Unit Program Coordinator 2 (Internal Applicants Only)


Responsible for supervising the cottage-based programming functions of assigned residential cottages, including the care and supervision of the children, performance of staff, budget monitoring and care of the cottages physical and therapeutic environments, creating a therapeutic atmosphere for children and ensuring all cottage activities comply with the treatment philosophy of Five Acres., and effectively partnering with other agency staff to ensure success of clients individual plans.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs supervisory duties including: recruitment, interviewing, hiring and training department staff; manages performance, conducts performance appraisals and recommends salary increases; takes disciplinary measures as needed.
  • Provides oversight to the physical care and nurturing of children in residential placement; monitors daily incident reports and responds as needed to resolve problems and concerns.
  • Identifies training needs of staff; works with the Program Manager and Training Department to develop and implement orientation and training programs for child care staff; provides direct orientation and training as needed.
  • Ensures proper staff ratios and oversees childcare scheduling and coverage for the cottages.
  • Under the general direction of the Program Manager coordinates the planning and implementation of activities and programs according to children's needs; coordinates planning with other departments as needed.
  • Ensures each billable staff maintains appropriate caseloade to reach the budgeted daily expectation of billable hours.
  • Confirms quality service delivery through completion and submission of service plans, progress notes, and other outcome measures.
  • Consults regularly with the Unit Clinician to identify possible needs and recommendations for additional services.
  • Participates in regularly scheduled cottage meetings and treatment staffings in residential units, participates in treatment planning for individual children and translates treatment objectives into treatment techniques for child care staff.
  • Provides crisis-intervention type services as needed either in response to requests from other staff members or as a result of personal observation.

Position requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • BA degree in Social Work, Psychology or related mental health/human services field, preferred. 
  • 2 years supervisory experience in a residential treatment program for young people or similar setting required.
  • Effective communication skills both oral and written; bi-lingual skills in Spanish/English are preferred. 
  • Ability to be flexible and work in a changing environment.
  • Computer skills sufficient to meet production demands of the job including Microsoft Office and TIER/WELLIGENT software, and skill in maintaining detailed, accurate and complete records.
  • Current California driver's license and a driving record acceptable to the Agency's insurance carrier.
  • Sensitivity to the different cultures represented among the clients, families and staff.
  • Knowledge of emergency procedures of the Agency

Location: Altadena, CA

Five Acres is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace. Therefore, the Agency does not discriminate, and does not permit its employees to discriminate against other employees or applicants because of race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), creed, color, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related legally protected medical conditions), sex stereotype, gender identity/gender expression/transgender (including whether or not you are transitioning or have transitioned) and sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, genetic information/characteristics, marital status/registered domestic partner status, age (40 and over), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation.