Chief Officer of Behavioral Health Services
Parsons Child and Family Center - Albany, NY

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Northern Rivers Family Services (NRFS) manages the activities of its affiliate organizations, Parsons Child and Family Center and Northeast Parent & Child Society, two of the oldest and largest family service agencies in New York State's Capital Region.

The Northern Rivers affiliate agencies provide counseling services, parenting education, child abuse/neglect prevention and treatment, family strengthening programs, early childhood family support, special education, career development programs, and mental health services. Northern Rivers is currently developing a long-range strategic plan for each agency along with a combined business plan and consolidated budget.

Northern Rivers is currently searching for a Chief Officer of Behavioral Health Services to develop, shape, and oversee the affiliates’ outpatient behavioral health services. This senior management team member will create a business model that is suitable, sustainable and adaptable for continued growth of the organization’s role in child and family behavioral health. Current programming includes the outpatient clinic treatment programs currently operated by both Parsons and Northeast, the Parsons Capital Region Child and Adolescent Mobile Crisis Team, and an array of public school based behavioral health programs.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must:
Hold a belief in the potential of competently delivered behavioral health services.

Hold a clear concept that defines qualitative care and how to support staff in producing it.

Be comfortable in rapidly evolving business, fiscal, and regulatory environments.

Be able to work effectively across departmental, agency, and sector boundaries.

Be capable of perceiving and seizing related business opportunities.

Understand the clinical and business implications of managed care.

Required Skills

Required Experience

Master’s degree in social work or related clinical field required.

NYS professional certification or licensure, eligible for private insurance reimbursement required.

At least 5 years of management/administrative experience, with preferred experience in a children’s outpatient behavioral health program or more general experience in managing mental health services. Same experience in services to children who have serious emotional disturbance.

General experience in management of professional staff, skill in designing, implementing and coordinating assignments, operations, and/or programs, including experience in making decisions significantly developing or changing organizational policies or procedures.

Experience in fiscal management, preferably behavioral health.

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