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Program Manager - MDFT - Waterford

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY

The Program Manager oversees the overall programmatic functions, administrative functions and oversight of daily activities, including clinical supervision of staff and the program budget. This position completes model certification within the designated time frame. The Program Manager provides leadership, motivation and support to staff, manages the referrals, admission and discharge process for the program, and ensures the integrity of the program model.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

Wheeler Clinic fosters positive change in the lives of individuals and families, as well as in communities. We provide cutting-edge human services that address a diverse range of needs and backgrounds, enhance strengths and provide the supports that encourage recovery from challenges for a satisfying life in the community.

 

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Wheeler Clinic offers access to a comprehensive array of benefits, including:

For Good Health

  •          Anthem Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision insurance
  •          Health Savings Account (HSA), with company contribution of up to $1,000 per year
  •          Wellness Programs
  •          Free annual flu shots

For a Secure Future

  •          Company paid Life and AD&D insurance
  •          Company paid long-term disability insurance

For Retirement

  •          403(b) Plan, with clinic contributions for eligible employees

For Career Advancement

  •          Education Reimbursement Program
  •          Training and development opportunities

For Work Life Balance

  •          Generous paid time off, including vacation, sick and personal leave
  •          Employee Assistance Program (EAP)- Free and confidential counseling

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Provides clinical oversight and leadership to programs within the department by implementing, promoting, and sustaining evidenced based and best practice models of prevention, intervention, and treatment.


Provides consistent supervision and crisis support to staff.


Assists with budget development and manages financial performance of programs to produce positive bottom lines, to enable support of new program initiatives.


Recruits program staff and address retention and disciplinary action as needed in accordance with HR policy.


Works with Director/Associate Director to develop, monitor, and analyze clinical and program performance and outcomes and develops and monitors quality improvement program goals.


Interfaces and collaborates with funders and other community providers to provide positive system development for youth and families, and to promote Wheeler Clinic's reputation as a quality service provider.


Ensures program compliance with accurate and timely weekly, monthly and/or quarterly data collection and submission requirements.


Serves as role model for staff to promote strong work ethic and adherence to model specific approaches. 


Creates and implements program development initiatives in collaboration with Director/Associate Director.


Ensures that staff provides culturally competent care and maintains sensitivity to and respect for clients' cultural traditions, values, and beliefs.


Leads weekly staff meetings and provides regularly scheduled supervision to clinicians, case managers, or other program staff as assigned consistent with the program model.    


Maintains required Connecticut state licenses, certifications, attends required clinical training seminars, and assists with arranging and monitoring the staff training schedule to ensure that training needs are being met.


Provides coverage for staff responsibilities and 24 hour clinical and program on-call coverage in accordance with departmental program practices.


Carries a clinical caseload when needed or appropriate, submits all required documentation and reports in a timely manner, and participates in and promotes quality improvement and outcome measurement activities.


Reports child abuse/neglect as mandated, adheres to confidentiality guidelines and ensures that the program meets all necessary licensing, regulatory, and accreditation standards, as related to the program, staff, records, facility, and care of youth.


Monitors staff time and signs off on e-time for supervisees.


Oversees the orientation of new staff.


Continues to develop knowledge and understanding about the history, traditions, values, family systems, and artistic expression of groups served as well as uses appropriate methodological approaches, skills, and techniques that reflect an understanding of culture.


Demonstrates leadership by reinforcing positive behavior and promoting recognition through the use of effective employee evaluations, employee appreciation, effective hiring practices, and accountability.

 

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Requirements

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS

Master's or Doctoral degree in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Worker, Counseling, or other human services related field plus at least 3 years of experience delivering behavioral health services to children, adolescents and families is required. Model experience/expertise/certification is strongly preferred.


Licensure Requirements for Clinical Positions

Credential(s) Required: Connecticut License

Job Snapshot

Post Date 3/26/2014
Location Waterford, CT
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care, Nonprofit - Social Services
Education Graduate Degree
Experience At least 3 year(s)
Manages Others Yes
Relocation No
Industry Social Services, Healthcare - Health Services, Not for Profit - Charitable
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 1718
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