Program Manager – Stepping Stones Residential 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.
    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”.

Responsible for following Specific Program(s):

  • Stepping Stones
  • Adult Mental Health at Stepping Stones

Additional Competencies:


  • Knowledge of the DSM-5 and the ASAM
  • 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
  • Understanding of child development and child development issues

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing and ensuring proper handling of client belongings, including client medications and money.
  • Assist the Floor Counselor in the 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.
  • Experience with providing at least programmatic and operational supervision to mental health services preferred.

Positions Supervised:

  • Program Assistant
  • Floor Counselor
  • Case Manager
  • Substance Use Disorder Assessment Counselor and/or Lead Counselor (2)
  • Mental Health Clinician
  • Child Care Manager/Supervisor