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Reports To: Senior Program Manager
As a member of the multidisciplinary ACCS Integrated Team, the Senior Assistant Program Manager assists the Program Manager in providing for the day to day administration of a large (more than 25 beds) group living environment or a large (more than 25 beds) supported independent environment for adults challenged with mental health issues. The Senior Assistant Program Manager provides direct intervention with Persons as well as providing modeling to the Engagement Partners regarding the implementation of interventions. In the absence of the regularly assigned Senior Program Manager, the Senior Assistant Program Manager will be responsible for providing program leadership. The Senior Assistant Program Manager contributes to Bay Cove's mission by partnering with Persons to work towards personal goals in order to achieve greater independence and improved quality of life.
This is a non-exempt position.
At the discretion of the Senior Program Manager
Essential Functions of the Position:
• Assists the Senior Program Manager in guiding program culture by demonstrating leadership in how overall engagement with Persons occurs by knowledgeably incorporating the practices and philosophies of evidence based practices such as Stages of Change, Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, Seeking Safety, Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model (TREM) into program culture.
• Utilizes recovery-oriented language and principles in all communication and interactions with Persons, colleagues, and collaterals.
• Participate on the Engagement Team of assigned persons as directed by the ACCS Clinical Supervisor.
• Collaborate with Care Coordination Entities and other providers to ensure access to appropriate medical, clinical, self-help, and peer modalities during times of crisis, care transitions, other life transitions and changes in health status.
• Provides skilled shift coverage and supervision of staff, including weekends and awake overnights, as scheduled by the supervisor.
• Contribute to the overall functioning of the Integrated Team by sharing in the administrative responsibilities as assigned.
• Oversees staff scheduling in the absence of the Senior Program Manager, including coordinating relief coverage for the program. Maintains, orients, and trains a pool of qualified relief staff.
• Provides oversight for all financial and budgetary procedures including petty cash, client finances, and payroll in the absence of the Senior Program Manager.
• Serves as the medication officer for the program, providing oversight of the Medication Administration Program (MAP) and periodic medication administration.
• Maintains accurate programmatic documentation such as fire drills, emergency reports, transportation sheets, daily logs, progress notes, teaching programs, and any other documentation as assigned by the Senior Program Manager.
• Performs other household maintenance and cleaning tasks which have been designated as shift responsibilities and as assigned by the Senior Program manager.
• Collaborates with Senior Program Manager to identify staff performance issues, formulate corrective action plans, train/coach staff, and regularly reassess staff performance.
Requirements for the Position:
• A Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or a related area preferred; High School diploma or GED required.
• At least one year of experience working with individuals diagnosed with severe mental health issues required.
• Strong commitment to the right of each Person with mental health challenges to live in community residences, to work in market jobs, and to have access to helpful, adequate, competent, and continuous support and services of their own choosing.
• Professional writing and verbal communications skills.
• High degree of personal organization, attention to detail, and time management skills.
• Proficiency in word processing and other computer functions using Windows, Word, and Google Email and Apps.
• Department of Public Health certification in medication administration required within 3 months of hire.
• CPR and First Aid certification required within 3 months of hire.
• Ability to go up and down stairs to monitor clients on multiple floors and physical capacity to assist people with mobility impairments as needed.
• Use of personal cellular telephone for work communication.
• Valid driver's license preferred.
• Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply, pay differential offered for candidates with fluency in certain essential languages.
• A COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement of the position. One COVID-19 shot is
acceptable, contingent on the individual receiving the second shot within the allotted time
• Utilizes a flexible and responsible work style that meets evolving needs of the agency.
• Works with integrity and respects the dignity and value of all individuals.
• Exhibits mission through job knowledge, pride in work role, and advocacy.
• Promotes diversity and inclusion of all individuals.
• Works in a collaborative, compassionate manner with stakeholder/ partners
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