Director of Youth Services

EMPLOYER: The Opportunity Alliance



Who we are:

The Opportunity Alliance (TOA) is a multi-service, comprehensive, high impact organization providing 46 integrated community based and clinical programs serving more than 20,000 people annually throughout the state of Maine. We work with people to help them build better lives by providing leadership, advocacy, and support to address their needs as individuals, as families, and as part of a greater community. TOA focuses on the most pressing issues community members are facing right now, including poverty, homelessness, mental difficulties, substance abuse, and domestic violence, through a wide variety of practices and community resources

The Opportunity Alliance is seeking a Director of Youth Services to join the team in our Children’s Behavioral Health Home, Homeless Youth Services, and WRAP programs.  Come join our team and help make a difference in our vibrant community!


The Director of Youth Services is a management position of an administrative and supervisory nature. The position contributes to the accomplishment of the Agency’s mission through the provision of planning and directing the major activities of the program; supervising program staff, working with clients, performing administrative duties, ensuring adequate occupancy, budgeting, and expense monitoring, overseeing the collection of client one-to-one data, preparing program reports, and conducting on-going evaluation of and improvements in program activities.

This is a 40 hour/week, salaried position located primarily in South Portland, Maine, with some travel throughout Androscoggin, Cumberland, and York counties.


MA/MS in social work or human services field is required. LCSW or LCPC required. Clinical and administrative experience with a minimum of 2-years direct service experience in a children’s mental health/developmental disabilities field, and 2 years of supervisory experience required. Ability to work independently and collaboratively required. Ability to work flexible hours including evenings required. Ability to make home visits that may require activities such as climbing stairs required. Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office and email is required. Contracts that have Rider D: Must be able to successfully pass a criminal background, child protective service check & sex offender check. Must not be on the state or federal suspension and disbarment list. Must be able to exert moderate physical effort with occasional standing, walking, reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching, typing and frequently lift and carry small children or material weighing up to 25 pounds. Driving may be necessary to attend meetings and trainings and for the occasional need to meet with clients offsite and within the program service area. This may include transportation of clients or driving to agency location to complete work. A good driving record is required.