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Treatment Program Supervisor
Job Code:2018-250
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Summary of Responsibilities:

The Treatment Program Supervisor (TPS) is responsible for oversight of the residential treatment unit.  The primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: fiscal, personnel, physical plant and therapeutic environment management of the residential unit.  In addition, TPSs are responsible for skill development and training of Psychiatric Treatment Counselors.  TPSs are responsible for maintaining current trainer certification in the agency approved physical management program.  TPSs are responsible for adhering to and training of standards and regulations as set forth by the Agency, OCS Licensing, The Joint Commission and Medicaid.  The responsibilities of the TPS are carried out according to AK Child & Family policies, the AK Child & Family Mission, Core Values and AK Child & Family Philosophy of care.  The TPS may assume additional duties as assigned.


*All positions at AK Child & Family may have responsibilities altered during the course of employment due to agency imperatives.

Supervision and Coordination of Services:

The Treatment Program Supervisor reports to the Residential Supervisor.  The Treatment Program Supervisor collaborates with other departments through interdepartmental teamwork to provide for the day-to-day operations of the residential treatment unit.  The TPS supervises the Psychiatric Treatment Counselors assigned to his/her cottage.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The Treatment Program Supervisor must demonstrate the ability to work effectively with emotionally and behaviorally disturbed children/youth and their families.  The TPS must have the ability to engage in vigorous physical and recreational activities, and must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.  The TPS must have the ability to train and supervise staff must possess a valid Alaska Driver’s license and use of an adequately insured vehicle.  The Treatment Program Supervisor will demonstrate an understanding and sensitivity to serving a culturally diverse/and or special needs population.


Education and experience: The Treatment Program Supervisor should hold a Bachelors Degree in related service field and at least two years experience in the field.  Or a combination of post-secondary education and experience that equals at least 6 years total.  Supervisory experience preferred.

Physical Demands:

The TPS must be able to drive and transport students in AK Child & Family vehicles; to efficiently access AK Child & Family and community buildings for meetings and agency activities in order to perform all job responsibilities; S/he must be able to physically manage students ages 6 to 17 years, according to AK Child & Family physical management policy, normally in a teaching/supervising capacity.  The TPS must be able to move quickly throughout the living unit and outdoor area in order to monitor/supervise students and staff activities, alarm systems, emergency procedures, lighting etc.  S/he must legibly produce reports using a computer regarding students and residential unit events.  In a teaching/supervising capacity the TPS will be asked to teach/demonstrate meal preparation, laundry sanitation protocol, unit cleanliness/sanitation/safety expectations (i.e. shoveling snow, sweeping, cleaning duties, safety checks etc.)  The TPS must be able to teach, supervise and participate in recreational and leisure time activities.  S/he in a teaching/supervising capacity will assist and supervise students with chores.  The TPS must be able to use a copy and fax machine.