Youth Family Services Transitional Age Director

South Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara
Full Time
Youth and Family Services


  • FREE Family Gym Membership and Program Discounts
  • FREE Medical HMO Plans Available, Long-term Disability, Employee AssistancePrograms, Basic Life Insurance
  • Affordable Medical PPO Option
  • Education Assistance Program Up To $1,500 per year
  • YMCA Retirement Fund
  • Paid Time Off, Sick Leave, and Holidays
  • Flexible Schedule

What does a Transitional Age Youth Director do?

The Transitional Age Youth (TAY) Director is responsible for program development and evaluation, staff supervision and leadership, budget development and monitoring, and service delivery for the Transitional Living Program (TLP) and Street Outreach Program (SOP). The TLP provides housing referrals, coordination, and financial resources to transitional aged youth 18-24 while the SOP provides street-based outreach and drop-in supplies and case management services to at-risk youth ages 16 to 24.

  • Supervise TAY staff to ensure the safety and well-being of all drop-in and housed clients
  • Hire and evaluate TAY employees and volunteers with assistance from the Program and Services Director
  • Implement budget and ensure strong financial controls
  • Assist with federal, state, local and foundation grant writing and annual, bi-annual, quarterly, and monthly reporting
  • Review TAY client files and all required documentation to ensure that staff are maintaining updated and accurate client files, and that client needs are being met
  • Supervise monthly data and other paperwork completion related to the TAY programs to ensure accuracy and timeliness
  • Lead regularly scheduled TAY staff meetings and participate in YFS supervisory staff meetings, clinical supervision, program meetings, and other required trainings
  • Work with the Housing Authority and other regulatory and government agencies, staff and clients to ensure that TAY facilities are maintained adequately
  • Create opportunities for ongoing and new collaborative relationships with partnering agencies and organizations who serve the TAY population
  • Oversee and regularly review the intake, interview and client assessment process
  • Provide on-going case management services to transitional aged youth. This includes completing assessments, providing linkage to community resources, acting as a support and advocate in order to promote client’s safety, self-sufficiency and community connection
  • Maintain and uphold appropriate therapeutically ethical boundaries and levels of confidentiality


  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field required, Master’s Degree preferred
  • 2 years related work experience
  • Complete required certifications within 30 days of hire
  • Complete all required Branch and Position specific trainings as required within two weeks of hire
  • Health Screening Report and negative TB test required prior to first day of employment
  • Ability to obtain a criminal record clearance
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