Program Manager – Akeela Out-Patient SUD Program – Anchorage, AK – Full-Time – Exempt

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Position Summary:
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.

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.
  2. Understanding the requirements to which Akeela must adhere as outlined by Medicaid, Joint Commission, funding sources, HIPAA, and State regulations.
  3. Manage an operating budget for each clinical program and how to assure adherence to those budgets.
  4. 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.

REPORTS TO: Regional Clinical Director- Southcentral Alaska

Responsible for following Specific Program(s):
• Anchorage Wellness Courts
• Assessment Center
• Women & Family Outpatient/Outpatient
• Family Care Court
• OCS Engaged Families
• Transitional Housing
• Wild Iris Clothing Closet

Additional Competencies:

  1. Ability to mentor, coach and train new staff
  2. Ability to organize and prioritize daily staff activities
  3. Knowledge of the DSM-5 and the ASAM-PPC-R
  4. Knowledge the various levels of care as defined by ASAM criteria
  5. Understanding cognitive-behavioral approaches for clients with criminal backgrounds
  6. A thorough understanding of substance use disorder treatment approaches
  7. Ability to develop and monitor program budgets

Additional Responsibilities:

  1. Overseeing, reviewing, and approving the assessments conducted by the mental health assessment counselor and the substance use disorder assessment counselor.
  2. Acts as program liaison with current and future pilot projects

Additional Qualifications and Requirements:
• Experience supervising substance abuse services within correctional centers preferred.
• Experience providing & supervising outpatient substance abuse services preferred.

Positions Supervised:
• Program Assistant (1)
• Lead Counselor (1)
• Intake Counselor (1)
• Transitional Housing Case Manager (1)
• OCS Engaged Families Case Manager (1)
• Substance Use Disorder/Integrated Assessment Counselor (2)