Position Summary: Under the supervision of the Deputy Director of Behavioral Health Services, the Director of the Bronx Mental Health Services will be responsible for the overall integration and quality of Children’s Aid’s Bronx Community Behavioral Health services. These include the Article 31 OMH Mental Health Clinic which receives referrals from the community and the Art. 28 Health Clinic, foster care and school-based Mental Health Clinics.
- Works closely with the Deputy Director of Behavioral Health in the planning, development and implementation of Children’s Aid’s Mental Health Services to the Bronx community.
- Provides supervision to Bronx-based mental health staff, including school based Clinical Supervisor.
- Provides support and close collaboration to staff psychiatrists and other personnel affiliated with program.
- Works closely with site staff at all levels to effectively comply with funding sources regulations, including grants and OMH audit standards.
- Develops, implements, and monitors quality clinical assessment, engagement and treatment standards in response to clients’ mental health needs and Quality Improvement initiatives.
- Implements systems to monitor and meet CA Target Outcomes, including productivity standards.
- Coordinates services with other CA programs and divisions within the community, including Child Welfare, Foster Care, Preventive Services, Early Childhood, Adolescent and School age Youth Programs, to provide high quality, efficiently delivered and integrated services.
- Establishes/refines administrative systems for efficient client flow and administrative reports.
- Works closely with Clinic Administrator in implementation of integrated mental health services to establish and refine administrative systems for effective and efficient client services.
- Works closely with Clinic Administrator to establish and refine administrative systems for effective and efficient client services, including workflows with other clinic operations.
- Maximizes revenue through meeting productivity goals and ensuring accurate and timely completion of billing forms and reports by all mental health staff.
- Monitors all the MH referrals, triages need, and ensures that all appropriate referrals are provided with an appointment on a timely basis.
- Develops and maintains referral sources from other CA programs and the community to help clients as needed.
- Assists with development and implementation of overall strategic planning for Mental Health Services in the Bronx.
- Attends internal Continuous Quality Improvement, Incident Review Committee and other administrative meetings as needed.
- May cover for Deputy Director of Behavioral Health Services in absence of Director.
- Provides timely periodic evaluations of subordinate staff, ensures clinical excellence and makes plans to improve performance, as indicated.
- Monitors caseload activities of all mental health providers; prioritizes clients on waiting lists as needed.
- Responsible for implementing tracking systems for all children on psychotropic medications and ensures prior authorizations and medication refills are obtained.
- Assists with planning and implementation of clinical and administrative systems to comply with Article 31 clinic requirements.
- Performs other related duties, as required.
- NYS LCSW or licensed clinical psychologist required.
- Minimum of five years’ clinical and administrative experience in the provision of mental health services to children and families within an OMH licensed Article 31 Clinic, including working in school based settings.
- Experienced in staff supervision, program administration, contract management and budgeting.
- Excellent interpersonal, leadership, organizational, verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to work in a dynamic, growing environment with shifting priorities.
Please apply online through Children’s Aid website – Job ID: 003257
Children's Aid is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.