Program Manager – Akeela House Residential Program – Anchorage, AK – Full-Time – Exempt

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The Program Manager is responsible for the day-to-day clinical management, clinical records and coordination of clinical programs identified for the specific position.  The responsibilities also include assistance with grant development, grant administration, and grant reporting.

REPORTS TO: Regional Clinical Director- South-Central Alaska

Responsible for following Specific Program(s):

  • Akeela House Recovery Center

Principal Duties and Responsibilities Include but are not Limited to: 

  1. Recruiting and supervising a variety of staff that may include clinicians/counselors, case managers, behavioral health associates, and program assistants including conducting performance reviews of those reporting directly to this position and conducting staff meetings.
    1. Understanding the requirements to which Akeela must adhere as outlined by Medicaid, Joint Commission, funding sources, HIPAA, and State regulations.
    1. Manage an operating budget for each clinical program and how to assure adherence to those budgets.
    1. Ensure direct services maintain “evidence based best practice standards”.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Education/training/certification: Meets the following requirements for degree:
    • For Mental Health Programs:  Advanced degree in related field.
    • For Substance Abuse Programs:  Related field degree or Chemical Dependency Certification (CDC), or, based on experience, agreement to obtain CDC within six months.
  • Experience:  Five years minimum experience providing clinical services in a behavioral health setting.  Prefer experience with Co-Occurring Disorders;


Additional Competencies:

  • Knowledge of the DSM-IV-TR and the ASAM-PPC-R
  • An understanding of the processes involved with providing residential treatment and case management services
  • Knowledge the various levels of care as defined by ASAM criteria
  • Understanding cognitive-behavioral approaches for clients with criminal backgrounds.
  • A thorough understanding of substance use disorder treatment approaches
  • A thorough understanding of the criminal justice system and the requirements of furlough
  • Knowledge of the Therapeutic Community Model
  • An understanding of the processes involved in managing a residential facility including:
    • budgeting
    • kitchen functions
    • work therapy departments
    • facility operating functions

Additional Responsibilities:

  1. Overseeing and ensuring proper handling of client belongings, including client medications and money.
  2. Supervision of the Client Monitors

Additional Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Experience supervising substance abuse services within correctional centers preferred.
  • Experience providing & supervising outpatient and residential substance abuse services preferred.

Positions Supervised:

  • Floor Counselor
  • Client Monitors
  • Lead Counselor/Mental Health Clinician  
  • Substance Use Disorder Assessment Counselor (1)