The Behavioral Health Director provides operational leadership and oversite for our mental health and substance abuse services provided at Desert AIDS Project. He/she will oversee work flow and productivity for the Behavioral Health Department personnel. Additionally this role will inform and consult with the Chief Medical Officer as it relates to clinical supervision of non-psychiatric personnel. The Behavioral Health Director reports to the Chief Operating Officer as it relates to issues that directly affect the operation of the department while strategically recommending changes to administrative policies.
Provide operational oversite of the Behavioral Health Department;
Provide a minimum of 0.8 FTE providing direct patient care to include required documentation within established EMR system;
Prepare written reports on behavioral health outcomes and records of services rendered incorporating FQHC, Meaningful Use, PQRS, UDS, and other grant or insurer specific standards as requested;
Interpret policies, objectives, and operational procedures to program staff;
Resolve operational issues such as staffing, utilization of facilities, and equipment and supplies;
Meet with staff members to discuss changes in operational procedures
Defer to Chief Medical Officer as it relates to clinical supervision of psychiatric personnel
Meet with members of the community to promote good public relations for the department;
Oversee the preparation of budgets and allocation of funds, based on studies of costs, review of departmental budget estimates;
Provide supervision to staff while performing managerial duties such as annual performance evaluations on all staff, hiring and firing of staff, monitoring continuing education and if needed implement performance improvement plans;
Review and update Behavioral Health policies and procedures yearly;
Represent the Behavioral Health department in FQHC meetings and attend and participate in weekly case management meetings;
Monitor and evaluate provider case loads, schedules and provisioning of group and individual therapy.
Develop and present talks and confers with community groups and agencies on behavioral health topics of relevance;
Job Type: Full time
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Chief Medical Officer
Required Education and Experience
LCSW or PhD in Psychology with active and unrestricted CA license
Knowledge of the principles and practice of psychotherapy, including both individual and group psychotherapy and substance abuse assessment and treatment.
2 years of management and/or administrative experience in a mental health setting which must have included responsibility for either program development and the evaluation of diagnostic and treatment services, methods, and standards, or responsibility for a wide variety of community mental health services, program planning, implementation, evaluation, and budget preparation and fiscal control;
Knowledge of the principles and practice of mental health administration; principles and techniques involved in organizational, fiscal, and personnel management; principles and procedures involved in budget development and control; mental health planning, policy development, and evaluation; Federal, State, and Local laws, codes, rules, and regulations governing and influencing the administration of mental health and substance abuse services, and mental health fiscal operations; have an understanding of the objectives and components of a comprehensive mental health program
Effective Communication in verbal and written form
Internal Number: 2018003
About Desert AIDS Project
Who we are—from humble beginnings
Founded in 1984 by a group of community volunteers in the face of the AIDS crisis, Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.) has been the Coachella Valley’s primary not-for-profit resource for those living with, affected by, or at-risk for HIV or AIDS.
Today, we are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with the goal of improving the overall health of our entire community, especially the disenfranchised. D.A.P. provides comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary and preventative health care services including; primary medical care, HIV and Hepatitis specialty care, dentistry, behavioral health and social services all-under-one-roof.
We have never lost touch with our volunteer roots, nor our expertise and dedication to combating the AIDS/HIV epidemic. In fact, our donors and volunteers are essential to our growth and expanded capacity to meet the needs of those facing economic disadvantage. As D.A.P. continues to strive to become fiscally self-sustaining, we are so grateful to more than 400 volunteers who contribute over 60,000 hours of service annually – the equivalent of almost 30 full-time employees. In fact, two volunteers each worked 2...,000 hours in the last year alone! Our volunteers receive neither a paycheck nor other paid benefits.