Asst. Director of TNP

Greenbelt, MD
Aug 21, 2018
Feb 20, 2019
Executive, Director
Full Time
Lourie Center - Early Head Start Program

If you are a current Adventist HealthCare employee, please click this link to apply through your Workday account. Under the supervision of the Therapeutic Nursery Program (TNP) Director, the TNP Assistant Director supports the TNP Director in the day to day management and oversight of the Prince George's TNP classroom. The TNP Assistant Director demonstrates actions and attitudes and RISES* values that contribute to the critical success factors of the organization (i.e. best place to work, most extraordinary experience, superior outcomes, financial success for reinvestment, valued as a faith-based organization, and a growing organization vital to the community).
*Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship
Work Schedule:

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

In collaboration with the TNP Director, develops and implements clinical and educational policies and procedures for relationship-based service delivery in the TNP including application and admission procedures; case management: implementation of the therapeutic interventions; and record keeping. Assures compliance with policies and procedures as mandate by contracts and various regulating bodies.

Develops and maintains therapeutic relationship with the children and parents/caregivers. Implements effective crisis intervention, including Crisis Prevention Intervention support for children and families.

Provides support to the TNP Director with TNP contract and licensure compliance in accordance with Maryland State regulations including Department of Human Resources, Child Care Administration, Child Care Licensing (COMAR 07.04.02) and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Mental Hygiene Regulations, Community Mental Health Programs - Therapeutic Nursery Programs (COMAR 10.21.18) and Maryland State Department of Education.

Provides administrative support for the program including reporting, monthly billing, time keeping and other tasks as needed. In conjunction with the Director, conducts annual performance appraisals consistent with the Center's performance appraisal system. Provides clinical supervision to staff, and ensures the supervision of students/trainees assigned to the TNP.

Assists with recruitment and recommends hiring, promotions and terminations with the TNP Director.

Assists with preparing and departmental meetings and oversees the development, implementation, and updating of the individual treatment plan and the treatment strategies to be used in the classroom.

In consultation with the TNP Director, develops program goals and objectives and prepares annual program plans and budget for the TNP. Monitors and assesses program performance and prepares an annual program evaluation report. In conjunction with the TNP Director, manages the program within the budget parameters.

Prepares and submits monthly statistical and information reports (e.g., program=s approval status and performance) to the County Contract Manger, upon approval of the Director. Responds to the County Contract Manager's informational requests or inquiries in a timely fashion, as requested.

Provides reflective supervision to staff; Coordinates and provides in-service training and consultative activities for program staff as requested. Facilitates team process for cohesive and effective service delivery.

In the absence of the Director, conducts intake interviews with prospective clients and based upon the information available determines the eligibility and the appropriateness of a candidate for admission to the TNP.

Develops and maintains liaisons with other professionals and organizations in the community. Coordinates TNP services with other agencies providing services to child and/or family, as directed.

Contributes to the field of early childhood assessment and intervention through participation in professional meetings, including presentations at local and national conferences.

In conjunction with the TNP Director, prepares information and reports, as needed, and participates in grant writing and fund-raising activities.

Accesses Protected Health Information on a routine basis. Employee must comply with all privacy standards of the Lourie Center that include HIPAA, COMAR and others - state and federal regulations as written in the Privacy Manual.

Performs other duties as assigned by the TNP Director.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics:

  • Demonstrated skills as a mental health clinician and supervisor.
  • Demonstrated capability in personnel management, fiscal management and program development and evaluation.
  • Able to provide effective leadership to a staff team.
  • Able to work effectively as a member of the Center's executive management team.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Masters degree in a mental health discipline or early childhood education field
  • Licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in the state of Maryland or educational equivalent
  • Extensive knowledge of child development, and mental health , especially with young children and families.
  • At least two years of progressively responsible experience in a mental health or educational setting, including clinical and supervisory/administrative responsibilities.
  • Strong administrative skills.

Working Relationships

Internal: Interacts regularly with the TNP Director, the Director of Parent-Child Clinical Services and other members of the Executive Staff to ensure that services are provided in a coordinated manner. Interacts regularly with other managerial and clinical staff to ensure efficient use of resources, maintenance of clinical standards in shared settings, and coordination of services.

External: Interacts regularly with referral sources and related program agencies to facilitate client referrals and service delivery. Represents the Center in various community, state and national forums devoted to early intervention and related areas.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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