This position is responsible for the facility programs and the counseling areas, supervision of all counseling staff including staff scheduling, training coordination, annual performance and file compliance. This position has the necessary knowledge and familiarity with ACA, DOC, and DDAP regulations to assure facility compliance with the regulatory standards. Finally, this position responsible to ensure smooth operation and coordination of program services including Inpatient D & A, Work Release and Outpatient Programming.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Oversees facility programs and counseling areas.
Provides direct supervision including staffing, schedules, re-entrant affairs and file compliance. Ensures all counseling staff is aware of their areas of responsibility. Evaluates Counselors’ performance of their duties including observation of re-entrant sessions and random file reviews.
Ensures that Counselors and programming complies with requirements of all referral sources and jurisdictions.
Organizes, implements and supervises the Correctional Recovery program as defined by the Program Manual.
Work closely with referral sources to ensure smooth operation and coordination of all program services.
Provides staff training and implementation of program design.
Provides and documents individual/group staff supervision.
Provides direct services including facilitation of classes/group sessions, individual counseling, treatment planning, assessment; document progress and reviews.
Leads the Classification Committee and ensures that intakes are conducted properly.
Completes training plans and records; ensures counseling staff participate in required training.
Develops and maintains knowledge of and familiarity with ACA, DOC, and DDAP Accreditation and ensures program compliance.
Writes social histories, clinical assessments, and develop treatment plans.
Monitors re-entrant progress toward goals and objectives as stated in the treatment plan and update the treatment as required.
Ensures re-entrant progress toward goals and objectives as stated in the Program Plan and update the Program Plan as required.
Prepares parole summaries, Extraordinary Occurrence reports, and Employee Report of Incidents.
Completes weekly and monthly reports as required for referring agencies.
Obtains funding for residents.
Assists clients with medical and mental health appointments, housing options, and other needs as they arise.
Develops a strong rapport with referring agencies and community agencies.
Submits required paperwork and documentation in a timely manner.
Supervises a caseload of up to eight inpatient re-entrants.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelors degree in behavioral sciences or appropriate discipline.
Hold clinical certification as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor from the Illinois Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA) OR;
Be licensed as a social worker or licensed clinical social worker pursuant to the Clinical Social Work
Two (2) years related clinical supervisory experience.
Criminal Justice experience preferred
Good visual and auditory abilities to interact with re-entrants.
Ability to use personal computers and associated software applications.