Regional Area Director **Newton, KS** at Mirror inc. in Newton, Kansas

Posted in Management 4 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Under the administrative supervision of the (Divisional) Vice-President of Operations, the Mirror Area Program Directors are responsible for the programs and services offered by the agency at that location. He/she shall also provide administrative and clinical supervision to all counseling, case management and support staff assigned to the Mirror residential and outpatient treatment programs assigned to their catchment area. Mirror Area Program Directors shall operate in accordance with the policies determined by the Board of Directors and shall abide by all applicable federal, state and local regulations. Please note: Area Directors may sometimes cover more than one program or facility and often have oversight of programs in different locations, (i.e., different cities).


  1. Supervision of the clinical, case management and support staff at the designated program location(s).

  2. Responsible for assisting in the development of treatment curricula and ensures implementation of same within the designated component(s). Approves all modifications in the curricula through the Vice President of Clinical Services.

  3. Responsible for ensuring the programs assigned to their care and oversight employ the proper cognitive model (currently using University of Cincinnati, Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Substance Abuse) as well as, other curricula or therapeutic approaches for the clients we serve. Other curricula or therapeutic approaches might include but not be limited to: Matrix Model, Substance Abuse and Mens Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model (SA-M-TREM), Seeking Safety (for Womens groups) and Living in Balance (mainly used for Intensive Outpatient programs). This would also include an eclectic blend of traditional treatment methodologies such as reality therapy, bibliotherapy, rational-emotive therapy, self-help strategies, behavior modification, and level systems, etc... along with other "cutting edge" approaches as they may appear in the literature or scientific research.

  4. Administer the daily operations of the Mirror program or programs assigned to their care.

  5. Recruit, recommend for hire and evaluate staff assigned to their designated program or programs. (Please note: Directors should consult with the Human Resource Director on offers of employment, disciplinary issue with staff and any recommendation that involves termination of a Mirror employee. Terminations should be carefully documented and then submitted for approval to the Human Resource Director

  6. Assists with the continuing education needs of staff through coordination or delivery of in-service units or initial approval of workshop hours. Oversight of annual in-service staff training for the staff they supervise.

  7. Approves all residential admissions and discharges and monitors census/utilization in all programs they oversee. Oversees the internal utilization review process for their assigned programs. Assists the (Divisional)Vice-President of Operations with the tracking of clients for the programs they manage.

  8. Monitors the flow of clients into their assigned programs.

  9. Liaison activities with the client referral source (might include other treatment providers, assessment centers, courts, or parole, probation or community corrections officers), local employers, community vendors, business associates, etc Work to resolve any differences community vendors or business associates might have with our residents or services.

  10. Ensures conformity to funding authority and contractual agreement standards. (Please note this includes but is not limited to KDADS, BOP, KDOC, KSC or USPO).

  11. Ensures conformity to licensing authority (KDADS) standards.

  12. Responsible for (or oversight of) the approval of all participants related paperwork (i.e., treatment plans, case management plans, discharge summaries, etc.) within their assigned program(s).

  13. Responsible for coverage issues of staff assigned to their program(s).

  14. Clinical observation of counseling and case management activities and provides any consultative duties with staff as required.

  15. Meets regularly with the (Divisional) Vice-President of Operations to ensure quality programming. Provides reports to (Divisional) Vice-President of Operations on an as needed basis. Participates on the Quality Improvement Team.

  16. Available on-call basis for the programs they oversee.

  17. Handles crisis situations when on-call staff is not available or skilled enough to manage the situation.

  18. Ensure that all direct report counselors are meeting the minimum 25 hours of directive service per week, or an average of 100 hours per month.

  19. Responsible for performing any other responsibilities assigned by his/her supervisors.

  1. Graduate of a four-year accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in social work, sociology, psychology, substance abuse counseling or a closely related field. Master's degree matching one of the aforementioned disciplines is desirable.

  2. Minimum of one-year paid experience providing supervisory oversight for a human services provider.

  3. The agency deems it to be desirable for this position to be licensed in the behavioral health field within the State of Kansas. It is not a mandatory requirement. Credentials such as LAC, LCAC, LMSW, LSCSW, LPC, LCPC, etc would be desirable.

  4. Ability to gather and understand program evaluation data and design.

  5. Excellent interpersonal skills required as well as ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  6. Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise the work of others.

  7. Previous experience in a supervisory role would be desirable.

  8. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and work with multiple tasks.

  9. Must be adaptable to change and have effective organizational skills.

  10. Must be able to work in concert and in collaboration with the President/CEO and other agency Vice Presidents.

  11. Must be able to pass agency authorized security and background checks.

  12. Employees who have been diagnosed with any type of substance use disorder or behavioral addiction/compulsion must have sustained a minimum of two consecutive years of abstinence from all intoxicating substances and symptoms of their chemical and/or behavioral addiction; and must be in full sustained remission.

  13. Must be proficient in computer skills and/or experience or skills with an Electronic Health Record.

  14. Physical requirements would include but not limited to standing, walking, talking, hearing and lifting (40/50 pounds). Walking stairs may be required as well. Be able to operate a motor vehicle (Class C license).

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