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Vocational Services Manager - Full Time - Deer Park, TX

Location: Deer Park, TX
Company: Cenikor Foundation
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Cenikor Foundation is a non-profit organization and one of the largest substance abuse treatment centers in the nation. We are currently seeking a Vocational Services Manager for our long-term inpatient facility located in Deer Park, TX. Schedule will be Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm.


The Vocational Services Manager is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating the day-to-day activities of the vocational services operation.


  1. Cultivate and maintain relationship with vocational services partners.
  2. Consider new jobs and projects for net profit, cash, investment, stability, risk factors and growth, then accurately prepare competitive bids.
  3. Remain aware of local market conditions and project realistic sales figures.
  4. Verify all business partner invoices or requisitions then obtain proper approval using the signing authority as a guideline.
  5. Assign job activities to assistants according to nature and importance of function and the abilities, aptitude and skills required.
  6. Develop training methods best suited for residents, observe residents working at vocational services jobs and monitor performance.
  7. Budget for materials, capital expenditures and related expenses for the vocational services department.
  8. Provide a concise and well-organized production report to the Facility Director per deadline or as requested.
  9. Manage aging and collections process in coordination with the Business Manager.
  10. Conduct regular safety meetings.
  11. Participate in the facility Quality Assurance program.
  12. Participate in transportation process to ensure compliance to facility standards.
  13. Ensure complaints are handled appropriately.
  14. Work closely with Facility Director to uphold the core principles of Cenikor’s culture and create a positive working environment for all team members.
  15. Maintain strict confidentiality on all client and Foundation matters and refer questionable issues to Facility Director.
  16. Perform additional duties as assigned and consistent with the exempt functions as defined in this job description.


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of and skill with therapeutic community concepts including games, rules, tools and behavior management.
  • Strong persuasive communication/selling skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills to include public speaking and/or and the ability to present to large groups
  • Sound problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to lead by establishing goals and objectives.
  • Ability to manage multiple activities.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications e.g. Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Ability to work and to respond to Vocational partners beyond normal working hours as needed.
  • Ability to consistently uphold the Core Principles of Cenikor’s Culture:
    • Demonstrate mission of service to our clients
    • Positive, respectful communication with both staff and clients
    • Demonstrate self-motivation and perseverance to achieve goals
    • Role model appropriate, professional behaviors including appropriate client boundaries
    • Work effectively as part of a team, helping to set up others for success


  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Bachelor degree preferred.


  • Minimum of one (1) year of management experience preferred.
  • Therapeutic community experience is a plus.
  • Prior experience in temporary staffing industry or workforce development preferred.

Licensure Required:

  • Valid Driver’s License



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