The Bridge of Central Massachusetts

Assistant Program Manager - Riverside Road (Gardner)

Job Locations US-MA-Gardner
# of Openings
USD $14.22/Hr.
Regular Full-Time


The Bridge is a human service agency that provides counseling services to people facing challenges. This residential treatment program provides a therapeutic living environment for six men and women living with serious and persistent mental illness. The purpose of the program is to teach, advocate for, and support adults to manage their mental illness. All individuals are engaged in developing their independent living skills in order to live successfully within the community. The program has 24 hour staffing. This program uses Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as the primary treatment model and offers Illness Management and Recovery (IMR), Supported Employment and Peer Support. 


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 provides case management to assigned 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 Social Services related field strongly preferred, including two years of experience working with adults living with serious and persistent mental illness. 
  • Eligible candidate must have supervisory experience and knowledge of assisting individuals in educational or vocational programming. 
  • Candidate must be at least 20 years of age, have a valid driver's license, and be able to demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Word.
  • Candidate must be First Aid, CPR, and Medication Administration Program (MAP) certified or certifiable.


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