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  Program Director - RisE Adolescent Residential Treatment (Boys) Job viewed 253 times.
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Community Partners in Action (CPA), founded in 1875, has designed RisE, a freestanding substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and educational instruction program in a structured therapeutic environment for up to (12) adolescent boys between the ages of 12-18. The goal of RisE is to provide compassionate care that improves the health, recovery, and well-being of each adolescent and his defined family. RisE is licensed by Department of Children and Family Services (DCF). (Recovery Friendly Workplace)


Master’s degree in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling or Social Work and LCSW/LMSW or LADC preferred. Minimum three (3) years post-degree experience working with adolescents  and their families in a treatment setting; knowledge of primary modalities of psychosocial interventions, and best practices utilized to effectively treat adolescents with substance use and co-occurring mental disorders; knowledge of Recovery Models; Minimum five (5) years leadership and managerial experience; adaptability, flexibility and resourcefulness; ability to interact with multi-cultural populations; crisis management skills; strong leadership, decision making, communication, interpersonal and organizational/ prioritization skills;   Bilingual a plus (English/Spanish).


  •               Provide comprehensive planning and program oversight including administering program standards and procedures related to the operation and provision of substance use treatment services.
  •                Responsible for the recruitment, retention, evaluation, and training of program staff.
  •                Oversee and manage staff, ensuring fidelity of program model.
  •                Lead and facilitate regular staff meetings with direct reports.
  •                Meet monthly with direct reports on an individual basis to review and discuss performance and professional development, ensure supervisions and shift team meetings occur with all program staff.
  •                Ensures that clinical services are delivered according to best practice standards and agency policy and procedures.
  •                Consults with admissions team as needed to ensure potential participants meet all criteria for admission.
  •                Assists with the assessment and diagnosis of mental and substance use disorders based on clinical standards of practice when necessary.
  •                Ensures that all services being provided are in compliance with 42 CFR part 2 and HIPAA.
  •                Coordinates all training for staff in conjunction with POD’s and clinical staff.
  •                Performs quality assurance audits to ensure program compliance of all standards.
  •                Ensures that the program’s physical environment supports a therapeutic community setting, including a clean, safe, and home-like atmosphere.
  •                Ensures continued compliance with licensing regulations (DCF), and accreditation standards (CARF).
  •                Maintains and implements the Recovery and Trauma informed philosophies with direct implications to staff, participants, family, and community development.
  •                Applies clinical knowledge by assisting with timely admissions, continued services, and discharge processes for the program.
  •                Participates and facilitates program/clinical meetings and ad hoc work groups in effort to carry out the mission of the program within and outside of the agency.
  •                Reviews all policy and procedures on an annual basis, providing feedback, and as appropriate, implement revisions.
  •                Maintains current knowledge of national treatment initiatives, program development trends to continuously improve the quality of treatment and its impact on participant outcomes.
  •                Participates in professional activities such as; continuing education activities, clinical conferences, meetings with representatives of community groups.
  •                Responds to after-hours calls, for evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed on a rotating on-call basis.
  •                Establishes and maintains professional boundaries with all staff, participants, and providers.
  •  Works collaboratively with internal and external providers.
  •                All other duties as required.


  Metro Area New Haven CT
  Job Location City Hamden
  Job Location State Connecticut
  Job Location Zip 06514
  Job Location Country United States
  Compensation Salary From: $60,000. To: $65,000.
  Job Category Management, Youth Programs
  Prefered Experience 8 year(s)
  Job Type Full time
  Language 1 English ( Speak Read Write )  
  Job Posting Date Nov. 6, 2017

Organization Details

  Organization Name Community Partners in Action
  Organizational Focus Drug and Alcohol Treatment, Recovery, Addiction, and Abuse, Youth Services
  Contact Person Marie MacLean
  Contact Phone none posted
  Contact Fax none posted
  Contact Email
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