Shelter Director
Samaritan Village Inc - New York, NY

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Major Functions:
The Shelter Director is responsible for the overall clinical management and administrative operations of his/her assigned program(s). He or she is responsible for managing and monitoring the job performance of all program employees. This position assures the quality of clinical services provided to persons served. The Program Director facilitates communication between program employees and agency administration.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Is responsible for knowledge of and compliance with DHS rules, regulations and guidelines.
  • Supervises and monitors the therapeutic environment to ensure that behavioral guidelines are followed, a therapeutic milieu is maintained and interpersonal relationships remain positive.
  • Monitors the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of the program’s clinical services and the safety of the environment of care.
  • Manages program services, improves existing services and develops new treatment components to meet the needs of persons served.
  • Be on call 24/7 for emergency issues, and consultation.
  • Helps develop, implement and deploy agency policy and procedures.
  • Provides clinical and administrative supervision to program staff.
  • Provides administrative supervision for plant operations; ensures a safe and secure environment of care.
  • Report to Executive Staff issues related to program operation vis-à-vis DHS.
  • Ensures clinical staff maintain accurate, complete and timely records that comply with DHS requirements and expectations, regulatory standards and agency internal policy and procedure.
  • Ensures that all program staff uphold the agency's Code of Conduct/Code of Ethics and comply with all Federal, state and local law/regulation, including 42 CFR confidentiality and HIPAA privacy and security regulations.
  • Is responsible for compliance with OTDA, Coalition, and DHS regulations.
  • In partnership with the Director of Training, plans, develops, and conducts in-service training to maintain and improve staff competencies.
  • Participates in internal management/quality improvement committees.
  • Represents Samaritan Village at community and public forums .
  • Supervise the management and operation of the Community Advisory Board.
  • Performs other duties as requested.
1. Strong leadership; effective management, organizational, writing and communication skills.
2. Ability to implement and monitor policy and procedure in accordance with agency guidelines.
3. Knowledgeable about Federal, state and local law and regulation governing substance abuse treatment programs.

Job Requirements:
1. A graduate degree in a clinical discipline and 2 years clinical experience in a substance abuse treatment program, one of which was in a supervisory capacity.
2. Bachelors’ Degree and 4 years substance abuse treatment experience, 2 of which were in a supervisory capacity.
3. An appropriate qualified healthcare credential (e.g. MSW, CASAC) and 5 years experience in substance abuse treatment 3 of which in a supervisory capacity.
4 . Basic keyboard skills and computer literacy (Window based environment knowledge preferred).

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