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Program Manager - Farmhill Group Home

Program Manager - Farmhill Group Home

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Job Description


The Program Manager oversees the overall programmatic functions, administrative functions and oversight of daily activities, including care for children, supervision of staff and the program budget. The Program Manager provides leadership, motivation and support to staff, manages the referral, admission and discharge process for the program, and ensures the integrity of the program model.



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.



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
  •          Employee discounts at local spa and on Verizon Wireless services



Works collaboratively with the Program Supervisor to maintain a healthy physical environment, positive strengths-based atmosphere within the milieu, and safety and well-being of youth and staff.


Serves as role model for staff to promote strong work ethic and the use of evidence-based trauma-informed relational approaches/models of intervention with youth and families, as well as other staff members.


Creates and implements program development initiatives and oversees programming needs of youth.


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


Co-leads weekly staff meetings with Program Supervisor.


Provides weekly supervision to the Clinician and Program Supervisor and case consultation to all staff on an on-going basis.


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


Provides coverage for Program Supervisor responsibilities, including on-call, in the absence of the Program Supervisor.


Provides crisis intervention when needed and provides 24 hour clinical and program on-call coverage according to standards mandated by licensing and regulatory agencies, in accordance with departmental 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.

Wheeler Clinic is an EO Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected class.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Requirements


Master’s or Doctoral degree in Psychology, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or related field is required. Minimum of three years of experience in mental health settings and working with high need children and families of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds, as well as exceptional communication, interpersonal and organizational skills are required.

Licensure Requirements for Clinical Positions

Credential(s) Required: CT license - Psy. D., LCSW, LMFT, LPC, or LADC


Job Snapshot

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 2559
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Program Manager - Farmhill Group Home

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