Program Director 738

This Program Director position is responsible for managing the daily clinical aspects of two different LifeWorks NW programs - Adult Outpatient (AOP) and a program working with adults diagnosed with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI). 

This position is based out of LifeWorks NW's King (NE Portland) site. 

Pay/Benefits: $63,075 to $69,382 per year. Full benefits

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Develops new programs in coordination with business and strategic plan.  Implements new programs.
  • Coordinates partner organization relationships within specific program.
  • Monitors contract compliance for programs areas.  Implements contract statement of work.
  • Assists in developing and monitoring program budgets.  May be required to participate in grant writing and fund-raising activities.
  • Provide training to community partners, agency staff and others.
  • Monitors quality management compliance and performs day to day quality management tasks (e.g. chart audits, utilization management)
  • Provides assistance to direct reports with work issues including establishing clear expectations regarding performance and training.
  • Provides support and attention to employee successes and addresses performance issues promptly and effectively.
  • Establishes direct service expectations for clinical staff.  Monitors employee productivity, documentation and insurance authorizations.
  • Coordinates hiring process including orientation and training.
  • Meets with staff individually and as a group for regular supervision (meeting with staff a minimum of 2 times per month).  Maintains accurate documentation of supervisory meetings.
  • May provide direct service.  Provides crisis consultation for program area.
  • Meets standards for documentation and work accuracy as defined in the Performance Evaluation for self and supervisees including timely completion of progress notes, assessments, treatment plans and authorization requests. 
  • Meets standards for direct service including accountability for supervisees, implements and ensures adherence of the clinical model and/or evidence based practices and quality of clinical practice for self and supervisees.
  • Meets expectations for being an effective supervisor and team member.
  • Completes required program reports including those needed for supervisory responsibilities timely and accurately.
  • Check e-mail/voice mail daily when working.

Qualifications: 

  • Must have a Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work or related behavioral health field. 
  • Requires a QMHP credential either through the Mental Health & Addiction Certification Board of Oregon (MHACBO) or by obtaining and maintaining active internship or licensed with an eligible state licensing board. All prospective candidates must either have a valid MHACBO registration number or licensing intern number upon hire. . 
  • Have a minimum of five years of experience. Must have at least two years of clinical experience in a related field and at least two years of program managerial experience. 
  • Currently licensed as a LCSW, LPC or Licensed Psychologist preferred. If not already licensed, must be licensed within one year of hire. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of outreach, engagement, and/or treatment strategies for the program population.
  • Must be able to demonstrate competence in leadership, wellness, oversight and evaluation of services, staff development, service planning, case management and coordination, utilization of community resources, group, family and individual therapy or counseling, documentation and rationale for service to promote intended outcomes and implementation of LWNW policies. 
  • Ability to network and promote program in the community as needed which may include public speaking.
  • Must have good computer skills including a functional knowledge of Outlook, Word and Excel.  Ability to master use of proprietary software including electronic health record system.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills and ability to provide culturally-competent treatment services to diverse client populations.
  • Ability to transport clients in a personal vehicle preferred. This may be a need on rare occasions. 
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) fluency preferred but not required.
  • Must be able to pass a DHS background check process. 


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