Bridge is a nonprofit behavioral health treatment and youth opportunity program for adolescents and their families seeking to overcome substance abuse, mental health issues, truancy and other challenges. The Bridge includes a comprehensive continuum of services, accredited by the Joint Commission. The Bridges’ services include 24 beds for delinquent youth, a residential substance abuse treatment program for 27 adolescents, the only one in Philadelphia; an outpatient treatment program for people of all ages; a licensed private school; and the E3 Center West in West Philadelphia that helps out-of-school youth and youth returning from juvenile justice placements develop academic, vocational, and life skills. Since 1971, the Bridge has become a leader in the treatment of high-risk youth by helping more than 15,000 adolescents and families in the Philadelphia region.
Reports To: Turning Points for Children CEO
• Develop and implement a new Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program.
• Ensure the quality and integrity of clinical services.
• Work with the Clinical Director to oversee the delivery of treatment services and activities based on the philosophy, goals, and objectives of the program.
• Work with the Treatment Team to continuously review the clinical model to ensure that it meets the needs of adolescents with co-occurring disorders and is responsive to clients from a variety of cultures, races, ethnic backgrounds, classes, languages, religions, sexual orientations, and other diversity factors.
• Help to identify new clinical interventions and evidence-based practices.
• Participate in all case consultations regarding early treatment discharge; determine final decision about client’s treatment in special circumstances.
• Prepare and annually update Policies and Procedures Manual.
• Ensure program compliance with all relevant federal, state and local laws, policies and procedures, including (but not limited to) those disseminated by CODAAP, CBH, BHSI, BDAP, DHS and DPW.
• Serve as liaison between the program and the state and local government oversight and funding agencies. Prepare for and coordinate site visits with such funders. Prepare necessary reports to funders and oversight agencies, as appropriate.
• Submit monthly status reports to Turning Points for Children management team and attend monthly “Team Meetings.”
• Directly supervise 7-person management team that includes: E-3 Center Program Director, Clinical Director, Residential Director, Admissions Coordinator, Facility Manager/Director of Operations, Lead Teacher, and Controller.
• Oversee staff of approximately 60-70, including full and part-time employees.
• Ensure that staff receives appropriate education and training, taking into account each funder’s requirements and staff’s professional development goals.
• Work with Management Team to identify and implement staff development and retention initiatives.
• Work to instill a sense of teamwork and commitment to a common goal; institute efforts to continuously boost staff morale.
• Work to ensure that the Bridge staff includes a range of ethnically, racially, culturally, and socio-economically diverse members and that all staff are sensitive to issues of diversity and the impact of race, religion, culture, sexual orientation and class on the treatment process.
• Develop and nurture relationships in the community with referral sources, health and human services agencies, government oversight agencies, funders, political leaders, other treatment programs, and professional peers.
• Participate in community committees and coalitions.
• Serve as key spokesperson for the organization; attend community and regional meetings and events.
Administration and Finance
• Regularly monitor program budget, expenditure reports, and financial position.
• Regularly monitor the receipt of authorizations from all funders (including CBH and BHSI) and program billing.
• Help to ensure maximum program census.
• Work with Turning Points for Children Controller & Vice President for Behavioral Health to develop program budgets.
• Help to identify potential new revenue sources and assist in maximizing revenue and in ensuring that necessary revenue is available.
• Working with Turning Points for Children staff, help to develop new programs and funding strategies and assist in preparing proposals to funders, as needed
• Help develop new programs and identify new funding opportunities, particularly programs that will expand the continuum of care.
• Establish relationships with key funders to help identify unmet program needs and promote the Bridge as a Center of Excellence.
• Work to continuously fine-tune the program model to respond to adolescents’ changing needs and the changing needs of the operating environment.
• Develop a research agenda and develop appropriate partnerships to support this agenda.
• Report quarterly to the Board of Directors on all program activities.
• Nurture a collaborative working relationship with all Board members.
• Help to identify new Board members and to strengthen the role and effectiveness of existing Board members.
• Successful tenure in executive level management positions.
• Excellent leadership skills and experience developing consensus.
• Strong program development and entrepreneurial skills.
• Strategic and creative thinker with vision to accomplish long-term goals while supervising day to day operations.
• A thorough knowledge of alcoholism and other addictions, mental health, traumatic stress, family therapy approaches, and the recovery process.
• Knowledge of child and adolescent development and family-focused approaches to treatment.
• Cultural competency, a strengths-based recovery orientation and knowledge of best practices required.
• Sensitivity to racial, cultural, economic, and gender-specific issues.
• Experience developing and ensuring compliance with clinical and administrative policies and procedures.
• Experience working with State and local government oversight and funding agencies.
• Expertise and experience monitoring program budgets and an ability to focus on the “bottom line” while maintaining a commitment to quality.
Master’s degree and 8-10 years of related experience with 6-8 years experience in staff supervision and program administration (or bachelor’s degree plus at least 10-12 years of directly relevant experience and 6-8 years of supervisory experience). Residential treatment experience preferred.
Negotiable, based on experience
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