Position: Program Director – EDGE Learning and Wellness Collegiate Community
Directs, oversees and delivers the highest quality residential services to students enrolled with EDGE Learning and Wellness Collegiate Community. Manages and provides administrative and developmental supervision to assigned staff that helps ensure employee success and aligns the efforts of the employee with the goals of the department and the organization.
Developing and implementing residential program philosophy, objectives, standards, policies, procedures, and practices.
Leading delivery of program services for EDGE Learning and Wellness Collegiate Community to achieve defined outcomes.
Ensuring program and staff compliance with regulatory standards and community standards of care.
Ensuring coordination of services occurs for students and their families, including ongoing management and delivery of appropriate family communication.
Overseeing training of staff and quality of improvement for program services.
Collaborating with Marketing and Sales personnel to facilitate the screening and admissions of students to the program
Representing the organization to key stakeholders, contractors and referral sources
Monitoring and assessing staff performance. Evaluate options for assessment and implement solutions and actions needed to improve or correct performance.
Perform other duties which may be assigned to support the finances or agency’s mission.
Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
Minimum of five years post-masters experience in therapeutic service delivery
Five years of staff/clinical supervisory experience.
An unlimited license for independent practice in Illinois, including Clinical Psychologist, LCSW or LCPC.
Clinical knowledge in multiple areas with a strength-based perspective, strong knowledge of DSM-IV-TR and DSM-5, team driven, and directed by the needs of client and family.
Ability to provide and deliver quality, culturally proficient and relevant clinical supervision to other clinical providers within the practice.
Superior verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to clients’, coworkers’, and volunteers’ socioeconomic and cultural characteristics.
Ability to understand, practice, and support the agency values of technical competence, outstanding customer, superior team player, and commitment to quality improvement.
Valid Drivers’ License and proof of insurance.
Master’s degree of higher from an accredited college or university in a human service related field with clinical content.
Position requires the following physical activity:
Balancing – ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium (occasionally, frequently, constantly)
Climbing – (occasionally, frequently, constantly) ascend or descend ladders, stairs, ramps and the like using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized
Crawling – (occasionally, frequently, constantly) move body along the floor on all fours (using hands and knees)
Crouching – (occasionally, frequently, constantly) bend the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine
Fingering – (occasionally, frequently, constantly) type with the fingers, and/or separate pages of documents, etc,
Grasping – (occasionally, frequently, constantly) apply pressure to an object with the fingers and palm
Hearing – (occasionally, frequently, constantly) perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction
Kneeling – (occasionally, frequently, constantly) bend legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees
Lifting – (occasionally, frequently, constantly) raise objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position
Pulling – (occasionally, frequently, constantly) use upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion
Pushing – (occasionally, frequently, constantly) use upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward
Reaching – (occasionally, frequently, constantly) extend hand (s) and arm (s) in any direction
Repetitive motion – (occasional, frequent, constant) substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands and/or fingers
Seeing – (occasionally, frequently, constantly) use visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned or to make general observations
Sitting – (occasionally, frequently, constantly) sit for sustained periods of time
Standing – (occasionally, frequently, constantly) stand for sustained periods of time
Stooping – (occasionally, frequently, constantly) bend body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist
Talking – (occasionally, frequently, constantly) expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word
Tasting/Smelling – (occasionally, frequently, constantly) must be able to detect/distinguish, determine different tastes and smells
Walking – (occasionally, frequently, constantly) move about on foot to accomplish tasks
Visual acuity - Must have close visual acuity to perform activities such as, preparing and analyzing data and figures, viewing a computer terminal, extensive reading, filing papers, operating a vehicle, etc.
Must be able to exert in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Must be able to work in extreme environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside. Must be able to tolerate extreme heat and cold. Temperatures above 100 degrees F for periods of more than one hour. (South and Southeastern part of the country). Temperatures below 32 degrees F for period of more than one hour. (North and Northeast part of the country).
Must be able to work any scheduled shift during a 24-hour workday; 7 days per week, as needed, to monitor, training, address issues, or cover specific shift.
Must be able to travel. Travel varies in frequency and duration.
OMNI Youth Services is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status
About EDGE Learning and Wellness Collegiate Community
EDGE is a substance-free, co-educational young adult transition program with an emphasis on college-level learning and holistic wellness. 85% of all EDGE students go on to independent living following their time at EDGE and continue to be living independently six months post-discharge. Over 90% of EDGE students who finish the program successfully continue to have success in independent living twelve months post-completion. With a limit of 18 students, EDGE provides a nurturing community that emphasizes connection and relationship as well as a high degree of individual support and accountability. EDGE students take classes at or pursue admission to any of the more than 20 colleges and universities within 5 miles of the program. Each student works with a therapeutic life coach and a learning coach in the program and many students take advantage of Chicago’s rich therapeutic resources for additional outpatient therapy