Thursday, April 8, 2010


Halfway House Manager, POWER - Pittsburgh, PA


Posted: 4/8/10


Title:  Halfway House Manager
Classification:  Full-time/Exempt
Reports To:  Associate & Clinical Director

Overview – POWER’s mission is to help women reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction and to help reduce the incidence of addiction in future generations.   We are an agency committed to providing quality gender-responsive trauma-informed alcohol and other drug treatment and supportive services to women with substance use and co-occurring disorders.

The Halfway House Manager provides the overall management of POWER’s residential treatment facility and the clinical supervision of the staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage 25-bed residential treatment facility, ensuring 24-hour staff coverage, and provide leadership.
  • Work with the Associate & Clinical Director to develop creative quality programming that is gender and culturally sensitive, utilizes evidence-based models, and reflects best practices in the fields of addictions and mental health treatment.
  • Coordinate referrals and assessments, and facilitate the admissions and intake process.  Maintain communication with referral sources.
  • Implement program activities and strategies to meet the needs of clients, consistent with the agency’s philosophy and values, and monitor quality and effectiveness of activities. 
  • Supervise, develop and train, and evaluate Halfway House staff.
  • Ensure compliance with internal and external policies, procedures and regulations as determined by all regulatory and funding agencies and by POWER, including the Department of Health, Division of Drug and Alcohol Program Licensure; Allegheny County DHS and related departments; other contracted SCAs; Community Care Behavioral Health Organization (CCBHO), Value Behavioral Health, and other managed care organizations; and the criminal justices system.
  • Monitor compliance with POWER’s Quality Assurance Plan and make certain that all record keeping is current, complies with all standards, and reflects quality care.
  • Maintain the program at capacity and work with the Halfway House team and the Associate & Clinical Director to address issues related to utilization.
  • Facilitate Treatment Team and other staff-related meetings; coordinate and prepare for consultations with psychiatrist and hold staff accountable for their role in maximizing the benefits of a consulting psychiatrist.
  • Monitor data collection and submission of timely and accurate information used for billing and outcomes measurement purposes.
  • Serve as an ambassador of POWER and maintain collaborative relationships with the Swissvale community and with health, behavioral health and human service agencies in the region.
  • Monitor maintenance of the facility and work with Maintenance Manager to ensure the health and safety of clients and staff, as well as to comply with state, county and local requirements. 
  • Work with the Administrative Assistant and other staff to coordinate meal service/ preparation and purchasing.  Develop and monitor clients’ roles in completing housekeeping assignments to maintain the agency’s standards as they relate to creating a safe and healing environment.
  • Implement the program within the budget and monitor Halfway House expenses.
  • Participate in 24-hour on-call rotation.
  • Participate in all staff development and training as required.


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field, and a minimum of five (5) years of clinical experience in a drug and alcohol or mental health setting, two (2) of which have been in a supervisory capacity, and preferred to have at least one (1) year experience in a residential setting: or Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling , or related field and PCBC certification, with a minimum of six (6) years of experience in a drug and alcohol or mental health setting, three (3) of which have been in a supervisory capacity, and preferred to have at least two (2) years experience in a residential setting.  LCSW preferred.
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills, and ability to develop effective teams and build consensus.
  • Understanding of residential operations; ability to balance clinical supervision with facility management.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Support POWER’s mission and philosophy; demonstrate cultural sensitivity and workplace harmony.
  • Value and exhibit excellent customer service.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Ability to obtain Act 33 and 34 Clearances.
  • Valid PA driver’s license.

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to work flexible and non-traditional hours as needed to provide coverage in crisis situations, and to work the hours necessary to complete the work.
  • Ability to climb stairs and to lift light boxes of office supplies.

To be considered for this position please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements in confidence to:

Ms. Nancy Simpronio, Director of Human Resources
7501 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Email to
Fax to 412-243-8711

For additional information about POWER, please visit

POWER is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please no phone calls.


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