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SCOAP Program Manager - COMCARE

Date: Jun 4, 2021

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  COMCARE 

Pay:  $47,294.00 annually 

Work Schedule: Varied Days/Times 


Responsible for the clinical and administrative oversight of program staff that provides goal-directed, medically necessary services and support to individuals with mental health and/or substance abuse disorders. Individual participates in program planning, development and evaluation. Employee must quickly recognize emergency or sensitive situations and take appropriate action. Critical decision making and the ability to think through the consequences of a decision are essential in this position.


Program Oversight

  • Ensures access standards for all services are met and clients receive timely services by monitoring referrals and assigning clients for intake assessments as needed
  • Coordinates referrals to on-going treatment services to ensure clients determined eligible for services are promptly assigned and engaged in treatment
  • Monitors program census to ensure adequate program resources are available to meet the identified community needs, including timely discharge of clients
  • Ensures program clients have treatment plans for all services recommended to meet individual needs
  • Monitors cooperative agreements, grants, and/or contracts with affiliate agencies and other entities to ensure compliance
  • Monitors customer satisfaction with program and services; includes internal and external customers


Program Planning & Operations

  • Identifies appropriate program outcomes targeted at helping individuals with mental health problems to improve the quality of their lives
  • Develops and adapts based on changing environments, a plan of work for the program to ensure successful achievement of client outcomes, implementation of agency strategic plan, program development, and continuous quality improvement
  • Maintains knowledge of best practices in the field of mental health and substance use treatment to ensure that the program is positioned to provide high quality, effective and efficient services
  • Identifies gaps in services at the program and community level and develops proposals for meeting identified needs
  • Monitors potential barriers to treatment for prospective clients and develops strategies for reducing barriers and ensuring access to needed services
  • Develops responses to Requests for Proposals and grants as requested


Personnel Management

  • Ensures that the program is adequately staffed at all times by completing vacancy notices, recruiting, screening, interviewing, and submitting potential hires to personnel manager for processing
  • Delegate or provide coverage for absent team members to ensure continuity of care for clients
  • Responsible for the clinical and technical competence of program staff; includes participation in orientation, training, and consultation with program personnel
  • Monitors personnel management activities for staff on Performance Improvement Plans or other forms of disciplinary action and ensures adequate coaching and feedback is provided to staff giving them every opportunity for success on the job
  • Meets with assigned staff for regularly scheduled, individual supervision and maintains documentation regarding the content of the supervisory conference; meets with assigned staff to create professional development goals -and approve staff use of designated professional development funds


Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree or higher. One-two years of supervisory experience. Must be licensed by the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board as an LMSW, LMFT, LMLP, LPC, or LP.


Preferred Qualifications: Minimum of five years of supervisory experience. May be clinically licensed by the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board as an LCP or LCPC, LCMFT, or LSCSW.


It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national

origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

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