Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Assistant Director supervises staff of this adult psychiatric acute residential Spanish speaking treatment program. The Assistant Director manages the flow of clients into and out of the program. Specific functions are outlined in the job description.
Generally, Assistant Director duties include: Promoting the philosophy of social rehabilitation as it applies to residential treatment; developing and maintaining good working relationships with client referral sources and other related mental health programs; reviewing all charts and client records; assisting in staff training; coordinating the staff schedule and coordinating the collection of client data. In addition, the Assistant Director advocates for and participates in the maintenance of the facility.
AA in any field + 6 years experience in any mental health related field
BA in any field + 4 years experience in any mental health related field
MA in any field + 2 years experience in any mental health related field
Bachelor's degree in a mental health related field preferred. Experience may be substituted for the degree requirement, depending on nature and length of experience. 3 years specific experience in residential treatment and/or knowledge of social rehabilitation is preferred. Must be able to communicate effectively with staff, clients and other providers both orally and in writing. Basic word processing skills. Must demonstrate an acceptable level of maturity, good judgment and emotional stability. Must be able to negotiate several flights of stairs and lift and carry 20lb packages multiple times during each work shift.
Progress Foundation is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Bilingual/bicultural, people of color, women, individuals with personal experience as consumers of mental health services and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Upon receipt of a job offer and before commencement of employment, must submit to a fingerprint check and health screening exam in order to obtain clearance from the State Dept. of Social Services, Community Care Licensing. Valid California driver's license and insurability under the agency's auto insurance policies are preferred. Employment is contingent upon meeting the above minimum qualifications and verification of previous employment and education.
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