HS/PRS Assistant Program Director

Operations/Directors Federal Way, Washington


Job Title:  Assistant Program Director          
Department/Program: ORR HS/PRS          
Reports to: Program Director          
Work location: Portland, OR, Salem, OR, or Tacoma, WA          
FLSA status: (exempt/salaried)          
Hybrid: 2 days a week    
Pay Range:  $32.43 – $34.54/ hourly (Puget Sound)  -  $30.03 – $31.98/ hourly (Portland)        
Position/Job Summary:           
The Assistant Program Director provides support to the Program Director in overseeing the needs of the program are met. The position ensures that all clients receive supportive services in their community and assures that safety and well-being of youth who have been released from ORR.  The Assistant Program Director may substitute for the Program Director during the period of leave and serves as secondary liaison with ORR.           
Position/Job Duties and Responsibilities:           
  • Substitutes for the Program Director during a period of leave and serves as secondary liaison with ORR.
  • Works with Program Director to assure that all ORR required services are provided.
  • Directly supervises Case Manager Supervisors, Case Managers, Administrative Coordinators, and others, as assigned.
  • Ensures that staff are hired, trained, and onboarded.
  • Ensures Safety and Compliance requirements are met for the office.
  • Participates in Case Staffings and problem solves cases with a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Develops and proposes program policies and procedures to Program Director.
  • Maintain a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates top quality people—both professional and volunteer.
  • Maintain an available presence as a program resource in day-to-day operations.
  • Monitors the staff equipment tracking which is completed by the Administrative Coordinator
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Participate in the practice and continuing implementation of Morrison’s Race, Equity goals.
  • Participate in the practice and continuing implementation of the Sanctuary Model. (All positions)
  • Other duties as assigned to ensure successful operation of program/department (All positions)
  • Child Abuse Reporting, Follow-up, and Intervention
  • Crisis De-escalation and Physical Restraint Techniques (Evidence-based Practices).
  • Able to provide culturally-appropriate care
  • Able to hold each other and yourself accountable to the diversity and uniqueness of all individuals within Morrison, our clients, and our community stakeholders (All positions).
Required Position Qualifications:          
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, sociology, or other relevant behavioral science plus 5 years of progressive employment experience with a social services or childcare agency or organization
  • OR a Master’s degree in education, psychology, sociology, or other relevant behavioral science plus 4 yours of progressive employment experience with a social services or childcare agency or organization.
  • 1 year supervising a team of individuals, participating in a leadership role or management role.
  • Attained age 21 years or older before first day of employment in position (ORR).
Preferred Position Qualifications:          
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish and English, written, read and verbal strongly preferred.
  • ORR experience.
  • Case Management experience
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and agency regulations.
  • Knowledge of adolescent developmental issues, trauma, abuse and neglect, substance abuse and dependence, delinquency, peer influence, and related group and individual interventions.
 Other Requirements:           
  • Able to work shift hours and days, as assigned. Position may require work outside of usual work hours on occasion.
  • Position may be required to be able to travel at minimum two times per month.
  • Able to pass a comprehensive criminal history background investigation.
  • Hold a valid drivers’ license and if driving a personal vehicle, must maintain minimum auto insurance policy.
  • 40 hours of required training per year
Physical demands and work environment:          
  •  Visual acuity allowing for analysis of written data.     
  •  Ability to travel.    
  • Manual dexterity allowing for operation of routine office equipment (computers, telephone, fax, copy machine, typewriter, calculator, etc.)    
  • Physical dexterity allowing for reaching, stooping, and repetitive motion of wrist, hand or fingers.    
  • Ability to remain calm and emotionally available in an environment serving youth who have experienced trauma.    


We are an Affirmative Action Plan Employer. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. In compliance with our Affirmative Action Plan, Morrison uses E-Verify to determine employment eligibility after an offer is accepted.     
Applications will be reviewed as received.  Morrison reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any point during the posting period.      
Morrison employees are offered a variety of benefits including Medical, Vision, Dental, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employer-Paid Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment and Long-Term Disability, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).