Location: Dallas, TX
Job ID: 49056
Join a team with values that match your own and make a difference in the lives of people needing second chances.
Hutchins State Jail located in Dallas, Texas is seeking a dynamic leader in the substance abuse treatment field looking to provide individuals on the inside with hope, skills and opportunities for a better life.
Position title: Program Director (Program Supervisor III Pre-Release or Inpatient Treatment)
Facility name: Hutchins State Jail
Location: 1500 East Langdon Rd, Dallas, TX 75241
Work schedule: Full-time
Benefit package includes:
- Health/dental/vision/life insurance
- 401(k) with company match
- Paid time off,
- Paid holidays (9 total)
- Professional development assistance
- Opportunities for career growth
Job responsibilities: The program director directly supervises the senior counselor and office manager. Responsible for planning, developing, and implementing designated substance abuse programs with emphasis placed on awareness, prevention, staff training and networking with community resources in compliance with Management & Training Corporation (MTC) and Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) directives.
- Responsible for program planning, development, training, and implementation; monitors compliance with policies and procedures; and providing consultative services to plan, implement, and monitor effective agency programs.
- Develop a system to promote the coordination and integration of the substance abuse prevention components with other facility programs.
- Conducts special investigations, program analyses, and research studies; reviews and analyzes treatment operations and problems and prepares reports of findings and recommendations; and initiates activities to produce a more effective program.
- Ensure that the program is complying with State Jail Substance Abuse Program Operations Manual (SJSAPOM) and all other TDCJ department policies and directives.
- Ensure that all participants in the program receive the appropriate assessments and services within the defined time frames of the contract and that all required documentation is processed in a timely manner.
- Prepares annual program budget; develops policy and procedure manuals; and assists in the preparation of training and operational manuals, educational materials, and information programs.
- Works with program staff in determining trends and resolving technical programs; provides technical assistance on program services; and provides liaison with other departments, divisions, agencies, and organizations.
- Provide staff training, evaluate staff performance and implement organizational and personnel changes as approved by the regional operations director and coordinated with the office manager and/or corporate human resources manager prior to implementation.
- Promote the development and positive social skills through modeling appropriate behaviors and intervening when inappropriate behaviors are observed. Provide regular feedback to staff regarding social skills procedures and intervention techniques.
- Maintain accountability of staff, offenders and property. Adhere to safety practices.
It is expected that the incumbent shall perform other duties as assigned within his/her capabilities as determined by management.
- Bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or by the United States Department of Education (USDE). Major course work in a Behavioral Science, Criminal Justice or a related field preferred. Each year of experience as described below in excess of the required five years may be substituted for thirty semester hours from an accredited college or university on a year-for-year basis.
- Five years full-time, wage-earning program administration or counseling experience.
- Two years full-time, wage-earning experience in the supervision of employees.
- Current valid licensure as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor ( LCDC ) by the Texas Department of State Health Services ( DSHS ) or current certification as a Certified Criminal Justice Professional ( CCJP ) by the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals or current valid Qualified Credentialed Counselor ( QCC ) licensed to provide substance abuse treatment.
- A valid driver license in the state of Texas with an acceptable driving record required, unless waived by management.
Post-hire requirements: Must complete Correctional Awareness Training prior to inmate contact. Must be certified in CPR and First Aid. Must successfully complete annual in-service training requirements and pass an annual background check, both of which must be approved by TDCJ. Must maintain valid license or certification for continued employment in position.
Why: Help humans break the cycle. Join our team as a Program Director and transform lives!