PROGRAM DIRECTOR, IN-PRISON in Okeechobee, FL at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 4/9/2020

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Equal Opportunity Employer.


The position provides oversight of all substance abuse disorder services, prevention through aftercare (including alumni services). The position oversees program operations within a specified state or geographic area. Maintains good customer relations, develops new business opportunities, monitors adherence to budgets, and ensure contract compliance. Learns, uses and models principles of the “What Works” system through evidence-based practices in all interactions with clients and other staff members.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees the implementation of all operational service provision and documentation functions for offices within a specific state or region.
  • Ensures that all qualified staff are utilized to provide services to participants in accordance with allowable counselor-to-program participant staffing ratios.
  • Assists Lead Counselors, when necessary, with clinical supervision of staff and clinical oversight and clinical care of all substance abuse services provided within a specific state or region.
  • Ensures that programs function in a manner that satisfies contractual obligations.
  • Develops timely accurate reports on the status of program operations for customers and executive management.
  • Monitors programmatic systems and procedures to achieve and maintain optimal effectiveness of operational programs.
  • Works to achieve continual improvement in customer service and outcomes.
  • Develops and approves recommendations for annual operational budgets in conjunction with appropriate administrators. Distributes resources appropriately to attain program goals. Develops staffing plans that are compatible with program budgets and goals.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Company policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Maintains on-gong communication with customers to develop and enhance positive relationships, and promote Company products and services.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Counseling, Psychology, Criminal Justice or related field (Master’s Degree preferred.)
  • Licensed as a Mental Health Counselor by the State of Florida Board of Mental Health Counseling, preferred.
  • Must meet the standards of a “Qualified Professional” in accordance with Chapter 397, F.S.
  • Certified Addictions Professional (CAP), Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional (CCJAP), Certified Associate Addictions Professional (CAAP), Certified Criminal Justice Associate Addictions Professional (CCJAAP);
  • Five (5) years of professional experience in substance abuse and/or mental health treatment.
  • 50% travel required with some work on weekends or evenings required.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.
  • Preference given to experience within a correctional setting.
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner in both individual and group counseling settings.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with a team of professionals and have the ability to implement team strategy approaches to work assignments.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.
  • Good organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities appropriately.
  • Ability to perform financial management and budgeting.
  • Change management skills.
  • Project management skills.
  • Problem solving ability.
  • Strong management skills.
  • Leadership skills.

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