Stepping Stones is a long-term treatment program serving women assessed at an ASAM III.5 level and the children who live with their mothers in 15 individual apartments. It serves individuals with co-occurring disorders and it provides day care for the children while mothers are attending treatment. Most of the women are involved with OCS and are working to regain and retain custody of their children.
The Program Manager is responsible for the day-to-day clinical management, clinical records and coordination of clinical programs identified for the specific position. The responsibilities also include assistance with grant development, grant administration, and grant reporting.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities Include but are not Limited to:
- Recruiting and supervising a variety of staff that may include clinicians/counselors, case managers, behavioral health associates, and program assistants including conducting performance reviews of those reporting directly to this position and conducting staff meetings.
- Understanding the requirements to which Akeela must adhere as outlined by Medicaid, Joint Commission, funding sources, HIPAA, and State regulations.
- Manage an operating budget for each clinical program and how to assure adherence to those budgets.
- Ensure direct services maintain “evidence based best practice standards”.
Qualifications and Requirements:
- Education/training/certification: Meets the following requirements for degree:
- For Mental Health Programs: Advanced degree in related field.
- For Substance Abuse Programs: Related field degree or Chemical Dependency Certification (CDC), or, based on experience, agreement to obtain CDC within six months.
- Experience: Five years minimum experience providing clinical services in a behavioral health setting. Prefer experience with Co-Occurring Disorders;
- Knowledge of the DSM-5 and the ASAM
- An understanding of the processes involved with providing residential treatment and case management services
- Knowledge the various levels of care as defined by ASAM criteria
- Understanding cognitive-behavioral approaches for clients with criminal backgrounds.
- A thorough understanding of substance use disorder treatment approaches
- Understanding of child development and child development issues
- Overseeing and ensuring proper handling of client belongings, including client medications and money.
- Assist the Floor Counselor in the supervision of the Client Monitors
Additional Qualifications and Requirements:
- Experience supervising substance abuse services within correctional centers preferred.
- Experience providing & supervising outpatient and residential substance abuse services preferred.
- Experience with providing at least programmatic and operational supervision to mental health services preferred.
- Program Assistant
- Floor Counselor
- Case Manager
- Substance Use Disorder Assessment Counselor and/or Lead Counselor (2)
- Mental Health Clinician
- Child Care Manager/Supervisor