A class incumbent is responsible for administering the clinical programs and operations of a 30 bed residential treatment unit for youths.
Nature and Scope
A class incumbent reports to an administrative supervisor and is responsible for managing the total operations of a 30 bed youth population unit. Work involves planning, implementing and evaluating the counseling and treatment services of the unit. An incumbent provides direction and guidance to professional and paraprofessional staff to ensure proper supervision and treatment of youth, unit security, compliance with facility rules and regulations and staff development. An incumbent also reviews or provides guidance in the development of treatment decisions on placement of youths, classification, referrals for special programs, aftercare and discharge. In addition, the incumbent conducts case conferences with subordinate supervisors in order to provide guidance, make referrals or determine appropriate treatment plan for difficult and complex cases.
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.
Administers and directs the operation of a 30 bed youth population to include a behavior management system and facility operations.
Oversees and directs staff who provide assessment services and program development and implementation.
Provides clinical input and supervision in treatment plan development and implementation.
Determines placement, classification, referrals for special programs, aftercare and discharge for youths based on input from Treatment Team (Alternatives, Probation/Parole, Education, etc.).
Participates with other administrative and management staff in the development of immediate and long range program plans for treatment services both within the institution and in the community in order to meet the needs of youth and their families.
Oversees the preparation of reports on the progress and behavior of youths. Prepares reports and maintains records on facility's activities.
Administers and instructs staff in the normative culture system.
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 principles, practices and theory of child and adolescent developmental psychology.
Knowledge of treatment program management principles and practices.
Knowledge of accepted treatment standards for youth rehabilitation programs.
Knowledge of treatment philosophy for youth with multiple and diverse needs.
Knowledge of principles and practices of supervision.
Knowledge of managerial principles and practices.
Knowledge of behavior management systems.
Knowledge of group behavior and their effects upon norms.
Skill in program evaluation and analysis.
Skill in program planning.
Ability to coordinate the treatment program with other institutional and community programs.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Youth Rehabilitation Program Manager 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 or Social Science or related field.
Three years experience in experience in health or human services work such as applying theories, principles, laws and practices of health or human services programs and services that assist with and improve life for individuals, families, or communities such as financial support, employment, unemployment, housing, health care, disease prevention, substance abuse, child protective services, physical/mental health treatment and prevention or rehabilitation.
Six months experience in staff supervision of two or more employees which includes to plan, assign, review, discipline, recommend hire, promotion, termination and administer performance plans and reviews.
Knowledge of health or human services program administration such as overseeing and directing the development, implementation and evaluation of health or human services programs and services; planning and establishing short and long range program goals and objectives. Providing advice to other agency organizational units through consultation.