Director-Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC) Program | Gainesville | #40703 | 11.21

Location: Gainesville, FL

Rate Of Pay: $70,000-$72,000

Position Summary:

This highly responsible and professional position is responsible for planning, organizing, administering and directing multi-component community mental health, addiction, outreach, and prevention programs. Duties regulatory compliance monitoring, quality improvement, risk management, program implementation, community and employee relations, employee recruitment and retention, Ensure quality clinical and ancillary services.  Through conferences, required reports and other measures of success. Primary duties to fall in development and ongoing supervision of CMHC interdisciplinary teams consisting of clinician(s), care coordinator, peer specialist, LPN, psychiatrist and APRN. Work is performed under the supervision of the CMHC Project VP.

Minimum Qualifications:

·  Ph.D. in a mental health field and three years of clinical/administrative experience


·  Master's (M. A.) or equivalent in a mental health field and six years of clinical/administrative experience strongly preferred (or equivalent combination of education and experience). Florida licensure as LMHC, LCSW, LMFT and/or MCAP certification required.

·  ** Must be able to type at least 27 wpm on prescreen assessment and score at least 65% on general assessment.

Drivers Requirement:
Must have a current Florida Driver's License with a clean driving record while meeting company insurance requirements.
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.  Ensures that respective assigned CMHC teams meet and exceed all contract performance indicators and legal regulatory requirements, taking corrective action in those areas that are below the standard.

2.  Ensures that the Clinic and programs under his supervision meets budgeted service levels.

3.  Ensures that there are adequate processes for monitoring compliance with documentation standards via the documentation and peer review auditing process.

4.  Ensures that the Behavioral Health Team is operational at schools and the community

5.  Works with staff to provide leadership in the area of performance improvement within the CMHC by developing QI initiatives, troubleshooting, and coordinating Departmental operations.   

6.  Ensures that staff within the program meets all training requirements in a timely manner.

7.  Assist in the supervision of license-seeking interns in the Center as needed.

8.  Assumes responsibility for planning, organizing, and directing the activities of the CMHC so that physical and behavioral healthcare is integrated.

9.  Ensures cultural sensitivity in staff and responds to the needs of the client regardless of socioeconomic status, race, sexual orientation and other client choices.

10.  Monitors program implementation and services, and serves as a program advocate in the community.

11.  Coordinates the service array to increase access to the uninsured/underinsured with community practitioners, agency staff and all Meridian programs.

12.  Assist VP Project Director with program planning, implementation, development, administration, and evaluation, budget planning/development and sustainability of the CMHC.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Specific competencies required are identified on a department/program specific basis and identified in each employee's Competency Checklist.  The following are general and apply to all positions with this title.

Ability to read, analyze, interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Exhibit the ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Has the ability to effectively present information to public groups, and/or boards of directors. Has the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Display the ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Has the ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Can physically perform the job or be amenable to accept reasonable accommodations to perform the essential functions.

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.