CASES keeps people out of jail and prison by engaging them in effective services that help them achieve success in the community. We specialize in serving youth and young adults and people with behavioral health needs. CASES is a leading New York City provider of alternatives to incarceration, a key solution for a fairer criminal justice system. This is an important time at CASES. New York City is on track to create a smaller, safer, and fairer criminal justice system. Working at CASES is more than a job. It is an opportunity to promote justice for New Yorkers with access to high-quality and evidence-based court services.
CASES many programs are primarily government funded with varying contractual and regulatory requirements. Our programs include court-based programs, mental health treatment services licensed by the NYS Office of Mental Health and services to youth.
CASES is looking for a Corporate Compliance Officer to set the strategic direction for agency-wide compliance with the goal of anticipating and mitigating risk and improving processes and outcomes across our many programs and operational departments. The Corporate Compliance Officer is a new role, reporting to CASES General Counsel.
Who Are You?
- You are passionate about CASES’ mission, vision and values.
- You are experienced at and excited about creating and implementing effective systems, policies, and processes that create a culture of compliance.
- You have the vision and experience to create a strategic framework for compliance and learning for a growing and complex organization.
- You are an excellent communicator, comfortable interacting with employees at all levels across an organization.
- You have the capacity to be nimble and are comfortable leading in an environment of constant change, competing priorities, and multiple regulatory requirements.
- You are comfortable working information technology and database staff to ensure IT and database systems are private and secure.
- You have experience working with lawyers.
- You are highly organized, curious, and resourceful and thrive in a busy environment in which you will work both independently and with others.
What Will You Do?
- Develop and implement the organization’s Compliance Program including developing, implementing and updating policies and procedures, identifying priorities, identifying, mitigating and addressing risks, receiving, evaluating and investigating compliance-related complaints, concerns and problems and resolving suspected violations, monitoring the Compliance Hotline, conducting regular and ongoing internal audits and reviews, and developing and conducting ongoing training.
- Ensure and strengthen compliance with and understanding of confidentiality and privacy requirements, including NYS Shield Law, HIPAA, 42 CFR Part 2 and OMH requirements.
- Work closely with IT and database staff to ensure that technology and databases are secure.
- Implement and lead a comprehensive Medicaid compliance program including providing necessary guidance and implementing steps to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse.
- Update and administer CASES Conflict of interest, Whistleblower and Code of conduct policies.
- Monitor the organization for potential compliance violations and risk and investigate reports of suspected violations.
- Regularly report to the General Counsel, Board and senior staff regarding compliance.
- Work closely with staff of licensed programs and non-licensed programs to ensure that compliance is integrated into quality assurance and quality improvement efforts.
- Participate in organization incident review committees, including conducting investigations.
- Keep up to date on compliance and regulatory requirements and identify and develop effective compliance tools and resources.
- Engage in ad hoc tasks at the direction of the General Counsel, including administrative responsibilities
- Master’s degree in Compliance, Public, Healthcare, Business Administration. Law Degree Preferred. CHC or CHPC certification a plus;
- Ten or more years of progressive experience in compliance roles;
- Prior experience in a healthcare or social service non-profit setting required;
- Minimum of 5 years of experience managing people;
- Good knowledge of legal requirements, procedures and compliance regulations including, but not limited to Part 521, HIPAA, 42 CFR part 2, 14NYCRR, FERPA, Medicaid and other applicable regulations;
- Experience reading and understanding laws, regulations, contracts, and working with outside auditors and regulators;
- Demonstrated ability to identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk and to propose a course of corrective action;
- Demonstrated acuity in integrity and professional ethics;
- Demonstrated problem solving skills; and
- Excellent time management skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills; and
- Facile in Microsoft Excel, SharePoint, and other programs to facilitate program management and compliance.