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We are a private, non-profit corporation operating therapeutic residential treatment programs and a special education school. Stevens serves youth with behavioral and emotional problems that present serious treatment concerns. Our programs provide structured, therapeutic environments that are safe and secure. A trauma-informed, cognitive/behavioral approach gives youth the tools to be in control, to trust others, and prepares them for successful transitions to families and communities. Stevens’ youth-guided and family-driven programs are committed to positive outcomes. We believe that offering a pathway to a new beginning provides a chance for an improved future.
The Director of Program Services (DPS) is responsible for the daily operation and coordination of program services for Stevens’ 36 bed facility through the supervision of the residential, clinical, educational, training and nursing departments. In addition, the DPS acts as a liaison to state child welfare, mental health and local education agencies ensuring the provision of quality contracted services.
The Director of Program Services is responsible for oversight of program operations within the residential, clinical, educational, training and nursing departments. The DPS also provides “on call” assistance to program Directors, as necessary and appropriate for consultation and required program incident notifications.
Starting salary based on qualifications\experience, with an excellent benefit package, including health and dental plans, 401(k) plan with employer match, flexible spending accounts, paid leave, and much more.
Job Type: Full-time
Pediatrics / Adolescents: 3 years
Behavioral Health: 3 years
Program Management: 3 years
Residential Service Management: 1 year
Required license or certification:
LICSW or LMHC
- Masters degree in Social Work, Psychology, or other advanced degree in the behavioral healthcare field
- 3 to 5 years program management experience within a child welfare setting. Experience in a residential program setting is a plus.
-Licensure at the LICSW or LMHC level in the state of Massachusetts (will consider candidates with this license pending)
- Demonstrated experience working with adolescents exhibiting challenging behaviors, including inappropriate sexual behaviors and fire setting, is also important.
- Demonstrated the ability to work collaboratively with state child welfare agencies and with other professionals to insure quality treatment services are delivered to clients.
- Experience in program management and administration, including the supervision, development, and leadership of other professionals
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Stevens Treatment Programs is a private, non-profit, 766-approved therapeutic residential treatment program and school, licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care and approved by the Massachusetts Department of Education.Overview of Programs & ServicesAdolescents with behavioral and emotional problems with severe treatment issues need a structured environment that is safe..., secure, and therapeutic. A cognitive/behavioral approach gives youth the tools to be in control, to trust adults, and prepare them for a successful transition back to their families and communities. We are committed to their growth and success because we believe that offering a pathway to a new beginning provides a second chance for a bright future. The Clients We Serve • Difficult to place males between the ages of 12-17 • Adolescents in need of highly specialized, staff-secure, therapeutic residential treatment and education • Adolescents who need short-term evaluation services • Adolescents with a history of fire setting. • Adolescents with a history of a range of sexual behavior problems from trauma reactive to sexual offending. • Adolescents with a history of other serious behavior problems due to emotional disturbance. Stevens is a member of the Massachusetts Association of Approved Private Schools, the Children’s League of Massachusetts, the National Association of Private Education Centers, the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs, and the American Association of Children’s Residential Centers.