Unit Program Coordinator*


Full-time position available in the Residential Treatment Program working under the general direction of the Program Manager.  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 Director of Milieu Services coordinates the planning and implementation of activities and programs according to children's needs; coordinates planning with other departments as needed.
  • Facilitates the development of a warm milieu in the cottages; completes cottage inspections and monitors physical upkeep to ensure compliance with health and safety standards and professional standards related to the cottage as a therapeutic environment.
  • Delegates and supervises daily Cottage responsibilities so as to effect efficient operation of the Cottage, including documentation of children's progress, activity planning, cottage treatment program development, shopping and supply requisition.
  • Consults regularly with the Unit Clinician to identify possible needs and recommendations for additional services.

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