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PROGRAM MANAGER, CAMP ASPEN in Columbia, SC at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 11/20/2020

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  • Location:
    Columbia, SC
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Job Description


Compensation Base: 41,000 PER YR.

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 


Equal Opportunity Employer.

Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. We offer a wide array of services to include life skills, mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, case management services, recreational activities as well as vocational and educational services. Abraxas is a great place to start your career whether you have a high school diploma or GED, military experience, some college, or a bachelor or advanced degree.  If you are interested in counseling, juvenile justice, psychology, social work, teaching or just want to make a difference, we have a career path for you. Help change lives at Abraxas Youth and Family Services.



This position is responsible for independently coordinating the functions of the facility and the delivery of program services. It ensures that operations are provided in accordance with Medicaid, Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and Governor’s Office on the Continuum of Care as well as the State Department of Social Services (SDSS) standards and Company policies and procedures.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Designs, oversees, and provides initial training to staff on strategies to encourage positive change in accordance with program philosophy.
  • Supervises, assists with hiring, and evaluates staff performance; develops measurable objectives for necessary improvements and implements appropriate corrective action to staff adhering to human resources policies and utilizing Human Resources when necessary.
  • Designs, facilitates, and implements staff ongoing development plans.
  • Audits facility’s processed and procedures to ensure that programs complies with licensing standards. Oversees risk management issues as they relate to program activities.
  • Maintains favorable relationships with community agencies and community-based services.
  • Coordinates the development of new program activities.
  • Ensures staff receives the required new hire and annual training as it relates to program requirements. Coordinates transportation of students to medical and other appointments such as court appearances.  Acts a director when director absent from premises.
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care. Demonstrates appropriate use of crisis intervention techniques and skills.


Job Requirements

The following education requirements are acceptable for this classification including:

  • High school diploma or GED and two years supervisory experience; Bachelor’s and prior experience in related field preferred.

Other Qualifications:

  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Criminal Background checks (Federal, State, Sex Offender, and Child Abuse registry).
  • Pre-employment physical exam and drug screen.
  • Valid driver's license from employee’s State of residence.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.



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