Program Manager - Substance Abuse Outpatient Services


The SAIOP Program Manager provides oversight and therapeutic services on an outpatient basis by demonstrating his/her ability to implement the agency's purpose, philosophy, policies and procedures.  They will supervise other program qualified professionals and outreach worker(s) as well as wraparound services.


MA/MS in a human services discipline from an accredited school with licensure as a Clinical Addictions Specialist or other appropriate licensure.  

Must have 2 years' experience with SU population.

The ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 

The ability to write routine reports and correspondence in a legible manner.

The ability to use basic math skills including multiplication, division, understanding units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  

Must apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  

Must have a valid driver's license.

Respects the cultural diversity of children in care, and strives to create a positive relationship.


Responsible for comprehensive clinical assessments including referrals to appropriate resources.

Counsels clients on an individual, group and family basis to aid in task-oriented, problem-solving skills and provide crisis intervention and treatment services.

Prepares and maintains case records relative to assigned work and within set time limit.

Conducts client evaluations/assessments and prepares treatment plans. 

Provides case management and crisis intervention when needed.

Confers with Youth Focus staff and other agencies to utilize all services and to better understand and treat clients.

Counsels or provides diagnostic or therapeutic services to clients with substance abuse issues and co-occurring mental health disorders to clients in day treatment, intensive in-home and/or other agency programs as needed.

May provide speeches to classes and community groups concerning Youth Focus counseling programs.

Fosters and maintains networking with community resources in order to sustain a strong referral base for substance abuse services.

May provide transportation to clients as necessary.

May serve as on-call therapist as assigned.

Maintains sensitivity to cultural differences with client internal and/or external implications.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  The employee frequently is required to us hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.  The employee is required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and peripheral vision.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.