PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, this class is accountable for directing a comprehensive behavioral health outpatient clinic and community service program.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This class is used to direct comprehensive outpatient community based behavioral health treatment programs that have a client caseload of 400 or more. Programs include both direct care and services contracted with community providers.
Receives administrative direction from administrator of higher grade.
Directs administrative, professional and other staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operation of a major behavioral health program; coordinates, plans and manages treatment services in community based programs; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in the development of related policy; develops collaborative programs and working relationships in community and with non-profit contract providers; administers a recovery oriented system of services; initiates program changes as required to comply with department standards; evaluates staff; oversees preparation of program budgets; establishes and maintains contacts with individuals and groups within and outside of program who may have impact on program activities; insures compliance with Federal, State and Departmental policy; implements quality assurance program; may serve as a member of various councils and boards;may participate in legislative projects; may serve as expert witness in court proceedings; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of program principles and practices; considerable knowledge of causes, treatment, prevention, recovery and management of crisis in adult psychiatric patient population; considerable knowledge of community resources; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of resources available for client care; knowledge of principals and practices of patient advocacy; knowledge of causes, treatment and preventions of drug and alcohol addiction and other psychiatric illness; knowledge of vocational, educational and rehabilitative services; knowledge of budgeting and financial reporting principles and techniques related to outpatient and community based programs; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Nine (9) years of professional experience in behavioral health treatment programs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been at a managerial level with responsibility for fiscal and administrative management of behavioral health programs.
1. Behavioral Health is defined as the integration of mental health and substance abuse programs.
2. Managerial experience is defined as formulating program goals and objectives, developing and implementing program procedures, initiating program policies, developing and/or monitoring a budget.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(25)-Patient and Inmate Care
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the same class in Salary Group MP 68 approved effective September 29, 1992. (Revise to modify content, remove Red Circle and change Salary Group)