Incorporated in 1970, Visions and Pathways (V&P) was New Jersey’s first private 501(c)(3) non-profit youth shelter. Our mission is to provide abused, neglected, homeless and missing youth with housing, a stable environment and supportive services that help them become self-sufficient.

The Program Manager will supervise all direct service staff, ensure staff training, maintain personnel files, assist in interviewing and hiring all direct care staff, participate in on call rotation and coordinate with staff to ensure 24-hour staff coverage for facility and perform all additional duties assigned in our residential living programs.  The Program Manager will report to V&P’s Director of Residential Services.


Supervise all direct service staff in conjunction with resident advisor managers.  Assist in interviewing and hiring all direct care staff. Ensure completion of their performance evaluations in conjunction with resident advisor supervisors.

Maintain and manage staff scheduling.

Help ensure all direct service staff are trained in compliance with all applicable licensing and accreditation requirements and all training checklists are completed and contained in personnel files.  Maintain personnel files. Assist direct service staff when needed.

Advise human resources in a timely manner when staff terminate employment so they can reach out to staff member. Encourage staff to complete an exit interview with human resources.

Help ensure all recreational activities are planned and supervised according to licensing standards.

Ensure that Visions and Pathways’ emergency shelter programs provide comprehensive trauma reduction assistance through ongoing, comprehensive training and support of frontline staff.

Help ensure that Visions and Pathways’ residential living programs and all other non-emergency residential programs help residents:  Learn to express themselves in an appropriate manner; learn how to lead a healthy lifestyle; provide appropriate opportunities for self-expression; help our residents build a stronger sense of personal identity and self-esteem; and to become self-sufficient.

Help ensure that staff is trained and capable to meet each resident’s educational needs appropriately as identified and that a plan exists for meeting the resident’s needs.

Work with the Behavioral Health Department staff to help ensure compliance with residents’ treatment plans and/or permanency plans.

Participate in risk management and quality improvement efforts. Participate in efforts to identify gaps in services and implement strategies to redress service gaps.

Propose innovative programs that will help improve the quality of Visions and Pathways services.  Participate in programmatic expansion efforts.  Represent Visions and Pathways at events and activities hosted by outside groups.

Possess complete knowledge of applicable licensing and accreditation standards.

Maintain petty cash reports in compliance with agency policy as necessary.  Ensure that staff is trained to perform crisis intervention and support services as needed, and that staff knows policy and procedure, and when/who to notify when a crisis occurs.

Participate in staff meetings as assigned, facilitate and/or co- facilitate staff meetings as appropriate.

Assist director in updating program policy manual.  Conduct fire drills and maintain fire log.

Help coordinate ordering of office supplies and postage.

Work with the Director of Administration to assist in upkeep of facilities. Help coordinate and schedule all inspections (health dept., fire etc).  Help ensure vehicles are well maintained.

Help track and maintain inventory (food, household items, and first aid kits).  Maintain nutrition program and generate monthly reports. Coordinate and plan shopping of all meals as well as posting menus.  Ensure kitchen and pantry are clean and kept orderly at all times.

Participate in on-call rotation and coordinate with staff to ensure 24-hour staff coverage for facility in conjunction with resident advisor supervisors.

Work effectively and efficiently with all interns and volunteers, as applicable. Be sensitive to cultural, religious, racial, disability and gender issues.

Perform all additional duties assigned.

Qualifications and Experience:

Master of Social Work degree, plus two years of supervisory experience.  A valid NJ driver’s license and a minimum of three years driving experience.  English/Spanish bilingual a-plus.


Equal Opportunity Employer 

Visions and Pathways is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We value the strength provided by a diversity of background and perspective.


Compensation: $50,000 to $55,000 / year
How to apply:

For consideration, please send cover letter and resume to: