Assistant Director
The Guidance Center 50 reviews - Southgate, MI

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As a recognized leader in our field, The Guidance Center provides a broad range of services that have helped children, adults and families unlock potential and build better lives for more than 50 years. With over 40 programs, we offer treatment, prevention, growth and education services to more than 26,200 people annually.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Director to join our team of talented professionals.

As an Assistant Director, you will be responsible for:
· Provide management and leadership for the ACT, Supported Employment, Support Staff and Adult Outpatient Mental Health services provided by The Guidance Center.
· Assume responsibility for financial reporting requirements and indicated by the agency and funding sources.
· Create internal systems and structures that ensure quality services, high productivity, and maximize service efficiency and effectiveness. Initiate continuous quality improvement activities as required.
· Maintain budgeting guidelines.
· Ensure maintenance of program site.
· Attend required county meetings, committees, projects.
· Fill in for Director as needed.
· Make recommendations regarding the hiring, evaluations, and release of staff.
· Provide clinical and administrative supervision to Supervisor(s) as well as program staff.
· Provide feedback to staff regarding performance and address any disciplinary issues that arise.
· Oversee the clinical documentation and compliance of all treatment records and reports pertaining to the delivery of services to clients.
· Work in conjunction with inter-departmental groups to ensure smooth and consistent service delivery and integrated services.
· Work in consultation with the Total Quality Management Director to assure that service activities and case records meet or exceed the standards established by JCAHO and other accrediting bodies as necessary.
· Advocate on behalf of persons served to help them meet their needs and achieve their desired levels of independence and self-sufficiency.
· Participate in the assessment of community needs and consult with community organizations as needed.
· Act as a liaison and participate in agency committees as needed or assigned.
· Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with people and organizations in the community.
· Participate in committees, task forces, or other public forums or partnerships whose aims are to enhance the health and well-being of families and develop effective systems of care.
  • Complete a minimum of 25 hours of program or position specific training annually.
Work in partnership with others to identify and eliminate barriers to services.
· Work in partnership with others to enhance existing community services and develop new services based on identified community needs.
· Complete clinical and other documentation in a timely manner consistent with the policies and procedures of The Guidance Center.
· Participate in program evaluation and program development initiatives.
· Carry a cell phone as needed.
· Follow a professional code of ethics.
· Abide by the spirit and letter of the policies and procedures of The Guidance Center.
· Other duties as necessary.
To qualify for this position, you will need the following:
  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in one of the mental health professions, with full licensure in the State of Michigan. LMSW or PhD preferred.
  • Must be eligible for a Qualified Mental Health Professional credential at time of hire.
  • Must have at least five (5) years of supervisory/management experience in an outpatient setting.
  • Must have a Certified Advanced Addictions Credential or have the ability to be approved for a professional development plan through MCBAP within 30 days of hire.
  • Competency and experience in individual and group mental health and substance abuse treatment, and case management required.
  • Must have experience with program development and program evaluation.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a favorable driving record.
  • Additional requirements include: a nonjudgmental approach that reflects cultural competency and sensitivity to the unique needs and diverse experiences of individual families, the ability to engage and maintain therapeutic relationships with clients and families, the ability to develop collaborative relationships with staff and other providers, effective interpersonal communication skills, the ability to assess and intervene within complex clinical and community systems, strong organizational skills and a willingness to be flexible, patient and creative.
  • Must have the ability to appropriately handle crisis situations.

The Guidance believes that our team members are our most valuable resources, and we invest in them accordingly. We offer our employees a competitive salary, flexible scheduling opportunities, a team-oriented work environment and much more!

If you are interested in becoming part of our world-class team, please submit your resume on-line by clicking the “apply” button on the bottom of the screen.

The Guidance Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity

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The Guidance Center's mission is to enhance the development and well-being of children, adults, and families in need throughout the...