Since 2006, Elk River Treatment Program has provided a
structured therapeutic setting for children who are exhibiting behaviors that
negatively impact their lives and their families. Elk River Treatment Program specializes in
identifying the source of maladaptive behaviors and other unidentified mental
health and/or substance abuse issues. The program is accredited in Behavioral
Health Care by The Joint Commission and licensed by the State of Alabama to
provide treatment for boys and girls ages 12 – 18.
Our year-round, college prep academic program for grades 6 – 12 is accredited by AdvancED/SACS. Empirically based assessment and diagnostic tools are used to evaluate and formulate an initial diagnostic impression. Our professional treatment team develops an individualized, comprehensive treatment and education plan. Led by a child, adolescent and forensic psychiatrist, the Treatment Team includes licensed professional counselors, a licensed social worker that specializes in trauma, grief, adoption and attachment disorders, an advanced alcohol and drug counselor, nurse practitioner and registered nurses, an EAGALA certified instructor, and Highly Qualified, Alabama State Certified educators.
Residents are supervised around-the-clock by support staff that are carefully screened and selected for their education and experience in adolescent behavioral health care or related fields.
Summary of Job Position: The Program Director is responsible for the execution and oversight of the day-to-day operations of a 60-bed residential treatment program for adolescents. The Program Director is responsible for leading and managing regulatory compliance, risk management, staff development, and milieu treatment which is in alignment with the clinical model and strategic plan of the organization. The Program Director maintains a climate that attracts, maintains, and motivates a diverse group of highly qualified staff. The Program Director carries out all job responsibilities with fidelity and accountability to the Program’s Mission, Vision, Values, Guiding Principles, and Strategic Plan. The ideal candidate will have experience in the best practices for mental health treatment, behavior management systems, experiential programming, Joint Commission Accreditation, staff development/training, and overall program logistics.
Qualifications: At least 5 years experience in the treatment industry with progressive supervisory and management experience. A Master's Degree in the Social Services or Administrative field is preferred.
- Responsible for clinical and administrative oversight of residential, therapeutic program for boys and girls ages 12 – 18 with emotional, behavioral, psychiatric and substance abuse issues
- Responsible for development, training, and supervision of direct care and support staff
- Assists in the evaluation of needs, development and implementation of programming
- Ensure health, safety and confidentiality of individuals served
- Responsible for assisting with quality assurance, utilization review necessary for maintaining state license and accreditation
- Ensure that delivery of services is consistent with Program policies, practices, and procedures, and in accordance with all applicable regulations and established policies and procedures
- Provides on call and emergency response support and leadership
- Managing day-to-day operations ensuring the quality of services delivered and compliance with regulatory requirements