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Helping Youth build strong hearts, minds and bodies - Located in Rapid City, SD, our goal at WellFully is to help these boys and girls, ages 10 to 17 rise from whatever low place they find themselves, whether it’s from addiction, behavioral challenges or just feeling alone, and help them to move to a place where they are well… FULLY WELL!

Summary of Position:

The Program Director is responsible for overseeing current and new programs of Wellfully. The Program Director leads a team of counselors, case managers, and education staff. This position is primarily responsible for the management of program and service delivery of the organization including delivery of behavioral health programs and ancillary services that augment and support these programs. The Program Director reports to the CEO and is a key part of the agency leadership team, which also includes the CEO, CFO, and the Operations Director.

Program and Services Administration:

  • Be responsible for all facets of programming and service development and delivery, from planning, budgeting, implementation, evaluation and report writing.
  • Ensure all client files and documentation including ESIs, IRs, abuse and neglect reporting and other required reporting is completed and maintained in an appropriate and accountable manner according to established standards.
    • Regular internal audits should be completed by counseling and education staff with findings reviewed by Program Director.
  • Ensure consistency of quality, accountability and high standards in all programs and services – both client support and education. This includes providing training for staff and developing procedures, models and comprehensive frameworks of delivery.
  • Maintain accurate and complete statistical records for all programs and services on the agency database, providing referring agents with comprehensive details on programs offered.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of state, federal, and Joint Commission rules and requirements along with ability to write internal policies in accordance with these requirements.
  • Ensure consistent and meaningful evaluation of all programs and services is carried out in order to assess their impact and success and to make needed changes and improvements as indicated.
     *Successful administration of programs will be reflected in satisfactory state audits, client satisfaction surveys, and client outcomes.

Management of Program Staff:

  • Be responsible for hiring, orientation and ongoing supervision of counseling and education staff.

  • Directly supervise Lead Addiction Counselor, Lead Group Care/Behavioral Health Counselor, and Education Coordinator. Indirectly supervise nursing staff to ensure programmatic requirements and policy adherence are satisfied.

    • Weekly summaries of rounding will be provided to Executive Director.

  • Be responsible for the training of all practicum staff in the programs area of the agency.

  • Conduct regular performance appraisals with direct reports providing constructive feedback and direction as to improvement.

  • Provide positive leadership to all staff, encouraging a team approach, professional attitude and good communication, always modeling best practices in this regard.

Agency Management:

  • Assist the Executive Director with accountability for all program and service expenditures.

  • Advise the Programs Committee about programs and policies appropriate to the mandate of the agency.

  • Program Development to include research of new programs, implement or achieve evidence based and high quality programming, and grant research and writing to support operational or equipment aspects of programming.

  • Be an active participant in the Leadership team of the agency, attending meetings regularly and bringing forward issues for discussion and decision.

Other Related Duties:

  • Participate actively as an agency representative in collaborative partner networks and in related community activities.

  • Identify learning needs for program and service staff, and for the staff of the agency as a whole, and assist in providing needed training.

Education and Experience Equivalencies:

  • Required: Data analysis and project management experience required. Good oral and writing communication skills. Good computer skills. A capacity to work collaboratively. A Bachelor’s Degree is necessary.

  • Preferred: ​Successful supervisory experience preferred. Experience with program development and state regulatory agencies preferred. Qualified program director is preferred according to SD Administrative Rule 67:42:08:02. Will work with the right candidate to obtain designation. A degree in Public Health, Behavioral or Social Science Area, Health Care Administration or a health related degree is preferred.

  • Ideal Candidate: Experienced, high-performing individual with a proven track record of leadership, program development, data analysis, policy writing, and experience overseeing programs or project workflow that achieved successful outcomes. Familiarity with traumatized populations, adolescent development, and addiction. Ability to supervise teams and develop individual skill-sets to accomplish goals.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to perform crisis intervention techniques to control a physically acting‐out adolescent.


  • All candidates must have (or qualify to obtain) a current South Dakota driver’s license, proof of insurance, acceptable Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) report.

  • Be cleared through the Central Registry for Abuse and Neglect and the Division of Criminal Investigation.


  • Full Time

  • $45,000-$55,000 DOE with full-time benefits.

To Apply

  • Serious applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to Jessica Olson, Executive Director, at jessica.olson@wellfully.org.

To apply for this job email your details to info@wellspringrc.org

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