CCCA Facility Director
Dept of Behavioral Health & Developmental Sv - Staunton, VA

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The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) is seeking an accomplished leader to effectively lead the Commonwealth Center for Chidren & Adolescents (CCCA), a Joint Commission and CORE (Licensure) accredited 48 bed acute psychiatric facility serving children and adolescents throughout the entire Commonwealth of Virginia located in Staunton, VA. Staunton is located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is known for its historic architecture packed into five National Historic Districts.

In an environment that is informed by recovery principles, CCCA serves children and adolescents by providing high quality acute psychiatric evaluation, crisis stabilization, and intensive short-term treatment that empowers children and their families to make developmentally appropriate choices and that strengthens children's hope, resilience and self esteem. The facility has over 750 admissoins per year with an average length of stay of 17 days and median length of stay of 10 days. CCCA has 134 funded full-time positions with approximately 40 additional part-time positions. A major function of this position is to create an environment that enables both staff and the persons served to achieve the best outcomes, and that fosters collaboration among all facility stakeholders including persons served, their families, staff, community based peers, regional providers, and advocates. This position has management responsibilities to assure effective and efficient hospital operations including inpatient clinical services, administrative, finance, human resources, performance improvement, risk management, human rights compliance, legal affairs, and public relations. The position requires active participation and collaborative action with all 40 community services boards (CSBs) in the Commonwealth, which provide mental health, substance use disorder and developmental services.

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate must have progressive experience in the administration of comprehensive child and adolescent mental health clinical programs and demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities in: leading inpatient psychiatric services for children and adolescents with mental illness; directing MH professionals from varied disciplines to provide treatment that is recovery informed and evidence based; managing clinical, administrative and business operations of a MH facility; directing the work of technical and administrative staff; leading and effectively collaborating with a network of diverse groups and public/private community based treatment programs and providers; and using data to plan, implement, and evaluate programs and operations. The successful candidate must also demonstrate through previous work experience an ability to provide leadership and effectively communicate with child and adolescent patients, their families, all levels of facility staff, and community based providers.

Preferred Qualifications
A graduate or postgraduate degree is preferred; experience leading a child and adolescent public mental health organization is preferred.

Special Requirements
CCCA is a tobacco-free campus. A fingerprint based criminal history check is required.

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