Executive Program Director, Child & Adolescent Mobile Crisis Team (CRCAMT)
Parsons Child and Family Center - Albany, NY

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The Parsons Child & Adolescent Mobile Crisis Team (CRCAMT) advances the Agency’s Mission and Strategic Plan through its: (1) cross systems, evidence based crisis intervention program model, (2) operational cost effectiveness, and (3) potential for replication in the other counties served by Parsons.

The Service is designed to support families with youth in crisis in Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady Counties. The valued outcomes of this Service include emergency room/in patient hospital diversion when clinically appropriate and linkage to community based services for ongoing treatment. This position will promote the agency’s commitment to excellence in the provision of mental health services that are child-focused, family centered, culturally competent, sensitive, and strength based. This position will be a memeber of Parsons' Senior Management Team, and will provide leadership for the current and future evolution of the agency’s Crisis Mobile Services to meet the new trends in wellness/ behavioral health services, and Medicaid Redesign.


Direct, oversee, and plan for expansion of a multi-disciplinary team which provides crisis intervention/hospital diversion services to children and youth in designated counties.

Engage and inspire governmental agencies, law enforcement entities, school administrators, foundations, families, and community stakeholders to support the Team as well as actively participate in sponsoring its growth and expansion.

Aggressively market the CRCAMT Program Model and its effectiveness to various pubic and private community groups and managed care companies for the purpose of forming new collaborative/contractual relationships between the CRCAMT and these entities.

Staff the CRCAMT Steering Committee and its Partnership Agreement through the conduct of bi-monthly meetings to review the CRCAMT’s operations, service quality and program results.

Enhance and continuously apply the Program’s Outcome Performance Measures.

Utilize the agency’s electronic universal health record keeping system to facilitate and inform crisis intervention activities and assess the quality of the services delivered.

Manage the billing/claiming process for managed care contracts and the operation and maintenance of Team assigned vehicles.

Ensure compliance with the relevant accrediting organizations and the prevailing regulations and standards of practice for mobile crisis intervention services.

Guarantee continued evidence based practice of the CRCAMT Program Model by keeping abreast of all current research related to crisis intervention with children and youth, and where feasible, seek opportunities to initiate additional research of CRCAMT’s Program and fiscal effectiveness.

Oversee and sustain the CRCAMT Community Psychiatry Program which provides immediate psychiatric consultation to validate the safety plans developed for at risk youth to remain in the community.

Maintain the collaboration with Albany Medical College and its Community Service Learning Program for First and Second Year Medical Students.

Recruit, hire and ensure the ongoing training of quality staff. Provide administrative supervision to selected Team staff, clinical consultation to the Team Clinical Supervisor and the Team as a whole, and back up on-call responsibility as needed during the Team’s hours of operation.

Required Skills

Requires an MSW degree, licensure, and at least seven (7) to ten (10) years of related experience or equivalent level of education, licensure and experience.

Requires LCSW-R licensure.

Possess Malpractice Insurance with sufficient coverage to allow for contracts with managed care companies and other such entities.

As an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer, Northern Rivers will not discriminate in our employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other protected classification.

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