Occ. Code 8113550

 

 

 

assistant director, alcohol and substance abuse

treatment program, m-1

8113550

 

director, alcohol and substance abuse treatment program, m-3

8113570

 

 

 

New York State Department of Civil Service

 

Classification Standard

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS SERIES

 

            Positions in this title series oversee all substance abuse treatment programs in correctional facilities across New York State.  Incumbents of these positions formulate policies and procedures related to substance abuse treatment and will disseminate information to facility staff.  The incumbents ensure Departmental compliance with all pertinent regulations, guidelines, and mandates.

 

These positions are only classified at the Department of Correctional Services (DOCS).  Incumbents at DOCS assist in the total care and confinement of inmates sentenced to the custody of the Department and, as such, perform various duties and functions in conjunction with the overall operation of a facility and/or location to which they are assigned.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

 

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT PROGRAM:  one position class; assists the Director in the development, implementation, monitoring, and enforcement of policies, procedures, and guidelines related to all alcohol and substance abuse treatment (ASAT) activities.

 

DIRECTOR, ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT PROGRAM:  one position class; responsible for the development, implementation, and monitoring of programs and initiatives related to the treatment of alcohol and substance abusers under the jurisdiction of DOCS.

 


ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

 

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT PROGRAM

 

 

Under the direction of the Director of Substance Abuse Treatment Services, implement, monitor, and enforce all policies, procedures, and guidelines relating to ASAT activities.

 

·         Disseminate new and modified policies, procedures, and guidelines to ASAT units throughout the State.

 

·         Interpret and monitor the adherence to policies, procedures, and guidelines for ASAT units.

 

·         In situations where policies are not being adhered to, take corrective action as necessary.

 

Review existing policy and programs with an aim toward continued improvement and correction, as necessary.

 

·         Review reports prepared by ASAT facility personnel in order to gain insight as to the effectiveness of the ASAT facility programs.

 

·         Conduct periodic site visits at the facility level and discuss with facility administration, ASAT staff, and inmates the effectiveness of the facility ASAT Program, existing problems, and suggestions for program improvement.

 

·         On a scheduled basis, provide Director with an overview of Department-wide ASAT activities with particular attention toward problem areas.

 

·               Recommend to the Director that certain planning projects be undertaken in order to correct deficiencies or to improve or expand programs.

 

At the direction of the Director of Substance Abuse Treatment Services, develop new and improved plans, procedures, and policies.

 

·        Review existing programs against state of the art ASAT Programs within other jurisdictions and systems in order to determine potential solutions to existing problems and/or to develop plans for the improvement of overall ASAT Programs.

 

·        Develop revised policies and procedures or methods for ASAT Program expansion or new ASAT Program introduction.

 

·        Develop backup systems such as information retrieval systems, staff training, and procedures manuals necessary for program and policy implementation.

 

Review new programs or policy implementation at the facility level in order to determine areas of deficiency and appropriate corrective action.

 

·        Review information retrieved from facilities to determine problem areas.

 

·        Visit facilities and assess the effectiveness of new programs or policy on overall facility operations.

 

·        Identify specific problem areas and recommend modifications in operations or policy, as appropriate, in order to correct problems.

 

·        Upon approval of the Director, implement necessary corrective action.

 

Supervise subordinate staff.

 

·        Provide supervision, guidance, and oversight to subordinate staff, and intervene and resolve problems as necessary.

 

·        Determine and oversee staff assignments. 

 

·        Approve leave and track time and attendance.

 

·        Review, monitor, and evaluate staff performance. 

 

·        Complete performance evaluations.

 

·        Identify training needs and arrange for provision of training.

 

·        Manage and direct program activities by setting priorities and deadlines.

 

In the absence of or at the direction of the Director, may assume any of his or her duties, as necessary.


 

DIRECTOR, ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT PROGRAM

 

May perform all of the same duties as an Assistant Director, Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment Services.

 

Oversee all aspects of facility CASAT feeder and CASAT programs.

 

·        On an ongoing basis, ensure that CASAT programs at all facilities operate within Departmental directives and requirements.

 

·        Periodically meet with facility executive staff to review the CASAT operation, to discuss any problems, and to set goals and priorities for the future.

 

·        Either directly or through the use of subordinate staff, visit all CASAT program sites, ensuring continuity among the facility programs is maintained.

 

·        Ensure that staff at all CASAT facilities receive ongoing, up-to-date training.

 

Act as Statewide liaison concerning all CASAT issues.

 

·          Review and comment on all pending legislation concerning the CASAT program, and make recommendations to Counsels Office as appropriate.

 

·          Maintain ongoing relationships with Executive staff from the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), the Division of Parole, the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), and other agencies concerned with the effects of chemical dependency on convicted felons.

 

·          Act as a liaison with community groups and political staff concerning alcohol and substance abuse issues.

 

Provide oversight and direction to the Day Reporting and Community Reintegration programs in order to ensure the effective and expeditious treatment of inmates.

 

·           On an ongoing basis, review Day Reporting and Community Reintegration programs in order to ensure the transition of inmates from the CASAT program to Community Reintegration and later to after-care.

 

·           In conjunction with the Contract Management Specialist and other staff, ensure that all contract providers remain in compliance with current legislation and with Department goals and objectives.

 

·           Either directly or through the use of Main Office staff or outside providers, ensure that all staff receive periodic training as needed.

 

·           Meet with executive staff at Day Reporting facilities or Program Directors of the contract vendors to discuss problems, to set direction, or to resolve conflicts.

 

Oversee the operation of Chemical Dependency, Domestic Violence and Nursery Programs at various facilities.

 

Monitor programs on an ongoing basis.

 

·             Ensure that adequate staffing is maintained and make adjustments as necessary.

 

·            Periodically review program statistics to ensure that goals and objectives are being met.

 

·            Remain aware of potential opportunities for obtaining grants in order to expand the scope of these programs.

 

·            Review all changes in legislation which could affect the future program requirements.

 

Perform various administrative tasks.

 

·          Prepare annual budgets for all CASAT and community reintegration programs.

 

·          Present budgets to appropriate Executive Team staff members, providing justification to them and to the Division of the Budget (DOB) as required.

 

·          Serve as a resource to the Commissioner and other executive level staff concerning ASAT issues.

 


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT PROGRAM

 

Promotion:  one year of permanent competitive service as a Senior Correction Counselor (ASAT); or two years of permanent competitive service as a Senior Correction Counselor including one year of experience overseeing an ASAT treatment program.

 

DIRECTOR, ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT PROGRAM

 

Promotion:  one year of permanent service as an Assistant Director Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment Programs; or two years of permanent competitive service as a Senior Correction Counselor (ASAT); or three years of permanent competitive service as a Senior Correction Counselor including two years of experience overseeing an ASAT treatment program.

 

 

 

Date:  11/09

 

 

 

 

NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination