Associate Director of Mental Health Information Systems

Arlington (Rosslyn) VA
Oct 05, 2018
Nov 09, 2018
Analyst, Research
Full Time

This position primarily involves the oversight and implementation of all mental-health data-related systems, which includes development of national surveys, the collection and analysis of national mental-health data, the presentation and reporting of national mental-health data, and a liaison between state and Federal entities and the Behavioral Health Services Information system (BHSIS) contract staff. 

The position holder is responsible for:

  • Enlisting state mental-health agencies and other key mental-health stakeholders in the process of designing, developing, and implementing an integrated behavioral health client-level data system
  • Consultative support and guidance in mental-health data collection and data analysis, particularly data collected through the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), Mental Health-TEDS, National Mental Health Services Survey (N-MHSS), and an online treatment facility locator
  • Guiding integration of the mental health/substance abuse data collection efforts through the TEDS framework
  • Inform and support the Program Director on all matters relative to state and national mental health policies; and mental health data collection, analysis, and reporting


  • Master’s Degree in health management, health administration, public health, psychology, social sciences or related healthcare field
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience working in the mental-health field
  • Experience analyzing and reporting on mental-health data
  • Should have a deep understanding of the nation’s mental-health system
  • Must be knowledgeable of Federal and state mental-health policies 



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