The Mental Health Association of Westchester (MHA) is a community-based not-for-profit committed to recovery-focused mental health services through advocacy, community education and direct services. We are recognized as the leader in Westchester in providing person-centered services that involve collaborating with each individual to achieve his or her goals.
MHA facilitates recovery by providing services that reflect our deeply held values that include the recognition of individual rights of self-determination, choice, shared decision-making and collaborative work. Our highly trained staff utilize evidence-based practices throughout our comprehensive array of trauma-informed and recovery-oriented services.
Through our robust services, as well as our advocacy programs and community events, MHA is able to meet the needs of thousands of men, women, children and families each year, helping them live independent lives in the community.
We have an exciting new opportunity for a Program Director in our OnTrack Program in Yonkers, NY.
SUMMARY of DUTIES
OnTrackNY is a new, innovative treatment program that will serve adolescents and young adults (16-30 years old) who are within one year of experiencing the onset of non-affective psychosis. The Program Director is responsible for the overall management and supervision of the program, services and staff. The Director will support recovery by providing services that reflect our deeply held values that include the recognition of individual rights of self-determination, choice, shared decision-making and collaboration. When possible he/she will utilize evidence-based practices; always embracing a trauma-informed and person-centered approach.
SPECIFIC DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Provides overall supervision to the team and is responsible for allocation of staff time.
2. Ensures all team members are kept informed of issues involving participants and their families.
3. Monitors caseload size for the team members.
4. Coordinates program outreach, intakes and discharges.
5. Facilitates weekly team meetings and provides training and supervision for the IPS specialist and recovery coach.
6. Makes rotating call schedule for after-hours coverage by team members.
7. Rotating on-call responsibilities with other team members.
8. Models and teaches a person-centered approach, honoring choice, self-determination and shared decision-making.
9. Serves as the primary clinician for a subset of program participants.
10. Follows the established agency policies and maintains appropriate professional standards.
11. Responsible for adhering to all standards and guidelines established by applicable regulatory authorities.
12. Develop and sustain collaboration with internal team and external community providers.
13. Establish and maintain a culture that is recovery oriented and grounded in service excellence.
14. Provide supervision, mentoring, coaching and performance reviews for direct reports.
15. Other designated and related duties.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS
1. Knowledge of Program Management
2. Effective verbal and written communication skills
3. Excellent organizational skills
4. Excellent interpersonal skills
5. Strong attention to detail
6. Effective crisis intervention skills
7. Effective leadership skills
8. Problem solving skills
9. Effective management practices:
a. address interpersonal barriers and strengths in his/her staff
b. empower those receiving supervision
c. offer criticism in a constructive manner
d. understand employment and labor laws
10. Familiarity with and ability to use an Electronic Health Record system.
1. The Program Director must be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Psychologist.
2. Program Director must have at least 2 years’ experience in supervisory level positions.
3. The Program Director must exhibit patience, flexibility, compassion and a deep belief in recovery.
4. Training and experience working with adolescents and/or young adults with serious mental health concerns (experience working with individuals with psychosis is preferred), experience in community-based mental health services and experience with a team approach are required.
5. Basic computer skills in word process¬ing, spreadsheets and data base management are desired.
6. Must be reliable and able to work independently and understand the importance of maintaining confidentiality.
7. The Program Director must have a valid Driver’s License.
8. The Program Director must be cleared NYS Justice Center through fingerprinting for a Criminal History Records search.
9. The Program Director must be cleared by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs Staff Exclusion List (SEL) and the New York State Medicaid Exclusion List.
10. The Program Director must be cleared by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) for instances of child abuse and/or neglect.
11. The Program Director must be legally eligible to work in the United States.
MHA of Westchester is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by the applicable law.