$56.93-$77.63 Hourly / $4,554.64-$6,210.39 BiWeekly /
This class may be used in one of the following ways:
1. In a facility or Local Mental Health Authority as the director for clinical operations with multiple clinical programs that may include Community Services, Outpatient Services, Inpatient Services, Community Treatment programs and Mobile Crisis.
2. In Central Office responsible for overseeing statewide clinical support services and programs which includes specialized mental health and addiction areas such as Young Adult Services, Addiction Services, Forensic Services, Health Care Systems Division and Psychiatric Services.
This class may not be used as a Director of a program that does not have a significant clinical component involving direct behavioral health services to clients.
Directs staff and operations of multiple functions for a division; coordinates, plans and manages activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development and implementation of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in preparation of division budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of division who might impact on program activities; ensures agency compliance with standards established by outside monitoring agencies; directs recruitment, selection and retention of department or discipline staff; ensures compliance with quality assurance findings and recommendations; promotes cultural diversity in workplace and ensures client rights; identifies, plans, implements and evaluates staff training and development needs; analyzes complex problems and takes appropriate action; initiates workforce planning and monitors staff utilization to meet identified goals; investigates and responds to critical incidents; prepares or oversees preparation of reports; may represent facility in grievances and hearings; may oversee grant, budget or contract preparation; performs other duties as required.
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of behavioral health policies and systems; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of public and/or health care administration; considerable knowledge of recent developments in designated field and ability to translate knowledge into practice; considerable knowledge of recovery principles and practices; considerable knowledge of the resources available to client population; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable clinical skills; considerable analytical skills; considerable ability to develop strategic plans; considerable ability to negotiate, mediate and resolve conflicts; considerable ability to manage staff in a clinical in-patient and outpatient setting; considerable ability to collaborate within department, agency and community.
Six (6) years of professional experience in Behavioral Health care and a Master's Degree in a clinical discipline, Public Health Administration, Health Care Administration or Hospital Administration.
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at a managerial or supervisory capacity directing clinical operations or the delivery of behavioral health care services. This includes the supervision of professional behavioral health care staff. For State Employees, this is at the level of Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor.
Incumbents in this class must maintain the appropriate current license for clinical social work, marital and family therapist, professional counselor, registered nurse, psychologist or alcohol and drug counselor.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Behavioral Health Clinical Director in Salary Group MP 67 approved June 27, 2022. (Revised to adjust salary group) Item No. 22-123R