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Program Director

Company: Discovery Behavioral Health
Location: Severn
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description
New Life is searching for a dynamic Program Director -to join the team. The Program Director is responsible for the supervision and management of the treatment program, facility, staff and clients. RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversees all aspects of the program clinically and operationally to ensure quality and initiates any quality improvement that may be necessary.
  • Actively participates with PPS Division Leadership and DBH Corporate representatives to facilitate program compliance, growth, and success. - -
  • Awareness of volume KPI's, Purchasing, Expense Management, and Financials.
  • Supervise weekly Treatment Team Meetings to ensure consistent and effective communication between treatment team members; proper oversight of client development and progress and to ensure a team approach is utilized in the treatment of our clients.
  • Monitor and assess staff morale and build team spirit and continuity. Intervene and address any staff related issues that may come forth.
  • Participate in the interview process in a collaborative fashion to determine the appropriateness and qualifications of prospective staff members.
  • To provide adequate and ongoing training of facility employees, and sufficient oversight/supervision to ensure that all services are in keeping with the Discovery Mission Statement.
  • Provide bi-monthly in-service trainings to all Professional and Counseling treatment staff.
  • Areas of development and in-service training include but are not limited to:
    • Diagnosis and Assessment
    • Group Therapy
    • Milieu Management
    • Communication Skills
    • Evaluate and apprise each member of the professional staff, completes a written narrative clearly identifying strengths, weaknesses, and goals for the coming year. These reviews are to be completed after the first three months of employment and yearly thereafter.
    • Contributes and demonstrates effective teamwork by working independently with staff to combine their skills and energies in a focused manner in keeping with the Discovery Mission Statement.
    • Completes utilization reviews, oversees primary therapist process of utilization review and assists in the process of assuring that all client stays are covered in some way (i.e. insurance, private pay, etc.).
    • Ensure full adherence to the policy and procedure manual. Ensure adherence to health code policies, accreditation standards (TJC/CARF), and state licensing regulations. Provide oversight of any/all audits as necessary.
    • Works with staff and facility manager to arrange coverage of all shifts. Ensure that adequate staffing is provided for shifts. Adjust staffing to match census when necessary.
    • Serves as a positive role model to treatment staff, residents, employees, and guests by maintaining a positive, caring, and professional attitude.
    • Maintains a client caseload as appropriate to census, assigns client cases based upon match with each therapist, provides individualized treatment for each case. Provides individual and family therapy.
    • Follows all duties outlined in the therapist job description.
    • Co-leading process group and/or any additional clinically oriented groups on an as needed basis. Provides oversight of all other groups conducted.
    • Participates in the marketing plan as requested. Maintaining collaborative relationships with outpatient treatment team professionals. Conducting facility tours for professionals in the community or families as necessary.
    • Complies with the employee dress code and assures that program staff does so as well.
    • Complete tasks in a timely and accurate manner.
    • Establishes and achieves realistic goals within the position.
    • Attends designated meetings and/or conference calls.
    • Providing on-call support in conjunction with clinical staff and providing ultimate oversight when necessary.
    • Participates in supporting Discovery in Recovery and/or Parent Support/Alumni Groups.
    • Maintains the confidential nature of patient and related activities.
    • May be required to travel to other facilities to attend trainings from time to time.
    • Exercise supervision of all professional and counseling treatment staff
    • Additional duties as assigned based on business need. - This is a full-time position. Qualifications
      • Masters Degree or Doctorate required in Addiction Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or related field.
      • Must possess and maintain a current and valid LMFT or LMSW or PhD or PsyD or LPC or LCSW or MFTI or equivalent preferred license/certification.
      • Two years' experience in administration or management of mental health programs.
      • A Health Screening with NEGATIVE TB test results
      • Must possess and maintain a First Aid, CPR and AED Certification #PIQ Additional Information
        We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.---All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. - For more information about our company benefits, please visit us Keywords: Program Manager, Location: Severn, MD - 21144 , PL: 554655617

Keywords: Discovery Behavioral Health, Severn , Program Director, Executive , Severn, Maryland

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