Mental Health Team Supervisor / Opioid Treatment Program Team Leader

Alexandria, VA
$76,929.06 - $135,378.62 Annually
Jan 14, 2023
Jan 29, 2023
Full Time
Mental Health Team Supervisor

Opioid Treatment Program Team Leader

An Overview

The City of Alexandria is recruiting for a Team Leader position to lead our Opioid Treatment Program (OTP). The individual must possess a passion for care, create change, and bring to bear advocacy and education to dismantle opioid related stigma. The candidate will be responsible for supervising a multidisciplinary staff of providers who work to ensure individuals are provided prompt access to care and ongoing treatment using evidence-based standard of care.

About Our Program

For over four decades, the City of Alexandria has been serving Alexandrians and our region in providing evidence-based medication assisted treatment. The underlying philosophy of the Alexandria Medication Assisted Opioid Treatment Program is that an opioid use disorder is a complex, recurrent health condition that can be successfully managed through medication, therapy, and recovery support. Stigma is one of the many forces at play that inhibits health seeking behavior for individuals who struggle with an opioid use disorder. Our mission is to offer a recovery-based approach to care for individuals and assist in stabilization as defined by the client. We firmly believe that successful care of individuals has an immediate ripple effect on family, friends and loved ones as well as the broader community.

What You Should Bring

We are seeking to hire an individual who has vast experience in providing direct care in the area of substance use disorder, coupled with progressive management experience in working directly with population-based services targeting opioid use disorder and treatment. The ideal candidate will bring with them an understanding of the clinical management of care related to medication assisted treatment, understand the intersection between the various regulatory bodies to conform with state and federal practice and guidelines and work with a multidisciplinary team of providers to have one single goal in common which is the welfare of individuals and community; Extensive experience managing treatment programs for individuals with opioid use and other substance use disorders, including for individuals with co-occurring behavioral health disorders. The candidate will also have demonstrated ability to practice collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams; Ability to plan and implement programs to meet needs of clients and stakeholders; Ability to motivate independent clinical professionals to perform as a team at a high level. Ability to establish and implement policies and procedures to enhance treatment effectiveness and efficiency as well as a thorough understanding of the many factors that contribute to health disparities.

Examples of Duties:
  • Provide leadership, management and supervision to a team that provides medical and medication services for individuals with severe opioid use disorder.
  • Manage all grants and dedicated opioid funding streams, working closely with department fiscal and administrative operations staff.
  • Represent the OTP on relevant regional and State committees or working groups (e.g., VACSB Substance Use Disorder Council, State Opioid Treatment Authority meetings, Virginia Association of Medication Assisted Recovery Programs).
  • Represent the OTP on the City’s Opioid Work Group; provide clinical and administrative leadership and perspective for coordinated opioid treatment initiatives that involve the OTP.
  • Manage the OTP budget in collaboration with Fiscal and Reimbursement staff; support fiscal staff with clinical aspects of initiatives aimed at maximizing reimbursement.
  • Support operations staff (IT, HIM, Fiscal) with clinical coordination or expertise required for medical record and dosing applications.
  • Monitor performance contract reports to assure program productivity is maintained.
  • Evaluate programs to ensure effective and efficient services delivery; develop plans to address identified gaps in services.
  • Collect and analyze program evaluation, trend-related, and/or other data; interpret these in meaningful ways to leadership and others, in collaboration with department, City and/or community analysts and experts. Recruit, hire, train and provide clinical and administrative supervision and leadership to multidisciplinary team of professionals.
  • Plan and organize work of team to ensure that treatment services maintain high clinical standards that are client centered, effective, and in accordance with industry best practices.
  • Other duties as assigned.

About the Department

The Center for Adult Services (CAS) provides programs and services in Aging; Adult Protective Services; Clinical & Emergency Services; and Community & Residential Support Services for seniors and for persons with mental illness, intellectual disabilities and substance use disorders. CAS provides compassionate and effective person-centered services based on best practices. Our teams support self-determination, safety and recovery for Alexandria residents affected by abuse, neglect, mental illness, intellectual disabilities and substance abuse disorders.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

Three years of program management experience in a community mental health or similar setting, and three years of experience providing mental health and/or substance abuse services, including diagnostic evaluations, crisis intervention, and case management, and possession of an M.S.W., M.A., M.S.N. or a PH.D. degree from an accredited school, Virginia Licensure or immediate eligibility for Virginia licensure at the time of appointment as a LCSW, LPC, Clinical Nurse Specialist, or Clinical Psychologist, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications

Direct clinical experience treating individuals with opioid use and other substance use disorders and co-occurring behavioral health disorders. At least two years of experience with medication assisted Opioid Treatment, including implementing federal and CARF regulations and guidelines.


This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks including but not limited to: FBI/Federal Records Check; VA State Child Abuse/Neglect Registry; Medicare/Medicaid Fraud Database; education/certifications; and driver’s license.

Schedule: Work hours will be determined upon offer of employment based on program needs. The program is open Monday through Friday, 7:00AM - 8:30PM and Friday, 7:00AM - 11:00AM. As an Essential Employee, staff will be expected to work evenings, overnight shifts and weekends as well as during holidays, or inclement weather if they have been scheduled.

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