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Assistant Director Community Support Program

Lakes Region Mental Health Center

Lakes Region Mental Health Center (LRMHC) is the community mental health center serving Belknap and southern Grafton Counties. We provide services to 24 surrounding towns, and nearly 4,000 patients each year. A non-profit, private corporation founded in 1966, Lakes Region Mental Health Center is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors dedicated to our mission.  We provide integrated mental and physical health care to children, adults, elders and their families who are living with – and recovering from- mental illness and/or emotional distress. Our dedicated professionals provide the highest quality of healthcare and collaborate with many other organizations in the region to improve access to care and meet the mental health needs of the community. By working in partnership with other health care providers, hospitals, law enforcement, corrections, courts, school districts, social workers and public health officials, we are able to provide a continuum of care for our patients and improve the quality of life in the Lakes Region.


Requirements:

The individual must possess the knowledge, skills and ability noted below or be able to explain and demonstrate how the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some combination of skills and abilities.  Must also posses the necessary physical capacities, with or without the aid of mechanical devices or other forms of accommodation, to safely perform the primary functions of the job.

1.   Working knowledge of diagnosis, treatment planning, medications, counseling and crisis intervention techniques. 
2.Must be able to establish a rapport with patients.  Must treat all patients with dignity and respect.
3.Ability to organize work-load so that his/her clinical and administrative duties are completed in a timely and thorough manner without the need for direct supervision.
4.Understands the LRMHC mission and applies this knowledge productively to shape internal policies and external contacts.
5.Must be capable of working closely with other agency staff to expand the knowledge of mental health services both within CSP and across to other programs.  Must be able to develop strong working relationships with external services.
6.Must have basic computer skills, and strong verbal and written communication skills.
7.Must have the ability to read and analyze data and reports.
8.Must be able to tolerate periods of heavy workload, to include long working hours and the balancing of conflicting demands

 

Qualifications:

Education:  Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or other approved credentials as specified in He-M426-11 and He-M426-13.

Experience:  3 to 5 years’ experience preferred.

License/Certifications:  Licensed in the state of NH as an LCMHC, LICSW, LMFT or equivalent, or license eligible. Valid NH driver’s license.  Able to pass LRMHC criminal records and motor vehicle screening.   Must maintain personal auto insurance at a level commensurate with agency requirements.

 

Work Schedule:

This position may require evening and weekend work.

Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Director of Community Support Services and within the center’s program policies and procedures, performs the following functions:

1.Provides leadership and oversight of CSP in the absence of the Director. 
2.Provide supervision to Facilitators for skills-based Evidence Based Practices (EBP); InSHAPE, Supported Employment, IMR.
3.Enhances the awareness of mental health issues for the patient, their families, and the community through participation in the community in relevant areas and through education of service providers, schools, and the community at large. 
4.Assists the Director in developing and overseeing the budget for the program.  With the Director, reviews programmatic and budget variances and reviews program regarding census, trends, and pertinent changes in program dynamics (i.e. changing needs of population) to set direction for future planning and resource development. 
5.Develops and monitors outcome measures for patient resiliency and recovery.  Provides oversight of quality improvement and compliance efforts to insure program success and compliance.  Assist the Director with Quality Improvement Plans (QIPS) and Quality Service Reviews (QSR).
6.Will facilitate and form committees to address further program development and family engagement.
7.Responsible for recruiting, hiring, supervision and performance reviews and termination of employees in the program either through direct involvement or with the Director.
8.Insures all employees receive adequate and consistent supervision.  Promotes team cooperation and integration to create effective team functioning and communication and stimulate team growth.  Monitors staff morale and addresses as needed.
9.Educates and orients staff to program philosophy and goals to ensure understanding of, commitment to, and cohesiveness of program goals and vision.
10.Encourages staff participation in agency wide committees, in program performance reviews and in periodic brainstorming for program priorities, needs and plans.
11.Serves as the liaison between CSP and other agency programs.
12.Performs other work-related duties as assigned by the Director of CSP to include direct care to patients.
13.Attendance is an essential function of this position.

How to Apply:

Visit www.lrmhc.org/careers to apply!

Job Location:

Laconia

Date Added: November 22, 2021

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