Position: Director, Sunrise (Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Clinic)
Program/Department: Addiction Services
Reports To: Deputy Executive Director, Addiction Services
Location: Mt. Vernon
Hours: 35 hours / Full-time
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Position Summary: The Program Director will manage alcohol and addiction treatment services and supports in The Guidance Center of Westchester’s OASAS licensed Article 32 outpatient substance use disorder clinic: Sunrise. The director will also provide direct and indirect supervision to a multidisciplinary team comprised of CASAC/CASAC-T substance use counselors, licensed clinicians, an addiction psychiatrist, nurse, and peer. The director will serve as a champion and thought leader for effective addiction treatment and recovery services that are person-centered, recovery-oriented, and utilizes evidence-based assessment and treatment methods.
Sunrise is an outpatient clinic that implements evidence-based individual, family, and group interventions to help participants achieve recovery from alcohol or other controlled substances. We successfully work with adolescents, young adults, adults, and families. We aim to support the whole person and specifically train and retain a multidisciplinary team to skillfully provide care to address the complex co-occurring needs of participants in our programs. Open 6 days/week (Monday-Saturday) with select evening appointments available Specially trained staff to address co-occurring disorders 12+ years old Treatment for alcohol and other controlled substances Individual, group, and family counseling Teletherapy Psychiatrist, nurse, and peer on staff Responsibilities: Support a high-performing culture aligned with TGCW core values and B.A.S.I.C Tenets: Balance, Accountability, Satisfaction, Inclusion, and Communication. Cultivate clinical excellence in the provision of coordinated team-based addiction services and treatment, creatively engaging program participants in their care to ensure successful outcomes and goal achievement. Lead multidisciplinary team meetings and case conferencing in collaboration with Medical Director – a Board Certified Addiction Psychiatrist. Manage staff and group schedules to ensure effective coordinated addiction treatment and supportive services are consistently accessible; providing coverage/services as needed. Hire and retain team members who are passionate about, and committed to, quality addiction treatment and recovery services. Cultivate team spirit, positivity, and collaboration in care delivery to program participants. Provide clinical supervision of substance use counselors, supervisory/senior clinicians, and peer, and administrative supervision of a nurse and program assistant. Review and approve clinical documentation in electronic medical records by counselors to ensure regulatory compliance, clinical appropriateness, participant goal(s) and billing needs. Develop processes and protocols to ensure fidelity to evidence-based practices. Set and meet key performance indicators related to quality of care, program and participant outcomes, team satisfaction, and financial success.
Provide staff training, approve off-site trainings, and schedule on-site trainers. Serve as an agency representative in the community and with key stakeholders related to addiction treatment, and the recruitment of potential program participants. Provide annual evaluations of direct reports and reviews evaluations completed by senior clinician(s)/supervisor(s).
Qualifications: New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW or LCSW-R) or equivalent, with CASAC-T or CASAC preferred. At least 2 years’ experience providing assessments as well as individual, family, and group counseling to address the range of complex challenges related to alcohol and substance use. At least 5 years’ experience working with adolescents, adults, and families to support recovery from alcoholism and other addictions, co-occurring disorders, complex trauma and psychosocial stressors of poverty, abuse, abandonment, grief/loss, low/no literacy, and criminal justice involvement. At least 2 years’ clinical supervision experience of interns, CASAC-T, and/or other clinicians/counselors. Positive attitude and demeanor with an ability to engage individuals of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and needs. Organized, solution-focused team player, with leadership qualities that support a collaborative and supportive interdisciplinary team approach. Demonstrated passion and commitment to supporting the well-being and recovery process of individuals and families struggling with complex challenges related to alcohol and substance use. Ability to conceptualize and implement whole-person care, integrated medical, mental health, addiction, and other social determinants of health needs. Familiarity with the full range of substance use and addiction, including opioid use, assessment, and treatment options. Familiarity with 822 OASAS documentation requirements from the start of the treatment through termination. Experience with electronic medical record documentation and the OASAS electronic systems is required. Bilingual Spanish speaking a plus.
Travel Requirements: ~10%
Physical Requirements: These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to perform the job's essential functions successfully. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the position, which are reviewed in each case.
While performing the responsibilities of the role, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use his or her hands and fingers to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
EEO Statement: The Guidance Center of Westchester (TGCW) is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. TGCW encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.
TGCW undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and employment efforts to assure that persons with disabilities have full opportunities for employment in all positions.
We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process to contact: droyal at theguidancecenter.org. Correspondence sent to this email address that is not related to requests for accommodations will not be reviewed. Applicants should follow the instructions above regarding how to apply.
About Us: The Guidance Center of Westchester's mission is to improve the well-being of people of all ages through innovative and effective programs that enable everyone to learn, work, and thrive. TGCW offers essential and lasting support to those in our communities challenged by mental illness, substance use, poverty, and homelessness. We empower our participants to become active members of their community through education, treatment, housing, rehabilitative and vocational services. Founded in 1942, TGCW is a community-based nonprofit organization helping over 5,000 people each year. TGCW has an annual operating budget of ~$22 million and employs 250 people. We provide services to communities throughout Westchester County, with service sites in Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Mamaroneck, Yonkers, and Peekskill.
Send Resumes To: Please apply via our website at www.theguidancecenter.org/employment. All communications can be addressed to Latoya Bailey, Chief of Staff
The Guidance Center of Westchester
256 Washington Street
Mount Vernon, NY 10553