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Director of Behavioral Health

Company: SaVida Health
Location: Worcester
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

SaVida Health is a provider of Medication Assisted Treatment for individuals suffering from substance use disorder. SaVida Health is committed to improving the lives of people with opioid or alcohol addiction through respectful, compassionate, and effective treatment. SaVida Health currently operates 12 outpatient addiction treatment centers in five states and is rapidly expanding its operational footprint in the North-East, Mid-Atlantic and Mid-West geographies. Director of Behavioral Health Job DescriptionSupervisor:Chief Operating Officer (COO) with dotted line to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive Team.Qualifications:Master's Degree in Social Work or Ph.D. in PsychologyIndependent LicensureBroad knowledge of mental illness and treatment techniques, particularly substance use disorder and comorbiditiesThree years of experience in a mental health/substance use disorder residential or outpatient treatment settingDemonstrated strategic and operational leadership, program development and decision making abilitiesWorking knowledge of behavioral counseling skills including individual, group, IOPManagement experience working in the substance abuse treatment and mental health counseling fieldsStrong working knowledge of EMRsExcellent verbal and written communication skillsEffective interpersonal communication skills to maintain relationships with various stakeholdersStrong organizational and time management skills.Strong presentation skills to effectively and professionally represent the companyServe as a role model for other staff members to help maintain professionalism in the workplace including professional boundaries and codes of ethicsMaintain and support the mission and goals of the companyPrimary Responsibilities:The Director of Behavioral Services Line is responsible for the clinical direction of all SaVida Management, Inc. counseling and case management services. The Director will be responsible for 1) determining the mix of licenses and credentials of counseling and case management staff; 2) recruiting, onboarding and training of staff and 3) The ability to provide direct clinical care in select SaVida locations. It is expected that the Director of Behavioral Services will spend approximately 50-60% of their time traveling to SaVida locations.The Director will work together with the field operations teams in each region to successfully launch new treatment centers and develop the short and long term behavioral health staffing plan for each location.Essential Duties:Provide clinical supervision and clinical oversight of Behavioral Health Staff.Ensure the financial success of the counseling and case management service lines.Develop a comprehensive understanding of the regulatory framework and develop plans to provide treatment throughout SaVida locations that is aligned with the SaVida mission. Create recruiting strategies in conjunction with the recruiting team and field operations to attract and retain a team that embraces and fulfills the mission. Interview candidates.Working with SaVida's training team, determine the onboarding and continuing education process for counselors and case managers. Ensure adequate training of all counseling and case management staffParticipate in business development activities in support of the company's growth objectives.Direct, plan and coordinate the work of the clinical staff including supervision, evaluation, skill-building, and any other applicable activities in accordance with health insurance organizations, state regulatory, and national accreditation standards.Working with field operations, ensure adequate staffing at each site. Ensure effective utilization of the counseling and case management staff.Ensure all new employees have a positive onboarding experience and adequate training. Ensure the completion of staff evaluations. Complete performance evaluations of any direct reports.Ensure that behavioral policies and procedures conform to any unique state requirements and that they are being followed by SaVida staff.Attend and represent the company at appropriate events and meetings.Working with the Licensing and Regulatory Director, ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.Oversee the monthly clinical note audit company-wide.Ensure that counseling and case management services are delivered in a manner consistent with effective revenue cycle management processes. Ensure adequate documentation of all patient encounters and meetings.Perform other duties as assigned.The individual must possess the knowledge, skills and ability noted below or be able to explain and demonstrate how the individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation, using some combination of skills and abilities; must also possess the necessary physical capacities, with or without the aid of mechanical devices or other forms of accommodation, to safely perform the primary functions of the job.

Keywords: SaVida Health, Worcester , Director of Behavioral Health, Executive , Worcester, Massachusetts

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