Director Alcohol/Drug Services (#MDDZ30)
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$73,810.00 Yearly Min / $92,262.00 Yearly Mid / $110,714.00 Yearly Max

Summary Statement

A class incumbent is responsible for designing and implementing treatment services for substance abusing and/or addicted children and adolescents or adults on a statewide basis.

Nature and Scope

A class incumbent reports to the Division Director and provides administrative direction and supervision related to statewide program development such as licensing of facilities, certification of provider and compliance with federal mandates regarding confidential and statistical reporting. Work also includes clinical direction and supervision of case management services (out-patient, day and residential prescription program). Significant aspects of this work include the design and implementation of a continuum of assessment, consultation and treatment services and the integration of alcohol and drug treatment with the State's Mental Health and other services networks e.g., public health, education and youth rehabilitation.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Provides administrative direction and supervision for statewide program development for substance abusing and addicted children and adolescents or adults.
  • Provides clinical direction and supervision of case management services.
  • Integrates alcohol and drug treatment services with child and adolescent or adult treatment planning, case coordination and data management services in mental health.
  • Oversees integration with programs of other State agencies.
  • Oversees development of State operated and contracted service-provider programs.
  • Develops accountability program including management and clinical information system, evaluation of clinical effectiveness and cost efficiency.
  • Directs responses to federal initiatives.
  • Provides/coordinates training activities for child/adolescent or adult substance abuse/addictions and mental health problems.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.

  • Knowledge of principles, practices and treatments of substance abuse/addiction.
  • Knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to substance abuse/addiction.
  • Knowledge of program resources, federal institutes in alcohol/drug, professional associations and resources relevant to field.
  • Knowledge of administrative and supervisory principles and techniques.
  • Skill in identifying training and staff development needs.
  • Skill in program design and implementation.
  • Skill in data collecting, report writing, and presentation of information.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Director Alcohol/Drug Services
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Behavioral or Social Science or related field.
  2. Three years experience in alcohol and drug abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment programs.
  3. Six months experience in health or human services program administration such as overseeing and directing the development, implementation and evaluation of health or human services programs and services; planning and establishing short and long range program goals and objectives. Providing advice to other agency organizational units through consultation.
  4. Six months experience in developing policies and procedures.
  5. Six months experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.