Treatment Director

Job Title:         Treatment Director – PDF Download

Department: Clinical/Foster Care Team

Reports to:     Program Director

FLSA Status:   Exempt

Summary

Responsible for the overall treatment program, including clinical responsibility for the management of the agency’s therapeutic intervention and overall management of the treatment program. A treatment director is retained as a full-time employee when providing treatment services to 30 or more children, or to more than 50% of the children in care.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Report any/all suspecting abuse or neglect to the Administrator on duty and the DFPS hotline at www.txabusehotline.org or 1-800-252-5400.
  • Establishes the treatment philosophy, methods, and techniques for therapeutic care of Hope Rising’s children
  • Responsible for the overall treatment program, including clinical responsibility for the management of the operation’s therapeutic interventions.
  • Contracts for services from professional consultants, as needed
  • Supervises, evaluates, and trains professional consultants
  • Makes recommendations to the Executive Director regarding terminations of professional consultants
  • Approves admission of children into the program
  • Develops and assists with diagnostic assessment and initial therapeutic treatment plan for review and approval of treatment team
  • Ensures that children’s files, incident reports, therapy notes, and restraint reports are in compliance with all standards
  • Maintains medical and dental records and makes appointments as necessary
  • Maintains communication with child care staff and assists with problem solving around children’s behavior
  • Maintains positive relationships with managing conservators
  • Develop and assists with assessments
  • Must be available for emergency calls
  • Provides consultation and approval regarding child treatment as required by minimum standards
  • Participate in the training, deployment and review of personal restraints
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

A treatment director that provides or oversees treatment services for children with emotional disorders and/or trafficking survivors must:

  • Be a psychiatrist or psychologist;
  • Have a master’s degree in a human services field from an accredited college or university and three years of experience providing treatment services for children with an emotional disorder and/or trafficking survivors, including one year in a residential setting; or
  • ●        Be a licensed master social worker, a licensed clinical social worker, a licensed professional counselor, or a licensed marriage and family therapist, and have three years of experience providing treatment services for children with an emotional disorder and/or trafficking survivors, including one year in a residential setting.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals and general business periodicals.  Ability to write reports, presentations and business correspondence.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of clergy, parishioners, managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Valid Texas driver’s license, appropriate insurance and reliable car.

Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug test.

Must submit to pass random drug tests during employment.

Must successfully pass all background screens as required by the state.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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