Position:  Program Director (1560-39)
Location:  Cincinnati, OH
Job Id:  1560-39
# of Openings:  1

Program Director (1560-39)
Deadline to Apply: 
Open Until Filled
Work Location:
River City Correctional
3220 Colerain Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45225
Work Hours:  
1st Shift, 35 Hours
Starting Salary: 
$55,054 per year
Requirements (Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification): 
  • A Masters Degree from an accredited college or university in the area of behavioral science, criminal justice, government, law, public administration or related field and/or a minimum of 5 years full-time experience working with offenders. 
  • Five years supervisory/administrative experience in the field of counseling, human service delivery, or corrections, is preferred.
Licensure and Certification Requirements
  • An independent license in social work or counseling (LISW or LCDCIII) is preferred. 
  • Certification as a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor granted through the State of Ohio is desirable. 
  • Possession of a valid Ohio Operator’s Permit.
Job Duties (Summary):
The Program Director is responsible for the daily implementation of the education/treatment program components and their impact on the quality of resident life in the center.  Supervises the delivery of direct programming services to residents and measures the effectiveness of those services are primary responsibilities of this position.  Supervises and coordinates the work activities of Clinical Supervisors, Case Manager Coordinators, Case Managers, Educational Specialists, and Employment Specialists.  Transmits directives and assignments.  Monitors and reviews employees’ work and conducts performance evaluations.  Ensures work is performed in accordance with regulations.
Essential Functions:
  • Coordinates treatment of residents.
  • Oversees 30 day staffing,exit staffing and resident disciplinary hearings.
  • Ensures behavioral logs are maintained for all residents.
  • Ensures treatment plans and all assessments are completed on all residents and used to determine individualized treatment plans.
  • Ensures intake, termination and assessment forms are completed and sent to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction on all residents.
  • Participates in new resident orientation with other Directors.
  • Determines the kinds of educational programming offered in the correctional center.
  • Willingness to serve as a backup test proctor for Pearson Vue onsite GED testing.
  • Has an understanding of the General Equivalency Diploma (GED) program.
  • Knowledgeable of resources for residents in the Reentry Phase of the program to transition back into society.
  • Recruits, selects and recommends hiring of qualified personnel.
  • Researches grant resources and assists in the writing of grant proposals.
  • Helps direct the development and maintenance of a management information system that works cooperatively with the systems established by the court and other agencies of the criminal justice system.
  • Reviews and interprets information to support program goals and objectives and budgetary needs.
  • Helps set policy for file and records management, security and retention.
  • Oversees implementation of the behavior management system.
  • Conducts site/facility inspections and evaluations on a regular basis.
  • Helps set policies and procedures to ensure the safety of employees, residents and the public.
  • Oversees the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) audit.
  • Oversees the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program.
  • Knowledge of Medicaid to assist with signing residents up for MAT.
  • Utilizes disciplinary action whenever necessary to ensure the effectiveness and integrity of the program.
  • Defines expectations and evaluates the performance of employees to encourage and promote employee professional growth and to maximize services rendered.
  • Establishes horizontal and vertical communication among employees through regular individual and team meetings to encourage full staff participation in program development.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality with respect to information obtained and processed in the operation of the facility.
  • Responds in person, when required, to any problems and/or emergencies at the facility in a timely manner.
Positions Supervised
   This position supervises the Clinical Supervisors, Educational Specialists, Quality Assurance Coordinator and Medical     
    Services staff.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of administrative functions.
  •  Knowledge of management and supervision.
  • Knowledge of criminal justice, corrections systems and behavioral sciences.
  • Knowledge of Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT).
  • Knowledge of fiscal administration.
  •  Ability to interview and counsel.
  • Ability to supervise and manage.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with agencies, supervisors, associates, residents   and the general public.
  •  Skills in oral and written communication.
  • Knowledge of minimum security needs.
  • Knowledge of programmatic design for intermediate sanctions in community corrections.
  • Able to perform research.
  • Knowledge of basic computer capabilities/terminology.
  • Knowledge of legal liabilities in community corrections.
  • Ability to understand psychological reports and tests.
  • Ability to handle emergency situations.
  • Working knowledge of community resources.
  • Proven ability in staff development and training.
  • Experience working with criminal offenders is highly desired.
  • Ability to deal with resident grievances.
  • Visual ability to effectively operate office equipment including copier, facsimile machine and audio visual aids.
  • Hearing ability sufficient to communicate effectively with other individuals both in person and over the telephone.
  • Speaking ability sufficient to communicate effectively with other individuals in person and over the telephone.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to read and prepare reports with recommendations, correspondence, instructions, policies and procedures.
  • Skills in oral and written communication.
  • Visual ability to read and prepare reports.
  • Ability to remain calm in tense situations.
Working Conditions
  • Correctional Center setting; moderate noise
Physical Demands
  • Work involves a significant amount of standing, walking, sitting, talking, listening, stooping and reaching with hands and arms; ability to transfer up to 25 pounds. 
  • Conveys and receives information in person and over the telephone.
Note: This job description shall in no way be construed as a limitation on the authority of supervisory personnel to assign tasks which are not listed in the job duties section to employees under their direct or indirect supervision.

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