Community Action Treatment (CAT) Team Lead Program Director

Date Posted: 1/27/2019

Title: Community Action Treatment (CAT) Team Lead Program Director

Location: Travel between Fort Walton Beach and Crestview

Closing Date:

Description: See qualifications.


POSITION SUMMARY:   Bridgeway Center, Inc. (BCI) is seeking applicants that want to work with a multi-disciplinary team which provides intensive, comprehensive community based services to youths ages eleven (11) to twenty-one (21). The Community Action Treatment Team (CAT) is a safe and effective alternative to out-of-home placement for children with serious behavioral health challenges. CAT supports the goals of the youth and family by enabling them to sustain themselves within their family system and community.

The Team Lead Program Director establishes, administers, and directs the Community Action Treatment Team (CAT) program, a self-contained integrated multidisciplinary team providing comprehensive, intensive, community based treatment to families with children and youth at risk of out-of-home placement due to a mental health disorder. The Team Lead Program Director supervises and evaluates the multidisciplinary team in conjunction with appropriate psychiatric support to ensure service excellence and courteous, helpful, and respectful services to program participants; and functions as a practicing clinician on the team.

A career with BCI as a CAT Team Lead Program Director is rewarding and fulfilling because you make a difference every day in the lives of the clients served.
An evidenced based service model with proven results is used by the program. New associates received training, mentoring, and coaching throughout the on-boarding process.

We invite you to further explore this amazing opportunity by submitting your application today.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:        Clear and active FL Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Must have a valid Florida driver’s license and meet all requirements for vehicle operations and transportation of clients in Center and non-Center vehicles. Compliance with minimum standards for screening of mental health personnel as contained in F.S. 394.4572. Must be able to pass a DCF Level II background screening, Tuberculosis (TB) test, and a drug screening. 

General Expectations: In the performance of their respective task and duties, all associates are expected to conform to the following:

  • Fully understand and consistently exhibit all of BCI’s Core Values.
  • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.
  • Interact professionally with other associates, clients and vendors.
  • Work effectively as a team contributor on all assignments.
  • Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other associates and organizations.

 Essential Duties/Requirements/Activities:

  • Act as  the CAT program Team Lead
  • Direct the day-to-day operations of the CAT team including scheduling associate work hours to assure appropriate coverage for the day, lead the organizational team meetings and treatment planning meetings; continuously evaluate the status of families and do appropriate planning and coordination of treatment activities to ensure immediate attention to their changing needs.
  • Direct and coordinate the participant admission process, treatment, and support services of the program in coordination with the Psychiatric Services department.
  • Direct and coordinate, for each participant, the comprehensive assessment.
  • Participate in associate recruitment, interviewing, hiring, work assignments, and orientation and performance supervision according to work rules, regulations, policies and procedures, develop and implement associate orientation and training; and manage Clinical Intern training.
  • Develop and administer CAT program budget.
  • Complete required monthly and quarterly reports by deadline.
  • Supervise Electronic Health Record (EHR) management assuring maintenance of the clients record in compliance with agency policies, Medicaid, and other third-party payment requirements; train associates on EHR requirements; regularly review client assessments, treatment plans, and progress notes written by the associates, and supervise individual associates for EHR mastery.
  • Conduct periodic reviews of program services and documentation.
  • Develop and maintain program policies and procedures and revise as necessary.
  • Initiate and maintain relationships, in coordination with other associates, with law-enforcement and other human services agencies, and with informal community resources (e.g., landlords, employers, schools, CMO's, JPO's, etc.) Conduct clinical assessments and provide direct clinical treatment and support services to participants.
  • Perform on-call duty for crisis intervention and for associate supervision and consultation.

WORK LOCATION:   Travel between Fort Walton Beach (FWB) and Crestview (CV)

BASE WAGE: The base wage for this position is $1,923.08 bi-weekly.

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***Applicant must meet the minimum requirements to be considered for this position. NO EXCEPTIONS.***

Notify the Human Resources Office in advance if you require special disability accommodations to participate in the employment process.


Hours: Full-Time