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Outpatient Program Manager

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Stamford - Stamford, CT


Recovery Network of Programs, Inc. (RNP), is a private, non-profit, social service agency which has been serving the Greater Bridgeport Community and Fairfield County area since 1972. RNP is dedicated to helping those living with substance use, mental health disorders, and homelessness. Our mission is to restore hope, health, and wellbeing for individuals and families in a recovery environment that embraces compassion, dignity, and respect.

In accordance with Recovery Network of Program’s (RNP) Mission Statement, Philosophy of Client Care and Code of Ethics as stated in the Personnel Policies and under the supervision of the Chief Clinical Officer, the Outpatient Program Manager counsels’ individuals, groups, and families regarding substance abuse problems and co-occurring disorders, and develops and implements therapeutic treatment plans.


The Outpatient Program Manager will also take a leadership role in developing, implementing, and rolling out the new program in Stamford, CT offered through RNP. In this role, they will create an outpatient track specifically for new clients associated with the Community Response Initiative (CRI) program that partners with our LCSW's working in Stamford, CT.  


HOURS Monday-Friday 9am-5pm; flexibility and some evening/weekend availability may be required


Total Rewards/Compensation for this role is $80 - $100k which includes performance-based incentives and is dependent on education and experience.


  • Conducts screening, intake, orientation, and assessment of clients to obtain information concerning substance abuse, mental health, medical history or other pertinent information.
  • Implements therapeutic treatment using approved methods of planning, case management and crisis intervention to assist clients in overcoming substance abuse and mental health disorders as well as other problems.
  • Utilizes evidence-based theories and techniques to effectively counsel individuals, groups and families.
  • Actively engages in the role of group facilitator and promotes group process.
  • Integrates discharge planning throughout the treatment process including the beginning, middle and termination phases of treatment.
  • Consults with medical doctor or other specialists concerning recovery plan and amends plan as directed and in collaboration with client served.
  • Provides information and education to individuals, groups and families concerning co-occurring issues.
  • Refers clients to supportive services to compliment treatment and counseling.
  • Prepares and maintains quality clinical records for assigned caseload and issues accurate and timely reports as requested.
  • Assumes all other appropriate duties as deemed necessary by the supervisor.
  • Develop and implement an IOP track for new and eventually exiting clients, to be delivered directly at the Stamford clinic, by taking RNP’s established IOP methodologies and adapting them for the needs of the program’s population.
  • All duties listed above will be performed for the Stamford IOP clients.


Master’s degree in the behavioral sciences and/or MSW with LCSW, LMFT preferred.  MSW with two (2) years’ experience or equivalent combination of education and experience while working on LCSW accepted.

  • Candidates who speak, read and write Spanish fluently are strongly encouraged to apply. 
  • Experience in connecting clients to community services and resources required.
  • Knowledge of the physical, psychological, social and economic effects of substance use, mental health issues and trauma.
  • Crisis intervention skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to gather, analyze and evaluate information pertinent to the provision of quality care.
  • Considerable knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations regarding client confidentiality.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative professional relationships with excellent communication skills and the ability to project a professional image.



Incumbents may be required to secure professional certification and/or license. 

Must possess a valid CT Drivers’ License and reliable transportation.


Benefits (for full time employees):

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Flexible Healthcare or Dependent Care accounts or Health Savings Account
  • Generous employer contribution provided for annual healthcare expenses
  • Basic Life insurance at no cost to employee
  • Generous Paid Time Off as well as 14 Holidays and Birthday off
  • Retirement plan- 403b with discretionary employer contribution
  • Tuition, License and Certification Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Optional voluntary insurance for short-term and long-term disability


Recovery Network of Programs, Inc.

2 Trap Falls Rd. Suite 405, Shelton, CT 06484


All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.