Assistant Director Adult Rehabilitation Services Job Opening

Assistant Director Adult Rehabilitation Services

Mosaic Community Services

Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland
Category: Social Worker

GENERAL SUMMARY: Responsible for day-to-day direction, operation, evaluation, and monitoring of the clinical and specific administrative aspects of the assigned service program. Provides direct client care services. Supervises staff. Coordinates the program's activities with Mosaic, SPHS and community resources.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: 1. Responsible for the management of assigned service program. Directs, plans, evaluates, and monitors program's clinical and administrative activities according to the established policies and procedures. 2. Participate in short and long-range clinical program planning and program evaluation. 3. Monitor program revenues and expenses, monitors and analyze variances. Provides input into budget planning. 4. Select, train, schedule, direct, and appraise the performance and when necessary the discipline and discharge of program staff. Schedule staff to provide coverage and treatment. 5. Assist in providing safe and therapeutic environment according to established policies and procedures. Follow health and safety policies and procedures. Provide additional and or relief coverage as indicated by staff shortages and or unexpected/unusual clinical needs of the clients enrolled in day programming 6. Monitor use and maintenance of the assigned facilities; ensures compliance with applicable health and safety standards. 7. Oversee the clinical aspects of the assigned Program: • Plan, direct, and ensure the provision of direct client care services in accordance with community rehabilitation. • Oversee, establish agendas and provide leadership in clinical treatment team meetings, evaluation conferences, in-service education, and other staff meetings in order to gather and exchange client information and further develop clinical expertise of staff. • Organize and monitor client program activities. 8. Responsible for the oversight of reports (run by operations support specialist), communications, and documentation of client treatment and progress. Prepare written reports related to quality assurance and the status of program operations. 9. Provide leadership in supervising, and monitoring on the behavior of clients. Assures expectations and policies are clearly defined and adhered to. 10. Maintain professional education and competence through participation in ongoing meetings, workshops, and seminars 11. Keep abreast of current trends and developments in the field. 12. Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: 1. Work requires comprehensive knowledge of individual and group dynamics and of methods for effectively working with social, emotional, and mental health problems of children and adolescents, or specialized adult populations, depending on assignments; thorough knowledge of the principles and methods of program development and interpretation; and a thorough knowledge of administrative procedures and educational techniques--normally acquired through a Bachelor's degree in Mental Health, Human Services or a closely related field. 2. Work requires knowledge of psychiatric social work principles and knowledge of behavioral rehabilitation principles, psychosocial therapies, and modalities sufficient to interact effectively with residents with a wide range of pathology and aberrant patterns of behavior. 3. Work requires the ability to plan and supervise all phases of a human service provider program, to evaluate, modify, or initiate, services as required, supervisory and administrative ability, as well as some familiarity with information systems and simple accounting procedures--normally acquired through approximately two to three years of responsible clinical/ administrative experience in a psychosocial or similar program. 4. Work requires interpersonal skills sufficient to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all Mosaic departments which impact on the assigned Program (e.g., Human Resources, Accounting, etc.), other programs and agencies to discuss mutual problems, to serve as an advocate for the clients and Program, and to provide direct clinical care services.

WORKING CONDITIONS: 1. Normal activity-center environment, where there is no physical discomfort due to temperature, dust or noise. Depending on position, may have some exposure to cigarette smoke in area designated for client smoking. 2. Works in resident care environment where there is some exposure to communicable diseases. 3. Depending on specific assignment, work requires travel between programs and services.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: 1. Reports to PRP Program Director. 2. Responsible for staff of assigned service program.