Mar 21, 2018

DIRECTOR OF SHORT-TERM RESIDENTIAL THERAPEUTIC PROGRAM (STRTP)

  • Los Angeles Youth Network (LAYN)
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Programs Child and Family Welfare Agency

Job Description

Reports to: Director of Clinical Services
 
Purpose:
 
The Director of STRTP will be responsible to provide leadership, program design, and management of our 24 hour, intensive Treatment Foster Care Program for foster youth ages 12-18. The Director is responsible to ensure that all services are provided  in accordance with the Los Angeles Youth Network mission statement, Value Statement, approved supervision practice, Code of Conduct and LAYN Policies and Procedures.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:

• Insure and direct the daily operations of the Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP) operate effectively and efficiently, providing the highest quality of services possible. 

• Plan, organize, evaluate, and direct the STRTP, its staff and activities. • Monitoring and ensuring compliance to contracts and accreditation (CARF) standards

• Ensures efficacy and implementation of all clinical interventions utilized with residents through monitoring and oversight.

• Supervises a multi-disciplinary staff to include two or more clinicians; confers with staff regularly regarding techniques used, case progress, and in conjunction with direct supervisor review case notes following all Department of Mental Health and Department of Social Services guidelines. 

• Ensures quality therapeutic care to residents in each program while adhering to and enforcing federal and state licensing regulations.

• Collaborates, coordinates and advocates with other community professionals, servicing agencies, clients and families to ensure service plan implementation and/or linkage services.

• Monitor STRTP census to ensure compliance with LAYN intake, discharge and re-entry policies and procedures, including planned transitions into foster care facilities.

• Consistently exercise sound, independent judgment and adequate emotional stability in evaluating situations and making decisions despite the pressures of deadlines or the occurrence of unexpected stressful events.

• Insure that procedures necessary to effectively track and gather data for internal and external reports are developed and consistently implemented for STRTP. Insure the timely submission of such reports. 

• Participate in programs designed for in-service education, on the job training, and orientation classes for newly assigned program staff.

• On-call to assist program staff in handling crisis situations, intervenes personally as needed (PET team, police, etc.).

• Maintain an atmosphere of safety and support in accordance with established policies and procedures • Perform other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • M.S.W., M.A. or M.S. in Human Service field required 
  • Licensed in the State of California as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexibility and ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays 
  • Ability to work as part of a mulita-disciplinary team
  • Minimum 3 years of demonstrated leadership responsibility and supervising staff in a residential facility.
  • Satisfactorily fulfill the requirements for employment at the Los Angeles Youth Network, i.e. references, physical examination, criminal records clearance, etc. 

Preferred:

  • Group Home Administrator Certification and/or STRTP preferred.
  • Experience in providing mental health treatment to children and adolescents. 
  • Experience working with LGBTQ youth
  • Experience with DMH documentation and standards Certificates/Licenses: Valid CA Driver’s License (must pass insurance underwrites), 
     
     
    Disclaimer: The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and qualifications required of employees to this job. Los Angeles Youth Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
     

Title / Level of Responsibility

Director

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