Assistant Program Director
Thresholds - Chicago, IL

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Thresholds is Illinois' oldest and largest provider of services to people living with severe and persistent mental illness. Thresholds celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2009 and looks forward to continuing its mission to help its members reclaim their lives and achieve hopeful and successful futures. With its 30 service locations and more than 75 housing developments in the Chicago area, Thresholds is a recognized leader in mental health recovery. Thresholds provides excellent opportunities for career development and promotion and has been voted as one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work for in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Thresholds encourages individuals who have experienced mental health recovery to apply. EOE M/F/D/V

Assumes a leadership role in the agency when the Program Director is not present, and at all times assume the leadership implied in the role of Assistant Program Director.
Insures the delivery of all program and casework services, attempt to accomplish all agency objectives and promulgate agency traditions, practices and organizational goals.
This includes participation on the team in a manner consistent with team expectations and in a fashion which models the functioning expected of all team members
This may include but is not limited to the standards and documentation requirements as established by: CARF, Medicare, Medicaid, DMH, CILA, DOL, Social Security (PASS), DORS and/or DCFS.
Oversees income streams and programmatic expenditures for this program in accordance with the agency's accounting procedures and within the program's approved budget as assigned by the Program Director.
As assigned, appropriately transmit such information to the staff of the program.
Assists with special tasks as assigned, including but not limited to: writing proposals, publications, annual reports, representing the agency at meetings, conferences, conducting research, consulting with and training outside visitors and trainees, supervising students, orienting and training new staff.
Oversees and manage the physical plant(s) utilized as programmatic space. Assume responsibility for all aspects of staff and member safety relative to the operation of the program(s).
Participates in the implementation of Thresholds emergency plans related to extreme weather or other emergency condition.
Performs and participate in crisis intervention when necessary.
Monitors all required paperwork and maintain the quality and validity of individual case records according to CARF, Medicare, Medicaid standards and agency traditions. Assure that all assigned paperwork is completed accurately and in a timely fashion.
Provides accurate and timely information to your supervisor on all topics and issues related to the operation of the agency and the well-being of its members; and, as appropriate, transmit such information to subordinates.
Conducts probationary and annual evaluations in a timely manner for all subordinate staff. Develop specific goals and objectives, and provide the method and opportunity for each team staff to succeed in their professional development. May supervise subordinate clinical/administrative levels 5-10 of the assigned team, program, and/or department.
Participates in the hiring sequence of the agency, and make recommendations on the hiring, probation, or termination of team staff.
Works flexible schedule and be available to work on weekends or evenings as required. Be available to the staff and members of the program on an on-call basis after regular business hours. Provide after hours coverage as needed.
Other duties as assigned.

A Master’s degree in a related field with three years experience is preferred. Extensive experience may be substituted for formal educational requirements with the approval of the Program Director.
Daily access to a personal vehicle is required . Must obtain and maintain $100,000/$300,000/$100,000 liability insurance coverage. Subject to validation every six months.
May be required to provide transportation for members of the program using a Thresholds provided vehicle or personal vehicle. Must be 23 years of age and must meet all insurance carrier’s requirements. Subject to annual Department of Motor Vehicles license verification.
Computer proficiency, including the ability to use email, navigate and enter notes into electronic medical records and working knowledge of pertinent software.
Must obtain satisfactory results from an Illinois State Police Conviction Background Check.
Trained in Basic First Aid including the Heimlich maneuver and CPR.

Current and valid driver’s licenses.
LPHA preferred.

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Established in 1959, Thresholds provides healthcare, housing, and hope for thousands of persons with mental illnesses in Illinois each year....