Assistant Program Director- Recovery Connections

Job Title:  Assistant Program Director        Job Group: 8

Program:  Recovery Connections Jail Project

Location:  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.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

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.

Reporting Relationship:

The Assistance Program Director receives clinical and administrative supervision from the Program Director.


·  Directs and coordinates case assignments and service delivery.

·  Provides orientation and training to new staff.

·  Oversees management of referrals.

·  Participates in, and frequently leads, treatment team meetings.

·  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 referral sources.

·  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.

Min Qualifications:

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.