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Program Director – SUD

Agency Name: Lenawee CMH Authority

Agency Contact: Donald L. Carpenter

  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • County: Other
  • Salary Range: $63,628 - $78,994 per Year
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General Description
The Program Director – SUD provides leadership and oversight for program development and management to ensure the delivery of co-occurring capable services for Lenawee County with adherence to state licensing, Medicaid regulations, and agency policy. He/she is responsible for monitoring and evaluating all functions of contracted SUD services Core Providers and contracted services and to participate in the monitoring of all services. The Program Director – SUD is responsible for identifying any gaps in service needs for Lenawee County and participates on community groups active in developing solutions.

• Master’s degree in the field of Social Work, Psychology, or other related behavioral health field is required.
• Licensure or certification by the State of Michigan necessary to carry out the tasks of the position is required (for example: LMSW or LLP).
• Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) or other SUD credentials is required.
• Minimum of three years of professional experience in a managed care, community mental health or substance use disorder services setting is required.
• Minimum of three years of experience with program evaluation, healthcare funding, program planning, administration and the provision of clinical services.
• One year of previous supervisory experience is required; two or more years of previous supervisory experience is preferred.
• Must have knowledge of theories of prevention as well as treatment aspects of care. Must have knowledge of public policy initiatives.
• Possess a valid U.S. driver’s license.
The qualifications listed above are guidelines. Other combinations of education and experience that could provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job shall be considered.

• Familiarity with managed care, state, federal, and private health insurance benefits.
• Possess the ability to use computers in a clinical setting.
• Ability to manage direct reports effectively to produce desired outcomes.
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to make independent decisions with minimal supervision.
• Excellent customer service skills are required.
• Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills are required.
• The ability to demonstrate absolute discretion with confidential information is required.
• Have basic computer knowledge (such as familiarity with email and internet use) and have experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Communicate regularly with the Executive Director, Chief level, staff members, regional committees and local community workgroups:
1. Participate in the development of LCMHA’s mission, vision, goals and other strategic planning activities.
2. Responsible to assist in development of the annual budget and projected expenditures for SUD treatment and prevention and to monitor financial status on a regular basis.
3. Participate in the monitoring of CMHPSM delegated functions related to SUD services.
4. Oversee programming with Chief Clinical Officer, program directors or managers, and system partners (identify needs, develop or revise and implement changes or new services).
5. Research, review, analyze and write reports of findings for areas within the scope of responsibility.
6. Participate in LCMHA strategic planning, analyze data and trends, identify opportunities for improvement, measure performance and report outcomes.
7. Direct, develop, measure performance, schedule, train, discipline and coach professional and support staff; recommend selection, promotion, compensation and termination of direct reports.
8. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Prepaid Inpatient Health Plan (PIHP), staff members, community members and various public and private organizations
9. Understand, adhere to and maintain competency with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and applicable accreditation standards, policies, procedures and contract requirements of all applicable funding sources.
SUD Treatment Services and Utilization Management:
10. Monitor administrative and clinical record audits, performance-based contract obligations, and other records or procedures to ensure adherence with licensing and funding requirements.
11. Responsible for the oversight of the SUD treatment, prevention, and recovery systems of care across the county (including but not limited to monitoring provider compliance, network capacity, service needs and trends, provider interface with local communities).
12. Develop utilization management protocols for SUD services and monitor core providers on local implementation.
13. Make recommendations based on RFP responses for the inclusion of new or continuing providers to the SUD Provider Network

General Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
14. Regular and consistent attendance as assigned.
15. Carry out additional duties as assigned by supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibilities
Program Manager – Pathways; Peer Support Specialists and Recovery Coaches

Other Duties and Responsibilities
• Maintain (at own expense) licensure and/or certification required to provide professional services in Michigan.
• Complete staff performance evaluations at the frequency described in LCMHA Personnel Policy Manual.
• Complete and submit documentation within required time frames.
• Maintain complete, detailed records consistent with MDHHS standards and agency procedures.
• Demonstrate a person centered approach to assessment and treatment.
• Attend regional committee meetings as assigned.
• Work harmoniously, collaboratively and cooperatively with staff across programs and departments within LCMHA.
• Maintain positive working relationships with agencies in the community.
• Perform duties and responsibilities in ways that promote goodwill, build positive relationships, preserve human dignity, and contribute positively to the LCMHA service organization.
• Attend LCMHA mandatory in-service training.
• Participate in LCMHA Performance Improvement Program.
• Comply with all LCMHA policies and procedures.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Duties require sufficient mobility to work in a normal office setting and use standard office equipment including a computer, vision to read printed materials and a computer screen and hearing and speech sufficient to communicate in person or over the telephone.
Should be able to bend, stretch, reach, and lift up to 20 pounds. An individual in this position needs to move about inside the office occasionally to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. The work environment involves sitting most of the time in an office environment infrequently exposed to extreme temperature, noise, fumes, dust, etc.

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that should be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Special Position Requirements
This position requires a method of transportation to travel within Lenawee County and to meetings outside of the county when requested.

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