AMIkids is a non-profit dedicated to helping troubled youth develop into responsible and productive citizens. AMIkids’ mission is to protect the public safety and positively impact as many youth as possible through the efforts of a diverse and innovative staff. AMIkids works in partnership with youth agencies, local communities and families.
The Director of Treatment is responsible for the development, implementation and general oversight of all treatment services, including assessments related to treatment needs, treatment plans, and treatment and intervention referrals. Employee executes all Treatment components of the AMIkids Personal Growth Model (PGM) and ensures compliance with all applicable local, State and Federal regulatory requirements governing treatment services, e.g., contract requirements, Medicaid. Position provides group, individual, family and crisis counseling services to youth and their families affiliated with the institute. Employee ensures all staff is appropriately trained and certified. Employee assists the Executive Director in development and implementation of program policies and procedures.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Establishes effective Interpersonal skills to encourage positive cooperation in the work place, and increase team success through meaningful interactions with Education, Behavior Modification and Behavior Health Overlay Services professionals.
Maintains open communication for the development of effective working relationships with all levels of staff and colleagues, as well as external agencies and professionals; develops and maintains community relations and effective key customer and contractor contacts.
Develops respectful, trusting and enthusiastic work environment to encourage innovative problem solving and creative program development; enforces the principals of professional conduct ethics, and AMIkids values.
Participates in and conducts staff meetings and interactive training to develop open communication and for the dissemination of information, e.g., problem resolution, policy interpretation, procedural changes.
Provides effective Leadership to motivate and guide staff toward the successful accomplishment of established treatment goals and objectives; facilitates a successful and collaborative work environment.
Schedules, trains and evaluates staff in the achievement of departmental objectives and long-term program goals and initiatives; provides on-site and residential support in the area of treatment and therapy; assists in recruiting, screening and hiring school personnel.
Develops, coordinates and conducts various structured and informal staff training to facilitate professional development and effectiveness; researches and delivers instructional materials.
Identifies and facilitates professional growth opportunities; encourages a flexible and responsive work environment; plans and conducts staff meetings and interactive training for the dissemination of information, e.g., problem resolution, policy interpretation, procedural changes.
Develops partnerships with and maintains contacts with key individuals of state job services, the youth services department, local school systems and service providers in the district; serves as liaison for the Institute to; submits required reports and documentation; acts as liaison between AMIkids corporate office, AMIkids institutes and programs, and regulatory agencies; develops positive school/community relations with industry contacts.
Directs and implements Treatment services while ensuring the integration with the Personal Growth Model; coordinates and oversees delivery of appropriate youth services by qualified staff in the achievement of favorable therapeutic outcomes; executes all applicable policies and procedures.
Directs the coordination and implementation of Treatment programs; oversees delivery of appropriate youth diagnosis and treatment by qualified staff in the achievement of favorable therapeutic outcomes.
Develops and implements treatment and supervision plans (e.g. ITP, TPR, and ITP-RE); reviews placement and case treatment files; oversees youth evaluation and treatment plans to ensure programs are individualized and meet the needs of each youth; communicates student families/guardians and probation officers concerning student progress.
Leads and supervises treatment team meetings, student group activities and sessions, family meetings, and service plan meetings; provides group, individual, family and crisis counseling services to students and their families; leads and implements psycho-educational, delinquency prevention, and treatment groups, e.g. ART, Skillstreaming, CYT, SS.
Oversees substance abuse/mental health services for students and their families; oversees cases and ensures individualized services are provided.
Schedules off-site doctor’s visits for youth; prepares referrals for off-site clinical services not provided by the institute; maintains reporting of out-service agencies; schedules motivational activities such as field trips and community service opportunities for youth.
Supervises youth medication administration and maintains required documentation; enforces health and medication policies and procedures.
Ensures treatment components are consistently implemented with integrity and fidelity; conducts treatment services; maintains current knowledge of industry trends and regulatory requirements.
Monitors and ensures compliance with quality assurance, Medicaid, PGM and any other related standards as they relate to treatment; maintains accurate records according to contracting agency, PGA, Medicaid, state auditing and all other applicable standards.
Oversees the timely accomplishment of appropriate documentation, data entry, and submission requirements as defined by industry standards and regulatory requirements.
Ensures all appropriate certifications, licensing and treatment requirements are maintained and in compliance with all applicable regulatory standards.
Participates in the administration of program management and development functions; ensures all treatment related documents are organized, completed with required timelines and maintained in a confidential manner as required by law..
Practices effective organization, time management, and project management skills to ensure practical and efficient direction of services; ensures timely processing of administrative functions.
Coordinates and utilizes available Institute and community resources in support of treatment programs, youth program completion and reduced recidivism.
Researches and evaluates juvenile justice trends and industry developments to enhance program guidelines and operations; coordinates, administers and supervises various program operations, e.g., staffing, activities, reporting, budgeting.
Drafts and submits documentation and information in support of program reporting and/or requests for proposals as directed; participates and/or leads various special projects as directed; participates in a wide variety of miscellaneous projects in support of the AMIkids mission.
Performs a wide variety of professional and administrative support duties as they relate to the development and implementation of AMIkids’ vision; prepares and maintains various reports, e.g., head count, discharge, progress, DJJ 180-day, student data in Student Information System (SIS).
Attends all required training/professional development events and maintains all appropriate certifications and licenses.
Performs related duties for which the incumbent is qualified as necessary.
Minimum Education, Training and Experience
Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, or other counseling related field; supplemented by one (1) to two (2) years experience working with at risk and troubled youth; or any combination of education, training and experience equal to or greater than defined regulatory requirements.
Certifications, Licenses and Registrations
State license preferred (e.g. mental health, clinical social work, marriage and family therapy, alcohol/substance abuse etc.) or experience working under the direct supervision of licensed clinical professional, according to state statutes.
CAP certification highly desirable
Must satisfy criminal background check and drug screening as defined by state requirements
Must satisfy physical abilities and medical testing as defined by federal regulations
Must obtain and maintain appropriate crisis intervention and physical restraint training and certification as defined by state requirements, e.g., Protective Action Response (PAR), Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI), Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), Safe Crisis Management (SCM)
Must obtain and maintain current CPR and First Aid Certification by nationally recognized organization. Must possess and maintain valid driver’s license in the state of employment; may be required to obtain and maintain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with passenger and school bus endorsement.
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