In the Department of Correction, Mental Health Unit, this class is accountable for directing licensed clinical staff engaged in providing behavioral health services on a statewide basis.
Receives administrative direction from the Chief Mental Health Officer or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs staff and operations of the Behavioral Health Services Division.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs departmental facility staff and operations of a behavioral health program to ensure conformance with agency mission, goals, objectives and statutory provisions; plans and manages division activities; develops and administers effective mechanisms and processes for providing service system support, monitoring and evaluation; develops performance standards and criteria; develops, implements and evaluates policies, goals and objectives; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in the preparation of the division budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of the division who might impact on program activities; promotes cultural diversity in workplace and ensures offenders rights; evaluates staff training and development needs; may testify in court or other administrative hearings; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of psychological disciplines and methodology with special emphasis on a clinical approach; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal regulations and professional standards; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of principles, practices and issues of behavioral health care; considerable knowledge of agency policy and procedure; knowledge of new developments in field of psychology; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to design, implement and evaluate new services and programs; considerable ability to appraise the effectiveness of existing operations; considerable ability to prepare complex administrative and professional reports.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
A Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology or a related field and two (2) years of post-doctoral experience as a licensed clinical psychologist in a supervisory capacity in a program involving the supervision of clinical and/or counseling psychologists.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been in a managerial capacity directing clinical operations or the delivery of behavioral health services.
For State employees, the General Experience will be interpreted as three (3) years of experience as a licensed psychologist at or above the level of Supervising Psychologist 2 (Clinical).
Note: Managerial capacity is defined as formulating program goals and objectives, developing and
implementing program procedures, initiating program policies and developing and monitoring a budget.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Director of Behavioral Health Services in Salary Group MP 73 approved effective July 1, 2011. (Revised to expand use to the Department of Correction and modify content) Action No. 21-025