Maine Behavioral Healthcare (MBH) is searching for a Senior Director of Community Services who is responsible for the programming oversight of key programs that connect Maine Behavioral Healthcare to the surrounding communities and to other parts of the organization. The incumbent works to achieve excellence in patient care, compliance with regulatory agencies, fiscal responsibility and human resource management. The Senior Director acts from a community wide perspective and insures that the division operates within the context of the organization’s mission, vision and values. This position serves as a liaison between MBH programs and Maine Communities.
The Senior Director of Community participates in the formulation and implementation of overall strategic plans and actively assumes responsibility for implementing policies and procedures. He/she works with program managers and supervisor to establish programmatic standards and ensure the successful implementation of these standards across the MBH system. The incumbent ensures the organization has effective and consistent communication within the system that promotes the organizational network.
The incumbent works with designated leaders and local organizations to develop annual short-term goals and objectives and collaboratively addresses organizational barriers to goal achievement. This individual proactively participates in program development for designated program areas including grant opportunities.
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
Education: Master’s degree in social work or an equivalent graduate professional degree.
License/Certifications: Independently fully licensed to practice in Maine.
Experience: 5+ years of progressive mental health program management and broad based clinical experience required.
Provide supervision to staff.
Professional level of knowledge of mental health systems, human resources, and organizational management generally acquired through master level education or extensive management experience.
Advanced communication and interpersonal skills required to work with staff, hospital personnel, community agencies, other providers and patients and their families.
High level of analytical ability to identify system issues and resolve complex problems.
Excellent organizational skills, ability to make independent decisions and be able to develop and institute new programs and processes.
Substantial judgment required for developing strategies to enhance the functioning of the system and resources.
Demonstrated capacity to provide effective management of complex program funding and expense structures.
Ability to assimilate and analyze significant complex data and statistics and to make relevant and realistic recommendations.
Ability to train, coach, counsel, and delegate to staff, appraise performance, and develop staff for future leadership opportunities.
Strong leadership skills including, change management, flexibility and organizational skills.