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Partial Hospitalization Program Director

Serenity Place

Serenity Place has been providing critical substance use disorder services for adult men and women for over 36 years in downtown Manchester. We are a collaborative community partner focused on your needs for recovery – whether it is providing you with services or connecting you with the necessary resources.

Recovery starts here and now.

The Partial Hospitalization Program Director’s primary responsibility is to supervise the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) for individuals with co-occurring disorders (severe and persistent mental health and SUD) while directing service planning, group programming, and risk management for Partial Hospitalization Program clients. The Director is responsible for ensuring the quality of clinical services that embody the principles of trauma-informed care and delivering both clinical and managerial oversight to the program.

This is an exempt position.


Minimum Position Requirements:

  • Must exhibit an understanding of diverse mental health and human services and how they contribute to a client leading as full and productive life as possible.
  • Must have a good understanding of the DSM 5, working with clients in groups with the Recovery Model approach, and supervisory skills.
  • Must understand the complexities of programming; have good supervisory skills, and an understanding of fiscal efficacy.
  • Personal skills needed include excellent written and oral communication along with the ability to present information and respond to questions from management, employees, and the general public.
  • Good organization skills and the ability to work productively with a wide variety of personalities.
  • Sensitivity to different cultures a must. The employee must also have the ability to react to change and stress productively.
  • Must exhibiting the knowledge, skills, abilities, and minimum requirements listed in this position Description

Other Requirements/Information:

  • LCMHC, LMFT, or LICSW (in the State of NH), (Master’s Degree Minimum), or Licensed Psychologist.  Other licenses will be considered based on previous experience working in mental health and group work setting.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, Access, Outlook
  • Must be able to work occasional early mornings, evenings and weekends
  • Position based in Manchester, NH

Major Responsibilities:

  • Directing, managing, and providing clinical oversight to the Partial Hospitalization Program
  • Planning and Facilitating group sessions
  • Reviewing of client referrals to the Partial Hospitalization Program
  • Ongoing consultation with client Treatment Team
  • Assessing clients on an ongoing basis to determine treatment effectiveness and risk factors
  • Providing crisis intervention as necessary
  • Collaborating and consulting with Clinical/Director of programs to ensure optimal risk management
  • Completing and submitting all fiscal and other required reports
  • Ensuring department is meeting goals
  • Ensuring the timely completion of all department paperwork
  • Managing and assisting in providing PHP services daily including weekends and holidays when necessary
  • Attending staff, supervisory and other meetings as required
  • Assisting the other supervisors with cross training of all Serenity departments
  • Ensuring that all PHP staff are providing assistance to PCP or other medical providers when available and as needed
  • Productively reacting to change and stress and handling other tasks as assigned
  • Maintaining regular and predictable attendance and punctuality
  • Working collaboratively as part of a team
  • Completing other duties as assigned by Clinical Director
How to Apply:

Health, dental, life and disability. Generous paid time off (PTO) as well as 12 paid holidays per year.  

Please send resume along with cover letter to

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Date Added: August 28, 2017

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