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Director of Behavioral Health Services

Supervises the following roles: Behavioral Health Supervisors, Office Supervisor

Job Summary
Directs program operations by overseeing the fiscal, programmatic, and personnel function the Behavioral Health Services program on a day to day basis.

Principal Accountabilities
• Managerial – Recruit, select, orient, train, mentor, discipline and recommend termination of staff members. Complete annual performance appraisals of supervisees and on an ongoing basis monitor staff productivity and goal attainment.
• Revenue Oversight – Implement and monitor program budget, through authorizing expenditures, monitoring trends, ensuring compliance with funding source guidelines, reviewing collections and billed services, and ensure compliance with reporting requirements of funding sources.
• Programming Knowledge & Research – Provide input and support for program service philosophy, including knowledge of trends within service area, to further enhance program offerings.
• Internal Support-Represent services program on a day to day basis within the agency, and provide peer consultation and resource when needed.
• Security and Privacy –Adhere to agency and client protection policies by regularly acclimating yourself with the JFS privacy, safety and security policies made available within the employee handbook.
• Employee Philanthropy –Participate annually in agency and partner related philanthropic activities and campaigns.
• Mission Dedication –Embody the mission and values of JFS in all work done on behalf of the agency. Utilization of the JFS key strategies will ensure success in this accountability.
• Misc. – Other duties as assigned by management.

Minimum Qualifications
Experience: Minimum of five years program management experience in behavioral health services.
Education: Master’s Degree in Social Work or a related field
Certifications or Licenses Required: Licensed Master’s Social Worker or equivalent

Minimum Competencies

• Technology – The successful Director will be able to utilize Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to effectively communicate with staff, funders, and other professionals.
• Analytics – Able to conduct data analysis to discover, communicate, and generalize meaningful patterns and trends for program evaluation and strategic planning purposes.
• Interpersonal – The Director is committed to quality customer service and is able to utilize empathy and mediation skills to resolve customer service complaints.

• Education and Training – Understands and applies adult learning principles to the ongoing professional education of therapists providing services within the program.
• Behavioral Health – Maintains knowledge of current research on evidence-based and best/promising practices in the treatment of mental health, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders.
• Cultural competence – Recognizes specialized service needs of unique sub-populations within the Jewish community (such as Holocaust Survivors, Eastern European immigrants, religiously observant, LGBT, etc.)

• Collegiality – Able to build and maintain a professional network for purposes of strategic collaboration.
• Motivational – Communicates a clear vision and creates an environment in which employees are fully engaged in contributing to that vision.
• People management – Able to establish accountability, communicating clear expectations and feedback about progress towards priorities.
• Drive – Embraces continuous improvement on both personal and organizational levels.

How to Apply – Interested & qualified candidates should forward their resume & salary requirements to

Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit is an Equal Opportunity Employer