Job Title: Assistant Program Director – Garfield Place
Job Type: Full Time
Job Status: Exempt
Reports to: Program Director
Support the department’s clinical duties, administrative programs, activities, and projects, and provide support to the Program Director in the implementation and facilitation of Garfield Place.
- Supervise all Behavior Support Technicians (BST) including hiring recommendations, training, planning, scheduling, performance assessment, coaching, and progressive discipline.
- Ensure each BST has completed all training required by the state, licensing agencies and/or funding agencies.
- Complete assessments on all program residents within one month of admission as well as on an ongoing basis throughout each tenant’s residency.
- Coordinate services with other providers, agencies, and involved persons, communicating with each tenant’s outside case manager providers at least weekly.
- Link tenants to supportive services (including independent housing as tenant desires), food and financial resources (including all available benefits)
- Encourage tenant participation in Garfield Apartments Program services and adherence to rules/expectations. Document and address non-compliance.
- Refer and encourage tenant participation in available and appropriate community resources, day programs, employment opportunities and training programs.
- Educate tenants regarding rights, medications, and mental health resources, and advocate for tenants’ civil rights as needed.
- Identify, screen, and engage tenants for substance abuse and mental health treatment.
- Assist in the creation of individual treatment goals.
- Assist tenants in developing support systems and/or connecting with significant others as appropriate and approved by tenant.
- Assist management staff with Quality Assurance and tracking outcomes.
- Provide crisis intervention as needed using working knowledge of DSM-V, psychotropic medications, and crisis intervention theory.
- Assist in maintaining tenant files in ways including but not limited to completing intake assessments; collaborating with tenants to create treatment plans and quarterly reviews; compiling authorizations, releases, and previous medical records; and writing progress notes in a timely and confidential manner.
- Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings and in-services and participate in regular supervision and training as required.
- Facilitate psychosocial group(s) to increase tenant perceptions of hope, capability, support, and to allow for tenant processing of their situations.
- Regular attendance and punctuality are required to perform job duties effectively.
- Perform other duties as requested by the Program Director or as dictated by circumstances of growth and/or planning.
Required Education and Experience
- Master’s degree in social work, counseling, occupational therapy, or a related field
- At least 2 years of supervisory experience
- At least 2 years of experience providing case management services in the areas of mental health and/or substance use
- At least 1 year of experience supervising case management services in the areas of mental health and/or substance use
- Licensure and/or designation as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP)
- Highly experienced in the theory, principles, and practice of psychiatric rehabilitation
- Knowledge of documentation standards, HIPAA and privacy standards, crisis management, and harm reduction principles
- Capability of partnering with and empowering tenants served
Preferred Education and Experience
- At least two years of experience providing services to clients experiencing mental health and medical comorbidities
- At least one year experience providing services to clients experiencing homelessness
- Class E Driver’s License
- Physical and Environmental Requirements: Ability to lift and carry at least 10 lbs. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets, and bend or stand on a stool, as necessary.
Work Environment: This position operates in a professional environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets.
Travel: Travel is primarily local during the business day.
Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Salary range: $44,000 – $55,000
Benefits Statement: Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability plan options, Simple IRA, Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts, Earned Time Off, paid holidays.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e., transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process.
Qualified candidates, please contact Human Resources at email@example.com
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