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Program Director ($5k Sign on Bonus)

  • Chelsea, MA
  • Driver's License Required
  • Experience
  • Full Time (40 Hours)
  • MA
  • Chelsea, MA

We are currently offering a $5,000 sign on bonus for this position.

The Residential Program Director is a unique position within the North Suffolk Mental Health Association in that it requires both administrative and nursing skills to effectively manage a group home of four residents with complex psychiatric and medical needs. This position oversees the day to day functioning of the group home, provides supervisory support to a team of direct care staff and an RN who assists in all medical facets of the program, and provides medical expertise in the management of residents’ symptoms and treatment.

Salary: $60,000- $63,000 a year based on experience.

Schedule: Monday- Friday 9a-5p

Expectations of the role:
• Management of staffs’ efforts to engage persons served and partner with them to improve their health and wellness, achieve symptom stabilization and self-management, develop and/or restore skills impacted by mental illness and live a self-directed life.
• Ensure that day to day operations of the group home program are grounded in the philosophy and techniques of psychiatric rehabilitation.
• Assist people with psychiatric and substance use disorders to identify personal priorities, preferences, strengths, and interests in order to help them establish goals that support a life in recovery.
• Instill hope by engaging in positive interactions that promote recovery and empowerment.
• Collaborate with persons served to help them to create goals with specific action steps in order to develop effective treatment/rehabilitation recovery plans.
• Collaborate in the development and implementation of Safety Plans and Crisis Prevention and Response Plans in order to help prevent and mitigate risk factors.
• Use evidence based practices, including motivational interviewing.
• Advocate for persons served to make informed choices to further their own recovery.
• Assist in identification and practice of skill building interventions that equip persons served to live in the most independent setting or level of care.
• Advocate for better access to public services and natural supports for persons served in order to facilitate their recovery and maximize integration into the community.
• Lead the hiring process for residential staff and ensure that all staff are properly oriented and are trained in all mandatory trainings.

•Collaborate with internal and external providers to coordinate all forms of care for persons served including medical, psychiatric, social, housing, financial, and legal issues.

Education/Licensure: LPHA licensure required. Following degrees meet the criteria: MSW, LCSW, LICSW, LMHC and LMHC eligible degrees, LADC 1, RN, Licensed Occupational Therapist. MSW graduates welcome to apply under pathway program.
Experience: At least 5 years experience in the provision of clinical or rehabilitative services to adults with chronic and persistent mental health issues and substance use disorders preferred. At least 2 years of supervisory experience.
Skills: Must have Driver’s license. Familiarity with basic computer use (email, word processor, Excel) and electronic health records software (e.g. Ehana). State welfare programs familiarity. Must be MAP certified and CPR/first aide certified within five (5) continuous months of employment/date of hire (training provided)

Competitive & Comprehensive Benefits Package:
• Paid Time Off Two weeks’ Vacation per year (three weeks after 2 years of service), 12 Sick Days per year, and 10 Paid Holidays per year
• Health & Dental Insurance, with generous employer contribution
• Employer Paid Life Insurance
• 403 (b) Retirement Plan with employer matching
• Voluntary Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
• Medical/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
• Access to Credit Union Banking
• Access to State Tuition Remission Program (Worksite Specific)
• Employee Referral Bonus Program
• Discounted Movie Tickets
• Comprehensive Training Program
• Internal Advancement Opportunities


Tagged as: ACCS, Administration, Adults, Human Services, LCSW, licensed Psychologist, LICSW, lmhc, LPHA, Masters Degree, Mental Health, R.N, Registered Occupational Therapist, residential, Residential Setting, Social Work

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