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Program Director


Worcester, MA, USA

NFI Massachusetts, Inc. is currently seeking a seasoned Program Director to oversee one of its program locations in Worcester, MA

Located at the Worcester Recovery Center & Hospital, NFI’s two, fifteen bed IRTPs are state-wide residential programs for adolescents who have a serious mental illness and/or severe emotional and/or behavioral disturbances.  The two programs provide vigorous treatment in a locked setting for youth who are unable to be safely treated in a less restrictive setting.   The programs are highly resourced with highly trained and credentialed staff which include child psychiatry, nursing, occupational therapy, clinical services, in-house education and therapeutic milieu.  Youth are referred by the Department of Mental Health (DMH). The program is structured in a trauma-informed, family focused environment.  Both the D1 and D2 units utilize peer mentors as a support to the youth placed; peer mentors are staff that have lived experience in program placement and have gone on to fulfill their educational and professional goals, and work part time supporting youth at the IRTP on the path to recovery. The therapeutic milieu and educational day programming are designed to foster success after transition out of the program.

The successful candidate will:

  • Supervise the Assistant Program Director and Clinical Director and insure the program is aligned with agency values and objectives.
  • Hold an Advanced degree (Master's) preferred but not required.
  • Have at least five years of supervisory/managerial experience in an adolescent residential program and/or campus required.
  • Have experience with youth population a must.
  • On-call support and unannounced after hours visits are also required.

Essential skills include:

  • Coaching
  • Therapeutic milieu oversight
  • Public speaking
  • Writing
  • Program improvement
  • Training
  • Fiscal management
  • Administrative excellence
  • Incident response and investigation
  • Policy implementation, and trouble-shooting.
  • Supervision and development of managers
  • Communication with families, funding and licensing representatives
  • The ability to support all agency initiatives and respond to multiple stakeholders are all part of the job.


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