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Program Director at Jo Ruffin Place

PRC Baker Places San Francisco, CA
  • Expired: 2 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.


The Program Director is responsible for the overall management, clinical and rehabilitation services, staffing, facilities, and fiscal operations of an adult residential treatment program. The Program Director manages the flow of clients into and out of the program and advocates for and responds to the clients’ treatment and rehabilitation needs.

REPORTS TO: Division Director


1. Deliver high quality clinical, rehabilitative and culturally competent services to clients with substance abuse, psychiatric diagnosis, and HIV-related issues.

2. Must be able to perform and train staff in all aspects of Assistant Program Director,

Residential/Relief Counselor duties as follows:

A) Perform intake interviews and assist with client treatment plan development, implementation and discharge planning.

B) Assess the clinical needs of resident clients.

C) Evaluate clients for potential crisis situations and determine appropriate intervention and management.

D) Conduct individual and group counseling sessions as assigned.

E) Monitor and document clients’ progress toward achievement of individual goals.

F) Record clinical notes and hourly rounds to meet Medi-Cal standards and licensure requirements.

G) Act as a role model - guiding clients and facilitating appropriate behavior, teaching daily living skills, self-care, personal interaction, social relationships and constructive time management.

H) Ensure that clients are linked with a primary care provider and assist with identifying and accessing community resources.

I) Participate in staff and shift change meetings.

3.Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates all personnel within the program.

4. Effectively and consistently uses Baker Places Personnel Policies and the SEIU Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) in all staff encounters, actions and decisions.

5. Develops and maintains good working relationship with client referral sources and other related mental health, substance abuse and community service programs.

6. Review for accuracy all client records and charts to ensure compliance with agency, clinical, fiscal and Medi-Cal standards and licensure requirements.

7. Set-up and coordinate staff work schedules.

8. Conducts a weekly staff meeting(s), supervision where client, staff and household milieu issues are addressed.

9. Coordinate the collection of client census data and reports as required.

10. Maintains facility and services in accordance with licensure standards, to ensure that all clients receive care and supervision that includes but is not limited to:

A) Principles of nutrition, food preparation and storage, and menu planning.

B) Housekeeping and sanitation principles.

C) Recognition of the early signs of illness and need for professional assistance.

D) Identification and access to community services.

11. Other duties as assigned


1. Must be able to navigate several flights of stairs many times daly.

2. Must be able to do extensive charting and documentation.

3. Must be able to lift 20 pounds

4. Responsible to physically respond to client needs in the event of a crisis situation.


1. An understanding of and commitment to Social Rehabilitation is required.

2. Master’s degree in behavioral health science or four years full time equivalent (8,320 hours) documented experience in a residential treatment setting may be substituted for the academic degree.

3. Must have at least two (2) years’ experience as Program Director of adult residential treatment facility. Must have demonstrated ability to direct, lead, coach, supervise and train staff.

4. Must demonstrate cultural competency while working with diverse populations on the issues of mental health, substance abuse and HIV-AIDS in a social rehabilitation treatment model.

5. Requires previous experience compiling data, creating and distributing reports, and responding to governmental requests for information on a timely basis.

6. Must be able to communicate effectively with staff, clients and other providers both orally and in writing.

Jo Ruffin Place: is a 16 bed licensed transitional treatment program with a day treatment component focusing on adults who have been diagnosed with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. The first floor of the program can accommodate ADA needs of referred clients.

EXCELLENT BENEFITS - Include medical, dental, vision, Life/AD&D, flexible spending account, employer funded 403(b) retirement plan, ample paid time off. Supervision hours toward licensure with the Board of Behavioral Sciences available for ASW/MFTi.

Candidates who are proficient in reading and writing Spanish are encouraged to apply.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Baker Places, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please e-mail or fax your resume and cover letter (fax 415-581-0797). If sending your resume/cover letter via email, please send it as a Microsoft Word document or in PDF form Attn: Erica Jankoksy

PRC Baker Places

Why Work Here?

Awesome leaders and staff, great new building in SOMA, competitive benefits and pay for FTE staff, community focused!

PRC BAKER PLACES is a non-profit residential treatment agency that has provided the San Francisco community with alternatives to institutional care since 1964. Our direct care professionals provide counseling and case management services to previously homeless adults living with co-occurring diagnoses of chronic mental illness and substance use disorder. All agency services are provided from the philosophy of social rehabilitation which integrates teaching daily living skills in a safe and healthy environment.


San Francisco, CA