Addictions Counseling Program Director (Full Time) Dundalk,
The Program Director develops, plans, organizes, implements,
evaluates and directs the overall operation of the Post-Acute
Program for Patients in Recovery in accordance with professional
ethics while maintaining compliance with federal, state, local
guidelines and regulations in accordance with Genesis policies &
procedures and standards of care for specialty practice.
The Program Director is responsible for the delivery of a
therapeutic recovery-based comprehensive program while achieving
positive clinical outcomes and patient/family satisfaction. He/she
operates within his/her scope of practice while coaching and
mentoring aspects of patient/resident care to licensed and
unlicensed staff consistent with their scope of practice and in
accordance with the Program Philosophy and Standards of Care. The
position requires that the individual develop and maintain a
quality program which offers patients with a substance use disorder
robust recovery-based services, therapeutically addressing the
strengths and needs of individual patients/residents.
1. Promotes a culture of safety to ensure a healthy practice and
2. Creates an environment that is respectful, team oriented, and
responsive to the concerns of staff, patients/residents, and
3. Develops and maintains a good working rapport with
4. Nurtures an interprofessional team culture in caring for
patients in recovery for the development and implementation of
interventions that focus on clinical conditions and treatment
1. Plans, organizes, implements, evaluates, and directs a
comprehensive Post-Acute Program for Patients in Recovery.
Accountable for measuring outcomes to interventions. 2. Works with
the Center Executive Director to develop, allocate and control the
budget for the Post-Acute Program for Patients in Recovery to
ensure sufficient resources in order to maintain a safe environment
and effective programming.
3. Actively participates in the Center's/Community's outreach
and establishment of alliances with hospital and community
4. Actively participates in the Center's/Community's business
planning process including implementation of marketing plan.
5. Manages staffing:
a. Determines the staffing needs of the department necessary to
meet the needs of the patients/residents; Ensures patient/resident
care assignments are consistent with staff competencies, scope of
practice and the needs of the patients/residents;
b. Recruits, interviews, hires, on-boards, and evaluates all
c. Coordinates and implements orientation for all new Program
d. Provides oversight and approves department schedules to
include position control and pay practices;
e. Reviews and evaluates the performance of staff as well as
coaching and mentoring staff according to established company
f. Provides direction to department management regarding
individual performance improvement plans, problem resolution, and
g. Recommends and facilitates employee promotions, transfers and
6. Provides oral and written reports/recommendations to the
Center Executive Director concerning the operation of the
Post-Acute Care Program for Patients in Recovery.
7. Ensures regulatory compliance of the Post-Acute Care Program
for Patients in Recovery.
8. Serves as active contributor in designated Center/Community
meetings (Morning Meeting, Utilization Management, Customer at
9. May need to be available after hours or during the weekends
for emergencies or work beyond scheduled shift if needed, to meet
state staffing requirements and/or needs of patients/residents.
10. Assumes administrative responsibilities of the
Center/Community for weekend and holiday coverage as requested.
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: 1. Demonstrates management,
organizational, critical thinking, communication, and stress
management skills. 2. Demonstrates thorough knowledge of mental
health theory and approaches to serving adults with mental illness
including an awareness and understanding of relevant
evidenced-based practices within the field. 3. Possesses extensive
knowledge of mental illnesses, disease processes, Mental Health &
Recovery support interventions, and crisis management including
both individual and group programmatic approaches to care. 4.
Demonstrated ability to lead a clinical management team and monitor
resident treatment and care. 5. Ability to liaison, and coordinated
care with external consultants and community agencies such as
community based mental health, criminal justice and court systems.
6. Demonstrates excellent communication skills (verbal & written)
7. Proficient in technological skills and tools required for
Position Type: Full Time
Req ID: 355630
Center Name: Heritage Center
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