Under the supervision of the Senior Administrator of OASAS Residential Programs, the Program Director ensures quality care and oversees the functions of the program according to regulatory bodies and accreditation requirements. This individual is responsible for the oversight and implementation of care and resources for the purpose of meeting the physical, emotional and social needs of clients. The Program Director provides supervision of all programs’ services and works to develop, implement, track, report, and evaluate measurable outcomes. The requirements listed below represent some of the knowledge, skill and or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities as defined by the ADA to perform essential functions of the job.
- Oversight of program services including plan, develop and monitor day-to-day operations for the residential OASAS licensed residential program.
- Oversight of the hiring process and provide leadership, guidance, direction, and supervision to all staff
- Supervise the managers of the residential program (e.g. clinical supervisor, medical director, operations supervisor, etc.)
- Participate in program evaluation activities and deliver (or learn to deliver) services using evidenced-based practices.
- Review and approval of initial needs assessment and initial treatment plans, as needed
- Knowledge of Federal, State, and City regulatory requirements and ensures that all aspects of clinical care conforms to these requirements.
- Establish and foster community/provider relationships.
- Participate in agency management and planning activities.
- Ensure client substance abuse and other therapeutic groups engaging and meets the needs of population including trips,
- events, etc.
- Work with clinical supervisor to provide individual and clinical group supervision to residential counselors and other
- clinical staff.
- Meet regularly with clinical supervisor to discuss and monitor program effectiveness.
- Perform utilization reviews, monitoring case records, ensuring compliance with all contract stipulations.
- Review OASAS Website keeping updated with820 regulations and local service bulletins.
- Ensure clinical staff conduct periodic audit of client services and documentation.
- Oversee case reviews, and case conferences, as needed.
- Submit monthly and/or quarterly reports to executive management and/or performance based contractors.
- Provide crisis intervention with clients, as needed.
- Facilitate team meetings and staff development activities.
- Conduct, attend, and participate in department director’s local and national meetings, conferences, coalitions, etc.
- Interact with support services
- Administrative interaction with clinical components
- Ensure that element staff/supervisors are regularly attending:
- Team Management Meetings
- Multi-disciplinary team meetings
- Case conferences and utilization review meetings
- Master’s Degree in Sociology, Psychology or Bachelor in Human Services Field with a CASAC
- Must be a Qualified Health Professional (CASAC; LCSW; LMSW; NP; MD; PA; Psychologist; LMFT; LMHC) in good standing with the appropriate licensing or certifying authority.
- Valid and unrestricted
- New York State License, and/or
- OASAS certification as Advanced CASAC or Masters CASAC, and/or
- Commission of Rehabilitation Counselor Certification
- Minimum 5 years' of work experience in a Substance Use Disorder or related treatment field, prior to appointment in a managerial position.
- Minimum 2 years' of managerial experience in a Substance Use Disorder or related treatment field
- Proficient computer skills including using electronic health record
- Strong follow-up skills required
- Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to work in and be sensitive to a culturally diverse environment
- Ability to maintain a professional demeanor under pressure and operate with a keen sense of urgency and commitment to quality.
- Bi-lingual Spanish Speaking, preferred
- Must have specific training in chemical use, abuse and dependence specific to the services provided
FTE Status: Full Time