Program Manager- Residency
Location: Bridgeport, CT
At Boys & Girls Village, we understand that children and families are the cornerstones of our society. Since 1942, it has been our mission to preserve and strengthen family bonds. As a leader in services for troubled youth and their families, we continually strive to develop a seamless continuum of care. Boys & Girls Village offers an array of services for children and their families. These services range from highly structured sub-acute services on campus to intensive intervention and care in the home and the community. Our broad range of programs and services are designed to work collaboratively with families, state and local agencies, and other community providers.
- PURPOSE/FUNCTION OF PROGRAM
(The Helping Adolescent Males in Learning Their Options Now) HAMILTON program is a 6 bed alternative to detention program for males ages 14 to 18 years of age. The purpose of this 14 day program is to provide a comprehensive assessment of needs and link youth and their families to community-based services and natural supports that will best meet their needs.
- POSITION OVERVIEW
The Manager oversees all operations of the program. They are responsible for ensuring that services are quality driven, strength based, trauma-informed, gender and culturally responsive, and delivered in a fiscally effective manner. The manager executes the position through programmatic oversight and development, direct supervision of key staff, and ensuring policies and procedures are in accordance with contracts, licensing and accreditation standards. The Manager assures that the program provides treatment services which are comprehensive, timely, and effective and are in accordance with the mission and goals of the agency.
- ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Develops, implements, and ensures policies and procedures in accordance with contract, licensing and accreditation standards for all program services
- Act as the programs clinical lead, including ensuring all program components are trauma informed and support the overarching and specific treatment goals of the youth served.
- Ensures that clinical and risk management protocols for youth are employed.
- Ensures appropriate utilization and quality management of programs, including development of program specific PQI indicators
- Maintains the fiscal integrity of programs through management of budget and efficient resource utilization
- Provides supervision, mentoring and coaching for key staff for the: development, evaluation, supervision and training of program staff, growth and quality of programs and identification of problem/trends and practical solutions.
- Collaborates with members of leadership team to provide a continuum of services within the Agency
- Regularly briefs the COO on the clinical, operational, and fiscal functions of the program and as needed works with CEO and COO to expand, enhance or develop related program services
- Acts as a liaison with stakeholders to maintain a positive working relationship and to represent mission and goals of Agency.
- Reviews CQI data, makes recommendations for modifications of program services to the COO based on program effectiveness/safety.
- Oversees that all documentation both clinical and milieu are completed in accordance with state and federal standards.
- On-call 24/7 for mental health consultation or other after hours concerns.
- Participates in systems wide issues through appropriate forums/meetings on State wide basis as well as Community and local levels.
- Hires and evaluates Program staff as well as ensures appropriate evaluation process for all staff. Approves the hiring and termination of all program staff.
- Ensures that DCF and Boys & Girls Village Leadership is notified of any allegations of abuse and/or neglect of children in care
- Completes all necessary reporting for CSSD or other licensing or regulatory agencies as required.
- Responsible for implementation of an on call system
- Carries out other job related duties as necessary.
- ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS
- Masterís Degree in Social Work, MFT, or higher with license in mental health field.
- 3-5-years supervisory experience at Masterís level.
- Must demonstrate or have proven ability to organize professional staff, understand and accept Agency Mission and Vision.
- Knowledge and experience in delivery of intensive pediatric behavioral health services, including milieu based services or an equivalent
- Bi-lingual English/Spanish desired
- Prior Residential Experience
- Knowledge of the treatment of youth in the juvenile justice system.
- Experience with implementation and application of trauma informed treatment
- SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
- Direct supervision of Coordinator, Clinician and Nurse
- Oversees supervision for all staff in program
- PHYSICAL DEMANDS
- Must be in sufficient physical condition to interact on regular basis with various programs/staff, including passing TCI training and participating in client restraints if necessary
- WORKING CONDITIONS AND ENVIRONMENT
- Valid Driverís License and ability to drive off site to state wide meetings
- Flexible work schedule to include occasional nights and weekends
COME JOIN OUR TEAM!
Boys & Girls Village takes pride in the supportive, team-oriented work environment we offer to current and prospective employees. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, short and long-term disability, a retirement plan and generous vacation benefits. In addition, it is our goal to assure that the highest quality of care is provided to our clients by our competent, committed employees. To that end, we encourage professional development through our tuition reimbursement program and promote continued growth through various learning opportunities.
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Boys & Girls Village is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We accept resumes on an ongoing basis. Due to the large volume of resumes that we receive, we kindly ask that you do not inquire via telephone about the status of your resume. You can be assured that if you do not hear from us, your resume will be held on file for future consideration.
PLEASE NOTE:Due to the Department of Children & Families regulations, we are prohibited from hiring anyone with a pending charges or convictions of assault or a violent crime; risk of injury to a minor; impairing the morals of a child; physical or sexual abuse, possession; use or sale of a controlled substance; similar crimes.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Internships are available. Please contact Human Resources at 203-877-0300 for more information and to learn whether we can meet the internship requirements of your school.
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