Class incumbent assists in the direction of the clinical program and the operation of a group living facility for emotionally disturbed adolescents.
Nature and Scope
A class incumbent reports to the Residential Treatment Center Administrator, and is responsible for assisting in directing the operation of a residential treatment facility for emotionally disturbed youths. The work involves planning, implementing and evaluating the counseling and treatment services of the facility. An incumbent provides direction and guidance to subordinate Youth Care Workers to ensure proper supervision and treatment of youths, compliance with facility rules and regulations and staff development. An employee in this class coordinates treatment services with educational, medical and social service personnel. An incumbent assists in the development and management of the facility budget and monitors the purchase of supplies, equipment and services to maintain the facility and grounds.A significant aspect of the position is communication with courts, schools and public and private community service organizations.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Plans, coordinates and directs individual care and treatment programs for emotionally disturbed adolescents.
Assists in the establishment of internal operating policies and procedures compatible with the intent and purpose of the department's directives, statutes and State and Federal licensing standards.
Participates in the evaluation of the work of subordinate staff, and provides staff development through training and supervision. Interprets procedures and policies for staff as required.
Responds to inquiries from concerned parties including all complaints and requests made by youths, families and community.
Provides individual, group and family counseling as required for the treatment of emotionally disturbed adolescents. Manages treatment emergencies and crisis.
Investigates any irregularities and difficulties arising within the facility taking appropriate measures as required.
Recommends disciplinary and corrective action to superior.
Assists in the preparation of budget forecasts, and monitors facility operation expenditures.
Prepares reports and maintains records on client progress and behavior including incident reports and treatment records.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
Knowledge of child and adolescent developmental psychology and behavior management techniques.
Knowledge of family dynamics and reactions to emotional disturbances.
Knowledge of program management and supervisory practices.
Knowledge of mental illness and personality disorders.
Knowledge of treatment/service planning and psychiatric rehabilitation methods.
Skill in conducting special investigations and inspections as required.
Skill in oral and written communication.
Skill in conducting individual, group and/or family therapy.
Skill in communicating with representatives of outside agencies and others concerning the general policies of the facility.
Skill in preparing and supervising the preparation of clear, sound, accurate and informative reports containing findings, conclusions and recommendations.
Ability to interpret, explain and implement applicable rules and regulations.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, clients and their families and community groups.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Residential Treatment Center Assistant Administrator
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Behavioral Science or Social Science or related field.
Three years experience in case management which includes assessing, planning, developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating options and services to meet an individuals human service needs.
Three years experience in making recommendations as part of a clients service plan such as clinical treatment, counseling, or determining eligibility for health or human services/benefits.
Six months experience in child and adolescent development.
Six months experience in behavior management such as understanding, explaining, describing and predicting behavior, studying the connection between behavior and its causes and identifying appropriate behavior modification strategies for individual situations.
Six months experience in interpreting laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
Six months experience in narrative report writing.
Knowledge of staff supervision acquired through course work, academic training, training provided through an employer, or performing as a lead worker overseeing the work of others; OR supervising staff which may include planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others; OR supervising through subordinate supervisors a group of professional, technical, and clerical employees.