• *SIGN ON Licensed Program Director (Mental Health - Intensive Behavioral)

    Job Locations US-MA-Brockton
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/17/2018 11:50 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-1211
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Clinicians & Therapists
    Schedule
    Mon-Fri
    Minimum Pay Rate
    USD $55,000.00/Yr.
    Maximum Pay Rate
    USD $55,000.00/Yr.
    City
    Brockton
    State/Province
    Massachusetts
    Postal Code
    02301
  • Overview

    $1000 Sign-on Incentive when hired in this position!

     

    Here at BAMSI, we recognize that our employees are our greatest resource! Are you ready to make a difference? Become a BAMSI believer!

     

    The Licensed Program Director provides administrative and clinical oversight of an Intensive Behavioral mental health group Living Environment (GLE).

     

    The Intensive Behavioral Residential programs are for persons served transitioning from state hospital, who require intensive supervision and treatment due to mental illness as well as challenging behavioral issues such as physical assault, problematic sexual behavior, and behaviors resulting from intellectual disabilities.

     

    • Must be a Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts (LPHA): Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Registered Occupational Therapist (OT), Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor, or Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). 
    • Must have 3 years of supervisory experience in a health or human service setting and experience working with people who have been diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness.
    • Must possess a valid driver's license in state of residence, own means of transportation and satisfactory driving record.
    • Male gender is preferred for this intense behavioral program

     

    BAMSI is a private, non-profit culturally diverse human services organization providing services to adults and children with developmental disabilities, mental illness, behavioral health, and public health needs. We at BAMSI believe that those we serve are capable of amazing things and deserve our best.  We support them in their journeys and celebrate their accomplishments along the way.

     

    We strive to offer valuable benefits that promote a healthy work/life balance and add value to our employees’ lives. Our comprehensive benefits include:

    • Generous Time Off Package
      • up to 4 weeks combined vacation, personal and cultural holiday
      • 11 paid holidays
      • up to 2 weeks Sick Time
    • Highly Specialized Paid Trainings including opportunity to earn CEUs
    • Health and Dental Insurance
    • Life, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
    • 403B plan with discretionary match
    • Wellness Activities
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Career Development Opportunities

    *Available benefits are based on position and scheduled hours.

     

     

    Responsibilities

    General Statement of Duties: To provide administrative and clinical oversight of one Intensive Group Living Environment (GLE). Provide on-call coverage to Direct Care staff through established rotation.

     

    Responsibilities:

     

    1. Utilize recovery principals in partnership with Persons and members of the Intensive Group Living Environment (GLE) to improve Persons’ health and wellness; achieve symptom stabilization and self-management; develop and/or restore skills impacted by their mental illness; live a self-directed life; and, strive to reach their full potential.
    2. Ensure that a culture of quality is maintained by using evidence-based and other best practices within the services being provided.
    3. Provide the staff and persons served with a vision about the importance and inevitability of achieving goals through the recovery process.
    4. Increase the level of involvement and decision-making by persons served in their treatment planning and in service delivery.
    5. Anticipate issues of risk and attend to crisis or emergency situations by intervening immediately with appropriate clinical/medical treatment and/or supervision.
    6. Act as LPHA to all Persons Served within the GLE by facilitating the comprehensive assessment process, and overseeing the development, implementation, review and revision of the treatment planning and service delivery process.
    7. Coordinate treatment and services with all Persons’ Served Care Coordination Entities and behavioral and physical health providers. 
    8. Oversee the quality of clinical record systems related to program licensing requirements.
    9. Work cooperatively with referral and collateral sources to evaluate and coordinate the appropriate admission and treatment of all Persons referred to the program.
    10. Collaboration and networking with community and support teams to enhance treatment plans.
    11. Promptly identify program areas of need and address them, seeking assistance as needed.
    12. Ensure program coverage in accordance with funding source standards, seeking assistance of supervisor as needed.
    13. Provide administrative oversight to assigned Direct Care employees.
    14. Maintain ongoing communication with supervisor and attend meetings as required.
    15. Ensure a balance in division of time between direct care and administrative duties as determined by program need.
    16. Oversee physical plant maintenance by reporting issues promptly, arranging for needed repairs, ensuring proper housekeeping and interacting with landlord as required.
    17. Act as advocate and role model to both individuals being served and staff.
    18. Perform and/or ensure completion of all administrative duties, including:
    • Recruit, interview and select for recommendation in hiring of potential employees and complete required documentation in a timely manner.
    • Provide ongoing documented supervision, training and professional development of staff.
    • Complete first six month and annual job performance evaluations on all program staff as required.
    • Participate in policy development and ensure that program staff adhere to agency policy and procedures.
    • Monitor program expenditures in accordance with contract allocations.
    • Ensure accurate accounting for all program monies according to agency policy for grocery accounts, vehicle gas, petty cash, and BAMSI credit card.
    • Ensure ongoing program compliance with regulatory standards such as BAMSI QM, DMH, DPH, and CARF.
    • Forward appropriate personnel and business forms to the administrative office in a timely manner.

     

    1. Provide direct service as needed to:
    • Ensure program participation in the treatment planning process, including implementation of appropriate components of the treatment plan.
    • Develop and maintain liaisons with agency program and community resources, including clinical, medical and vocational services as well as education, recreation, communication and legal services.
    • Organize and implement group and individual activities, which serve to expand and normalize the lives of persons being served and foster increased independence and community integration.
    • Foster and maintain family/guardian contact.
    • Keep abreast of persons served issues, assist in the coordination of needed services, intervene to ensure consistency in program planning and implementation including contact with outside providers.
    • Fulfill case management duties as needed, based on program design.
    1. Supervise and document persons served self-administration of medications as prescribed and in accordance with agency and program procedures.
    2. If available, will respond to the program as needed in an emergency situation.
    3. Execute duties to reflect reasonable safety standards.Universal/standard precautions must be utilized and training obtained in areas that constitute risk.
    4. Perform duties to reflect agency policies and procedures.
    5. Perform other work related duties as needed or as assigned by supervisor or designee.

    Qualifications

    • Must be a Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts (LPHA): Registered Nurse, Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Occupational Therapist, Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor, or Licensed Mental Health Counselor.  
    • Experience working with people who have been diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness. 
    • Must have three years of supervisory experience in a health or human service setting.
    • Ability to speak and write English clearly and accurately in order to keep documentation up to date and understandable.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with persons served, families, service providers and funding source personnel.
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license in state of residence.
    • Preference given to candidates with lived experience and fluency in languages prevalent in Southeastern MA.
    • Male gender is preferred in these intensive behavioral programs.

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