MST-PSB Program Manager
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.
I. PURPOSE/FUNCTION OF THE PROGRAM:
MST-PSB is a clinical adaptation of Multi-systemic Therapy that has been specifically designed and developed to treat youth (and their families) for problematic sexual behavior. Building upon the research and dissemination foundation for standard MST, the MST-PSB model represents a state-of-the-art, evidence-based practice uniquely developed to address the multiple determinants underlying problematic juvenile sexual behavior. A master’s level clinician provides services within the home that support the client and family in reducing problem sexual behaviors.
II. POSITION SUMMARY:
The Program Manager is a licensed master’s level mental health professional who provides clinical supervision and program management for MST-PSB consistent with the model, contractual, licensing and payer obligations/requirements. The Program Manager will provide direct service/on-call as needed.
III. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provides no less than 90 minutes of individual supervision to each clinician weekly, with additional as needed.
• Facilitates 90 minutes of group supervision weekly.
• Responsible for intake and case assignment and maintain staff schedules
• Provide coverage for therapists as needed
• Responsible for collecting and maintaining client and program information to meet DCF and MST - PSB reporting and evaluation requirements.
• Manages day to day operations of the MST - PSB Program, including program design/function, intake/triage, group scheduling, staff supervision, and other situations affecting management of clinical care
• Informs Director of issues/concerns regarding effective delivery of clinical services including critical incidents.
• Ensures that all clients are evaluated by psychiatrist within 2 weeks of case opening
• Demonstrates understanding of and adherence to the MST - PSB model, and shows fidelity to all contract, certification, and licensing requirements. Adhere to quality assurance and training protocol for supervisors and therapists as stipulated by DCF and MST - PSB model developers.
• Oversees the gathering and completion of all QI and DCF required measures, e.g., TAM-R, GAIN-Q3
• Maximize program utilization, and ensure appropriate billing of services
• Oversees and completes chart audits to ensure that documentation is complete and clinically appropriate, including treatment plans, admission evaluations, progress notes, and discharge summaries.
• Ensures the documentation of all services in adherence with state statutes, regulatory bodied, billing, COA standards and Boys & Girls Village Standards.
• Provides direct services depending on staffing and other programmatic needs.
IV. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Arranges for and attends team meetings of program.
• Provides back up to on-call staff, maintaining a flexible work schedule.
• Participates all required trainings, network meetings, DCF reviews, etc.
• Prevent, intervene and report instances of child abuse or neglect.
• Maintains regular contact with regional DCF gatekeeper(s) regarding current status of program including anticipated availability for future placements and attend DCF reviews for the program.
• Other duties as assigned to insure the effective operation of the program.
V. ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:
• Must possess a LCSW or equivalent with at least three years supervising direct care staff.
• Must have significant knowledge of diverse populations served by the program and short-term treatment methodologies. Must demonstrate the ability to collaborate effectively with other agencies and to promote team building with staff.
• Demonstrated history of cultural competence.
• Experience working with adolescents and their families
VI. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Previous experience and/or knowledge of MST or other evidenced based treatments
• Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) desired.
• Experience using Cognitive-Behavioral/Structural/Strategic Family Therapies
VII. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Responsible for weekly supervision of therapists
• Reviews service and treatment plans of all active cases to insure appropriateness of care and compliance with agency, contract, accreditation and licensing standards.
• Completes annual evaluations for staff.
VIII. PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• Must be able to climb several flights of stairs
IX. WORKING CONDITIONS AND ENVIRONMENT
• Evening and occasional weekends are required
• Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record as well as access to use of a reliable automobile.
• Ability to be flexible with work schedule
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.
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.
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.