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Director of Behavioral Health

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Executive

Familylinks is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider

The Director of Behavioral Health is a member of the Leadership Team and provides strategic leadership, development, and oversight of Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs programs.  The position is responsible for overseeing and developing the Behavioral Health division including hiring, supervision, evaluation and scheduling.  The Director of Behavioral Health must develop, plan and implement strategies for program continuation and growth while being positive and supportive of the Familylinks mission along with its various programs and divisions.

The position will ensure clinical training to appropriate staff and interns.  Must have the ability to think globally, solve problems and have good decision-making skills, including critical thinking skills.

Position Qualifications and Requirements:

 A Master’s degree in a human services field with a minimum of 5 – 7 years progressively responsible and documented extensive experiences in clinical processes, case management skills, crisis intervention, etc.
Licensure is required or the ability to secure licensure when in the position.

Experience in understanding the dynamics of growth and development as it pertains to clients in therapeutic relationships.

Three to five years of progressively responsible non-profit program management experience and staff supervision, including expertise transforming clinical staff into a highly functional team.

Proven experience, understanding and demonstrated ability to generate revenues for clinical services.

Experience and confidence identifying and implementing evidence based practices. Experience working in crisis setting with individuals and families.

Program development, evaluation, solid organizational skills, and public speaking are essential.

Commitment to maintain confidentiality.

The Director of Behavioral Health must have the ability to provide best practices to the organization and staff.

Skilled with MS Word, Excel, Outlook and customized databases.

Strong creativity, flexibility, and ability to organize and perform multiple tasks within the same time frame.

Presentation skills along with professional behaviors, attitude and appearance.
Strong computer skills including the ability to translate data and information.
Excellent written and verbal skills including doing presentations or media events.
Self-directed, flexible with strong problem-solving abilities.
Support the organization’s mission along with sensitivity of cultural and workplace harmony.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Serves on the Leadership Team and provides strategic leadership to multiple services. 
Supervises and directs all aspects of the behavioral health division following the agency mission demonstrated by setting division goals and objectives. Evaluate existing contract compliance, monitoring and reporting to ensure all goals are being met.
Oversees decisions and performance of services and senior program managers and program managers.
Project, develop, and monitor revenue and expense budget for fee for service and grant funded programs. Work effectively with Finance staff to ensure efficient and accurate billing.

Develop, plan and implement strategies to manage program growth and ensure self-funding and sustainability of the program. Regularly review and recommend changes in program services to meet client needs, oversight of program evaluation and quality assurance functions for department including assessment of applicable legal and professional requirements and monitoring treatment plans for clients.

Ensure contract compliance for division and volunteer personnel within the department. Initiate, implement and monitor compliance with evidence-based practices including all required audits.

Work with other members of the management team to assure successful communication and coordination between all Familylinks programs, and participate in strategic planning.

Formulates, recommends, and implements program proposals, policies, and procedures in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and licensure requirements.

Spokesperson and program liaison with the regulatory and licensing bodies, the community, clientele, and other applicable agencies/organization.
Active representation on pertinent local and state trade associations and provider workgroups.
Pursues new services, grant funding and/or licenses as appropriate to service and agency goals.
Ensures adequate psychiatric staff to meet all regulatory requirements
Supervises and consults with contract Psychiatrists and related medical professionals regarding the care and treatment of clients.
With input from managers, continually develops and implements plans to improve staff and service quality.

Responsible for the recruitment, supervision, evaluation, promotion, corrective action of employees within the division.

Develops and maintains positive external relationships with other agency professionals.

Attendance at all meetings, supervisions and trainings as required.

Working Conditions

 Must be able to work the hours necessary to complete the work.
Work is typically office-based with attendance at external meetings, committees and conferences required at times.
Must be able to work and travel to the various Familylinks offices including traveling out of area.


Familylinks is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider

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