Director of Community and Behavioral Health • CMHAM - Community Mental Health Association of Michigan
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Director of Community and Behavioral Health

Agency Name: Macomb County CMH Services

Agency Contact: Traci Smith

  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • County: Macomb
  • Salary Range: $85,823.06 - $111,004.96 per Year
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DEPARTMENT: Community Mental Health

HIRING AUTHORITY: Chief Executive Officer


EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP: Just cause subject to probationary period

CURRENT HOURS AND STARTING TIME: Full-time (37.5 hours per week) position. The current starting time for this position is 8:30 a.m.


Under direction, plans, manages, and oversees Direct Operated services including intake assessments, acute and ongoing outpatient services for adults and children with mental illness, developmental disabilities and co-occurring disorders. Develops and coordinates services in keeping with organizational goals and objectives, Macomb County Community Mental Health (MCCMH) Policy, Medicaid Policy, Michigan Department of Health, and Human Services (MDHHS) Contract(s), and the Michigan Mental Health Code.

As a member of executive staff, contributes to strategic planning and organizational development functions of MCCMH.

Develops and oversees processes, by which all eligible Macomb County residents seeking Direct Operated MCCMH services may receive intake, assessment, acute and ongoing, mental health services.

Manages services delivered through the provision of oversight, technical assistance and direct supervision of the program supervisors and indirect supervision of all direct operated staff.

Ensures that services are provided according to established policies, procedures, and protocols as defined by MCCMH Policy, Medicaid Policy, MDHHS contract(s), specific fidelity measures and Michigan Mental Health Code.

Collaborates with MCCMH administration to ensure the integration of services within the MCCMH clinical services structure.

Participates regularly in program supervisor meetings and other divisional meetings and forums.

Develops and maintains positive working relationships with community agencies, organizations and advocacy groups.

Works to ensure the most effective and efficient utilization of resources are allocated to various programs.

Reviews and assesses emerging direct operated clinical practice trends in behavioral health care, including program models existing in other systems.

Identifies the types of services and service providers needed to improve integration and comprehensiveness of services in the system of care and leads the selection and implementation of those most appropriate for the MCCMH system.

Represents MCCMH behavioral health specialty services to community stakeholders, including consumer and advocacy groups and other human service, public health, and health care organizations as well as funding and purchasing bodies.

Identifies best practice models for clinical services and makes recommendations for implementation.

Performs related duties as assigned.


Required Education and Experience
Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or a directly related mental health field from an accredited college or university
Five (5) years of experience in mental health management with experience in clinical supervision
Three (3) years of experience in staff supervision and management
Preferred Education and Experience
Five (5) years of experience working in a public mental health setting
Five (5) years of experience in staff supervision and management

Required Licenses or Certifications
Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Limited Licensed Psychologist (LLP), or Licensed Psychologist (LP)
State licensure, certification or registration for practice of the discipline of the degree
Possession of a valid Michigan driver’s license and operable, insured automobile for authorized travel

Preferred Licenses or Certifications
Certification with the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP) or an approved development plan


Knowledge of:
Michigan Mental Health Code rules and regulations
Medicaid Policies and Bulletins
Prepaid Inpatient Health Plan (PIHP) and Community Mental Health Services Programs (CMHSP) contracts with MDHHS
Applicable computer applications

Skill in:
Using good professional judgment and initiative
Excellent written and oral presentation skills
Analyzing information and completing reports
Provide excellent customer service
Microsoft Excel

Ability to:
Collaborative: Approaches all situations with a teamwork and solution focused mindset demonstrated through active participation in meetings, volunteering to assist teammates and other departments as appropriate. Examples include participation in internal and external committees, subcommittees, process improvement groups or other multi-organizational initiatives
Accountable: Takes ownership and empowers others to do the same as evidenced by identifying solutions and acting on job responsibilities and organizational objectives, daily
Respectful: Treats people with dignity while honoring individual differences demonstrated through use of positive and encouraging statements and/or interactions to, about and/or with colleagues and persons served; evidenced by supervisor observation, feedback from other department staff and leadership
Work in environment which embraces the county’s Dignity Campaign
Effectively speak, write, and understand the English
Effectively speak, write, and understand a language other than English is preferred
Understand and carry out oral and/or written instructions
Accurately organize and maintain paper documents and electronic files
Maintain the confidentiality of information
Work independently

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