the ability to both grow programs throughout our service area as well as function hands-on internally.
Educational Background: 
Bachelor's degree in therapeutic or special education, social work or related field.
  • Five or more years of professional, hands-on experience in Special Needs-related areas to include developmental, behavioral, or physical disabilities.
  • Fundamental knowledge of recreational therapy/therapeutic recreation.
  • Prior supervisory experience and ability to work independently.
  • Experience in program development and implementation.
  • Budgeting/fiscal management experience.
  • Grant writing experience for special needs programming is a plus.
  • Knowledge of state and federal rules and regulations pertaining to Special Needs children and adults, such as DDD, Children’s System of Care, Perform Care, and Mental Health System.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word/Excel) as well as strong administrative skills.
  • Proven ability to produce and maintain accurate records and reports.
  • Availability to work some evenings and weekends.

Salary: $50,000.00 - $54,000.00

Organization Info

YMCA of the USA

Chicago, IL, United States
Annual Budget : 
About Us

The YMCA mission is: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) is the national resource office for the Y, one of the nation's leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 22 million men, women and children – of all ages, incomes and backgrounds – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation's health and well-being and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the longstanding relationships and physical presence needed not just to promise, but also to deliver, lasting personal and social change.

  1. YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: Nurturing the potential of children and teens
  2. HEALTHY LIVING: Improving the nation’s health and well-being
  3. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Giving back and providing support to neighbors

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Aug 18 2019
Active Until: 
Sep 19 2019
Hiring Organization: 
YMCA of the USA