Program Director in Chino, CA at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 8/13/2017

Job Snapshot

Job Description



Summary

The Program Director plans, organizes, directs and coordinates aspects of the program; indirectly supervises all staff, develops, interprets, and administers policies and procedures governing the programs, and administers appropriate strategies for recruitment, selection, and retention of staff.

This position will lead the Men's Rehabilitative Programming Services and Long Term Offender Program on site at the California Institution for Men  "CIM" in Chino, CA



Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the evaluation, selection, hiring and training of the Contractor staff;
  • Coordinate invoicing;
  • Secure prior approval from the PA when ordering supplies and equipment;
  • Submit the Contractor's Monthly Progress Report and the Weekly Red Flag Report to the PA; (See Attachment 2 for an Example of a Weekly Red Flag Report)
  • Manage the placement of Participants into community-based transitional care services;
  • Be responsible for the overall administration of the day-to-day delivery of program services;
  • Work with the OS staff and the appropriate institution staff in the planning, direction and coordination of all Program related facility activities;
  • Be on-site during working hours Monday through Friday with the exception of vacation, sick leave, CDCR approved meetings, trainings or State holidays. The PA and the OS staff must be notified, one week in advance if possible, of work related training events, meetings and planned vacation or extended medical leave that will require the Program Director to be off-site;
  • Be available by cell phone; Fax or e-mail to the PA and provide to the OS staff, a monthly calendar containing the Program Director's schedule prior to the beginning of each month;
  • Ensure that a monthly program services activities plan is posted for the Participants, provided to the OS staff and faxed to the PA prior to the beginning of each month;
  • Be responsible for the overall supervision and oversight of all Contract staff;
  • Be responsible for fiscal monitoring of expenditures;
  • Be responsible for implementation of systems and monitoring techniques to assure agreement compliance;
  • Review Participant treatment files;
  • Evaluate staff performance and provide applicable coaching and training; and assure compliance with CDCR policies and procedures.
  • Complies with company work rules and policies as explained in the company Employee Handbook, and the facility Policies and Procedures Manual; and responds positively to directives from management in a cooperative spirit to ensure conformance to standards.
  • Communicates effectively with all levels of staff in a manner that promotes a team spirit and a sense of cooperation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements



Minimum Requirements

  • Master's Degree in the Social Sciences or related fields and at least one (1) year of administrative experience, or
  • Four (4) year degree in the Social Sciences or related fields and at least two (2) years of administrative experience; and
  • Have documented working knowledge of substance abuse and/or cognitive behavioral treatment programs.
  • In the event that the Program Director provides direct substance abuse services to the participants, the Program Director must be certified as an Alcohol and Drug (AOD) counselor with a certification recognized by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).
  • Able to handle a variety of complex tasks; work with public officials; express thoughts logically, in English, in written and verbal form using correct grammar; manage personnel, including hiring, evaluating, disciplining, terminating; determine and manage to budget; delegate, motivate, control and schedule; effectively communicate with residents, line staff and other executive staff members; react quickly and appropriately in an emergency situation.
  • Familiar with current correctional systems, legislation, relevant case law and industry standards and practices
  • Knowledge of fiscal processes and fundamentals of management
  • Knowledge of contemporary counseling techniques
  • Ability to handle a variety of complex tasks and work with public officials
  • Ability to express thoughts logically, in English, in written and verbal form using correct grammar
  • Ability to manage personnel, including hiring, evaluating, disciplining and terminating
  • Ability to determine and manage to budget and to delegate, motivate, control and schedule
  • Ability to effectively communicate with residents, line staff and other executive staff members and react quickly and appropriately in an emergency situation.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.