PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services this class is accountable for directing the statewide system of behavioral health care services for Young Adults.
Receives executive direction from an administrative official of higher grade.
Directs staff of the division.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs, plans and coordinates delivery of statewide behavioral health care services to young adults throughout the DMHAS system of care; formulates system goals and objectives; interprets and administers pertinent laws, regulations and policies; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in preparation of division budget; participates in legislative projects; oversees department strategic planning process related to young adult services; establishes statewide practice and performance standards related to young adult services; initiates and provides program oversight of all contracted services pertaining to young adult services; evaluates contracted young adult services; develops Requests for Proposals as necessary; participates in provider contract negotiations as necessary; serves as the agency liaison with external regulatory, behavioral health planning and advisory groups and other state regulatory and service agencies; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of behavioral health care system principles and practices; considerable knowledge of different clinical treatment methodologies and programs for young adult clients; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws; considerable knowledge of community resources; considerable knowledge of causes, treatment and prevention of drug and alcohol addiction and other psychiatric illness; knowledge of quality assessment and/or improvement programs and accrediting bodies standards; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable negotiation skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of professional experience in Behavioral Health Care and a Masters Degree in a clinical discipline, Public Health Administration, Health Care Administration or Hospital Administration.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of the General Experience must have been in a managerial capacity directing clinical operations or the delivery of behavioral health care services for young adults. This includes the supervision of professional behavioral health care staff.
For state employees, this is at the level of Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Behavioral Health Clinical Manager or above.
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.
NOTE: Young Adults is defined as 18 - 25 year olds.
1. The incumbent in this class may be required to possess the appropriate current license for clinical social work, marital and family therapist, professional counselor, registered nurse or clinical psychologist.
2. The incumbent in this class may be required to travel.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing title of and specification for the class of Mental Health Services Director of Managed Health Care in the same Salary Group MP 70 approved effective December 1, 1995. (Revised to re-title and modify content)