Program Director Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility (San Diego, CA)

Program Director Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility

(Full-Time) Reporting to the Senior Program Director, the Program Director plans, organizes, directs and coordinates all aspects of the program and  indirectly  supervises  all  staff,  develops,  interprets,  and  administers  policies  and procedures governing the programs, and administers appropriate strategies for recruitment selection, and retention of staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Be on-site, working an average of forty (40) hours per week, Monday through Friday, during programming hours. Exceptions include vacation, sick leave, CDCR approved meetings, trainings, or State holidays. The PA and the CC III shall be notified seven (7) calendar days in advance of work-related training, events, meetings and planned vacation or extended medical leave that will require the Program Director to be off- site;
  • E-mail the PA and the CC III, a monthly calendar containing the Program Director's schedule prior to the beginning of each month;
  • Be available by cell phone at least one (1) hour prior to the start of programming, one (1) hour after programming and throughout all programming hours;
  • Conference with the PA, by telephone, as often as necessary, but not less than weekly, to review program implementation and contract monitoring and compliance;
  • Oversee the evaluation, selection, hiring and training of the contract staff;
  • Secure prior approval from the PA and the CC III when ordering supplies and equipment;
  • Submit the weekly report to the PA;
  • Work with the CC III and the appropriate institution staff in the planning, direction and coordination of all Program related facility activities;
  • Provide an up to date monthly staffing schedule to the PA, CC III, and the other CDCR staff assigned to the program by the first day of the month indicating group coverage;
  • Provide an up-to-date monthly schedule to the PA, CC III, and the other CDCR staff assigned to the program by the first day of the month indicating OMCP Mentor and peer mentor group assignment;
  • Be responsible for the overall supervision and oversight of all contract staff;
  • Implement appropriate strategies for recruitment, selection, and retention of staff;
  • Be responsible for fiscal monitoring of expenditures;
  • Be responsible for implementation of systems and monitoring techniques to assure agreement compliance;
  • Ensure contract staff compliance with CDCR policies and procedures; and
  • Work collaboratively with CDCR/CCHCS and institution staff.
  • Attends all required staff training sessions in accordance with Phoenix House and state licensing requirements, completes all training on time
  • Attends and participates in program and all staff meetings
  • Adheres to and promotes the Phoenix House Mission, Vision, and Values while acting as a role model for others

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/CREDENTIALS

The Program Director shall be certified as an AOD Counselor, with a certifying organization recognized by DHCS, unless exempt per Section XI. CONTRACT PERSONNEL, letter H. AOD Certification.

  • The Program Director shall have a working knowledge of SUDT programs and must meet at least one (1) of the following requirements:
    • A Master's Degree in a social service-related field and at least one (1) year of supervisory experience working in a SUDT Program; or
    • A Bachelor's Degree in a social service-related field and at least two (2) years of supervisory experience working in a SUDT Program; or
    • An Associate's Degree in a social service-related field and at least four (4) years of supervisory experience working in a SUDT Program; or
    • Six (6) years of supervisory experience working in a SUDT Program.
  • Must maintain a valid California Drivers' License, have proof of automobile insurance and maintain a safe driving record based on Phoenix House policy

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Demonstrated commitment and adherence to Phoenix House Mission, Vision, and Values: I CARE For- Integrity, Collaboration Appreciation, Respect, Excellence, and Forward-Thinking
  • Proficiency in MS Office systems
  • Modern principles of training and education
  • Program evaluation methods and report writing
  • Ability is required to conduct several projects simultaneously
  • Analyze complex problems and adopt an effective course of action
  • Effectively supervise the work of others
  • Ability to utilize an electronic healthcare record
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Communicate effectively with others both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced changing environment
  • Ability to establish and consistently enforce appropriate boundaries with patients
  • Ability to model positive behavior and demeanor
  • Understanding of addiction, co-occurring models, and treatment modalities
  • Understanding of patient development and family systems
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to be flexible; problem solver, self-directed; customer service-oriented, and collaborative
  • Skills and ability to engage and develop a rapport with patients and families of various backgrounds

Job Location: San Diego, CA

Job ID: 165