Assistant Program Director

Description


POSITION OVERVIEW & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides service coordination of assigned cases, including engaging parents and students in the early learning program, home visits, crisis management collateral contacts, and transition planning. Facilitates developmental assessments on all assigned cases and participates in assessments of children assigned to other team members, including doing the written reports of such assessments. Provides group leadership as assigned (parent and /or child groups), including planning, setup, cleanup and playroom maintenance with co-leader.
  • Provision of ongoing supervisor duties of staff and interns activities, ongoing social work intervention for in-patients and out-patients, and coordination;
  • Oversees third-party billing services, state contracts services and is knowledgeable in all admission criteria for these service products;
  • Reviews all documentation of staff clinical supervision documentation given by Clinical Supervisor;
  • Must conduct training for new staff and interns and attend meetings outside of the clinic, carry a small caseload of 4 clients when needed
  • Attends required professional meetings outside of the clinic
  • Marketing services to referring providers and implements related programmatic project
  • Predicts and planning for patient’s needs from program design and development
  • Utilizes pre-approved criteria and guidelines to validate the medical necessity of continued stay and appropriateness of treatment and discharge planning
  • Acts in conjunction with the appropriate manager(s) on a daily basis to assess patient census for appropriate alternative health care service needs
  • Strives to maintain quality care while effectively utilizing resources;
  • Identifies and reports any quality or utilization issues to the Clinical Program Director.
  • Acts in conjunction with the clinical team related to discharge planning special program care, experience in outpatient mental health, Wraparound services and Community Support programming;
  • Carries a small caseload as needed if needed
  • Performs other duties as required.

KEY SKILLS & BEHAVIOR:

  • Must have Clinical and Psychiatric Expertise
  • Must have Cultural and Linguistic Competence
  • Provides day to day clinical over the site of staff in programs
  • Implemented strategic plan for the growth of programs
  • Implements programmatic provisions of ongoing behavioural health best practices
  • Attends required professional meetings outside of the clinic
  • Reviews all documentation of staff clinical supervision documentation is given direct care staff
  • Conducts Weekly case review to ensure quality programming
  • Conducts internal Audits to maintain quality programming
  • Experience in DBT treatment mental health, Wraparound services and Community Support programming;
  • Experience in quality improvement and planning;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
  • Self-starter with ability to handle multiple projects at one time and strong decision-making skills
  • Appreciation of cultural diversity and sensitivity towards the target population
  • Ability to provide services that deal with the individual’s broad spectrum of needs
  • Ability to provide services in an environment that involves multiple health care systems
  • Ability to interact with all relevant components of the health care system and community agencies
  • Must be a licensed clinician trained in working with youth and available to staff and supervisor(s)
  • Shares on-call duties with the clinical director as needed basis.
  • Must be able to understand adequate staff supervision and must be able to understand medically necessary for the level of care and Diagnosing.
  • Must be able to work effectively with patients and families of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
  • Must work closely with staff members from all departments of the organization to ensure appropriate patient outcomes and resource utilization.
  • Must understand how to direct staff to help clients with public assistance, insurance requirements, community resources, support groups, and outside agencies for counselling.
  • Possess working knowledge of factors impacting hospital clinical practice, including industry trends, reimbursement issues, standards of care, appropriate utilization of various levels/settings for health care, and treatment modalities.

Location: Randolph, Massachusetts

Job Type: Full-time

Program: Administrative

Age group: All ages

Qualifications


  • Preferred master’s degree in a mental health field (including, but not restricted to, counseling, family therapy, social work, psychology, etc.) from an accredited college or university.
  • Eligible for professional licensure in The State of MA requires
  • Must understand medical necessities and be able to diagnose and assess clients.Under the direction of the Clinical Program Director, assist in planning and managing operations and staff within a specific program. Practitioners who are completing the post-masters training hours required for licensure as a Mental Health Counselor may practice with a license for more than 3 years in a clinic setting while accruing those post-masters training hours before he/she has attained licensure.
  • Bilingual a plus; French Creole, Spanish or Vietnamese.

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