Division Director Of Northern Virginia Regional Projects Office (csb Division Director)

Chantilly, Virginia
$100,986.00 - $171,677.00 Annually
Jan 28, 2023
Feb 11, 2023
Full Time
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Provides leadership, management, and oversight of Region II state-funded regional programs and projects in the Northern Virginia Regional Projects Office (NVRPO). Virginia is divided into five regions, and this region serves the most populous region with five Community Services Boards (CSBs) serving the City of Alexandria, Arlington County, Loudoun County, Prince William County (which includes the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park), and Fairfax County (which includes the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church). There is significant collaborative work with multiple CSBs, community, state, and private organizations across a variety of programs and strategic issues.

Primary functions of this position include: strategic leadership of a rapidly expanding team and service area; collaboration and facilitation of cross-agency and service area strategic problem-solving efforts, and liaison role between Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) and the local CSBs on regional projects such as data collection, analysis and regional data-driven decision making (utilization management) as well as oversight of regional programs and projects, program development and continuous quality improvement efforts. Participates in contract development and ongoing oversight; manages and reports on regional services/funds; leads special projects as determined by the Regional Management Group (RMG).

At this time, NVRPO manages a portfolio of 14 core regional programs and projects, including:
  1. Acute care: Local In-Patient Purchase of Service (LIPOS)
  2. MH Discharge Assistance Program (DAP)
  3. Residential Crisis Stabilization
  4. SUDs Community Detox and Diversion
  5. Older Adult Facilities Mental Health Support Program (RAFT)
  6. Community’s Regional Crisis Response (CR2)
  7. Regional Education Assessment Crisis Service Habilitation (REACH - includes mobile crisis, community stabilization, prevention, adult transitional home, children’s crisis therapeutic home, adult crisis therapeutic home, and community trainings)
  8. IDD Psychiatric Short-Term Clinic
  9. Behavioral Specialist Funding
  10. Step-VA Outpatient Trauma Training
  11. Step-VA Regional Crisis Call Center
  12. Step-VA Regional Mobile Crisis Training
  13. Step-VA Peer Liaison Services
  14. Step-VA SMVF Navigation Services

Other regional projects may be developed based on identified needs and available funding. These projects are coordinated under the leadership of the five CSBs and our local state psychiatric hospital (Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute - NVMHI), and requires oversight of $35,000,000 in state funding.

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Illustrative Duties

(This list is representative and not all-inclusive. Job position descriptions provide more detail at the position level.)
  • Plans, administers, directs and implements various programs within a large division which may include a wide range of specialized prevention, diagnostic and treatment services;
  • Assures integration of program functions across similar program areas within CSB system;
  • Ensures senior clinical and administrative program supervision;
  • Provides consultation to the leadership of the CSB;
  • Provides liaison with county, regional, and state agencies; governing boards; and advisory committees, representing the CSB on various committees, work groups and projects;
  • Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with community groups and agencies such as nonprofits, contractual services, or public schools;
  • Establishes and participates in consultative and educative planning with community agencies, groups, coalitions, and schools;
  • Develops and implements internal policies and procedures to enhance treatment effectiveness and efficiency, coordinating with other CSB Division Directors and CSB executive leadership, ensuring consistency across the CSB and compliance with county, state and federal regulations;
  • Disseminates, clarifies, and interprets county and CSB policies and procedures;
  • Conducts mental health program utilization and quality reviews as required by service area;
  • Assures programs meet all agency and state goals and objectives, as well as complies with all applicable licensing and funding mandates, standards, and regulations;
  • Develops and manages budget for the assigned service area, consulting with the assigned financial staff;
  • Authorizes and reviews program expenditures, identifies potential budget shortfalls, and writes consideration item proposals as requested for program expansion and revenue enhancement, consulting with the Enterprise Services Director;
  • Evaluates programs to ensure effective and efficient service delivery and develops plans to address identified gaps in services;
  • Oversees clinical and non-clinical services for quality and effectiveness;
  • Provides clinical consultation and organizational guidance for high-risk individuals;
  • Advises staff and supervisors on difficult and complex individuals;
  • Manages and allocates resources within the service area to meet program or workload demands;
  • Coordinates with multiple service areas and agencies to ensure quality client service delivery;
  • Provides research information and statistical data to federal, state, and county authorities;
  • Provides technical assistance to CSB and community providers for contracted services;
  • Directs the establishment and monitoring of contract levels for state performance contract; Advances principles and agency and county initiatives on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(This list is representative and not all inclusive. Job position descriptions provide more detail at the position level.)
  • Extensive knowledge of principles, theories, practices and methods related to the assigned division;
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles and theories of individual psychological, cognitive, and social development as appropriate for the assigned division;
  • Knowledge of current prevention/treatment philosophies and programs in the field of substance abuse and/or developmental disability as appropriate for the assigned division;
  • Knowledge of community resources and support services, including relevant public and private organizations;
  • Thorough knowledge of intake procedures and interviewing techniques;
  • Advanced knowledge of current treatment/care philosophies and programs in the assigned division;
  • Knowledge of psychiatric, psychological and/or sociological terminology and concepts;
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local human services agencies and the services they provide;
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of public administration, including personnel, budgeting, accounting, and management analysis, and ability to apply them in overseeing a variety of services;
  • Ability to lead and manage the work of a large staff through subordinate managers and supervisors;
  • Ability to solve problems and resolve conflicts;
  • Ability to integrate services with other divisions;
  • Ability to develop and implement departmental goals and objectives;
  • Ability to interpret the impact of physical and psychotropic medication on clients;
  • Ability to compile and analyze data and draw sound conclusions;
  • Ability to develop and evaluate programs;
  • Ability to manage the work of a large staff through subordinate managers and supervisors;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, co-workers, county officials, public and private sector organizations, community groups and the general public;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: (Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies.)
Graduation from an accredited college or university with at least a bachelor’s degree in psychology, nursing, social work, counseling, public health, healthcare administration, or related field; Plus seven years of related clinical and administrative experience.

Valid driver's license

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry check, a driving record check, credit check, and sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer. A TB screening upon hire.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

  • 10+ years’ experience in the following areas: Supervision of multiple and/or complex community based behavioral health or developmental programs or similar experience for a related population.
  • 10+ years’ experience gathering data, creating utilization management reports, and presenting these reports to stakeholders in a written or oral format.
  • 7+ years’ experience providing contract development, oversight and amendments, and compliance monitoring.
Ability to drive and to travel to numerous locations throughout Virginia. Ability to use keyboard and PC equipment. Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel Interview and may include a practical exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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