Rite of Passage THERAPEUTIC MANAGER in Defuniak Springs, Florida
The Therapeutic Manager is a member of the site team implementing the Rite of Passage program. The Therapeutic Manager is responsible for administrating, developing and facilitating the completion of case plans and prescriptive treatment programs in accordance with the requests of the placing agency and the needs of each student on their case load. Therapeutic Managers are the primary service providers for individual, group, family and case management services. This position reports to the Clinical Director and assists with the supervision of the group living staff.
Possess a MA, MS or MSW. (Licensed or actively pursuing a license preferred).
Prior Case Management experience required including three years experience with juveniles.
Prior substance abuse education, intervention and treatment services provided to juveniles (CAC II or CAC III preferred).
Good interpersonal skills including the ability to interview potential employees, if required.
Must meet the requirements to be an eligible ROP driver. Must possess a current State Driver’s License and have an acceptable driving record for the past three (3) years.
Strong knowledge of overall company operations and policies and procedures.
Ability to pass a criminal background clearance check, drug screen, physical and TB test.
Ability to perform work with little or no supervision.
Ability to utilize resources available to complete assigned projects.
Ability to prepare written reports and correspondence.
Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
Ability to effectively communicate, verbally and in writing.
Able to work in excess of 40 hours per week with varied work shifts.
Must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Must have excellent organization and time management skills.
Ability to build and maintain positive internal and external relationships.
Ability to provide exemplary customer service to all employees and outside constituents.
Must be flexible and able to handle multiple priorities, with the ability to adjust to high pressure and rapidly changing business conditions.
Proficient in the use of computers and associated software.
Adheres to the facility and daily schedules.
Develops and oversees the completion of Prescriptive Treatment Plans according to the Discrete Case Plan, Commitment Time, and presenting issues and needs of the students on the assigned case load. Works with the Transitional Aftercare Specialist to develop student’s Plan.
Develops and oversees the completion of the Graduation Plan based on presenting issues and student needs.
Primary program liaison between student, parents/legal guardian, Client Manager and placing agency officials.
Provides accurate monthly progress notes and weekly student updates to the client manager, lawyers, family members and/or placing agency officials according to the Discrete Case Plan and a student’s progress toward the Project ACHIEVE Plan.
Provides individual therapy, family therapy, case management services and crisis intervention to each student assigned to the living area. Completes suicide assessments and documents ongoing evaluation of students on Suicide Precaution Monitoring.
Attends and assists with the facilitation of the Leadership Circles and designated treatment groups.
In conjunction with administrative assistance, the Therapeutic Manager is responsible for managing and updating assigned student files.
Completes parole/progress reports, disciplinary hearings, incident reports, critical incident reports and all other documentation in a timely manner to be reviewed by the Clinical Director. Advises of any problematic situations.
Inputs information regarding visits, individual treatment, telephone calls, treatment group notes, etc. into the student database and in accordance with the position security level and operating procedures.
Acts as a hearing officer. Responds to student grievances.
Oversees family visitation at least one Saturday per month.
Assists in gathering information and data for internal and external performance audits.
Supports Group Living Counselors and on-site college interns, if applicable. Assigns duties to the Group Living Counselors and overnight staff that will support each student’s progress and/or ensure the safety and security of the site.
Provides information to assist with evaluations, commendations and reprimands for Group Living Counselors.
Assists with training sessions for program staff.
Ensures the safety, health and welfare of staff and students at all times.
Provides encouragement, guidance and resources to the staff and students when needed.
Models and ensures all program norms are upheld without compromise.
Acts as a positive role model and mentor for both staff and students.
Treats others with respect, confronts negative behavior and supports confrontation.
Complies with and implements the Rite of Passage Policies and Procedures as detailed in the appropriate manuals/ handbooks.
Ensures the highest standards are maintained to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct and to ensure the program remains in compliance with agency licensing and Rite of Passage Policies and Procedures.
Assists with the correction of deficiencies and quality improvement efforts.
Attends and participates in all required site and student meetings, including parole hearings and other legal proceedings, Treatment Committee meetings, shift change, Site Cabinet meetings, staff meetings, staff development and Clinical Supervision with other project staff.
Commits to attending all training and staff development classes in order to ensure sufficient hours of training are completed on an annual basis. Notifies the Supervisor if annual training hours are deficient.
Other duties as assigned, verbally or in written form.
Rite of Passage is a leading national provider of programs and opportunities for troubled and at-risk youth from Social Services, Welfare Agencies, and Juvenile Courts. For 35 years, we have developed and operated a continuum of programs based on the needs of youth and our placing agencies. With an emphasis on evidence-based practices and positive skill development, combined with our supportive and therapeutic approach, or organization is respected by industry experts as a highly effective solution for our youth. Since 1984, over 25,000 youths have entered and completed our programs. Rite of Passage has built its reputation on running life-changing Educational Treatment programs that positively contribute to the community.
Our employees are dedicated, passionate individuals that are committed to inspiring positive change in the lives of youth. Becoming a member of the Rite of Passage team is more than just a job, it's an opportunity to build a meaningful career with a company driven by its powerful mission to make a difference.
Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals
Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)