STRIDE and TAY programs are
community-based programs that serve a transition-age youth population in
Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington Counties.
Many of these youth: experience severe and persistent mental illness;
are currently experiencing homelessness; are exiting hospital, residential care
or foster care; identify as LGBTQ; and/or have encountered significant
barriers to accessing traditional supports.
The Program Director is responsible
for managing the daily clinical and operational aspects of the programs including management of program(s) contracts; service quality; staff hiring
and supervision; integration and coordination with community partners; etc.
Location: This position is based out of LifeWorks NW's St Johns site.
Pay/Benefits: $81,013 starting annual salary, plus Full benefits.
As a behavioral health organization, LifeWorks NW employees are required to have had their COVID 19 vaccination (or have an approved medical/religious exemption) per State of Oregon rules. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required upon hire.
- Develops new programs in
coordination with business and strategic plan. Implements new
- 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.
- Provides 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
- Supports clinical staff to meet
direct service expectations. 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. Provides licensure supervision to direct supervisees when
approved by licensing boards and LifeWorks NW policy.
- May provide direct service
including intake and screening. Provides crisis consultation for
- 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 as defined in the
Performance Evaluation 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
- Meets expectations for being an
effective supervisor and team member.
- Completes required program
reports including those needed for supervisory responsibilities timely and
- Check e-mail/voice mail daily
- Attends informational, clinical
and management meetings which may include all-agency, team and
consultation meetings, staffings, intra-agency trainings, etc. May
represent LifeWorks NW at community meetings.
- Continually increase level of
cultural sensitivity, awareness and responsiveness.
- This position requires a valid
and active QMHP credential certification through MHACBO or a valid and
active status (licensed or registered intern) with an approved Oregon
- Program Directors in mental
health programs providing clinical supervision must meet QMHP requirements
and have completed two years of post-graduate clinical experience in a
mental health treatment setting.
- Demonstrated experience (3 plus
years) in a program area including two years of progressively responsible
clinical and administrative experience.
- Demonstrated knowledge of
outreach, engagement, and/or treatment strategies for the program
- 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.
- 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.
- May require access to car, valid
driver's license, proof of current automobile insurance coverage and
verification of safe driving record from DM, ability to meet LWNW driving
- Ability to perform essential
functions of job without creating a direct threat to the safety of self or
- Supervise an integrated team including
QMHPs, QMHAs and peers. Brings
forward each team member's contributions to the team.
- Participate in a culture of feedback at the
agency by eliciting feedback to promote professional growth and assess work
- Use Feedback-Informed Treatment service delivery
approach to obtain and review feedback from clients regarding the fit and
effectiveness of the services provided to them
LifeWorks NW is a private, non-profit organization providing prevention, mental health, substance use treatment, and related social services to youths, adults, and older adults in over fifteen locations throughout Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties. LifeWorks NW promotes a healthy community by providing quality and culturally responsive mental health and addiction services across the lifespan.
Our core values-Recovery and Relationships, Resilience, and Results-inform the work we do. The four pillars of the strategic vision include Compassionate, Impactful Care, Holistic Health, Passionate Team, and Thriving Organization. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are critical to successfully achieving the mission. We know that "life works" when people get the help they need and are dedicated to changing lives.
Equal Opportunity Employer
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