University Village is an innovative hybrid placement model developed through a historical public-private collaboration between Seneca Family of Agencies and First Star. This program serves youth over the course of their high school career. In the first year, youth live in a Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP) close to UCLA. Youth receive services to accelerate permanency, wellbeing, and educational attainment, and spend weekends living with their resource (foster) families. For years two through four of high school, University Village supports youth in transitioning to live with their resource families. Youth and families continue to receive ongoing support to maintain permanency and education success, and they also receive family programming in collaboration with First Star and community partners.
University Village is seeking a Program Director to lead this innovative and exciting effort. The Program Director will oversee a multi-disciplinary staff and provide program-level oversight for all clinical and administrative aspects of University Village and will ensure appropriate implementation of all core services. In this role, the Program Director will be the primary liaison for all of University Village’s county, education agency, and community-based partners and therefore, is responsible for developing and sustaining meaningful partnerships that promote successful service delivery.