The Salvation Army

  • Program Director, Bucks County, PA

    Job Locations US-PA-Bensalem
    Job ID
    Developmental Disabilities
    plus benefits
    Compensation Min
    USD $55,000.00/Yr.
    Compensation Max
    USD $55,000.00/Yr.
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Position:  Program Director, Bucks County, PA

    Department:   Developmental Disabilities Program in Bucks County

    Availability of Position:  Immediately

    Schedule:  Full time, 40 plus hours per week with On-Call Responsibilities

    Reporting Relationship:  Executive Director, DDP

    Salary and Grade: $55,000 per year; 15 Exempt


    The Salvation Army is hiring and offers truly excellent benefit package to eligible employees including:

    • Generous paid time off every year that includes: holidays, up to 3 personal days, vacation time and sick time.
    • Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)
    • Comprehensive health care coverage with low cost employee premiums, co-pays and deductibles
    • Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans including Short Term Disability, AFLAC and Voluntary Term Life
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Remitted Tuition Program
    • Eligibility for the Federal Government’s Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program
    • Most importantly – a job with a good purpose!


    This position performs both administrative and programmatic work with 24-hour-a-day responsibility for overseeing and coordinating staff and a wide array of other supports for adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities who are residing in residential programs or receiving day support in Bucks County.  Work requires flexible scheduling to encompass some evenings and weekends as necessary to provide appropriate oversight of the program and to ensure emergency response is available to meet health and safety needs.  Travel throughout Bucks County and Southern Pennsylvania, as well as to ourPhiladelphia office to coordinate and integrate the program with departmental objectives and to provide appropriate oversight of the program, is also required.


    Minimum requirements include a Masters degree in Human Services field/area as defined by State Licensing requirements for Developmental Disabilities Programs, and 6 years administrative/supervisory experience or BA and equivalent.  Experience with a wide range of persons with developmental disabilities (from profound to borderline) and their concomitant service needs/treatments preferred—especially dual diagnosed, multiply handicapped, and persons with challenging behavior problems, etc.  Ability to track and organize massive amounts of information to meet both the individual’s and State requirements, as well as efficient use of personnel time.  Experience with a wide range of support services (e.g. varying models of residential services, specialized therapies, supported employment, natural home supports, etc). Ability to work with families, teams and funding sources in a cooperative and respectful manner and effectively maximize support from these sources. Commitment to quality services focused on the individuals we serve and implementation of State and Department initiatives in Quality, as well as maintenance of all certification and licensing requirements. The individual should have a commitment to participatory management/total quality management style, as well as the ability to provide oversight of fiscal operations/expenses (e.g. staff schedules, budget preparation, cost effectiveness).  Ability to anticipate problems and to initiate problem solving, and new projects and carry them to completion.  Ability to provide programmatic and training supports to staff and individuals served.  It is essential to support The Salvation Army by having an appreciation and understanding of The Salvation Army mission.


    Contact: Please send or fax your resume and a cover letter to: 

    Loretta Carey, DDP

    701 N. Broad Street

    Philadelphia, PA 19123

    Fax (215) 787-5953 

    Or current Salvation Army Employees can apply online at 

    Prospective employees can apply online at                                      

    No phone calls please.

    Refreshed by the Divisional Human Resources Department on November 30, 2017


    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


    The Salvation Army’s Mission Statement

    The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church.

    Its message is based on the Bible.  Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.

    Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ

    and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


    Requisition No. 638


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