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Director Of Veteran Services

BRIDGES

Full-Time

06/26/2024

POSITION TITLE:         Program Director for Veteran Services

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

BRIDGES operates a variety of programs guided by the Philosophy of Independent Living to provide services and supports for individuals with disabilities to experience autonomy in all areas of living.

The Coordinator’s role is  primarily responsible for providing information about the PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Veteran Peer Support Program to the Veteran community and the community at large. Presentations about the program to service organizations, community groups, fraternal organizations, emergency responders, police departments, fire departments and all other identified groups.  Distribution of program materials to hospitals, fraternal organizations, town offices and other identified community outlets. Coordination of events and activities for veterans and/or veterans and their families to spread the word about the Dwyer Program.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree (B. ) plus a minimum of 3 years of experience in a similar capacity or equivalent combination of education and experience working with veterans
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Ability to become proficient on other software products as utilized by the position
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills required; able to interact with all levels of associates in a respectful, confidential manner
  • Capable of communicating in a culturally sensitive manner to veterans and individuals with disabilities
  • Strong familiarity with Veteran’s issues and supporter of the philosophy of individual empowerment
  • Candidates must be cleared and maintain an acceptable record under the criminal background check process
  • Must be cleared and maintain an acceptable record under the (OMIG) Medicaid Fraud & Abuse clearance process
  • Daily access to an automobile is A valid NY State Driver’s License and ability to drive and driving record acceptable for agency insurance coverage are required.
  • Must be able to travel locally and regionally for meetings, clean driving record and own transportation
  • Remain current in all agency required trainings
  • Effective and collaborative team player
  • Maintain strong work ethic, strict adherence to code of ethics, standards of conduct and confidentiality requirements

 

 

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervises Veteran Outreach Coordinators
  • Recruits and trains Veteran mentors and tracks activity
  • Identifies resources within the community and VA system for Veterans
  • Assists in development of specialized training projects for the mentors and coordinators
  • Conducts assessments on mentees
  • Facilitates vet to vet relationships
  • Plan and coordinate events and activities for Dwyer participants and their families as well as the Veteran community to engage Veterans with the Dwyer program
  • Participates in relevant community groups such as the Suicide Prevention Coalition, Hudson Valley Task Force, Support Group and others
  • Prepare presentations about the Dwyer Program
  • Contact Rockland County groups (identified above and beyond) to present material about the Dwyer Program
  • Distribute materials about the Dwyer Program throughout Rockland County
  • Strategizes and implements outreach and engagement activities to reach the Veterans of Rockland County
  • Maintain accurate documentation on the agency system of all people served
  • Maintain strict confidentiality and protect Agency operations by keeping information confidential and secured
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; Reviewing professional publications; Establish personal networks; participate in professional societies
  • Adhere to all Agency policies and procedures, including but not limited to corporate compliance, personnel and fiscal policies and procedures
  • Establish and maintain a strong attention to detail, ensuring work is accurate and complete, and adheres to all established deadlines
  • Effectively and professionally interact with all levels of associates