The Bridge of Central Massachusetts

Assistant Program Manager - Gardner Residential & Supported Housing (Gardner)

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Regular Full-Time


The Bridge is a human service agency that provides counseling services to people facing challenges. This Department of Developmental Disabilities program serves men and women living with developmental disabilities, mental health issues and/or medical issues.  Individuals live in homes which are staffed 24 hours a day or in supported housing apartments.  The goals of this service are mental health stabilization, decreased hospitalizations, community inclusion, job development, and development and maintenance of social relationships. Individuals may be offered Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).


The Bridge provides excellent supervision (both individual and group), as well as various trainings in which to obtain CEU’s, and opportunities for advancement. The Bridge is an eligible employer for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program and provides tuition reimbursement for continuing education.


The primary functions of an Assistant Program Manager are to provide administrative assistance to the Program Manager, supervise program staff while on shift, and provide structure while delegating shift responsibilities and activities.  In addition to these responsibilities, the APM may provide counseling services to individuals, as well as serve as the primary supervisory/authority figure in the absence of the Program Manager.  This position has on-call responsibilities.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Social Services related field preferred, plus a minimum of two years of experience working with intellectually disabled adults
  • Candidate should have supervisory experience
  • First Aid, CPR, & MAP (Medication Administration Program) certified or certifiable 
  • Candidate must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be at least 20 years of age with the minimum of a high school diploma or GED
  • Eligible candidate must demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Word


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