Behavioral Health Supervisor
Salary: $72,000-$78,000 per year
• Supervision of CASAC Counselors and ensure delivery of behavioral services, overseas case notes and individual case records.
• Studies medical and behavioral histories and provides guidance on bio-psycho-social assessment to the Counselors.
• Provides initial mental health screenings for all patients prior to admission.
• Provides initial, annual and crisis mental health evaluations for identified patients.
• Provides clinical supervision to the counselors by holding supervisory meetings at least once weekly with a focus on case analysis, person-centered treatment planning, case management and issues related to the supervisory process.
• Participates in clinical supervision with the Clinic Director once per week.
• Effects improved patient adjustments by selecting the appropriate therapeutic approach and providing individual and group psycho-therapy, crisis therapy and marital/family therapy, when indicated, on either an on-going, time-limited or crisis intervention level.
• Ensures that vocational rehabilitation is integrated within each treatment plan.
• Serves as a member or chairperson of the Interdisciplinary Team in the development of the patient's treatment plan.
• Provides a network of referrals for those patients needing out-patient, in-patient, residential, or emergency psychiatric services, ensures patient coordination and follow-up, and monitors progress monthly with external providers.
• Coordinates referrals and follow-up for those patients who require concurrent chemical dependency services.
• Provides patient, staffing, financial, and other reports as required
• Document incidents through the incident reporting application (My Insight)
o Create corrective action plans (CAPs) as needed
o If applicable, follow up with Justice Center on Justice Center reportable incidents
• Understands the flow of processes for isolation room, inventory, (PPE distribution, ordering supplies, calculating needs), telehealth (scheduling, productivity, activity logs)
• Participate in case conferences
• Attends staff meetings and serves on committees to generate research and demonstration proposals, and to provide feedback for identified corporate priorities.
• Provides staff training to treatment personnel and ensures the implementation of evidence-based practices.
• Ensures staff maintains all patient confidentiality and privacy guidelines.
• Coordinates the release of patient treatment summaries to requesting agencies.
• Ensures the thorough and timely completion of patient treatment and reporting documentation in all systems including ERDS, HRA-STARS, OASAS-CDS, and manual records as appropriate.
• Concurrently monitors the quality of patient treatment and reporting documentation in all systems and initiates prompt corrective actions if required.
• Provides administrative back-up for Clinic Director as needed.
• Masters Degree in Social Work or Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling required.
• Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC),
• Master or Advanced Credential Substance Abuse and Alcoholism Counselor (CASAC) required
• No CASAC but willing to commit to obtaining one in a 12 months period.
• Two (3) years of post-Masters Degree experience in the emotional/behavioral assessment and treatment of individuals in a mental health setting, including experience with substance abusers.
• Minimum of two (3) years of experience as a staff trainer or treatment supervisor. Evidence of excellent interpersonal relationships, effective English communication skills, (written, oral and interpersonal) ability to problem solve, ability to motivate, develop, and coach individuals and groups, ability to appropriately confront issues, and ability to think creatively.
• A strong commitment to furthering institutional performance measures through interdisciplinary teamwork is essential.
• Throughout the organization and establish a proactive, result-oriented culture.
• Experience in providing and documenting psychological assessments including diagnosis as described in the DSM-IV, establishing therapeutic relationships with individuals, provide direct treatment services and referrals for patients, provide consultation to the treatment staff, and develop research and grant proposals.
• Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft applications.
• Bilingual in any language a plus.
• Expected travel is up to 60% of time to oversee other clinics and departments.
• Expected to provide clinic oversight services in lieu of staff on leave or vacant capacity.
• Union Benefits.