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Licensed Program Director (Mental Health - Intensive Behavioral)

Company: BAMSI
Location: Brockton
Posted on: September 9, 2018

Job Description:

Position No. 424BPD Req No. 18-0438 Title Licensed Program Director (Mental Health - Intensive Behavioral) Location Bates Rd City Brockton Pay Range 55000 Scheduled Hours 40 Company Info Join BAMSIs growing workforce of dedicated professionals! The Licensed Program Director provide administrative and clinical oversight of an Intensive Behavioral mental health group Living Environment (GLE). The Intensive Behavioral Residential programs are for persons served transitioning from state hospital, who require intensive supervision and treatment due to mental illness as well as challenging behavioral issues such as physical assault, problematic sexual behavior, and behaviors resulting from intellectual disabilities. BAMSI is a 1900+ employee health and human services organization with locations across Eastern Massachusetts. We offer generous paid time off (up to 6 weeks combined Vacation, Sick and Personal time off paid), paid holidays, paid trainings in a supportive environment that offers growth opportunities! Health, Dental, Short Term, Long Term and Vision Insurance is also available. Must be a Licensed Practioner of the Healing Arts (LPHA): Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Registered Occupational Therapist (OT), Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor, or Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). Must have 3 years of supervisory experience in a health or human service setting and experience working with people who have been diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness. Must possess a valid driver's license in state of residence, own means of transportation and satisfactory driving record. Preference will be given to candidates with lived experience and fluency in languages prevalent in Southeastern MA. Male gender is preferred for these intense behavioral programs. Description General Statement of Duties: To provide administrative and clinical oversight of one Intensive Group Living Environment (GLE). Provide on-call coverage to Direct Care staff through established rotation. Responsibilities:

  • Utilize recovery principals in partnership with Persons and members of the Intensive Group Living Environment (GLE) to improve Persons' health and wellness; achieve symptom stabilization and self-management; develop and/or restore skills impacted by their mental illness; live a self-directed life; and, strive to reach their full potential.
  • Ensure that a culture of quality is maintained by using evidence-based and other best practices within the services being provided.
  • Provide the staff and persons served with a vision about the importance and inevitability of achieving goals through the recovery process.
  • Increase the level of involvement and decision-making by persons served in their treatment planning and in service delivery.
  • Anticipate issues of risk and attend to crisis or emergency situations by intervening immediately with appropriate clinical/medical treatment and/or supervision.
  • Act as LPHA to all Persons Served within the GLE by facilitating the comprehensive assessment process, and overseeing the development, implementation, review and revision of the treatment planning and service delivery process.
  • Coordinate treatment and services with all Persons' Served Care Coordination Entities and behavioral and physical health providers.
  • Oversee the quality of clinical record systems related to program licensing requirements.
  • Work cooperatively with referral and collateral sources to evaluate and coordinate the appropriate admission and treatment of all Persons referred to the program.
  • Collaboration and networking with community and support teams to enhance treatment plans.
  • Promptly identify program areas of need and address them, seeking assistance as needed.
  • Ensure program coverage in accordance with funding source standards, seeking assistance of supervisor as needed.
  • Provide administrative oversight to assigned Direct Care employees.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with supervisor and attend meetings as required.
  • Ensure a balance in division of time between direct care and administrative duties as determined by program need.
  • Oversee physical plant maintenance by reporting issues promptly, arranging for needed repairs, ensuring proper housekeeping and interacting with landlord as required.
  • Act as advocate and role model to both individuals being served and staff.
  • Perform and/or ensure completion of all administrative duties, including:
    • Recruit, interview and select for recommendation in hiring of potential employees and complete required documentation in a timely manner.
    • Provide ongoing documented supervision, training and professional development of staff.
    • Complete first six month and annual job performance evaluations on all program staff as required.
    • Participate in policy development and ensure that program staff adhere to agency policy and procedures.
    • Monitor program expenditures in accordance with contract allocations.
    • Ensure accurate accounting for all program monies according to agency policy for grocery accounts, vehicle gas, petty cash, and BAMSI credit card.
    • Ensure ongoing program compliance with regulatory standards such as BAMSI QM, DMH, DPH, and CARF.
    • Forward appropriate personnel and business forms to the administrative office in a timely manner.
    • Provide direct service as needed to:
      • Ensure program participation in the treatment planning process, including implementation of appropriate components of the treatment plan.
      • Develop and maintain liaisons with agency program and community resources, including clinical, medical and vocational services as well as education, recreation, communication and legal services.
      • Organize and implement group and individual activities, which serve to expand and normalize the lives of persons being served and foster increased independence and community integration.
      • Foster and maintain family/guardian contact.
      • Keep abreast of persons served issues, assist in the coordination of needed services, intervene to ensure consistency in program planning and implementation including contact with outside providers.
      • Fulfill case management duties as needed, based on program design.
      • Supervise and document persons served self-administration of medications as prescribed and in accordance with agency and program procedures.
      • If available, will respond to the program as needed in an emergency situation.
      • Execute duties to reflect reasonable safety standards.Universal/standard precautions must be utilized and training obtained in areas that constitute risk.
      • Perform duties to reflect agency policies and procedures.
      • Perform other work related duties as needed or as assigned by supervisor or designee. Requirements
        • Must be a Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts (LPHA): Registered Nurse, Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Occupational Therapist, Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor, or Licensed Mental Health Counselor.
        • Experience working with people who have been diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness.
        • Must have three years of supervisory experience in a health or human service setting.
        • Ability to speak and write English clearly and accurately in order to keep documentation up to date and understandable.
        • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with persons served, families, service providers and funding source personnel.
        • Must possess a valid driver's license in state of residence.
        • Preference given to candidates with lived experience and fluency in languages prevalent in Southeastern MA.
        • Male gender is preferred in these intensive behavioral programs.
          • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
          • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
          • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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