Residential Program Director

NHS Human Services   •  

Natrona Heights, PA

Industry: Healthcare


5 - 7 years

Posted 66 days ago

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External Description


Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health and education provider offering a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country.

We leverage our size and expertise to develop innovative solutions and new models of care to meet the needs of individuals, their families, public and private healthcare funders and community partner organizations.

We recognize that complex needs require a holistic approach. With our experience, expertise and compassion, we empower everyone within our communities to reach their fullest potential.

With a rich tradition spanning 50 years with nearly 10,000 employees, Merakey, formerly NHS, provides care to over 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Louisiana, Michigan and Tennessee.


  • The stability that comes with working for a national leader providing education and human services to individuals with special needs
  • Highly competitive compensation plans
  • Career advancement opportunities in a rapidly growing company
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Benefits for all employees including marketplace savings program (discounts on cell phone plans, shopping, travel and more); Wellness programs (including discounted gym memberships, mail order prescription plans); legal and financial services; 24-hour nurse hotline; life/disability coverage; and Employee Assistance Program
  • Benefits for qualifying employees including medical, dental & vision coverage; flexible spending account; 403B retirement plan with company contribution
  • Generous PTO plans including vacation, sick, and holiday pay for qualifying employees


The Program Director will be responsible for the administrative fiscal and clinical oversight of the LTSR (Long Term Structured Residence) program. They are responsible for day-to-day operations, including scheduling and programming for the LTSR. Additional responsibilities include coordination of the treatment planning process and program relations with other individuals and agencies involved in the support and recovery of the individual consumer.


  • Authority to hire or fire other employees or whose suggestions and recommendations as to hiring, firing, advancement, promotion or other change of status of other employees are given particular weight.
  • Ability to work with other departments within the agency to meet individual needs
  • Assure development of client service plans and treatment plans within specified time frames and guideline set forth through regulatory requirements.
  • Attainment of established financial goals
  • Attend all required meetings inside and outside the agency
  • Collection and interpretation of statistical information to monitor program trends and performance which includes collaboration with the NHS quality improvement department.
  • Develop programs and proposals to expand services
  • Direct, manage, maintain, and monitor clinical services
  • Ensure adherence and compliance to program best practices, NHS policies, and outside agencies
  • Ensure compliance to state, local, federal, and contract requirements as well as requirements from payers.
  • Evaluation and review of activities and program goals
  • Facilitate ongoing assessment, evaluation, and planning of programs
  • Identify opportunities for growth, development and improvement within programs and between other service lines that enhance the coordination of service delivery
  • Implement program procedures and practices that incorporate sound clinical practices and comply with laws, regulations, and prevailing standards of care
  • Interfacing with clinical staff, consumers and consumers' families, other programs, and outside agencies



Master's degree or higher in a generally recognized clinical discipline.

The Program Director must be registered, licensed, or certified to practice if applicable.

Work Experience:

5 years of mental health paid or unpaid experience

Knowledge and understanding of severe mental illness, recovery principles and recovery driven service system


Valid Driver's License required

All Clearances required by OMHSAS regulations