Title: Assistant Program
Program: Recovery Connections Jail Project
Recovery Connections: 262
Woodward Ave, Tonawanda, NY 14217
Reports to: Program Director
The Assistance Program Director works at a maximum level of
independence and responsibility, often sharing responsibility for many agency
operations with the Program Director, including the development, oversight and
evaluation of treatment protocols and activities in relation to the County
jails in both Erie and Niagara County. She/he provides supervision to
designated staff and is responsible for providing direct oversight of treatment
decisions provided in the jails. The Assistance Program Director oversees the
intake, assessment, engagement of individuals
who may benefit from MAT, therapy, and linkage to Vivitrol initiative of
county inmates. She/he is also responsible for the overall management of the
county jail inmates in absence of the Program Director. The Assistance Program Director performs
other duties as assigned by the Program Director.
The Assistance Program Director
provides clinical and administrative supervision to the assigned staff on the
Mobile Team and is responsible for all data collection of the jail project.
The Assistance Program Director receives clinical and
administrative supervision from the Program Director.
Directs and coordinates case assignments and
Provides orientation and training to new staff.
Oversees management of referrals.
Participates in, and frequently leads, treatment
Participates in program supervisory meeting.
Evaluates effectiveness of assigned staff
against agency standards.
Assures that client records are adequate,
accurate and up to date; reviews documentation issues with responsible staff.
Monitors program interactions to ensure the
maintenance of a therapeutic environment.
Provides psychotherapy to designated clients.
Identifies and obtains documentation to
determine eligibility for treatment.
Collaborates and communicates effectively with
Works with interdisciplinary team to identify
pre-treatment needs for clients.
May facilitate orientation groups, and/or group
therapy, and/or psychoeducational groups, to inmates admitted to treatment.
Obtains and completes all Data Collection
Completes tasks requested by Program Director
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must have knowledge of clinical supervision practice, be
well-versed in Vivitrol, relevant community resources, multi-disciplinary team
methodology, and substance abuse treatment theory and methods. Must be able to
relate effectively to diverse cultural and economic backgrounds and to work
effectively in structured setting. Must possess excellent oral and written
communication skills. Must be able to build collaborative working relationships
with community referral sources.
Master degree, QHP status, and experience in substance abuse
or mental health program.
Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, or closely
related human service field,
PLUS, experience in a substance use services program
and current CASAC preferred. Previous supervisory experience. NYS
Driver's License required. Ability to speak Spanish is desirable.