compensation: Salary range $50-$60K, depending education/experience, plus excellent benefits package. employment type: full-time non-profit organization
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UMFS is seeking a full-time Assistant Director at Leland House, a therapeutic residential program for adolescents in crisis, located in Centreville. On-call required, as well as some evenings and weekends. LCSW/LPC preferred, may consider licensed-eligible, depending on experience. Salary range $50-$60K, depending education/experience, plus excellent benefits package.
The Assistant Director will assist with the operation of Leland House by: providing supervision to youth counselors; coordinating therapeutic recreation for youth; ensuring the physical environment is safe and meets licensing standards, human right regulations, Medicaid standards, and COA standards; being proactive in preparing for natural disasters; responding to emergencies related to natural disasters, health concerns, of youth needs; and by managing food services. Provide leadership and support to the treatment team on individual therapeutic and group process issues. As a member of the Leland House Administrative Team, collaborates to develop and maintain a therapeutic milieu assuring the dignity, respect, health, safety, and therapeutic support of the youth served.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
-Provide regular supervision in the form of observation, feedback and assisting youth counselors through individual and group meetings in analyzing problems and developing solutions.
-Inspect program operations and the Leland House to ensure the program meets licensing and agency standards and procedures criteria.
-Responsible for household and property management; coordination and oversight of maintenance
-Submit requests to the County related to property or maintenance issues and maintain positive relationships with various stakeholders.
-Model appropriate interactions for and with staff through interactions with youth, parents of youth, internal and external professionals, and team members
-Participate in weekly Clinical Staffing meetings serving as the liaison between the Clinical Team Members and Treatment Team Members
-Facilitate weekly treatment team meetings with youth counselors and therapists
-Create and manage the Youth Counselor schedule and trouble shoot to secure coverage of shifts as needed
-Review and sign off on Serious Incident Reports (SIRs) and serve as Grievance Coordinator, responding within a 24 hour timeframe: complete Quarterly review/reports related to Serious Incident Report (SIR) and Grievance Reports
-Responsible for providing new staff with orientation in program requirements. Provide and/or coordinate regular on-going in-service training on relevant topics to help team members grow and develop skills that improve the quality of services provided to children and families. Serve as a Mandt Trainer.
-Assist the Director with the administration, organization and leadership of Leland House. Support and oversee Leland House budget.
-Provide oversight to team members on ensuring appropriate food, household supplies, recreational supplies and funds, and emergency supply kit items are on site at all times.
-May assume duties of the Leland House Director in his/her absence. May include completing Human Rights Investigations, responding to stakeholder concerns, providing supervision to clinical and administrative team members, reviewing and signing off on placement agreements and clinical documentation, (See Director JD for additional information).
-Provide therapeutic interventions for youth in crisis, to include the use of approved verbal and physical intervention techniques, and the implementation of the Agency's behavior management practices according to policy & procedures.
-Coordinate and work closely with Director in the delivery of therapeutic treatment services to all clients.
Responsible for the food services operation including menu planning and ordering food and supplies and consulting with external providers for youth with specialized dietary needs in collaboration with the nurse at Leland House.
-Oversight and coordination of fire drills, emergency disaster drills, etc
-Respond to emergencies during times of inclement weather and oversight of emergency preparedness processes and required upkeep of items
-Provide daily guidance and direction by monitoring youth activities in a manner that develops and nurtures personal values and an effective system of communication. Present treatment interventions and options to promote success.
-Responsible for role modeling positive professional behavior at all times by communicating effectively insuring voice tone, volume, and language are appropriate, appearance is professional by abiding by the Agency’s dress code, and professional ethics are displayed by following established policies and procedures.
-Facilitate and document a variety of therapeutic recreation activities designed to support the youths' treatment, e.g., daily goal setting and evaluation, social skills, anger management, and conflict resolution.
-Audit the Daily Treatment Intervention log weekly to maintain accurate documentation of daily activities and interventions.
-Coordinate volunteers coming on site (with volunteers, youth, parents of youth) while ensuring client’s privacy and rights are adhered to (e.g. obtaining consents and appropriate documentation as needed)
-Assist in developing and implementing program policies, regulations and procedures.
-Participate in Clinical and Administrative on-call duties for crisis stabilization and new admissions.
-Oversight of implementation of Collaborative Problem-Solving Approach throughout the program
-Participate in required and voluntary education, workshops and training.
-Ensure all staff members are compliant with required training and provide training opportunities to staff supervised to better serve youth and families in the program; maintain training compliance record.
-Supervise youth counselors: to include recruitment and hiring, training, onboarding, performance evaluation and correction, scheduling and timecard approvals, etc.
-Coordinate coverage for direct care staff, or provide direct care support/coverage, in response to call outs by staff
-Participate in department and/or agency quality committee (e.g. QI Council, Health and Safety, etc.)
-This position will be on call and may have to work some evenings and weekends. Other duties may be assigned.
Supervise full time, part time, and relief youth counselors. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of the youth counselors. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work, appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems. Engage in positive, responsive, and effective performance management practices for staff, and/or interns. Direct the performance management of all staff to ensure timely supervision, evaluations and employee development.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Master's degree in human services related field and a minimum of two year’s experience in residential setting. Certified as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or Licensed Professional Counselor preferred. May consider licensed-eligible candidates.