Major Duties: The Program Director works closely with the Chief Clinical Officer and is responsible for the provision of clinical services to clients enrolled in their assigned program. This position provides program oversight and clinical supervision for all counseling staff on their assigned unit including clinical service delivery, maintenance of patient records, contract compliance and liaison with various government and private agencies and officials. This position is a member of the Management Team. In fulfilling these duties, the incumbent performs the following duties independently:
• Review Washington Administrative Codes (WACs) and Revised Codes (RCWs) and Federal regulations pertaining to mental health treatment and co-occurring treatment and develop and implement policies and procedures to comply with said codes and regulations; • Ensure that continuous quality improvement addresses both patient needs and compliance with WACs, RCWs, and Federal Regulations; • Ensure that the agency treatment programs are maintained in such a way to be in substantial compliance with Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) and insurance organization reviews, and CARF Surveys; • Prepares and submits statistical reports to the Chief Clinical Officer for program compliance with contract performance indicators; • Provides clinical supervision of treatment services including case staffing, chart entries, case audits, and treatment plan reviews; • Orientation of all new staff to their assigned unit; • Ensure compliance with all applicable Lifeline Connections contracts; • Prepare and present in-service training to staff in order to meet the needs of the changing trends in the program; and • Other duties as assigned
Requirements • A master’s degree or further advanced degree in counseling or one of the social sciences from an accredited college or university required; • Must qualify as a Mental Health Professional (MHP) and licensed in their field; • Five years’ experience as a qualified counselor as defined in WAC 246-341, or its successor; • Have a minimum of 2 years clinical supervisory experience; • Ability to meet the licensing requirements of a Substance Use Dependency Professional in Washington State (SUDP) consistent with WAC 246-341 and RCW 18.205 within a period of time set at time of hire preferred; • Previous documented experience working with an understanding of statistical methods, managing budgets, supervision of personnel and program management; • Current unencumbered driver license and proof of current car insurance may be required; • Good verbal and written communication skills; • Great attendance; and • Ability to work well with others.
Internal Number: Posting #21-015
About Lifeline Connections
Lifeline Connections is recognized as a leading behavioral health treatment provider in Southwest Washington, offering detoxification and rehabilitation for those suffering from the disease of alcoholism and drug addiction. Lifeline patients receive an unprecedented level of care by highly skilled professionals who know how to help people find long-term recovery. Lifeline's goal is to meet a chronic and desperate need for addiction treatment services. Lifeline has a vision of creating the best addiction treatment and rehabilitation possible in a way that is affordable to the greatest number of people. Over the past fifty years the executive management team and board of directors of Lifeline have remained committed to our passion and vision.