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Assistant Program Director-(5866)

Location:Bridgeport, CT
Employment Type:Full Time
Program:Bridgeport AIC
Description:Assist the Program Director in management of all program services and operations. Ensure community safety and effective program operation through internal and external monitoring of client activities and program services. Assume duties and responsibilities in the absence of the Program Director.

Mon-Fri- Mon-Thur- 12pm-8pm/Fri- 9am-5pm

Duties:A. Staff Development and Supervision:

Supervise staff work and shift activities, relating to both security and case management, and oversee staff response to all shift problems and emergency incidents.

Perform the functions of counselor/case manager that relate to client supervision, treatment, community service and custody as needed.

Meet regularly with assigned staff to review job performance and client caseload management. Recommend and oversee corrective action on above as appropriate.

Monitor staff performance in accordance with position job description and compliance with all policies and procedures.

Complete staff performance appraisals.

Review monthly all client files for organization and content.

Conduct and facilitate staff training using in service and outside agency resources. Oversee orientation and training of new staff.

Prepare meeting agenda and participate in staff meetings.

Prioritize staff work efforts and assign or delegate additional duties as required.

Assist in staff recruitment.

B. Policy and Program Monitoring

Supervise weekend program monitoring including weekly preparation and follow up.

Supervise the completion of urine collections, telephone spot checks and employment and home site visits of clients to verify and document client movement and record information, where required.

Monitor program operation for compliance with Agency policy and procedure, applicable Standards and relevant contractual policy.

Participate in on call Agency Duty Officer rotation as assigned.

Formulate program goals and objectives and establish program priorities.

C. Client Supervision:

Participate in all client admissions, orientation and terminations.

Supervise maintenance of all client related information and logs.

Perform all duties of Program Director during periods of her/his absence, as applicable.

D. Community and Outside Agency Relations:

Approve and coordinate client referrals and intakes from respective contracting agencies.

Identify, coordinate, and monitor existing and new outside agency resources for program and agency use.

Develop contacts with outside agencies and individuals which may foster agency and program growth.

Participate in community civic groups or Advisory Boards/committees, Board of Directors' committee meetings, training sessions, and community presentations/speaking engagements as assigned by the Executive Director.

Maintain a working knowledge of and abide by the Agency’s programs, policies, and procedures.

Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications:A Bachelor’s Degree and three years experience in the social service or criminal justice field. One year experience in management and supervision of staff required. Education may be substituted with relevant experience on a one year for one year basis.

Equal Opportunity Employer-M/F/Disability/Vet

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