Provides clinical team leadership and clinical supervision to Behavioral Health Clincians, Counselors, and Case Managers. Plans, organizes, staffs and directs client care on a daily operational basis, ensuring quality of care and productivity, safety of persons served and staff. Provides support to the Deputy Director of Behavioral Health in the planning, development, execution, and on-going evaluation of NSB behavioral health programs and clinical services, assuring that all appropriate professional standards, licensing/certification and grant conditions and requirements are met.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification. Shown are duties intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
Provides orientation and training for all new clinical staff employees and ensure documentation of this activity is completed.
Ensures that clinical staff orients persons served upon entry into services.
Assigns cases to direct service providers and assures clinician coverage across Behavioral Health Division.
Provides individual and/or group clinical supervision for license and certificate eligible clinical staff and is available for consultation as needed by clinical staff.
Assists clinical staff with crisis intervention; may participate in on-call rotation as needed.
Provides direct services to clients, when needed, to assist with problem solving, treatment planning, and to mediate client complaints.
Provide direct services to a reduced client caseload.
Serve as back-up for clinical staff during vacations and other absences.
Oversees required client record documentation and quality assurance through electronic and paper chart reviews.
Facilitates peer reviews and related activities to insure quality and appropriate documentation.
Provides performance feedback to clinical staff, completes yearly written performance evaluations and establishes measurable training goals, takes corrective action as needed.
Evaluates training needs of each clinical staff.
Provides training and/or facilitates acquisition of training.
Responsible for program compliance with mandatory reporting laws, ethical guidelines, and other compliance items as required.
In collaboration with Behavioral Health Program Managers, assures coordination and collaboration among all Health Department programs and services, and provide support to an integrated case-management approach to client services.
Works with local agencies to develop resources and support for behavioral health care programs and services.
Serves as a member of the Behavioral Health management team and participates in program development.
May serve as member of the departmental Quality Oversight Committee and Safety Committee.
Assumes administrative responsibilities in the absence of the Deputy Director of Behavioral Health.
Adheres to a philosphy and practice of Continuous Quality Improvement.
Commits to the provision of culturally sensitive and competent services.
Maintains current licensure in employment qualifying discipline.
Village travel as required.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of Department and Borough organization, operations, policies and procedures.
Knowledge of applicable state and federal statutes, rules, codes, regulations and standards relevant to field.
Knowledge of protocols and practicies in behavioral health care and principles of addiction and psychotheraputic techniques and procedures, including the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV TR) and American Society of Addiction Medicine Patient Placement Criteria (ASAM- PPC).
Knowledge of the principles of behavorial health record keeping and records management.
Knowledge of leadership and management principles.
Skill in reading, interpreting, understanding and applying program standards and procedures, applicable Federal rules and regulations, and Borough policies and procedures.
Skill in assessing and evaluating behavioral health problems and making recommendations based on observations and interviews.
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects and delegating tasks and authority.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Education, Experience, Certifications and Licenses Required:
Master's degree in one or more of the following disciplines: Psychology , Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling or in any behavioral health related field.
Current licensed Practitioner in the State of Alaska or ability to become licensed in the State of Alaska within sixty days of hire, in one or more of the following disciplines: psychology, social work (LCSW), marriage and family (LMFT), and counseling (LPC).
Three years post-Master's clinical work experience.
One year of supervisory work experience.
Must be 21 years of age or older.
Applicant must pass a criminal background check conducted by the State of Alaska Backgroud Check Unit.
One year separation from receiving services for substance abuse or domestic violence.
Documentation that the individual is free from active pulmonary tuberculosis.
Ability to obtain a valid Alaska drivers license that meets North Slope Borough insurance criteria within 30 days of hire.
THE NORTH SLOPE BOROUGH IS AN ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREE WORKPLACE.
This Job Description reflects North Slope Borough’s best effort to describe the essential functions and qualifications of the job described. It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job. This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation. This is not intended to be a contract. Your signature indicates that you have read this Job Description and understand the essential functions and essential qualifications of the job.
Department of Health and Social ServicesMissionThe mission of the North Slope Borough Department of Health and Social Services is to support the Healthy Communities Initiative and provide culturally sensitive physical and behavioral health services to the diverse peoples of the North Slope.GoalsDevelop and implement prevention and early intervention education to promote community, family and indiv...idual wellness.Promote wellness and healthy living through personal choice.Provide services and prevention programs to address Elders’ health concerns.Enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare delivery.Recruit, develop and retain qualified healthcare professionals from North Slope communities. Promote and advocate self determination, dignity and enhanced quality of life for individuals and families living with seriousand persistent mental illnesses. Located on the northern edge of Alaska, North Slope Borough's Department of Health and Social Services provides services to 9,400 residents who live across an area approximately the size of Minnesota. Most experienced practitioners can do the work, but it takes an extraordinary person to embrace the challenges of living in an extreme environment. Located 300 miles above the Arctic Circle, this position is based in Barrow, Alaska, the hub of the North Slope.