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Director – Child, Adolescent & Family Services

Greater Nashua Mental Health

Established in 1920, Greater Nashua Mental Health has as its mission: empowering individuals to lead full and satisfying lives through treatment and support. Our agency provides comprehensive, evidence-based behavioral health services for individuals with mental health and/or substance misuse disorders. We offer a wide array of services in office and community settings, serving adults and children.  As the State-designated Community Mental Health Center for Southern Hillsborough County, we serve everyone who walks in our doors, and no one is ever turned away due to the inability to pay for services.  Without our agency, many of the most vulnerable members of our community would not have access to critically needed behavioral health care.   We believe that by respecting people as they are, we can help them to become all that they wish to be.

Job Summary:
The Director of Child, Adolescent & Family Services is responsible for managing and coordinating quality patient care services for children and families.  The Director oversees and coordinates the department and is accountable for all professional, administrative, and clinical productivity activities within the department.  Additionally, the Director provides guidance based on data gathered from outcome measures on the overall functioning of the client population and of clinical policies. The Director also makes recommendations and suggestions regarding the department in order to ensure quality consumer care.

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Supervises, ensuring that work adheres to the Agency's professional standards, the Program's Plan for Services, and the Agency's Policies and Procedures.  Ensures adequate coverage for service during clinic working hours.
• Ensures that established treatment plans are carried out and that clients are treated in accordance with Agency client rights policies and procedures. 
• Ensures quality and appropriateness of critical aspects of care through ongoing monitoring and through the development and implementation of corrective action as indicated.
• Provides direct care to a small caseload.
• Distributes caseload based on the assessed needs of clients, as well as existing caseloads and expertise of staff members.
• Screens potential program staff and makes recommendations as to hiring so that departmental objectives can be met.
• Serves as a liaison between the Child, Adolescent and Family Services program and internal and external stakeholders.
• Promotes cooperative functioning between Child, Adolescent and Family Services and other agencies within the community, making referrals as needed, and accepting referrals when appropriate.  Provides psychosocial consultation to other agencies upon request.
• Represents the program outside the Agency, serving as a representative on various committees in the community and other mental health agencies within the State, as appropriate to the benefit of the program and the population served.
• Ensures continued educational needs of staff are met within the limits of Agency resources. 
• Completes all other required administrative assignments, statistics, schedules, supervision, data processing inputs, quality assurance, financial management, safety, and building.
• Develops and updates program plans, ensures monitoring of implementation, and establishes and executes corrective actions as indicated in conjunction with Management and Professional Staff. 
• Carries out regional planning as appropriate. Works to execute in-service system planning for children and adolescents, including the coordination of inpatient admissions and discharges.
• Develops and oversees the department budget.

• Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Social Work or related field.
• A licensed clinician in the state of New Hampshire (LICSW, LCMHC).
• 6-8 years of experience working with children, youth and/or families.
• Leadership ability in work setting. Flexible, willing to learn, and anticipates the needs of self and staff.
• Strong collaborating skills, and an ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
• Comfortable in a fast-paced environment with frequent deadlines; high energy, self-motivated and proactive.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to multitask, and be flexible with regard to workload and assignments.
• Ability to exercise judgment.  Ability to problem solve and exercise judgment.

Our agency is a team of talented and dedicated professionals who are passionate about helping the community and each other! We provide staff supervision, a stimulating work environment and opportunities for supervision towards clinical licensure. We are an eligible employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, NH State Loan Repayment Program and offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Apply today!

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Date Added: June 3, 2021

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