Program Director - Adult Community Clinical Services

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General Description

To assist Persons enrolled in the ACCS programs to live as independently as possible in a safe and dignified environment of their choice through the oversight of the ACCS teams. This management level position involves intra and inters agency staff, staff supervision and administrative duties as assigned for other teams.

Essential Job Functions

Clinical Administrative Functions:

 

  • Provide direct supervision to Assistant Program Manager.  
  • Provide indirect supervision to Program Coordinators, Site Supervisors and Direct Care Staff members
  • Participate in Clinical on-call rotation
  • Conduct trainings/education
  • Oversee risk management development and implementation
  • Assess transition of care  readiness
  • Complete screening assessments, comprehensive assessments, and Treatment Plans when indicated
  • Report any incidents regarding accidents, injury or medication errors to the Quality Manager
  • Ensure all sites are in compliance with DMH regulations
  • Coordinate with DMH and Care Coordination Entities
  • Attend all required, but not limited to, DMH/BHS/ACO collaboration meetings
  • Develop Site Safety Plans
  • Ensure MAP compliance at all sites
  • Teach, implement and ensure that all staff are trained in Evidenced Based Practices

Administrative Responsibilities:

 

Program

  • Schedule and assign staff work
  • Oversee facilities operations
  • Oversee household expenses
  • Ensure compliance with licensing regulations
  • Oversees staffing changes
  • Coordinate scheduling through ACCS team and within community support
  • Assume county wide function, i.e., training, scheduling, facilities management, Human Rights, licensing and/or substance abuse services
  • Participate in all relevant staff meetings and treatment team meetings
  • Participate in regularly scheduled supervision
  • Participate in all required DMH/Agency trainings
  • Develop and maintain relationship with community resources, which support consumer integration

General

  • Serve on interagency committees
  • Represent agency at intra-agency meetings
  • Maintain work environment, reporting any hazards to Division Director
  • Communicate with the client’s family and personal network
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications

  • MA degree in license eligible field
  • Independently licensed LICSW, LMHC, LCSW
  • 5 years residential and 2 years supervisory experience in residential programming preferably with similar population preferred
  • Basic appreciation for the challenges faced by individuals who experience mental illness.
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports incorporating observations of consumer’s behavior
  • Experience in direct care work with individuals with disabilities preferably in community mental health settings
  • Experience in case coordination
  • Demonstrate an ability to establish helping relationships, which encourage independence
  • Ability to objectively advocate for consumer’s needs
  • Leadership skills required delegating responsibilities to other employees and overseeing assignments
  • Ability to make independent decisions
  • Ability to assess consumer’s functioning and design treatment plans
  • Clinical understanding of psychodynamics and psychopathology
  • Ability to represent consumer and agency at treatment planning meetings
  • Demonstrate an ability to work with individuals who require intense levels of supervision
  • Skills to operate a site based program, and overseeing daily operations
  • Knowledge of licensing requirements and skills to maintain those standards
  • Ability to coordinate community supports to a cluster of clients with varying intensity of needs
  • Ability to integrate services with other agency programs and community based services
  • Ability to provide clinician counseling services
  • Valid driver’s license and working automobile available during working shifts
  • Commitment to the agency’s mission and values
  • Basic knowledge of agencies policies and procedures
  • Meets all credentialing requirements

Skills

  • Excellent oral & presentation skills
  • Leadership talent and the ability to delegate effectively
  • Working knowledge of computers
  • Knowledge of community resources

Other Requirements

  • Communicate a sense of hopefulness, respect and recovery
  • Support and maintain the principles and policies of the agency
  • Flexibility to respond to program scheduling needs
  • Represent the agency in a professional manner in all community contacts
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the agency's mission and community mental health principles
  • Ability to encourage independence
  • Successful completion of the Criminal Offender Record Information check (CORI)
  • Successful completion of an Driver’s license check (RMV)

Working Conditions

  • Works in office, temperature controlled
  • May be expected to work in a number of Brien Center locations
  • Facilitate groups in other community locations

Physical Conditions

  • Manual & visual dexterity; correctable
  • Lifting Maximums:  weight of grocery bags and/or laundry baskets
  • Push, pull, stand, reach overhead and twist
  • Able to bend at the knees, waist and lower self to the ground or floor without assistance
  • Able to physically climb and descend stairs without assistance
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
Location: Full time in Pittsfield, MA
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