The Mental Health Association of Westchester (MHA) is a community-based not-for-profit committed to recovery-focused mental health services through advocacy, community education and direct services. We are recognized as the leader in Westchester in providing person-centered services that involve collaborating with each individual to achieve their goals.
MHA facilitates recovery by providing services that reflect our deeply held values that include the recognition of individual rights of self-determination, choice, shared decision-making and collaborative work. Our highly trained staff utilize evidence-based practices throughout our comprehensive array of trauma-informed and recovery-oriented services.
Through our robust services, as well as our advocacy programs and community events, MHA is able to meet the needs of thousands of men, women, children and families each year, helping them live independent lives in the community.
Join our Team! We are immediately hiring a Clinic Director (LMSW, LCSW, or Licensed Psychologist) for our Article 32 substance use treatment program in Westchester County, NY. Base Annual Salary Range: $70,000 to $80,000.
SUMMARY of DUTIES
The Clinical Director is responsible for overseeing the daily administration and clinical operations of our Comprehensive Health Center, licensed by the Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) as an Article 32 substance use treatment program. The Director provides oversight and supervision to all staff and provides direct services to clients as needed. The Director will support recovery by providing services that reflect our deeply held values including the recognition of individual rights of self-determination, choice, shared decision-making and collaboration. The Director is a member of an interdisciplinary professional clinical team that utilizes an evidence-based integrated treatment approach along with harm reduction strategies that are strength-based, trauma-informed and person-centered.
SPECIFIC DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Maintain responsibility for the daily clinical and administrative operations of the program, including staff supervision, compliance with OASAS regulatory guidance and statistical reporting standards, budget development, generation of services as per APG methodology, crisis management and program monitoring/development.
2. Review and approve initial needs assessment and treatment plans.
3. Implement and monitor policies and procedures in accordance with agency guidelines.
4. Participate in program evaluation activities and utilization of evidenced-based practices.
5. Establish and foster community and provider relationships.
6. Market clinic services to new potential referral sources, including elements of community outreach and opportunity to implement new and/or expanded programs.
7. Collaborate in the development of semi/annual evaluation of program services and incorporate findings into future planning practices.
8. Participate in the utilization review and quality improvement (QI) related activities as assigned by Senior Management.
9. Collaborate in the development and execution of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and analysis of data for continued program development within clinic.
10. Support telehealth services in clinic.
11. Other related duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS
1. Knowledgeable about Federal, State and Local laws and regulations governing substance abuse treatment programs.
2. Knowledge of Program Management
3. Effective verbal and written communication skills
4. Excellent organizational, prioritizing, and analytical skills
5. Strong attention to detail and follow-up skills
6. Excellent interpersonal skills
7. Effective crisis intervention skills
8. Effective leadership skills
9. Problem solving skills
10. Effective management practices:
a. address interpersonal barriers and strengths in their staff
b. empower those receiving supervision
c. offer criticism in a constructive manner
d. understand employment and labor laws
11. Advanced skills utilizing Microsoft Office and ability to master an Electronic Health Record system.
12. Ability to generate and analyze data to drive program-related decision making.
1. An experienced qualified health professional (QHP) as defined by Part 822 of the OASAS regulations; i.e. LMSW, LCSW, or Licensed Psychologist.
2. A Master’s degree required with five years of prior clinical work experience in the substance use disorder field, at least three years of which must be in a supervisory capacity.
3. Willingness to obtain CASAC or CASAC-T within 12 months post hire.
4. Knowledge of OASAS Reporting Systems (CDS, LOCADTR) and PSYCKES, preferred.
5. Bilingual Spanish Speaking, preferred
6. Must be reliable and able to work independently and understand the importance of maintaining confidentiality.
7. Demonstrates understanding of 42CFR, HIPAA Privacy Standards and related agency policies.
8. Work independently, complete tasks and all required paperwork in a timely and complete manner.
9. Must have advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office - Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
10. Have and maintain a valid Driver’s License with a driving record that is satisfactory to our insurance carrier, have and maintain a Defensive Driving certification.
11. Must be and maintain clearance through the NYS Justice Center through fingerprinting for a Criminal History Records search.
12. Must be and maintain clearance by the DCJS New York State Sex Offender Registry.
13. Pre-employment drug screen is required as a condition of employment.
14. Must be and maintain clearance by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs Staff Exclusion List (SEL) and the New York State Medicaid Exclusion List.
15. Must be and maintain clearance by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) for instances of child abuse and/or neglect.
16. Must be legally eligible to work in the United States.
MHA of Westchester is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to cultural competency, diversity, and inclusion and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by the applicable law.
To apply, please send your cover letter and résumé by e-mail to email@example.com with "OASAS Clinic Director" as the subject line of the e-mail. Thank you.