Clinical Director of Behavioral Health Services
The Clinical Director of Behavioral Health Services is a vital team member within the Virginia Programs. This position will be responsible for the expansion of the VOAC Behavioral Health Services in Virginia to ensure licensing with DBHDS and Medicaid reimbursement services. This position will oversee the outpatient SUD services, SAMSHA program and to ensure Behavioral Health services are integrated across VOACC programs, where appropriate. This position provides supervision, the oversite of clinical and therapeutic roles, which includes direct services to clients who may have been identified as needing both mental health and substance use treatment. Additionally, this position will oversee the billing of licensed services, ensure that duties entail individual counseling, group therapy, psychoeducation, mental health assessments, treatment planning, crisis intervention, coordination and referral to other health care providers, maintenance of accurate records and discharge planning. Additionally, this position will be responsible for overseeing Medicaid billing, tracking productivity standards, and assessing the clinical interventions that are being provided by the clinical treatment team. RESPONSIBLITIES: Coach, supervise and develop staff to ensure quality service provision. Oversight for accurate Medicaid billing and productivity standards. Responsible for provision of mental health services concurrently with substance abuse/chemical dependency treatment. Provide services in accordance with the objectives, goals, policies and procedures of agency recovery services. Track and monitor treatment outcomes as established by program contracts. Maintain working knowledge of SAMSHA grants and projects. Ensure SAMSHA reporting and data points are captured and documented. Provide clinical supervision to treatment staff. Ensure that services are person centered. Ensure that mental health assessments (SCID) are conducted, as per program guidelines. Provide individual counseling and education to individuals via various evidenced based counseling methods, didactic training and video learning materials. Oversee clinicians' treatment documentation and written reports in a timely manner. Work within the team to address housing needs/barriers and ensure continued treatment. Ensure Case Management services are provided in accordance with best practices. Oversee referrals to address clients' needs ie, mental health providers, social service agencies and continuing care. Provide advocacy and follow-up on referrals as needed. Attend staff meetings and work collaboratively with staff in case-staffing and reviews. Route accurate and complete statistical data to VP, Director of Operations, and agency's Office of Excellence in a timely manner. Participate in all trainings related to compliance and improvement of service delivery. Maintain respectful relationships with current/former clients, their family members, and collateral resources. Maintain confidentiality according to professional ethics and statutory regulations. Perform other related duties as assigned. EXPECTATIONS: Demonstrated ability to rotate and work in different clinical positions as needed. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Proficient with computers and standard office equipment. Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment in decision making and work independently with minimal supervision. Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and prioritize workload. Strong public speaking and organizational skills. Required to have current TB immunization and/or verification incumbent as a "reactor." Voluntary immunization for HEP A&B will be offered/provided. Current CPR and First Aid training/certification will be provided. Ensure timely diagnostic assessments and information from client, family and collateral sources are gathered to assist service integration and with development of individual treatment plan. Proficient knowledge and understanding of alcohol and other drug use disorders. EFFECT ON END RESULT: Clinical services will ensure that clients' needs are the primary focus, in a safe and supportive environment. Services are provided by staff who are trained and competent to perform assigned duties. Services are offered in compliance within Federal, State and regulatory and Agency standards Ensure program adherence to funders' requirements, statutory regulations and agency Policies and Procedures. Collaborative relationships with other community service providers are strengthened and potential client crises are actively diverted. Positive and impactful local/regional professional and community relationships are developed and maintained, including with contractual and funding sources, regulatory agencies, and professional associations. Requirements MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: LSW or master's degree in psychology, human services, counseling, or substance abuse/addiction counseling. Experience working in SUD Outpatient Programs and/or BH treatment program which would in include knowledge of the DBHDS regulations, licensing process, and reimbursement through Medicaid. QMHP certification preferred. Two (2) years' experience, at minimum. Licensure in Virginia (LCSW, PhD) required. Experience in ramping up a new BH program. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: LCSW, LSW or PhD in Psychology. Strong background in SUD Services & outpatient BH Treatment services and design. Two (2) years' experience working in a supervisory capacity. Licensure in Virginia (LCSW, PhD) required Certified in EMDR training PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical requirements described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. The ability to safely operate a motor vehicle to transport oneself, consumers, and program supplies, as necessary. The physical ability to travel to assigned locations, stand, stoop, bend, reach, pull, push, lift, grasp, climb, talk, see hear and perform basic and light home maintenance activities, and operate office equipment. Move and lift light objects up to 30 pounds such as mail, supplies, files, and equipment. Operating office equipment requires continuous or repetitive hand/arm movements. The ability to remain in a sitting position for extended periods of time.