NATURE OF WORK
This is advanced administrative, supervisory and coordinative work in a behavioral/mental health treatment or rehabilitation program.
Work involves the responsibility for planning, assigning and reviewing the services of a County behavioral/mental health care treatment unit/s and for training of counseling personnel. Work includes planning, organizing, coordinating, and evaluating various treatment and rehabilitation programs. Employees in this class exercise thorough knowledge of administrative principles and techniques as well as techniques and procedures of a rehabilitative nature. General supervision is received from an administrative superior who reviews completed work for effectiveness of results.
Develops and directs programs of a supportive, therapeutic, rehabilitative, recreational, educational and /or vocational nature to assist clients in overcoming social, psychological, behavioral health, or emotional problems ; and directs counseling procedures and techniques.
Directs the treatment program staff at various units in developing means of involving clients in planning and assuming responsibility for their rehabilitation.
Consults with physicians, nurses, administrative and behavioral/mental health care staff relative to client problems, program policies and other functions to improve quality of service; analyzes treatment procedures and techniques so as to improve treatment; conducts research and implements best practices of care throughout assigned program areas.
Attends regularly scheduled staff conferences, meetings and seminars related to behavioral/mental health to contribute to the professional growth of program personnel; develops and provides continuous in-service training for the treatment staff.
Participates as part of a leadership team to improve organization-wide programming and activities; maintains compliance of treatment programming with all applicable regulatory and accreditation bodies.
Evaluates treatment and rehabilitation programs; designs data capture methods for program evaluation; oversees quality assurance reviews; and initiates service quality improvement policies and procedures.
Maintains a liaison between related community programs, city, state and national agencies and organizations.
Develops and coordinates record keeping systems for effective program evaluation; consults with unit supervisors to evaluate the treatment program.
Prepares narrative, technical, and statistical reports using computer-based applications.
Receives reports and maintains records of the activities of treatment units as required; compiles narrative and statistical information.
Promotes and organizes community support for County behavioral/mental health program units through lectures, meetings, publication of articles, and other means.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Thorough knowledge of methods, procedures and practices of behavioral/mental health treatment facilities and programs.
Thorough knowledge of the field of the general and specialized areas of behavioral/mental health and current practices of rehabilitation.
Thorough knowledge of various County treatment programs and their modalities.
Thorough knowledge of administrative and supervisory principles, practices and techniques.
Thorough knowledge of current laws, developments and literature in behavioral/mental health.
Knowledge of public health laws, JCAHO standards, federal confidentiality laws (42CFR, 45CFR, HIPAA), current laws developments and literature in addictive disorders and behavioral/mental health and state regulations (65D-30).
Knowledge of State ethical regulations and State legal regulations as they relate to behavioral/mental health programs.
Ability to plan treatment and rehabilitation programs and plan and direct clinical services for clinical staff.
Ability to initiate policies and procedures which will improve quality of service for client rehabilitation.
Ability to plan, supervise, and coordinate the work of others in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
Ability to relate goals and methods of treatment to community groups and agencies.
Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.
Ability to prepare reports and correspondence using computer-based applications.
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of BrowardCounty's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in psychology, clinical social work, or mental health counseling, supplemented by continuing education and/or post graduate course work; six (6) years of experience in mental health services including direct service, supervision, program planning and administration and which includes two (2) years of supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
Licensed in clinical psychology, mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, or clinical social work by the Florida Department of Professional Regulation at the time of appointment.
Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification: No
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E 04/1981 R 10/2010