Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Program Director for the Children's System of Care (CSOC) Program at Rutgers, University Behavioral Health Care.
The Program Director serves as a consultant to the Children's System of Care (CSOC) within the Department of Children & Families (DCF), providing clinical consultation to Division staff members. In partnership with CSOC administration, is responsible for development of procedures and protocols and provision of operational support around clinical consultation. Primary worksite is Trenton, NJ. Statewide travel required.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Provides clinical administrative direction and supervision of DCF staff work products, including clinical consultation to CSOC staff on a variety of clinical issues, such as multi-system involved youth, including Department of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP), juvenile justice, human trafficking, etc.
Leads in the identification of youth clinical needs, including review of clinical evaluations to assist with identifying appropriate programs and conference calls involving Care Management Organization (CMO) and Out of Home Placement (OOH) providers.
Contributes to the department's ongoing efforts to enhance existing contracts and to identify and develop new services by researching best practices, conducting training for staff, and by soliciting feedback from families and community providers regarding unmet service needs.
Coordinates and responds to daily clinical operational needs of Specialty Residential Units (SRTU), including urgent matters.
Leads the development of procedures to track youth and young adults in out of home programs exceeding length of stay expectations and collaborates with SRTU Consultants, OOH providers and CMOs with related planning.
Serves as liaison to the Office of Clinical Services, including management of psychiatric consultations, neuropsychological consultations and pediatric medical consultations.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Minimum of a Master’s Degree in a behavioral health discipline and a minimum of seven (7) years postgraduate experience with extensive involvement with contracting and service delivery to children with developmental disabilities.
Applicants possessing a degree in Social Work must have an active New Jersey certification/licensure as required by the State Board of Social Work.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated excellent skills and a strong business orientation.
Able to organize complex material, design, write and edit reports, formal presentations and client communications, manage simultaneously occurring tasks, and effectively work in a team-oriented environment.
Outstanding human relations and leadership skills, and the ability to function in a team environment.
A minimum of five (5) years experience within the New Jersey Children's System of Care.
Job experience, coursework or specialized training in writing, editing and proofreading.
Knowledge of how to accomplish superior performance in a unionized environment.
Posting Number: 19ST4755
Location: Off Campus
Internal Number: 105636
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.