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Spectrum is committed to creating and maintaining a community in which youth and adults of all diverse identities are treated with respect, dignity, and equity, and a community that is free from the weight of hate, discrimination, and fear. To read our entire Diversity Statement, click here.

YDP Program Manager

The Youth Development Program Manager oversees program staff, carries a half caseload, and reports to the Clinical Director.  The manager is also responsible for maintaining relationships with the State wide Coordinator and fulfilling, in coordination with the Clinical Director and Finance Director, all aspects of the contract and any other program evaluation. 

Essential Functions 

  • Responsible for grant administration, providing general oversight, and coordination between the DCF office and the agency on case, service, and grant issues.  Working with central intake coordinator to manage and assign program referrals. Attendance at all Youth Development Coordinator Network Meetings. 
  • Responsible for collecting and reporting all state and federal outcome and other reports as outlined in the contract.  And all other program data/outcome reports as they are developed.  
  • Responsible for program development, quality assurance, program improvement, and budget in coordination with the Clinical Director and/or Finance Director.  
  • Coordinate with Finance Director and DCF Program Manager to coordinate payment for youth’s HSP and Spectrum Grant agreements and all other YDP financial spending. 
  • Maintain a case load, providing direct services to youth.  (12 youth  as a  part-time FTE coordinator)
  • Hiring, and training program staff. Consultation with Clinical Director and Statewide Coordinator as needed.
  • Supervising YDP staff including: conducting scheduled supervision times, ongoing/monthly file review audits, data submission and general case file management, signing off on timesheets and mileage forms, and verifying staff are following Medicaid and State guidelines as per contract. 
  • Creating and supporting opportunities for youth participation in community service and self-advocacy activities, like the State Youth Committee. 
  • Providing access to the supports and services called for in Act 74, the Youth in Transition Law and its associated rules. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum One year of supervisory experience.  Experience working with adolescents and young adults.
  • Commitment to the value of diversity with respect to gender, race, age, socio-economic level, sexual orientation and religion.
  • Knowledge of adolescent and young adult development. And the ability to build trust and rapport with adolescents
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
  • The ability to use supervision appropriately, by asking for support and training and accepting and utilizing feedback.
  • Skill in coordinating services with other agencies and professionals.
  • Ability to manage time and set priorities to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines, including the ability to adapt to changing priorities and the ability to set limits with self and others.
  • Ability to work independently and also as an effective team member.

Work Environment 

This is a field position and frequent travel is required, including client transport.  Reliable transportation and comprehensive insurance is required. 

The above duties and responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work performed in this job.  They should not be construed as an exhaustive listing of all job duties and responsibilities by employees so classified.

Resume and cover letter must be received by Friday May 7, 2021 to be considered for this position.  


Food Systems Intern

Drop-In is looking for a student or interested persons who would like to work with homeless and at-risk youth around issues of food security, nutrition, farming and agriculture, and food education. The Food Systems Intern would develop or implement specific programming designed to engage our community on issues related to food in a non-biased way. This intern would also collaborate with the Intervale Food Hub as well as other community partners on matters of food security. This person should ideally be dedicated to building food security, ending homelessness, and must enjoy interacting with youth! This person would also work closely with drop-in youth coaches as well as our food coordinator, who plans and executes our meal program. This is a flexible position, geared towards education and general youth engagement.

This position is not compensated but can be coordinated to fulfill certain academic requirements. Please reach out to or to find out more!