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Assistant Director

JOB SUMMARY:

Assists the Director of the Mental Health Services Department in the development, implementation and evaluation of all treatment services provided for clients. Supports the MHS Director in meeting contract requirements.  Supports the MHS in all areas of program implementation and management.  Promotes and supports Mission Statement.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

  1. Supervise, evaluate and recommend and/or take action in regard to personnel supervised in the Mental Health Services Department.
  2. Administratively and clinically supervise MHS Registered Therapeutic Interns, MHS Therapeutic Trainees, MHS Therapeutic Rehabilitation Specialists, MHS Parent Partners, and Consultants.
  3. Collaborate with MHS Director and other program areas in the formulation and evaluation of policies and procedures to carry out treatment services within the administrative guidelines of the agency and serving needs of clients.
  4. Participate in interviewing, hiring, and training of assigned staff.
  5. Create and facilitate staff development activities.
  6. Collaborate with other program areas in managing crisis situations that occur throughout the agency.
  7. Provide 24-hour availability and crisis intervention on an as needed, or regularly scheduled basis which may include weekends and evenings.
  8. Perform weekly supervision with MHS staff, which includes case consultation to coordinate care and ensure quality treatment of all clients.
  9. Oversee psychiatric care of all clients.
  10. Collaborate with other DMH contractors regarding coordination of services.
  11. Review and sign DMH paperwork and documentation completed by treatment providing staff for Quality Assurance and appropriate clinical documentation.
  12. Ensure accuracy in work and that all deadline expectations are met.
  13. Interface with Department of Children and Family Services, Department of Mental Health, court systems, schools, law enforcement, health care providers and other community liaisons.
  14. Facilitate team meetings to promote collaboration, and communication related to quality client care, and program management.
  15. Assist Program Director in tracking and compiling Critical Success Factors for the Mental Health Services Department.
  16. Assist Program Director in maintaining client charts to ensure appropriate documentation and assists with ongoing quality improvement.
  17. Assist Program Director in meeting revenue targets for the Department and ensuring costs of the department do not exceed revenue.
  18. Maintain up-to-date knowledge regarding clinical, legal and ethical issues pertaining to MFT/LCSW licensure and client care.
  19. Assist Administration in ensuring St. Anne’s meets State and County regulations for providing mental health services.
  20. Meet ongoing requirements for MFT/LCSW licensure.
  21. QUALIFICATIONS:
    1. Master’s Degree in Psychology, Counseling or Social Work or LCSW.
    2. Prefer at least one (2) years providing mental health services to children and adolescents. Birth to 5 knowledge highly desirable and/or one (1) year administrative supervisory experience. DMH documentation strongly desired.
    3. Verbal ability is required to confer with administrative and professional personnel, to understand and interpret medical and psychiatric information, to communicate with people of diverse backgrounds and education, and to train others.
    4. Numerical ability is required to understand and assist in preparing budgets and statistical data pertaining to the department.
    5. Possess a professional interest in working with other social service and health agencies to develop needed programs.
    6. Possess an interest in assisting administrators in formulating policies and procedures for a social service program.
    7. Demonstrated ability to supervise and motivate Mental Health Services staff.
    8. Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of people in situations varying from community and social service planning to disciplinary interviews with members of the staff.
    9. Must make decisions concerning procedures based on evaluations and interpretations of case histories.

HOW TO APPLY

Internal Candidates (who have been in their current position for at least six months) may submit a Transfer Request Form to Human Resources. When applying for a position, please indicate the title and your salary history.

Standard Mail
St. Anne’s – Human Resources
155 N. Occidental Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Fax: (213) 385-1533

Via email: resume@stannes.org

You may send your resume as a part of the body of your e-mail or attach it as a Microsoft Word document or PDF file.

Once a resume or application is submitted to St. Anne’s it is screened and processed. PLEASE DO NOT CALL to inquire about the status of your resume. If you are deemed a good fit for any of our current openings, we will contact you for an interview.

Please note, St. Anne’s conducts a physical, including tuberculosis and drug screen; fingerprinting and background check which includes Child Abuse Index, FBI and Department of Justice, as well as reference checks.

Thank you for your interest in St. Anne’s!

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