Career Opportunities

Director of Behavioral Health Services
Job Summary
Directs program operations by overseeing the programmatic, fiscal 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.
Programming Knowledge & Research – Provide input and support for program service philosophy, including knowledge of trends within service area, to further enhance program offerings.
•Funding/Grant Compliance – Implement and monitor department budget, through authorizing expenditures, monitoring trends, ensuring compliance with funding source guidelines, and ensure compliance with reporting requirements of funding sources.
•Internal Support-Represent Services program on a day to day basis within the agency, and provide peer consultation and resource when needed.
•External Support-Represent the agency in the broader community through participation on regional collaborations and funding advisory boards.
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

Skills
•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 and communicate 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.

Knowledge
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.)

Behaviors
•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 HR@jfsdetroit.org

Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit is an Equal Opportunity Employer