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Program Director

Description New Jersey MENTOR is seeking a Program Director, ARY/Specialty Services to perform professional human services in our Howell, Freehold, Bayville, and Ewing, NJ group homes. The Program Director is to ensure that services and supports meet the quality standards set by the Mentor Network, that services and supports are in compliance with licensing and regulatory agencies, ensure that staff are in sufficient numbers and are properly trained, and that all individuals served are treated with dignity and respect, and are assisted in achieving the goals they have chosen.   ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:   Provide direct oversight and management of a cluster of trauma informed community based treatment group homes for youth. Supervise program staff by providing continuous coaching, feedback, and progressive discipline when necessary. Conduct weekly clinical supervision of Therapists and Home Managers. Provides individual, group, and family therapy as needed. Monitor the supports needed for youth in care to maximize success in the program. Serve as liaison with consulting staff (APN, Pyschiatrist, physicians, etc. Participates in on call rotation for after-hours crises/assistance for Program by providing consultation with team members as assistance is needed. Assist Home Manager in developing staff schedule that is compliant with contractual and programmatic requirements. Oversee appropriate interface with billing system and other operating units as necessary to meet company requirements. Promote and market programs to funding sources, community agencies, families, and related groups. Other delegated duties as assigned. Areas covered: Hackettstown, Stanhope, Great Meadows, Ewing SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:    Directs and supervises Therapists, Home Managers, Program Coordinators,Nursing personnel and Youth Support Specialists including performance evaluations, scheduling, orientation, and training. Makes decisions on employee hires, transfers, promotions, salary changes, discipline, terminations, and similar actions. Resolves employee problems within position responsibilities Qualifications: Requirements: Master's degree from a fully accredited college or university in social services field, i.e. social work, psychology, counseling, etc. Professionally clinically licensed in a social services field, i.e. social work, counseling, psychology, etc. in the State of New Jersey; Clinical Supervision certification preferred. At least three years of experience in child welfare service delivery, at least two of which have been in a supervisory capacity. Demonstrated ability in areas of leadership, personnel, employee training, and public relations; skilled in written and oral communications. Thorough knowledge of the structure of entities associated with the human services field (i.e., funding agencies, governmental agencies, social agencies, medical practitioners, judicial system, community resources, etc.) Ability to apply common sense and understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete and abstract variables in standardized and non-standardized situations. Knowledge and understanding of applicable Federal and State regulations. Valid driver's license and driving record that meets insurability requirements as defined by the Company's insurance carrier. Locations covered: Sicklerville, Clayton, Atco, and Freehold. Job ID 18000G7O
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
Less than 5 years

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