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Assistant Director - Residential Foster Home

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Assistant Director

SailFuture’s Residential Assistant Director is responsible for leading the family, culture, and quality of care at their residential home.

The Assistant Program Director serves as the Primary House “ leading a team of Change Agents to co-parent a group of 6 teenage boys. 

Our residential model includes multi-week international sailing expeditions, integrated and year round schooling, vocational training, and on-site counseling. SailFuture also provides in-house dependency case management.

The APD is a live-in position and participates in international sailing expeditions. 


  • Live at and lead the house 3.5 days per week
  • Coordinate or delegate the weekly grocery shop
  • Coordinate and manage weekly incentive calendar (Tuesday movie night, Sunday Funday, and mid-week adventures)
  • Coordinate and manage Greenlight card and allowance system
  • Develop strong and meaningful relationships with each youth
  • Share On-Call schedule with LMHC and Program Director
  • Monitor Slack as needed to effectively manage the home
  • Complete employee performance reviews in partnership with the Program Director
  • Coordinate the house schedule for youth and staff (we use Google Calendar)
  • Coordinate appointments and transportation
  • Inspire and facilitate youth participation in extracurricular after school activities 
  • Build and maintain Notion profiles 
  • Lead Program visits and interviews for children considering living at the home
  • Ensure that all intake paperwork is completed the day of placement 
  • Coordinate and lead activities and services responsive to each youth’s individual treatment plan
  • Participate in treatment plan reviews 
  • Work with Captain, Education Director, and Program Director to plan and organize multi-month sailing journeys 
  • Lead operations during sailing expeditions
  • Ensure completion of all incident reports
  • Complete discharge paperwork
  • Ensure that medication is administered properly and monthly medication logs are submitted on time
  • Ensure that monthly treatment plan reviews are submitted to case management on time
  • Ensure that monthly treatment plan reviews assessing life skills are submitted to IL specialists on time
  • Ensure that client files are regularly updated and organized properly in Records
  • Assist with annual re-licensure and audits.
  • Participate in quarterly performance reviews with Program Director for all residential change agents 
  • Coordinate and manage time off between residential change agents 
  • Assist the Program Director with staff recruitment and training
  • Ensure cleanliness of all common spaces and student bedrooms
  • Ensure that the facility receives proper maintenance and care (air filters, pool filters, cleaning, etc.)
  • Change electronic door lock codes every 30-days


  • 3+ years experience working with at-risk youth
  • Previous supervisory experience 
  • Strong conflict management skills
  • Leadership ability
  • Affinity and passion for experiential education and adventure


  1. $40,000 Annual Salary
  2. $3,000 annual health insurance contribution
  3. $2,400 Max 401k Contribution
  4. 10 Days PTO
  5. On-Site Housing and Meals (Est. Value - $10,000 per year)

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Perks and Benefits

  • 401k with 3-6% employer match

  • Paid Time Off and Sick Days

  • $250 Monthly Health Insurance Contribution

  • Access to sailboats, powerboats, and kayaks

  • Part of dynamic and integrated teams

  • Flexible Work Schedules

Who We Are

We're a small but mighty agency with a 'whatever it takes' mentality.

Our approach to social work is complex and requires dynamic, passionate leaders to bring all their skills to the table.

We're committed to each other as much as we are to our kids, and protect the family dynamic within our motley crew.


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