Director - MIST | Gainesville | #40251 | 11.21

Location: Gainesville, FL (MIST)

Rate Of Pay: $72,000-$74,000 (Depending on Years of Licensure) | Exempt


Position Summary:

This is a highly professional position providing oversight responsibilities for programs and clinical supervision to staff in the Mother's Intensive Supportive Treatment (MIST) program. A 22 bed Residential program for pregnant and post-partum mothers experiencing substance abuse and or substance abuse and mental health disorders. Target population served includes mothers ages 18 and up with their children.  Duties include clinical supervision of staff and paraprofessionals, management of service delivery within the program, liaison to agencies in the community served by the Program, participating in Quality Improvement activities and committees, participation in program and revenue development for the Department, and participation in Departmental management activities.


Minimum Qualifications:

Requires a Master's degree in social work, counseling, psychology or related field.

Must be a current Florida LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, or Psychologist.  


Driver Requirement:

Must have a current Florida Driver's License with a clean driving record while meeting company insurance requirement.In order to qualify as a Center Driver, the candidate must at least 21 years of age and have an active Florida Driver's license.  Motor Vehicle Record will be reviewed for eligibility.  No more than 3 moving violations and/or accidents within the past 3 years and no major violations during the past 5 years. Drivers over 65 years old must provide a current doctor's note stating they have no driving limitations.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

1.  Supervises professional and paraprofessional staff in the department, including participation in hiring, performance appraisal, discipline, and recommendations for promotion or termination.  Provides 24-hour on-call consultation, support, and decision-making availability to staff.

2.  Knowledge of relapse prevention skills and clients who may be experience medical complexities related to Substance abuse, and mental health issues. Monitors the performance of the Departmental area under his/her supervision.

3.  Assists the Department's Management Team in planning, program design and implementation.

4.  Participates actively in Department's Management Team, sharing data, knowledge and other expertise to effectively manage the day-to-day services to clients in the Department.

5.  Acts on his/her own initiative and with the Management Team to improve the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of services within the Department.

6.  Provides a variety of reports to staff and Management Team to communicate effectively about progress toward meeting objectives.

7.  Maintains the knowledge base needed to effectively supervise and enhance staff and program functioning.

8.  Assists in the monitoring of program compliance with 65D-30, CARF, Child Welfare and Federal  

Block Grant requirements. 

9.  Coordinate co-occurring disorder (mental health and substance abuse) services.10.  Ensures that staff meets their training standards as required by the State and other accrediting agencies.

11.  Serves as liaison for the Department with other departments and external customers.  Ensures accurate and timely responses to problems and inquiries.  Responds directly, at own initiative or directs these matters to appropriate staff.  Acts as liaison in the coordination of client services with appropriate community agencies; provides consultation to these agencies as needed to serve as advocate for the clients and the Center while working to insure the provision of needed services for the client (includes off-site conferences and court appearances).

12.  Participates in the Center's QI process as asked or required.  May initiate activities within his/her own area of responsibility to improve efficiency, effectiveness and quality.

13.  Coordinates the admission and discharge process for clients.  Maintain daily contact with staff responsible for waitlist management. Must maintain program with at least 95%

14.  Provides training, in areas of expertise, to Department or Center staff.

15.  Resolves client or staff inquiries regarding incidents, grievances, policies and procedures and/or other programmatic issues.

16.  Assist in the supervision or orientation of students and interns

17.  Meets revenue and productivity standards and ensures compliance with LSF Performance Standards 

18.  Submits required reports within established time frames.

19.  Improves the quality of clinical record documentation with a particular focus on Medicaid rules/standards, and quality of integrated clinical summaries and treatment plans.

20.  Aligns individual goals, objectives and daily activities with departmental and organizational goals and objectives.

21.  Develop and or update/enhance recovery and parenting curriculum for population served.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Specific competencies required are identified on a department/program specific basis and identified in each employee's Competency Checklist

Meridian is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  We are fully committed to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, age, marital status, disability (physical or mental), family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service or because they are a protected veteran or other non-merit based factors.