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Director of Behavioral Health

Posted: 11/10/2023

Director of Behavioral Health
Wasilla, AK
Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, life insurance, 401k with employer match, generous PTO, facility discounts for employees.
Our client:  Provider of integrated behavioral, dental and medical care – make a difference to people with real challenges in underserved populations. 
If you qualify please apply here or email your resume to today.

Would you like to:
  • Be responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining an accessible, seamless and integrated quality health care delivery system and continuum of care for persons requesting and receiving behavioral health services.
  • Serve as a member of the organization’s senior Leadership Team.
  • Ensure compliance with clinical practice guidelines and work to develop models of best practice for each clinical component of the organization. 
  • Develop and oversee the provision of the agency clinical supervisory process. 
  • Be responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining a utilization management system that ensures all services are medically necessary and are provided in an array and quantity that meets the needs of the client.
  • Facilitate organizational efficiency among and between programs by ensuring compliance by all clinical staff with performance standards re: productivity, paperwork submission and other standards as they are developed. 
  • Ensure, in conjunction with the CFO, the fiscal viability and integrity of all clinical programs and services. Develop a mechanism to evaluate the ongoing need for programs, including clear decision-making criteria to be used to determine whether or not to discontinue a program.
  • In conjunction with the CFO ensure all grant requirements are met promptly for all federal, state and local grants that contain a clinical component. 
  • Work closely with the Compliance Officer to ensure compliance with all state quality assurance standards, Medicaid regulations, state performance measures and other standards including CARF accreditation and other accrediting bodies the organization chooses to become affiliated with. 
  • Serve on various community and state coalitions and task forces that promote interagency collaboration and create new opportunities for clinical program development.
  • Complete employee performance evaluations of direct reports within agency established timeline.
  • Perform the tasks of a clinician as needed or required.
Ideally you have: 
  • This position requires compliance with MSHS’ compliance standards, including the Code of Conduct, Compliance Program, and policies and procedures. Such compliance will be an element considered as part of the regular performance evaluation.
  • Alaska Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Clinical Psychologies credential.
  • Minimum of ten years progressive experience in community mental health programs, with three years of these in a program director or program management position.
  • Experience in provision of mental health and substance abuse treatment.
  • Experience in grant writing and reporting.
  • Experience in program development.
  • Experience in a community mental health setting and/or psychosocial rehabilitation program preferred.
  • Experience preferred in directing an outcome-based practice environment where clinicians and program are monitored and measured relative to client outcomes
  • Experience preferred in coordinating an integrated system of primary care and behavioral health.
  • Advanced credentials or certification in clinical supervision and substance abuse treatment preferred. 
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of and experience with the delivery of community mental health services  
  • Thorough knowledge of clinical issues related to serving seriously emotionally disturbed children and adolescents and chronically mentally ill adults.  
  • Knowledge of substance abuse treatment, with emphasis in co-occurring disorders.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement mental health programs and services in collaboration with other community-based organizations and agencies.
  • Ability to effectively partner with Leadership Team members in the provision of integrated services.
  • Thorough understanding of all regulatory requirements re: the provision of community mental health services
  • Ability to develop and implement clinical processes and systems that achieve sound clinical outcomes, comply with system performance measures and result in generally positive measures of client satisfaction.
  • Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, develop a sense of cohesiveness and      “team” among supervisees and other departments.
  • Ability to support and lead systemic change, including in-depth understanding of the management process.
  •  Ability to cultivate mindfulness towards the Agency mission, vision, and values in supervisees.
  • Clear background check (subject to DHSS background check)
  • Current driver’s license; clear driving record
  • Current Tuberculosis screening result.
  • First Aid and CPR certifications must be obtained within 2 weeks of hire. CPI (Nonviolent Crisis Intervention) certification must be obtained when offered through the agency; may substitute current MANDT certificate for CPI.
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