Position Title: Program Director
Job Type: Full-Time
Work Shift: Day Shift
Open: January 23, 2020
The Program Director is responsible for the design and implementation of treatment services for Court Ordered Residents. The Program Director is directly responsible for the treatment team staff as well as the Educational staff. The Program Director provides comprehensive counseling services, classroom instruction and guidance to residents and counseling staff in the areas of substance abuse, emotional and mental health issues and life skills within the scope of residential programming, policies and procedures. The Program Director shall employ a spirit of common sense and courtesy in order to develop and maintain a professional and positive working relationship with residents and other staff.
Responsible for all aspects of the design and implementation of treatment services for Court Ordered Residents
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Identifies and implements various instruments for the evaluation and assessment of residents in the areas of substance abuse, mental/emotional health issues and life skills
- Works with the CCF Director/ Assistant Director in the development and implementation of programs relating to the habilitation/rehabilitation and treatment of residents
- Develops and implements a system to evaluate the treatment progress of residents
- Assists the CCF Director in the gathering of data on the target population to determine program outcomes and development to meet the needs of residents
- With the assistance of the CCF Director/ Assistant Director, develops and implements a curriculum for in-service training that will keep all staff informed in regards to resident/staff treatment issues
- Assists in the intake and orientation of new residents
- Assigns residents to counselors/counselor interns by determining staff/resident suitability (responsivity)
- Assures accurate and appropriate documentation of the residents as to their attendance, progress, cooperation and needs regarding the treatment program
- Provides daily counseling and assistance to the residents and their families on an individual or group basis as the need arises
- Coordinates, attends, and chairs resident phase reviews/staffing
- Assures that the facility’s residents’ rights are protected and reports any violations to the CCF Director
- Coordinates with the Residential Supervision Officer and the post release Caseload Community Supervision Officer in the area of community resources for resident aftercare plans
- Adheres to licensure standards/rules governing confidentiality
- Assures that all Counselors/Counselor Interns/Counselor Volunteers are complying with the guidelines of the facility as well as CJAD standards/ethics, State of Texas standards/ethics, licensure standards/ethics, and local, state and federal laws
- Attends and participates in residential staff meetings
- Assists in the hiring of treatment team staff and Educational Specialists.
- Approves/disapproves leave requests and time sheets for treatment staff and Educational Specialists. Reports daily absences of treatment staff to the CCF Assistant Director
- Coordinates activities of interns, practicum students and volunteers as well as develops and maintains records of these persons and their respective programs
- Assigns duties/work schedules to the treatment team and then supervises the treatment team as they perform their respective duties/work schedules.
- Conducts performance appraisals on treatment team and Employment Specialists.
- Reports any and all personnel issues to the CCF Director
- At the request of the CCF Director/ Assistant Director, Program Director shall investigate, complete a written report and make recommendations in regards to alleged staff misconduct
- May be required to transport residents to work, medical appointments or other approved destinations
- Is knowledgeable of and uses Universal Precautions when dealing with residents
- Conducts self in a professional manner with colleagues in the criminal justice system, with offenders, with victims, and with the public
- Complies with CJAD Standards; Residential Code of Ethics; LCDC/ LPC Code of Ethics; Departmental policies and procedures.
- Performs other related duties as assigned by the CCF Director/ Assistant Director
- Possess a Bachelors Degree conferred by a college or university accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the coordinating board, Texas College and
- University System in criminal justice, criminology, corrections, counseling, law, social work, family studies, psychology, sociology, or related field approved by TDCJ-CJAD. Masters Degree preferred
- Must possess certification as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor or be a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor or Licensed Professional Counselor
- Four (4) years experience as Qualified Credentialed Counselor (QCC) with two (2) years in a supervisory capacity preferred.
- Must possess a solid understanding of the dynamics of the disease of addiction and various program types pertinent to the addictive personality
- Prefer prior working experience in the Criminal Justice System
- Have the ability to utilize a personal computer
- Be able to work independently and efficiently
- Possess skills to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
- Possess good judgment and sound decision-making skills
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Working knowledge of the principles and techniques of correctional and social work
- Knowledge of the Texas Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure
- Working knowledge of federal, state and local laws, rules, regulations, departmental policies and procedures, as well as techniques involved in the preparation and care of case records and related documents
- An understanding of human behavioral patterns; and the ability to apply good judgment to problems of individuals
- Ability to establish and maintain satisfactory and professional relationships with fellow employees, supervisory and administrative personnel, the general public, and other agencies and departments with whom we work
- Ability to project and maintain an image consistent with the aims, goals and philosophy of the Concho Valley Community Supervision and Corrections Department
- Ability to effectively and consistently communicate the mission and philosophy of the department
- Ability to assess the needs of individual offenders, and refer them to and involve them in the appropriate agency or service
- Ability to make rational, justifiable decisions
- Ability to conduct fair and objective investigations
- Ability to take direction and critique from supervisory and administrative personnel and have the desire to improve on a personal/professional basis
- Ability to make constructive suggestions that could enhance the structure/operation of the facility.
- Ability to be adaptable, flexible and cooperative
- Ability to follow the philosophy, policies, procedures and directives of the Concho Valley Community Supervision and Corrections Department
- Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License (if employee is coming to this position from another state, this requirement must be met no later than thirty days following date of employment).
- Must have a telephone number at which they can be reached.
- Must have appropriate and current automobile insurance
- Must maintain appropriate dress and appearance according to CVCSCD/CCF policies