Mental Health Program Director

Wedge’s Mental Health Outpatient clinic at 6701 N. Broad Street is currently seeking a Program Director.   This is a full-time/exempt management position.   The appropriate candidate for this position will meet the qualifications in the job description posted below.  Internal and external applicants must email a resume and letter of interest to pcoy@wedgepc.com.

SUPERVISOR:                           Mental Health Outpatient Division Director

SUMMARY

This is an integrated position within the agency that encompasses both administrative and clinical domains.  The Program Director is ultimately responsible and accountable for overseeing all of the day to day operations of the mental health outpatient program, as well as providing direct and indirect supervision and management of all staff working at the program.  The Program Director is directly supervised by the Chief Clinical Officer.  The Program Director evaluates, develops, and implements all clinical programming as well as insuring the daily structure and overall integrity of the agency and its operations.  The Program Director is responsible for direct supervision of the clinical supervisors (if utilized at their location) and may delegate certain clinical and administrative duties to the clinical supervisors as he or she sees fit.  The Program Director shall be held responsible for the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of the entire program.  At the Logan site, this position will be titled Site Director.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A licensed mental health clinician, including psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed professional counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, and licensed clinical social workers) OR
  • A master’s degree from an accredited university in a clinical mental health discipline, such as: psychology, counseling, clinical social work, psychiatric nursing, or marriage and family therapy.  The master’s degree must include clinical coursework in the foundations of behavioral health and the provision of mental health services (i.e., individual, group, and family therapy, abnormal psychology, psychopathology, cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic therapy, crisis counseling, assessment, child development, personality theory, psychotherapy lab, clinical practicum).  Other courses may count as determined by a review of transcript/syllabi.  In order for a degree to count as a mental health degree, the degree must contain at least twelve (12) credit hours in core behavioral health coursework as defined above.  No more than three (3) of these twelve (12) credit hours can be derived from a supervised clinical mental health practicum experience (teaching/education/other non-clinical practicum experiences will not count).  Courses such as statistics, program and policy development, and program administration will not be counted as behavioral health courses because they do not include instruction in the direct provision of mental health services.  If coursework is part of a medical degree, there must be clear evidence that the course was directly related to the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders rather than medical conditions.  Appropriate medical degrees/training will include substantial training in mental health disorders; medical degrees that are behavioral health-related usually include a residency in psychiatry. PLUS
  • A minimum of two (2) years verified post-master’s paid experience providing behavioral health treatment of a clinical nature, including psychotherapy, counseling, andassessment.  If the  supervisor is supervising clinicians treating children, the experience must be with children.
  • A working knowledge of the current DSM and the ability to accurately diagnose and effectively treat most psychiatric disorders.
  • Knowledge of managed care and associated nuances as they are related to operating a mental health outpatient center.
  • Knowledge of OMHSAS regulations and CBH standards.
  • A specific theoretical orientation in counseling theory.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the treatment process from intake to discharge and the documentation requirements (State, Federal, MCO, Wedge) for the treatment process

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for at least one hour at a time
  • Must be able to ascend/descend two flights of stairs
  • Must be able to move up to 20 pounds
  • Must be able to travel independently between Wedge locations and required external locations
  • Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with clientele who have severe disabilities and challenging behaviors

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for overseeing the daily clinical and administrative operations of the program.
  • Responsible for assuring accurate and timely billing for all services rendered.
  • Responsible for all quality control measures and issues, including compliance.
  • Responsible for oversight of the clinical programming of the center.
  • Responsible for supervision of all staff employed by the center, including 90-Day and Yearly Performance Evaluations, Individualized Training Plans, etc.
  • Responsible for insuring the safety of all clients and staff at center location.
  • Responsible for upkeep of agency policy and procedure manuals (in conjunction with upper management).
  • Responsible for outreach and marketing as directed by upper management.
  • Responsible for on-call duties as directed.
  • Responsible for scheduling and facilitating staff meetings.
  • Responsible for the submission of reports as requested.
  • Responsible for conducting in-house training as needed.
  • Responsible for monitoring the site for facilities issues and communicating them to the Director of Facilities.
  • Responsible for completing clinical assessments, facilitating group counseling sessions, and obtaining urine drug screens as necessary.
  • Responsible for performing other duties and/or responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor and/or upper management.
  • Responsible for completing required continuing education annually as required by State and CBH regulations.
  • Responsible for attending all supervision meetings and staff meetings as assigned.
  • Responsible for adhering to all Wedge policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for adherence to compliance and continuous quality improvement procedures, including CQI reporting, internal audits and reporting fraud and abuse.