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PDFWAC 110-145-1430

What are the requirements of an on-site program manager?

(1) On days your facility is operational, you must have an on-site program manager at your facility during business hours when youth are present. Staffed residential facilities licensed for five or fewer are required to have an on-site program manager during business hours when youth are present if the focus of the program is behavioral and a child's behavior poses a risk. The on-site program manager must meet the qualifications to:
(a) Coordinate the day-to-day operations of the program;
(b) Supervise the case management and direct care staff; and
(c) Have the responsibility to ensure the completion of each child's plan of care and treatment.
(2) When youth are not present and the program manager is not on-site, he or she must be available by telephone.
(3) An on-site program manager must have one or more of the following:
(a) A master's degree in social services or a closely related field from an accredited school and one year of experience working with children or youth;
(b) A bachelor's degree in social services or a closely related field from an accredited school and two years of experience working with children or youth;
(c) Five years of successful full-time experience in a relevant field working with children or youth; and
(i) Supervisory abilities that promote effective staff performance; and
(ii) Relevant experience, training and demonstrated skills in each area that he or she will be managing or supervising.
(4) An on-site program manager must not provide clinical oversight to case management staff unless they meet the supervision requirements in WAC 388-145-1440(3).
(5) A case management staff or person with equivalent training and experience of an on-site program manager may satisfy this requirement.
(6) For overnight youth shelters, the required prior experience must be in working with adolescents.
[WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-145-1430, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.010, 74.15.030, 74.15.040, 74.15.090, 74.13.031, 74.39A.056, 43.43.832. WSR 18-11-138, § 388-145-1430, filed 5/23/18, effective 6/23/18. Statutory Authority: Chapters 13.34 and 74.13 RCW, RCW 74.15.030(2), 74.15.311(2), 74.13.032, 13.04.011, 74.13.020, 13.34.030, 74.13.031, 13.34.145, 74.15.311, 74.15.030, and 2013 c 105. WSR 15-01-069, § 388-145-1430, filed 12/11/14, effective 1/11/15.]
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