The Associate Program Director is responsible for compliance with all federal, state, and accrediting agencies’ requirements to ensure the continuum of services necessary for each resident in the Program. Assists the Program Director in the administration of residential mental health services within the authority of Executive Management. May be responsible for all or designated part of personnel management, fiscal operations, inventory management, recipient services, safety and welfare of recipients, hiring and training of personnel, directing and coordinating the activities of the staff, and administration of the program. Within the Program Director’s guidelines, establishes clinical procedures and policies for recipients and ensures that program operations meet or exceed agency and regulatory guidelines. Within the Program Director’s guidelines ensures adherence to program philosophy and regulations. This includes hands-on assistance with daily living skills, including but not limited to hygiene, upkeep of physical space and living environment (including bed-bug prevention and treatment), laundry, shopping, meal planning and preparation, cooking, housekeeping, and traveling.
Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or other human services field plus at least two years experience working with individuals with serious mental illness and in the case of MICA Programs, experience with co-existing substance abuse. Some supervisory or administrative experience required. Must meet the qualifications for a Qualified Mental Health Staff (QMHS) as stated in Part 593 of the OMH regulations.