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Carlos Pagan

Assistant Program Director  Brooklyn, NY  : 1/18/2022
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Carlos Pagan

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Under the supervision of the Program Director,  the Assistant Director will provide oversight and quality assurance to all clinical staff that provides substance abuse services to all patients in the Medication Assisted Treatment Program. The Assistant Director is legally responsible for adherence to all applicable licensing, supervision, billing, documentation requirements and overseeing the timeliness and quality of a staff member's clinical work. The Assistant Director is responsible for client case record reviews, performance development and quality improvement to include all required monthly reports.
KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:                                                                                                                      
  • Provides administrative back-up for Program Director as needed.
  • cover a caseload, and learn all aspects of intake/admissions as back up
  • Work closely with program director in the management of the daily operations and performance of the Medication Assisted Treatment Program.  
  • Provide caseload coverage in the absence of CASAC counselor. 
  • Document supervision of all counselors. Oversees all notes, treatment plan and clinical intervention as related to client care and treatment record.
  • Provides clinical supervision to the counselors by holding supervisory meetings at least once weekly with a focus on case analysis, person-centered treatment planning, case management and issues related to the supervisory process.
  • Participates in clinical supervision with the Clinic Director at min 1x month.
  • Ensures vocational rehabilitation (when indicated) and resolution of concurrent medical disorders are integrated within each treatment plan.
  • Concurrently monitors the quality of patient treatment and reporting documentation in all systems and initiates prompt corrective actions, if required.
  • Provides staff training to treatment personnel and ensures integration of evidence-based practices.
  • Ensure staff maintains all patient confidentiality and privacy guidelines as guided by regulatory bodies. 
  • Collaborate in the review of reconciliation of services to secure accurate billing. 
  • Familiarization of the OASAS regulation, JCAHO, SAMHSA, DEA, audits and accreditations. Follow HIPPA regulations. 
  • Participate in HRA-STARS, LOCADTR, Nextgen, AVATAR, and Light house logistics.
  • Ability to lead staff meetings, manage patients behavioral concerns and grievances.
  • Assist in the interviewing process of new staff, annual talent reviews, and performance development plans
  • Identifies and implements tactical steps to increase and retain census as guided by agency metrics and dashboard.

  • 3+ years previous relevant clinical work experience in the chemical dependence field of which one year must be supervisory.
  • Must be a Qualified Health Professional (QHP) Advanced CASAC, LMSW, LCSW, LMHC, etc. 
  • Must obtain CASAC credential with 12 month of hire
  • Must exercise good judgment and decision making skills
  • Ability to deal with sensitive issues with diplomacy and discretion
  • Must be able to multi task with strong organization skills
  • Must be efficient have good time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and able to communicate both verbally and in written form
  • Commitment to cultural diversity and sensitivity
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor under pressure, and operate with a keen sense of urgency and commitment to quality.
  • Ability to work effectively in an organizational setting and understands how to utilize the chain of command to resolve problems and bring program development ideas forward. 
  • Knowledge of APG and ICD-10 billing codes in conjunction with DSM-V diagnosis codes

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