Brandywine Counseling & Community Services, Inc. (BCCS) is a welcoming and innovative organization that contributes to stronger communities and enhancing quality of life by creatively providing Education, Advocacy, Treatment, Early Intervention, and Prevention services. With integrity, we promote hope and empowerment to persons and families touched by mental health, substance use, HIV and multiple occurring diagnoses, and their related challenges.
It is the responsibility of the Assistant Director of Treatment to ensure that the designated behavioral health care treatment environment and Peer Support Recovery programs is recovery focused with active client/participant participation. The Assistant Director of Treatment is responsible for implementing strategies for program development, improving the quality and safety of client care; staff training and development (therapeutic techniques); peer support services, and continual quality improvement.
The Assistant Director of Treatment leads the clinical practices and objectives that will provide a high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity, goal attainment, and the infusion of EBP. The Assistant Director promotes and operates in a recovery oriented/trauma informed manner, ensuring that all individuals receiving services in all of the programs are treated with dignity and respect. The Assistant Director works closely with administrative staff, directors and program managers at all sites to provide statewide presence and awareness, ensuring all project activities are well planned, implemented successfully, evaluated as proposed, reported on as required and best practices are disseminated throughout the agency.
The Assistant Director is responsible for directing, developing, and coordinating the activities and events relative to the designated programs to ensure achievement of program goals and objectives. The Assistant Director will also serve as the peer support services and clinical expert, providing leadership and subject matter expertise to create and deliver an agency wide consistency pertaining peer support, wellness, prevention, and treatment services. The Assistant Director is responsible for creating a welcoming and healing environment by providing quality, sufficient and appropriate services and maintaining high professional standards.
Core Functions - Knowledge Areas
Change management and other relevant business management principles and standards
Change management and other relevant business management principles and standards.
Provide group clinical supervision to clinical staff.
42 U.S.C. 290dd-2 and 42 CFR Part 2 and HIPAA 45 CFR parts 160 and 164.
Joint Commission Sections: Accreditation Participation Requirements (APR); Screening, Assessment, and Care, Treatment, and Services; Quality Improvement Expertise/Activities; Record of Care, Treatment, and Services; National Patient Safety Goals (Residential, Partial); Life Safety (Residential); Orientation and Training (Organizational and Program level); Rights and Ethics; and Staffing.
Believes that recovery is possible and treatment works.
Responds to urgent or emergency situations in a way that minimizes trauma to the client and staff members and results in stabilization.
Job-Specific Performance Standards
Complies with all BCCS policies and procedures and ensure that all staff follows them as well.
Coordinates program strategies, activities and events with relevant personnel
Develops ideas process and procedures in accordance with the prescribed strategies, activities, goals and objectives in the approved scope of services.
Meets with Director of Treatment, Program Managers, and Clinical Supervisors whenever necessary.
Assists clinical services area staff whenever necessary and/or requested by Director of Treatment.
Provides direction to, supervise and evaluate via daily observation, quarterly Key Performance Indicators and annual staff performance reviews, when necessary, work-related counseling, administer corrective action, terminate, hire, and address grievances of clinical services area, for staff, including: Program Managers and Consultants within designated sites.
Promotes staff morale.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Treatment Services.
Demonstrates strong leadership skills; delegates and empowers staff who operated each of the
distinct programs to set and achieve program goals.
Oversees all aspects of quality of care, safety and operation of the peer support programs and designated programs.
Assist Director of Treatment in creating, plans, and implementing the results of organizational assessments that focus on peer support and behavioral health services.
Stays informed, disseminates, and implements relevant program requirements, Evidence Based Practices (EBP), and skills required by staff for high quality, effective performance and adherence to standards bodies defined as Contracts, Licensure, and Joint Commission.
Provides regular reports (progress or deficiencies) and any specially requested reports by Director of Treatment Services, CEO, CFO, and any other designated administrative and fiscal personnel. Including participation in researching, writing and submission of grant. Provide monthly report to Director of Treatment on designated programs performance along with corrective action plan for deficiencies.
Identifies, selects, manages and designs internal trainings as necessary to meet training needs; and identifies, selects, and manages external trainings necessary for staff to meet appropriate standards bodies within designed programs or requested by Director of Treatment.
Liaises and co-operates with standards bodies; preparing for licensure, contract and/or accreditation reviews; as well as other stakeholders aimed at increasing contracts and funds.
Works with administrators, and other staff as well as the external evaluators to ensure successful planning, implementation, and evaluation of the grant
Assesses relevant training needs for staff individuals and organization, in consultation with Program Manager and Peer Clinical Supervisors that include assessment methods and measurement systems and report to Director of Treatment.
Works closely with Senior Management staff, Program Managers, Clinical Supervisors and Peer Recovery to establish and implement organization goals, objectives, policies and procedures. Including participation in researching, writing, and submission of grant proposals.
Collects, interprets, analyzes, summarizes and processes information and data. Prepares and submits relevant multifaceted reports regarding the grant including the required federal reports
Monitors data results and collaborates with team to adjust program as needed activities as needed.
Apprise staff of reporting requirements, time lines, milestones, outcomes, regulations and procedural requirements that must be met.
Manages programs performance against agreed targets and budgets (ensuring grant compliance), and within policies and standards.
REQUIRED: CADC or CAADC certification. PREFERRED: CCDP, LPC, or LCSW
REQUIRED: Masters degree in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, or related field
REQUIRED: 6 years of clinical experience in human services, 3 of which shall be in substance abuse treatment services. 5 years’ experience of supervising 10+ employees
BCCS has a full-time opportunity for an Assistant Director of Treatment. Interested candidates can apply online at http://www.brandywinecounseling.com/job-opportunities/