Program Director
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services - Inglewood, CA

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SUMMARY: Didi Hirsch is seeking an energetic and experienced licensed clinician to direct the FSP, FCCS and Outpatient programs at our Inglewood location. This position requires that candidates have been licensed for at least 3+ years and have supervised either a large (5+ staff) program or have had clinicial and administrative supervisors as direct reports. This position is best suited for someone who can juggle multiple priorities effectively at any given time. It's a combination of business guru, clinicial expert but most importantly, team building. Candidates should have a demonstrated experience and understanding of what it takes to keep individuals engaged in performing services in a high demand, fast paced environment. If this sounds like you, we strongly encourage you to apply. DUTIES:

  • Develops realistic and measurable objectives for the Adult Division program.
  • Provides leadership to program staff ensuring that the client services meet or exceed contractual performance goals; ensures delivery of services in accordance with contracted guidelines and Didi Hirsch philosophies.
  • Forms a highly effective team to accomplish the program’s short and long term goals.
  • Performs managerial duties to include interviewing applicants for employment; assigning and reviewing progress of assignments; conducting performance appraisals; recommending salary increases; and developing higher levels of expertise in staff members by encouraging further education, participation in seminars and providing learning opportunities within the Adult/Older Adult Division.North program outpatient mental health services.
  • Identifies staff training needs and ensures development and implementation of programs that address needs; participates in delivering training sessions to meet the needs of staff related to clinical/program needs.
  • Coaches staff in the development of their work plans, their assigned duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority.
  • Attends, participates, leads and/or facilitates routinely scheduled meetings as requested or required for the program, division, or Agency.
  • Interfaces with related community agencies, attends meetings as scheduled and/ or needed to include: the Department of Mental Health and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act related issues.
  • Reviews chart documentation and status reports prepared by program staff to ensure all legal, contractual, and revenue-generating reports meet or exceed required Agency and applicable regulatory agencies’ standards.
  • Ensures all administrative documentation is accurate and submitted within the established timeframe; gathers and analyzes information and prepares routine reports including those used to assess performance.
  • Assists Associate Division Director in the development of program budget and ensures expenditures comply with approved budgets; monitors and evaluates budget issues and recommends corrective action.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of directing and managing a program in adult/older adult mental health services in a non-profit social service/mental health environment.
  • Know and comply with Agency policies and procedures, HIPAA, DMH policies and documentation guidelines, and other state, federal regulations relating to adult service programs for individuals with a history of mental illness.
  • Demonstrate full working knowledge and experience in program development and clinical supervision.
  • Have working experience in budget preparation and fiscal management, and contract negotiations for adult/older adult mental health services.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills; ability to present ideas, information, and viewpoints clearly.
  • Efficiently use the personal computer to include: word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, database, paperless charting system, and project management.
  • Manage employee performance consistent with defined Didi Hirsch processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to make effective management decisions.
  • Current California driver’s license and a driving record acceptable to the Agency’s insurance carrier.
  • Support the values and mission of Didi Hirsch as related to employment.