The Manager of Behavioral Health Services will be responsible for direct oversight and coordination of behavioral health programs and staff. Will be responsible for ensuring that program goals and scopes of service are met on behavioral health projects and initiatives under their supervision. Will work to identify new opportunities for clinical program development and mechanisms for funding new programs ranging from external grant funding to third party payer funding models. Will provide meaningful grant writing support as requested by the Director of Development and Director of Programs on behavioral health related projects and proposals.
Maintains and supervises the documentation of all pertinent behavioral health program data and information as required by funding sources and research projects. Generates reports for funding sources when necessary. Assists in the development and implementation of departmental planning; reviews and/or revises programs to ensure compliance with laws, clinical codes of ethics, regulations, policies, plans, and procedures. Directs or assists staff in general management, policy development, program planning, and/or coordinates assigned responsibilities. Selects, trains, directs, and evaluates staff in area of responsibility. Participates in the development of program budgets and monitoring of expenditures according to allocations and appropriations. Establishes and maintains relationships with community partners for the referral of clients into the behavioral health program.
In a clinical setting, provides brief and long-term psychotherapeutic counseling from a variety of treatment approaches. Provides treatment for a variety of psychological diagnoses and psychosocial stressors including but not limited to mood disorder with or without suicidal ideation, anxiety disorders, trauma-related disorders, substance abuse and dependence, interpersonal conflict and concerns, and difficulties in change of HIV status and/or HIV medication adherence. The Manager will be responsible for maintaining a caseload of 12-15 clients. Provides clinical diagnostic evaluation and assessment of clients. Collaboratively creates treatment plans with clients, and reassesses growth towards identified goals over the course of treatment and modifies treatment plans as necessary. Provides emergency and crisis intervention services. Documents all pertinent information including the maintenance of treatment notes. Brings an understanding of the psychosocial development, the influences of family and community, and cultural diversity, as they interact with the receipt of holistic medical care. Maintains a close working relationship with program medical providers, behavioral health staff, case managers, and health outreach staff.
This position is wholly funded by contractual grant funding which is renewed under provisions set by the grantor of the contract. Employment will be contingent upon the continued receipt of these grant funds and satisfactory job performance.
Direct Clinical Services: Includes individual psychotherapy (12-15 clients), couples counseling, behavioral health support for specialty HIV medical clinics, and documentation of services.
Supervision: Includes individual supervision of behavioral health program staff including clinical trainees, group supervision of clinical trainees, and participation in staff grand rounds.
Program Evaluation & Development: Includes developing new programs and identifying potential funding mechanisms; designing and implementation quality improvement initiatives, planning for annual program site visits/audits, developing annual program work plans and budgets, completing data and narrative reports for program funders, identifying and implementing staff trainings and capacity building initiatives, overseeing data systems and data management for behavioral health programs, provide writing and research support for grant/funding-related tasks and research initiatives.
Knowledge of counseling theories, principles, and practices.
Knowledge of principles and practices of administration and management in public social welfare agencies.
Knowledge of current human service issues and theories.
Knowledge of managerial techniques and administrative practices.
Familiarity with evidence-based practice methods.
Knowledge of federal and state laws, rules, regulations, NASW Code of Ethics, policies, and procedures as related to social work.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to assess, plan, and implement intervention plans appropriate for children with learning disabilities.
Ability to identify and use appropriate intervention methodologies to meet the needs of children with learning disabilities.
Ability to develop reports and maintain records.
Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality while handling sensitive situations.
Ability to handle tasks requiring a high level of attention to detail.
Ability to conduct basic research activities including the initiation and completion of a literature review; data collection and organization; identification, design, and modification of behavioral health and psychosocial screening instruments.
Ability to conduct program management activities including but not limited to identification of grants and other funding opportunities, grant writing, and program design, development, and evaluation.
Ability to review, analyze, interpret, and/or prepare federal and state laws, rules, regulations, NASW Code of Ethics, policies and procedures as related to social work.
Education, Experience, and Certifications:
Advanced degree or higher in social work (or equivalent) from an accredited institution (e.g. MSW, DSW, Ph.D), advanced degree or higher in counseling/clinical psychology (or equivalent) from an accredited institution (e.g. MA, Psy.D, Ph.D), or advanced degree in marriage and family therapy (or equivalent) from an accredited institution (e.g. MA, Ph.D)., required
A minimum of two years experience working with LGBTQ persons and/or people living with HIV, required (internship/externship experience can be counted towards this requirement).
Licenses and Certifications:
Licensed in the State of Illinois as an LCSW, LCPC, LMFT, or Licensed Clinical Psychologist, required.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Proficiency in the use of computers especially in Microsoft Word and Adobe preferred
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements (if applicable):
Direct patient contact or clinical care setting
High noise environment
High stress environment
Irregular work schedule
Requires domestic travel
Ability to bend, crouch, or stoop
Ability to climb stairs 5 stories or more
Ability to feel, including perceiving size, shape, temperature, or texture
Ability to hear, including making fine discriminations in sound
Ability to make repetitive wrist, hand, or finger movements
Ability to operate equipment necessary to perform job
Ability to perform strenuous physical exertion at times
Ability to push/pull objects of up to 25 lbs.
Ability to run
Ability to see, including color, depth perception, or clarity
Ability to sit for 4 hours or more
Ability to stand for 4 hours or more
Ability to tolerate confined spaces
Ability to travel to various off-campus locations
Ability to travel to various on-campus locations
Ability to use computers
Ability to use Standard Office Equipment
Ability to use Standard Work Station Equipment
Effective audio-visual discrimination and perception
The following documents are required to be considered for this position:
NOTE: When applying, all required documents, including cover letters, MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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