Director of Behavioral Health Services

The Raritan Bay Area YMCA offers not just a job - but a career with a future!...Be a part of making a lasting difference in the community. 
Job Description

Under the general oversight of the Vice President of Social Responsibility, the Director of Behavioral Health Services will oversee and support counseling programs and services to children and adults in the community. The Director of Behavioral Health Services will be responsible for the implementation and management of Electronic Health Records system; oversee programs that will support the community with its clinical counseling needs; as well as referrals for substance use disorder treatment including Harm Reduction and Peer Recovery Coaching. The Director will also facilitate meetings, information sessions, educational workshops, groups and events related to social wellbeing and mental health for children & families.  This position is responsible for the continued development of individual and family counseling programs, as well as initiating and securing a State of NJ Outpatient Clinic License.

The Raritan Bay Area YMCA offers a competitive pay range and excellent benefit package which includes complimentary YMCA membership, childcare benefits, health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance; an 8% retirement fund contribution; a generous paid time off package; as well as YMCA Leadership Training.  The Raritan Bay Area YMCA is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity; and we are a drug-free workplace.   Hours:  This is a full-time 40 hours a week salary position, with hours that vary and include some nights and weekends. 
  • LCSW/LPC, Required; LCADA, Preferred
  • Knowledge of the NJ Children System of Care, Medicaid. and Private Insurance
  • Minimum of 5 years similar experience
  • Children’s System of Care, Biopsychosocial certification required or willing to get      within 6 months of hire
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred 
  • Passion about Expanding Behavioral Health Services to All
  • Excellent Leadership and Management Skills 
  • Skills in planning, organizing, implementing are essential.
  • Strong Desire to Make a Difference
  • Supervision Certification (or willing to get within 6 months)
  • Experience and knowledge of creating a clinical practice is necessary.
Essential Functions
  • Demonstrates   the Y’s values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and faith. 
  • Oversee and supervise Intensive-in-Community (IIC) Counselors and Behavioral Assistants, Case Managers.
  • During program development, provides clinical counseling, as needed.
  • Create and develop policies, protocols, and documents needed to meet and exceed State regulations.
  • Establish private insurance relationships as well organizations with Substance Use Disorder Treatment Programs.
  • Expand and supervise a group of per diem therapists capable of delivering therapy to individuals with private insurance payors. 
  • Develop and implement all YMCA Behavioral Health programs i.e., family stabilization and support, Grandparents Support Group, Families Fit Together, Social Emotional Learning, Mental Health First Aid, and school-based counseling programs.
  • Work collaboratively with diverse communities and constituencies, while demonstrating high levels of personal and professional ethics, confidentiality and cultural competency.
  • Plan and implement effective events to promote and develop the social wellbeing of the community.  
  • Supervise Behavioral Health staff and maintain records, documentation, training, and oversight of required credentials. 
  • Assist VP of Social Responsibility to identify strategies for developing partnerships, and coalition building to create and sustain counseling services.
Required Certifications
  • LCSW/LPC, Required; LCADA, Preferred