Senior Director of Behavioral Health Services (Denver, Co)
The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless seeks a Senior Director of Behavioral Health Services to further the CCH mission by providing behavioral health clinical leadership, vision, and oversite of behavioral health services being provided in multi-disciplinary Care Teams throughout CCH. Serving as part of the Integrated Health and Supportive Housing Executive Team, this position will work collaboratively with behavioral health staff across CCH to ensure the consistent delivery of high quality, evidenced-based, integrated behavioral health care. In coordination with Program Directors and other Executive Team members, the position will guide the development and expansion of existing behavioral health and substance treatment services, and work to improve clinical and program outcomes being delivered throughout CCH. This position is located at 2130 Stout Street, Denver, Colorado 80205 and reports to the Vice President of Integrated Health Services.
Qualified candidates are eligible for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program. Licensed health care providers may earn funds toward student loans in exchange for a two-year commitment at an NHSC-approved site through this program.
NOTE: In order to ensure that our consumers receive the best possible care the candidate chosen to fill this position will be required to complete our internal credentialing and privileging process prior to a start date. The credentialing and privileging timeline is dependent on the selected candidate’s submission of documents necessary for clearance. Please note that a start date will be scheduled once credentialing and privileging is complete.
In addition to the unique challenges and extraordinary rewards of our work, eligible Coalition employees enjoy a rich benefits package, including:
- Health insurance coverage on the first day of employment: full-time employees contribute only 1% of their earnings for their own health coverage and no more than 4% of their earnings for coverage of eligible dependents. We’re proud to offer same- and opposite-sex domestic partner coverage;
- Dental, vision, and flexible spending/dependent care/public transit accounts;
- Free basic life insurance and long-term disability coverage;
- Dollar-for-dollar retirement plan matching contributions up to 5% of earnings;
- Extensive paid time-off, including 8 holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and three weeks of vacation for new full-time employees in their first full year.
Essential Job Functions
- Works closely with the Integrated Health and Supportive Housing Executive Team to continuously improve integrated behavioral health and substance treatment services throughout CCH.
- Responsible, with the Director of Psychiatry and Program Directors, for improving clinical behavioral health outcomes throughout CCH. Develops, implements, and monitors Quality Improvement and Peer Review activities.
- Participates in strategic planning and program development for behavioral health and Substance Use treatment services throughout CCH, to include identification of unmet needs, creation and implementation of shared integrated care plans, level of care programming, development of appropriate functional assessments, and other promising and evidence-based practices.
- In collaboration with Program Directors, the Data Team, and the Director of Behavioral Health Compliance, assures high quality service delivery, documentation and compliance, and behavioral health outcome measures across CCH. This may include developing metrics/reports, setting productivity standards, and working with the data team to make use of capabilities within the EHR.
- Works with BH managers/directors, and CCH QA/ compliance staff to ensure that standards and competencies required by state and federal guidelines are met, such as those from the CO Office of Behavioral Health, state Behavioral Health Organizations, SAMHSA grants, HRSA, HIPAA etc.
- Serves as an active member of the Integrated Health, Supportive Housing and Services Executive Team, and leads various committees within CCH such as quarterly behavioral health leadership meeting, complex case review, and core team.
- Spearheads the development and delivery of outstanding, ongoing clinical trainings for all behavioral health staff across the organization.
- Participates in contract negotiations with RAEs as assigned.
- Collaborates with behavioral health management to assure regular clinical and administrative supervision is provided to all staff as needed, including supervision for licensure.
- Participates, develops, and monitors staff performance reviews and performance improvement plans, as appropriate.
- Serves as clinical consultant, advocate and educator regarding issues related to behavioral health and substance abuse to all CCH staff.
- Establishes, strengthens, and maintains relationship with outside agencies, departments, stakeholders, and community organization while serving as a resource to community providers and as a CCH representative on external committees and boards.
- Embraces the CCH Philosophy of Service and principles of trauma-informed, recovery-oriented, client-centered services.
- Provides high-quality direct client services when needed, with excellent use and navigation of electronic health record utilization.
- Demonstrates compliance with ethical, legal, and professional guidelines in clinical and administrative practice.
- Participates in professional development and stays current on the literature regarding behavioral health and issues of homelessness and at-risk individuals and families.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Employee must be able to perform essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of self or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Employee will perform job according to applied laws. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Master’s degree or higher in Social Work, Psychology or another related field. Current licensure in the State of Colorado and professional certification.
- Experience as a program developer, manager and supervisor required.
- Demonstrated experience managing behavioral health and/or human services programs.
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