Clinical Director of Older Adult Services - #473

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organization:Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare
position summary:

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare is a nonprofit provider of behavioral health services in the state of Oregon. We deliver mental health and addictions treatment services to some of the state's most vulnerable, yet resilient, people. We currently serve people in three counties: Multnomah, Clackamas, and Lane.

We operate in diverse communities with a workforce of 750 employees in more than 75 locations, along with mobile outreach workers who travel about in the community. The heart of Cascadia is her people - the people we serve, our coworkers, and our community partners. Together we create a unique environment laced with an entrepreneurial spirit, focused on efficiency, committed to diversity and grounded in compassion.

Cascadia's mission is to create hope and opportunity for people with mental illnesses and addictions, blending innovation and determination with competence and compassion.

Cascadia is looking for a Clinical Director of Older Adult Services to work Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:30 in NE Portland with the responsibility of overseeing multiple sites.

The Clinical Director is responsible for oversight of a unique agency area within Cascadia. This includes clinical model development and implementation, business development and growth, program development and operations, hiring and termination of employees, budgets, public relations, program oversight, and quality improvement. The Clinical Director is also responsible for input into development and implementation of Cascadia’s strategic planning and goals.

Position duties include: 1) Direct and operate services within site or agency area in a clinically excellent and financially viable manner; will include residential and out-patient treatment services. 2) Provide support and training for Program Managers and Program Supervisors to fully operationalize the treatment model. 3) Develop policies, procedures and systems in support of the program goals, objectives and mission. 4) Implement hiring, supervision, and training practices that encourage and maintain diversity and cultural competence of staff. 5) Establish and manage budgets for programs and monitor monthly expenses through communication with program managers and supervisors. 6) Set and meet productivity, occupancy, and revenue goals. 7) Identify and direct quality improvement activities routinely within programs and across program lines as determined by clinical leadership. 8) Provide leadership for managers, supervisors, and direct service staff including team-building, performance motivation, and good morale. Will provide clinical supervision for teams. 9) Respond to requests for proposals, requests for new services and other growth opportunities, as well as develop and seek out opportunities to promote Cascadia’s services. 10) Creating a model for state/provider partnerships.

The programs that this position directs include the following: VIEWS (Volunteers Involved in the Emotional Well Being of Seniors): a senior peer-counseling program that provides individual and group peer counseling services, as well as presentations to the larger community related to healthy aging. Program is volunteer-driven and peer counseling is free of charge.

ECOS: provides intensive wraparound services to disabled younger and older adults living in licensed nursing facilities, residential facilities and adult foster homes. Individuals referred to the ECOS program have a serious mental illness with accompanying complex and challenging behaviors.

PASRRII/Resident Review: The federal and state funded program that provides screening and assessment of persons residing in Medicaid licensed long-term care facilities who exhibit signs and symptoms of mental illness.

Older Adult Outpatient (clinic-based and outreach services to adults residing in long-term care facilities; Multnomah Co. and Clackamas Co.): Comprehensive mental health services that include assessment, individual and group counseling and medication evaluation and management.

Enhanced Care Facilities: ECFs are residential care facilities for individuals with both major medical and mental health concerns. Cascadia provides the mental health component of these programs offering daily therapeutic support.

Salary / Pay Rate:DOE
Apply by:December 13, 2010
Required Skills and Abilities:This position requires: • a QMHP (Qualified Mental Health Professional) credential, a master's degree in a behavioral science field • extensive experience (at least 4-6 years) working with older adults including those with mental health and physical health issues • at least 2 years supervisory/management experience, including supervising managers. • reliable transportation enabling incumbent to travel to the sites/programs s/he oversees. • excellent collaborative abilities • knowledge of risk management, HIPAA, evidence based practices, and systems of care • cultural awareness and respect for diversity, ability to implement culturally competent practices • strong recovery, trauma-informed, and consumer-centric perspective • excellent communication skills • interest and experience in collaborative treatment planning and services provision • ability to facilitate team work on a multi-disciplinary team LCSW or LPC is a plus. Experience working in a residential setting and experience with death and dying is preferred.
Qualifications:For more information about this position (#473) and to apply, visit our website at: WWW.CASCADIABHC.ORG Cascadia encourages applications from people of many cultures knowing that diverse staffing enriches the diverse community we serve. Cascadia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Education Required:Graduate degree
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer