Program Director

Acenda, Inc
September 27, 2020
Atlantic, Cape May and Ocean Counties
Job Type
Career level
3-5 years
Certificate Needed:


Agency Mission:

An integrated health care organization dedicated to industry-leading prevention, treatment, and wellness services compassionately delivered to ensure that every individual, family, and community achieves their greatest potential.

Program Overview: The Regional Partnership Grant New Jersey focuses on preserving, reunifying, and/ or stabilizing children and families who are living in homes impacted by parental substance use. RPGNJ provides recovery coaches prior to formal SUD treatment and in-home therapy to parents and families post-SUD treatment in order to enhance the well-being of children, parents, and families and improve functioning by addressing trauma and substance use and teaching, coaching and modeling self-care, coping skills and effective parent-child interactions. RPGNJ will also link families to a network of recovery-oriented care providers and work to effect systemic change through public-private partnership and cross-system service integration.

Position Summary:

The Program Director is a full-time position overseeing substance use disorder services through our Regional Partnership Grant, with the goal to improve the well-being outcomes for parents/caregivers and their children at risk of involvement with the child welfare system. The program director is responsible for providing administrative management and leadership, including program development and the regular supervision of staff; the accuracy, appropriateness and compliance of documentation, and the resources and program components necessary for effective services. The position requires strong interpersonal skills to make connections and build collaborative relationships with system partners in Ocean, Atlantic and Cape May Counties and federal partners connected with the Regional Partnership Grant.

Supervision Exercised:

Provides effective staff and case supervision of peer recovery specialists and in-home therapists in accordance with established Supervision Protocols.

Provides performance/professional development.

Provide oversight of staff productivity.

Ensure staff function in accordance with Program Manual and agency policies and procedures.

Position Responsibilities:

Primary Duties:

Cultivate and maintain relationships with external community partners to generate ongoing referrals to the program.

Facilitate implementation task force and committee meetings.

Work collaboratively with PHMC, Research and Evaluation Group to ensure we are complying with the demographic and outcome data reporting requirements

Assign and monitor staff's cases.

Ensure staff function in accordance with Program Manual, agency policies and procedures and federal guidelines of the Regional Partnership Grant.

Operates conscientiously in accordance with program budget.

Ensure accurate oversight of funding for services and billing.

Conducts routine audits of client charts to ensure quality and accuracy of documentation.

Appropriately and timely communicates programmatic or job related concerns to supervisor and makes suggestions for improvement.

Appropriately and timely communicates performance concerns with staff so they can improve.

Works collaboratively with internal and external peers to create an integrated and holistic system of care for families we serve.

Implements staff training and orientation as required, to ensure staff have the competency and credentials for their positions.

Use PQI data to ensure best practice and further improve program outcomes.

Completes and submits accurate written reports and documents per established guidelines: PQI, RPGNJ semi-annual reports, RPG EDS reports, program reports, and other reports as required/ requested per program contract and licensing.

Competency/Performance Standards:

Adheres to professional conduct which aligns with the Agency Mission

Must demonstrate initiative, creativity, be dependable, reliable and work well independently.

Must be able to exercise ethics, independent thinking and good judgment under all circumstances.

Must be able to analyze work, set goals, develop plans and utilize time effectively and efficiently.

Must be sensitive, flexible and responsive to gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, religion, age, sexual orientation or any other special needs as reflected in the ability to communicate with staff and/or clients.

Ensures program is maintaining compliance, accreditation and security standards.

Ensures program is capturing client demographic and treatment data as required.

Functions within agency's policies and procedures as outlined on agency public documents.

Operates according to program and agency operations manuals.

Demonstrate advanced communication, analytical, and organizational skills.

Meets communication requirements as defined by position expectations, including appropriate, timely and professional written and verbal communications

Meets supervision requirements as defined by position expectations, including ensuring staff is receiving appropriate training, coaching and supports.

Partner, as appropriate, with other programs within Acenda and with external partners to ensure a holistic care approach by offering individuals and families comprehensive wraparound supportive services.

The above statements describe the general nature of work being performed. They are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required for the position. Management may add to, delete or alter specific responsibilities of any position if such responsibilities are aligned with the Mission and Strategic Vision of the agency, and are reasonable assignments to this position.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Education & Experience

Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Master's degree in social work, counseling or related field.

Supervisory experience required.

Must have and maintain a valid driver's license, use of an insured vehicle and an acceptable driving record.

Physical Demands

Must regularly be able to see, speak and hear. Frequently required to stand, sit, walk, bend, use hands and arms and must occasionally lift up to 20 pounds.



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