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SUD/AOD Program Director - Correctional Institutions (Northern California) Center Point, Inc. -
For more than four decades Center Point has provided the foundation for change for many families and individuals by assisting them to become responsible members of our communities. Center Point’s mission is to provide comprehensive social, educational, vocational, medical, psychological, housing and rehabilitation services to combat social problems such as substance abuse, poverty, unemployment and homelessness.
Center Point offers rehabilitation and treatment services that interrupt the abusive cycles of psychological, social and economic dislocation by providing critical training and support so that individuals and families can claim self-worth and dignity.
Center Point is seeking compassionate and enthusiastic individuals with a desire to teach to join one of our exciting teams as a CertifiedSUD/AOD Program Director at Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City, California.
About the Position:
As CertifiedSUD/AOD Program Director you plan, organize, direct and coordinates all aspects of the program and indirectly supervise all staff, develops, interprets, and administers policies and procedures governing the programs, and administers appropriate strategies for recruitment, selection and retention of staff, in the Integrated Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program (ISUDT Program).
Be on-site, working an average of forty (40) hours per week, Monday through Friday, during programming hours. Exceptions include vacation, sick leave, CDCR approved meetings, trainings, or State holidays. The CDCR shall be notified seven (7) calendar days in advance of work-related training, events, meetings and planned vacation or extended medical leave that will require the Program Director to be offsite;
Produce monthly calendars containing the Program Director’s schedule prior to the beginning of each month;
Be available by cell phone at least one (1) hour prior to the start of programming, one (1) hour after programming;
Conference by telephone, as often as necessary, but not less than weekly, to review program implementation and contract monitoring and compliance;
Oversee the evaluation, selection, hiring and training of the contract staff;
Ensure all ARMS entry and reporting requirements are accurate and entered timely, in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, the ARMS Data Sharing Agreement and ARMS training;
Secure prior approval when ordering supplies and equipment;
Submit the weekly reports;
Work with the appropriate institution staff in the planning, direction and coordination of all Program related facility activities;
Provide an up to date monthly staffing schedule to CDCR staff assigned to the program by the first day of the month indicating group coverage;
Provide an up-to-date monthly schedule to CDCR staff assigned to the program by the first day of the month indicating OMCP Mentor and peer mentor group assignment;
Be responsible for the overall supervision and oversight of all contract staff;
Implement appropriate strategies for recruitment, selection, and retention of staff;
Be responsible for fiscal monitoring of expenditures;
Be responsible for implementation of systems and monitoring techniques to assure Agreement compliance;
Ensure contract staff compliance with CDCR policies and procedures; and
Work collaboratively with CDCR/CCHCS and institution staff.
Maintain a consistent and supportive environment for both staff and participants.
Maintain appropriate and professional boundaries between staff and the participants.
Comply at all times with ethical and moral standards of any social service, profession, certification or license, organizational, and CDCR requirements.
Prepare reports as assigned. Prepare accurate, concise, informative reports, records and plans that are consistent with Center Point standards, and comply with applicable clinical and administrative rules.
Understand and appropriately apply Center Point policies and procedure, and adhere to agency-wide practices and regulations.
Model and demonstrate leadership, integrity, and professionalism.
SUD/AOD Program Director shall have a working knowledge of SUDT programs and meet one (1) of the following minimum requirements:
A Master’s Degree in a social service-related field and at least one (1) years of supervisory experience working in a SUDT Program; OR
A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in a social service-related field and at least two (2) years of supervisory experience working in a SUDT Program; OR
An Associate’s Degree in a social service-related field and at least four (4) years of supervisory experience working in a SUDT Program; OR
Six (6) years of supervisory experience working in a SUDT Program.
Counseling and other skills necessary to develop and maintain a treatment community within a prison setting.
Understanding of causes, symptoms, and effects of substance abuse; appreciation for the behavioral, psychological, physical and social effects of drug abuse.
Possess and maintain the skills necessary to provide process therapy.
Understanding or program curriculum, objectives, and best practices for implementation.
Knowledge of contractual requirements of ISUDTP is essential.
Excellent interpersonal, written communications and typing skills. Operational knowledge of MS-Word, Outlook, Excel, and Access.
Ability to maintain sensitivity and objectivity under pressures generated by association with substance abuse treatment participants.
Ability to provide genuine warmth, empathy and honest sensitive to program participants to facilitate positive change.
Ability to provide program participants with frequent acknowledgment and reinforcement for positive behaviors, as well as consistent and predictable feedback for negative behaviors, which may include reporting violations to CDCR staff.
Demonstrate proper attitudes and techniques towards faculty, institution staff, and program participants; and model professional, effective work habit and responsible living.
Ability to type 35+ words per minute.
Pass background clearance.
Highly competitive compensation at $78,000 annually.
Medical, Dental, Vision.
15 days off (PTO/Sick time) increasing with tenure. Paid holidays.
401K with matching contribution & Life insurance programs