Program Coordinator (Residential Services) – Brewer-Porch Children’s Center


Tuscaloosa, AL

Brewer-Porch Children’s Center, University of Alabama

Job Number517132

Program Coordinator, Residential Services – Clinical – Regular, Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Job Summary:

The Program Coordinator for BPCC serves as the inpatient or outpatient administrator and clinical supervisor for multiple service areas within the program.

Additional Department Summary:

A Program Coordinator for BPCC serves as the residential administrator and clinical supervisor for multiple service areas within their designated program(s). The Program Coordinator for Residential Services operates as an administrator and provides overall program and clinical supervision for the Intensive Residential Treatment and Short-Term Treatment & Evaluation Program(s). The Program Coordinator is an essential member of the BPCC Senior Leadership Team. Among other duties, the Program Coordinator must demonstrate excellent skills in clinical-decision-making, providing clinical justification to various audiences, and strong interpersonal skills with both clinicians and non-clinical individuals. This position is also responsible for the overall daily program functioning to assure that clients are provided mental health services in an efficient, effective, appropriate manner. He/she/they oversees treatment program development & implementation, treatment planning, documentation and assists with the provision of training to clinical and non-clinical personnel.


The Program Coordinator is directly supervised by the Clinical Director due to the clinical role served. Continuous and inclusive collaboration with both the Education Manager, Program Assistant, Behavioral Care Manager, and Clinical Director is an essential function of this position.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or related mental health field from an accredited institution of higher education. Two years of post-master’s supervised mental health experience working with children and adolescents. Must be able to work outside of normal work hours. Able to successfully complete health screening after offer of employment has been made.

Job Duties:


The program coordinator will have the following duties related to providing supervision along with other duties as assigned:

  1. THERAPISTS: • The Program Coordinator serves as the primary supervisor and clinical consultant for therapists in their programs. • Provides ongoing tracking of therapist clinical work, treatment work being completed in groups, and conducts performance evaluations of therapists in the program • May at times provide supervision for un-licensed clinicians earning clinical hours for licensure.
  2. STUDENT LEARNERS: • Provides in-person clinical supervision and professional development mentorship to students completing internship or practica with BPCC. • Completes all required documentation of supervision and performance evaluation for students as prescribed by CCHS and students’ program. • Assists with weekly didactics for professional development for clinicians and student learners
  3. DAILY THERAPEUTIC PROGRAM MODEL: • Responsible for the overall daily program functioning to assure that clients are provided mental health services in an efficient, effective, appropriate manner. • Functions as the milieu manager along with Behavior Care Manager end ensures weekly youth reviews, community meetings, and community goals are carried out regularly on the milieu. • Assists in ensuring program fidelity to the over-arching treatment model via on-the job training, implementation, and outcome evaluations, etc. • Functions as an expert in BPCC Treatment model for Residential programs. • Coordinates problems related to the milieu with Education Department, Behavior Care Supervisors, and Program Assistant. Essential



The program coordinator will have the following duties related to providing clinical services along with other duties as assigned:

  1. ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP: • Attends weekly leadership meetings and other meetings as assigned. This clinician functions as the clinical/treatment approach Lead/representative for residential programs. • Facilitates case conceptualization from a trauma-informed stance with all professionals working with.
    • Completes intakes and discharges for all incoming youth for residential programs or assists clinicians in completing intakes/discharge. • Provide Family support as needed. May provide parent psychoeducation or treatment groups in collaboration with clinicians. • Takes part in clinical on-call rotation with other licensed clinicians in responding to restraints/seclusions/ and risk/dangerous behaviors. • Serves as clinical consultant for all therapists and demonstrates a sound ability to generate clinical formulations and demonstrate skills • Provides therapist coverage for clinical services when clinicians are out. • Serves as Treatment Team coordinator and completes tracking/outcome evaluations of Treatment Team Meetings. • Provides Crisis Intervention as needed and is a lead member of the Crisis Intervention Team in training for skills used and protocols developed to intervene in crisis. • Assist with assessment provision and report writing as directed by Clinical Director.
    • Oversees treatment plan development, documentation, and implementation. • Ensures all clinical documentation from intake to discharge is complete, including treatment plans, weekly summaries, CANS, and other outcome or tracking measures identified. • Assists in tracking and ensuring completion of timely clinical documentation. • Reviews and signs all ESIRs that occurred in associated programs. • Ensures Individual Behavior Plans are completed and share for appropriate youth.
  4. TREATMENT TEAM SCHEDULING/COORDINATION • Coordinates with Program Assistant to ensure the following is up to date: treatment team meetings, scheduling appointments as required by DMH and by psychiatrist request; obtain client information from multidiscipline and develop into a comprehensive agenda to be used in Treatment Team. • Coordinate care related to treatment goals and behavior plans with guardians and educators. • Coordinates with all disciplines on intake and discharge materials necessary for service provision or transition.
    • Function as main team member on the Admissions Review Committee, providing therapeutic expertise and commentary to the team. • Provides feedback and recommendations for successful transition to community school and discharge from BPCC. TRAINING • Thoroughly trains new clinicians and student learners in program processes and documentation. • Assists in onboarding or other training activities as assigned by Clinical Director in collaboration with Training Coordinator (i.e., Milieu Therapy, Skills Coaching, Mental Health, etc.). Essential



The program coordinator will have the following duties related to program development along with other duties as assigned:

  1. ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP • Serves as the residential administrator and clinical supervisor for multiple service areas within the residential program. • Assists with Special Projects as assigned by the Clinical Director
  2. PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT • Assists with Performance Improvement manager in duties as it relates to clinical work and tracking data for licensing maintenance. • Ensure programs adherence to standards of governing bodies such as COA, DMH, and DHR.
  3. POLICY • Assists with writing, reviewing, and training on new or past policies as assigned by Clinical Director or Policy Committee. • May be asked to provide expert insight as it relates to treatment/clinical programming by the Policy Review Committee.
  4. PROGRAM DESIGN • Assists in the development and design of new or remastered programming efforts that support the BPCC Vision & Mission. • Assists Clinical Director and Program Coordinator-Residential in modeling, training, and measuring the practice and outcomes of overarching treatment framework.
  5. SITE REVIEWS • Participate in DMH site reviews, ensuring DMH standards are correctly documented, and procedures are executed as well as modifying structure as requested by DMH review team. • Participate in all tasks assigned as part of other licensing standard site reviews for BPCC services. Essential

Normal work schedule*       Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:45 pm, clinical on-call rotation participation as assigned.