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Director of Mental Health & Substance Use Services

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La Clinica del Pueblo
Washington, DC
Publicado hace 18 días


The Director of Mental Health & Substance Use Services (MH&SU) will oversee the mental health and substance use services of LCDP, including school-based programs, to ensure that efficient and quality health care services are provided. Responsible for the direction, administration, and supervision of all facets of the MH&SU Department, including programs, grants and contractors, policies and procedures, and orientation of all behavioral health providers to ensure consistent and standardized clinical practices across departments.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Development:

  • Develop, implement, and adjust vision, goals, and work plans to deliver sustainable, high quality, culturally appropriate, mental health, and substance use services, including school-based programs, to the Latinx community, including:
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of mental health and substance use needs based on La Clinica’s patient population profile; available internal, local, regional, and national data; and emerging local needs
  • Work closely with COO and program staff to identify volume, scope, and breadth of services to be offered each year
  • Work with Department Directors and Medical Leadership to identify opportunities for integration of behavioral health services in other LCDP programs; collaborate to ensure consistency of service standards and protocols across programs
  • Develop strategies to meet and fund service goals, including monitoring and supporting provider productivity, maximizing third-party reimbursements, identifying needs for grant funding, and exploring public funding options for core service delivery
  • Collaborate with the Development team to identify and cultivate new sources of funding for the MH&SU department
  • Develop mechanisms to monitor and evaluate department process and outcome objectives, as well as project impact on La Clinica’s mission and the community as a whole
  • Collaborate with the Quality Improvement Manager and other evaluation staff members
  • Conduct regular data and information analysis to inform program development, implementation, and direction based on program evaluation and results
  • Maintain current knowledge of trends, directions, and best practices in the field, and integrate into department operations
  • Develop and maintain collaborations with local partners to meet department goals

 Program Management:

  • Provide oversight and administrative and clinical supervision to mental health and substance use service programs, including school-based programs, in the provision of high-quality mental health and substance use services that adhere to contract requirements, state law, organizational policies, and professional codes of ethics, including:
  • Individual and group mental health counseling
  • Individual and group outpatient substance use disorder treatment
  • Crisis intervention and management for LCDP patients
  • Management of referrals for psychiatric needs
  • Psychoeducational services, including behavioral health education classes offered to community
  • Tele-mental health and tele-psychiatric services
  • Integrated behavioral health services
  • Behavioral health services offered off-site
  • Oversee the management of the mental health practice of LCDP, including assignment of caseloads, monitoring of provider productivity, quality assurance and improvement, management of waiting list, and monitoring of third-party reimbursements
  • Oversee APRA (Alcohol Prevention and Recovery Administration) and DBH certification processes to ensure compliance with regulations to maintain certification as mental health and substance use service provider, including Level I and Level II outpatient substance abuse treatment of care
  • Oversee certification process to become a free-standing mental health clinic (FSMHC)
  • Oversee and manage communication with APRA/DBH to address and advocate for client services and Level of Care placement and funding allocations, and documentation in required APRA/DBH database
  • Oversee the management of the school-based mental health program, including the Mi Refugio project
  • Work closely with department managers and medical services leadership to coordinate and integrate behavioral health services at the practice level and within client care teams.
  • Oversee administration of department grants and contracts, including monitoring and reporting on program deliverables, managing timely expenditure of program budgets, and interfacing with funders
  • Prepare reports and other documentation required by federal and state contracting organizations and public and private funders
  • Ensure compliance with department policies and procedures, and coordinate review and updating of MH & SU department protocols
  • Prepare, monitor and manage the annual operational budget, and grant budgets as appropriate, for the Department
  • Process, approve, and monitor department expenditures
  • Identify opportunities for program integration and efficient resource utilization within the Department

 Clinical Responsibilities for a small caseload (<5 clients):

  • Provide mental health evaluation, counseling and therapy services to adults, adolescents, and children using various modalities and theoretical approaches depending on client needs
  • Develop treatment plans for each client based on their mental health diagnosis and psychosocial needs
  • Follow departmental protocol for clinical documentation, as well as tracking of appointments in eClinicalWorks (eCW), DATA WITS, or other EHR (Electronic Health Records) system
  • Assist client in accessing external services when it is determined that s/he is not an appropriate referral for outpatient treatment at LCDP
  • Communicate with medical providers and/or case managers to provide updates regarding client progress
  • Provide crisis intervention services as needed; Ensure that measures are taken to protect safety of client and staff
  • Provide weekly clinical team supervision to provide clinical reviews for SUD program participants. Document clinical reviews and attach to client files
  • Provide weekly MH peer supervision to MH Providers
  • Conduct clinical oversight for services referred from APRA/DBH, accepting referrals, completing treatment plans and client assessments, and releasing weekly progress notes as required
  • Attend inter-disciplinary meetings within LCDP to promote integration and collaborative work

 Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, interview, hire, and train new staff
  • Coordinate in-service training for MH & SU department staff
  • Oversee the daily workflow of the department
  • Provide constructive and timely performance evaluations.
  • Handle discipline and termination of employees in accordance with organizational policies and procedures
  • Ensure all department clinical staff, interns, and volunteers, are practicing under their legal scope, and are licensed and or credentialed as appropriate
  • Ensure orientation of department staff and volunteers to procedures and protocols
  • Provide oversight and training to staff on scheduling and charting using eClinicalWorks and other required electronic health records
  • Ensure MH & SU clinical staff maintain Continuing Education Units (CEU) needed to meet licensing requirements
  • Conduct departmental staff meetings and trainings, as appropriate
  • Represent LCDP to the public, official organizations, and other groups by attending conferences, meetings, as appropriate
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Must be able to lift to 15 pounds at times


Required Education and Experience:

  • Master's degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or a related field
  • Minimum of three years managerial and supervisory experience in a mental health or substance abuse program

 Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Five years' experience of direct service provision in mental health and/or substance abuse services, experience with Latinos and/or immigrants preferred
  • Experience managing a mental health practice preferred, including management of third-party reimbursement systems
  • Experience with electronic health records and comfort with varied database systems
  • Experience working in or managing school-based or youth-focused mental health programs

 Required Skills/Abilities/Certifications/Licenses:

  • LICSW or PsyD licensure in the District of Columbia
  • Strong managerial skills, including personnel supervision, budgeting, proposal writing, grant and contractor management, and program management
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with individuals from a wide variety of racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • MS office or equivalent computer experience

 Preferred Skills/Abilities/Certifications/Licenses:

  • LICSW or PsyD licensure in Maryland
  • Certification as a Qualified Supervisor in Maryland


The Director of Mental Health & Substance Use Services (MH&SU) will oversee the mental health and substance use services of LCDP, including school-based programs, to ensure that efficient and quality health care…

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