FACILITY DIRECTOR, IN-PRISON in East Saint Louis, IL at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 6/12/2018

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Job Description


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Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 


Equal Opportunity Employer.


This position manages the daily operations of the facility including supervising and motivating employees and residents.  It ensures the quality of programs and compliance with the Company and client contractual requirements.  This position is also responsible for managing the facility’s budget and the supervision of all staff.

This role leads the GEO Group's Counseling Program, on site at the Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center (SWICC) in East St. Louis.


Principle Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop organizational structure and Clinical Supervision structure including standard operational procedural manuals for all program operations to ensure compliance with DASA licensing regulations and IDOC as well as corporate policies.
  • Ensure full staffing, inclusive of recruiting, selecting, developing therapeutic community skills/competencies, maintaining staff ratios, overall meeting the contractual requirements of the Correctional Recovery Program.
  • Training and staff development, inclusive of the mission, policies, objectives, both short term and long term, as well as facilitation of therapeutic community program training, including monthly in-service training to all staff providing direct service.
  • In collaboration with and subsequent approval by the Corporate  Director or designee, establish strategic management plans, policies, procedures, as well as programmatic direction and standards of expectations.
  • Manage budget and all financial responsibilities.
  • Direct supervision of the Program Evaluator, to include, but not limited to, management of internal and external relationships, timely and accurate completion of reports and SWICC-specific Information Technological assistance.  Sponsor research efforts on best clinical practices for GEO and IDOC, translating said research into practice to ensure Correctional Recovery Program is recognized as the Premier, National, In-Prison Therapeutic Community Training Institute.
  • Promote harmonious relations between GEO and AFSCME (Union).  Properly and timely process grievances, directly, as outline in Article VII, Section 7.3 of the current GEO and AFSCME Contract.
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with IDOC employees and sub-contractors; attend meetings/functions (daily, weekly, quarterly, semi-annually, annually) as required by the Warden or Designee, TASC. SAFER. PRU, Parole, or any other Program partners.
  • Develop, update and disseminate Corporate, IDOC and Evidence Based Best Practice policies and procedures.
  • Conduct and document management team meetings and all-employee meetings; schedule employees in compliance with IDOC contractual agreement and the therapeutic community needs for the Correctional Recovery Program.  Perform timely employee evaluations and maintain personnel records in accordance to Local, State and Federal Requirements.
  • Timely, accurate reporting on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, annual basis, in compliance with GEO/IDOC/SWICC specific requirements.
  • Monitor tracking, benchmark and outcome data to improve delivery of services and to establish overall effectiveness of program.  Enhance marketing efforts utilizing aforementioned data via participation in Local, State and Federal Organizations, Committees, Sub-Committees and Conferences.
  • Facilitate Internal / External trainings of SWICC-specific employees as well as Local, State and National professionals.
  • Recruit and hire a blended staff, inclusive of clinical professionals, minorities and multi-cultural staff as well as staff in recovery, training and approved individuals with prior criminal backgrounds.
  • Obtain and maintain current qualifications ie CADC as set forth by 77 Illinois Administrative Code 2060.309 – or other appropriate administrative code.
  • Work as the team leader, utilizing a holistic approach, with the entire treatment and ancillary staff to promote consistent and coordinated efforts.
  • Coordinate Offender staffing’s with IDOC, TASC, SAFER, PRU, Parole and other publics as required.
  • If deemed necessary, maintain client caseload, provide individual and group counseling as per the Correctional Recovery Program elements as well as perform ASI Assessments. 
  • Develop and monitor programming and services to ensure that DASA licensing standards are in compliance.  Document monthly, individual, clinical supervision and group observations.  Review clinical files and perform internal audits to maintain documentation of said compliance and enhanced delivery of services.
  • When contacted by IDOC regarding an urgent administrative problem, the Program Director will respond within two (2) hours; on non-urgent problems, the Program Director will respond within forty-eighty (48) hours.
  • The Program Director shall comply with the requirements of the Duty Administrative Officer (DAO) as outlined in the Standard Operating Procedure Manual, General Administration, 100.14, Duty Administrative Officers.
  • The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Other related duties as may be requested by the Corporate Director or Designee.


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

The Program Director will be a chemical dependency professional. Master’s Degree preferred with 3-5 years’ of experience in a forensic therapeutic community or residential program as an administrator or supervisor.  

*CADC or reciprocal is required.   Experience or expertise with offender populations preferred.Obtain and maintain current qualifications i.e. CADC as set forth by 77 Illinois Administrative Code 2060.309 – or other appropriate administrative code.

 *Work as the team leader, utilizing a holistic approach, with the entire treatment and ancillary staff to promote consistent and coordinated efforts.


The SWICC GEO Re-entry Services Program Director will be responsible for assuring that all GEO Group, Inc.  Program models, Illinois Department of Corrections contract requirements and DASA licensing obligations are fulfilled and will have Supervisory Responsibility to all staff providing direct service, fiscal and administrative functions.  The Program Director will also be responsible for coordinating all required client services through the Illinois Department of Corrections, TASC, SAFER, PRU, Parole or any other Program partners. 

Equal Opportunity Employer


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