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Program Manager- Brevard Group Treatment Home in Cocoa, FL at Aspire Health Partners

Date Posted: 2/2/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Cocoa, FL
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    Not Specified
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Job Description


Perform functions to plan, implement and manage programs, through subordinate supervisors, to provide treatment and counseling services to children and their families, where the children have addiction, behavioral and/or mental disorders and have been remanded by the court to a residential facility for maximum, high and moderate risk youth due to the commission of multiple crimes, providing services under parameters of designated program and within prescribed setting, guided by precedent and within the limits of established policies.    


1. Interview applicants and recommend qualified applicants for hire.  Train, schedule, assign, instruct and monitor the work of staff clinicians.  Respond to inquires, assist to resolve problems, check work, provide for job training in Department of Juvenile Justice and Medicaid compliance and treatment and quality assurance standards and issues, monitor hours of work, conduct performance evaluations, counsel and coach employees to enhance performance, recommend and implement disciplinary action and changes in status and maintain harmonious employee/employer relations. 

2.  Review program incident reports and client behavioral problems, determine circumstances and appropriate response in keeping with program goals and communicate and implement action to be taken through staff.  Provide direct individual client care as required, including conducting formal and informal counseling sessions.  Facilitate and participate in clinical staffings and team meetings to determine client    requirements, progress and response to treatment.  Ensure that counselors provide services in keeping with funding sources and quality assurance standards and that actions taken are appropriate based on individual case circumstances. Implement treatment regimens and activities through direction to staff. 

3.  Plan and organize specialty elements of treatment program to suit requirements of clients, communicate programs to staff, provide required orientations and implement and report on results of programs. 

4.   Monitor staff to client ratios and notify Director/designee when ratios are inconsistent with program requirements.  Implement program and policy changes and communicate related issues to staff. 

5.  Compile program statistics as required.  Complete required forms and make all necessary documentation to files relating to all observations, activities and issues. Review staff documentation for accuracy, completeness and timeliness and ensure proper quality control of all treatment components.  Sign as clinical documentation as required.  Prepare and submit periodic and special reports relating to work activities and project progress.  Collect, review, compile and forward staff time records. 

6.   Maintain high standards of ethical and professional conduct and adheres to Agency policies and procedures. 

7.   Participate in the management team’s crisis and emergency response plan to situations in order to maintain the highest level of campus security at all times.  This includes, but is not limited to, emergency evacuations that requires this position to remain with the youth in the designated location.  During emergency evacuations, this position will implement the scheduled emergency staffing list to ensure all personnel are notified.  This emergency staffing list will include behavioral specialists, management, medical, food, and other personnel deemed necessary for the continuity of care. 

8.  Act as the facility Gang Liaison if assigned by the Director.  If required, this position will attend gang trainings, facilitate gang trainings, and complete gang inspections on a routinely basis to minimize campus gang activity.  Ensure that any gang findings are documented in the facility’s Gang log book.

9. Employees in this job category may have an occupational exposure as defined in 29CFR1910, et seq. 


Lifting:                      Must be able to lift 25 lbs. per PDL (Physical Demand Level);  

Squatting:                  Must be able to squat in full position for at least 3 minutes

Kneeling:                   Must be able to kneel for 5 minutes

Sitting:                       Must be able to sit 30 minutes without interruption

Floor Movements:  Must be able to go from standing to rolling 10ft and back to standing 3 times 

Protective Action Response (P.A.R.) is an intervention curriculum developed and established by the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice in order to maintain program and facility environments that are conducive to the safety of youth and staff and the effective care and supervision of youth. 

Protective Action Response (P.A.R.) consists of the use of verbal interventions, physical countermoves and Department of Juvenile Justice approved defensive tactic techniques for the application of physical force to control and protect against a youths physical resistance.  (Additional information regarding P.A.R. is available upon request, if needed). 

In order to successfully complete the Protective Action Response (P.A.R.) curriculum and utilize it in the working environment, minimum skills/requirements must be possessed.  These skills/requirements are inclusive of, but not limited to,  the following: 

> Must be able to squat to a minimum of three quarter position to the floor.

> Must be able to pivot the body and kneel unsupported and maintain physical dexterity.

> Must be able to lift and continuously carry 25 lbs. over 25 ft.

> Must be able to effectively communicate commands/direction.

> Must be able to write a Protective Action Response (P.A.R.) report and effectively describe and document an   event or situation.

> Must be able to pass a written Protective Action Response (P.A.R.) examination with a minimum score of 75%.

> Must be able to physically pass the Protective Action Response (P.A.R) defensive tactic test.


1.  Perform or assist with any departmental operations, under direction, to maintain work flow. 

2.   Attend and participate in a variety of meetings, staffings and task force groups to  integrate activities, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems and maintain specific level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, requirements and policies. 

3.   Maintain work area in a clean and orderly condition.  Ensure safe operating conditions within area of responsibility.  Perform other related duties as assigned. 


Computer terminal and common office equipment.








Job Requirements


Requires Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent in Business Administration or Management.  Knowledge of basic administration, planning and management.  Minimum 2 years related work experience and 1 year supervisory experience.  Requires valid State of Florida Driver’s License and State required insurance. 


Requires complete understanding of psychology, criminology, behavior modification and supervisory management techniques and related social and health issues as well as counseling techniques and practices.  Requires complete knowledge of the organizations related programs, practices and policies as well as quality assurance standards and rules of documentation and confidentiality.  Requires the ability to read, analyze and interpret written information including regulations and effectively communicate verbally and in writing where information includes precise data and terminology, possibly of a confidential nature.