Program Director- Community Care

Application Deadline: October 31, 2021

Location: Huntington Beach, CA, United States

PROGRAM DIRECTOR - COMMUNITY CARE (Huntington Beach Youth Shelter – Huntington Beach)

– F/T. (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm).

Responsibilities include:

  • Be a part of a team that is committed to changing the lives of young people in Orange County.

  • Waymakers Huntington Beach Youth Shelter and Gang Prevention Program provides a therapeutic home-like setting for short-term crisis intervention for youth ages 12-17 with the goal of family reunification and youth development services for at-risk youth. Plans, develops, administers, and evaluates Community Care services and events.

  • Contributes creative thinking to continuing program development and refinement.

  • Responsible for community outreach, interactions with partner organizations, and grant management.

  • Works with the agency’s fund development staff in writing grants, facilitating donor relations, and implementing fundraising events.

  • Works with the Program Director of Client Care to coordinate services between community and county programs. Maintains daily operation of the facility and coordinates repairs with the City.

  • Establishes positive working relationships with social services, schools, law enforcement, county, city officials, and provides community education and outreach.

  • Administers and adheres to corporate policies and procedures.

  • Participates as a member of the agency Management Team.


  • Requirements include:

  • Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work or related field; completion of hours toward licensure.

  • BBS license preferred. Requires current Certified Administrator status through the Department of Social Services, which includes a 40-hour training course and completion of written exam by Department of Social Services.

  • Certification must be renewed every two years.

  • Requires a minimum of 4 years related work experience in the area of non-profit administration, employee development, oversight of volunteers.

  • Experience in family counseling and crisis intervention modalities required.

  • Community outreach and fund development experience required.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal and organizational skills.

  • Experience in crisis management in order to deal with emergencies that occur in a residential setting.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse multicultural/ethnic population with sensitivity and respect.

  • Valid California driver’s license, auto liability insurance, and a satisfactory driving record.

  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

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