Vice President | Criminal Diversion Program #39882 | 9.18

Position Summary:This highly responsible and professional position is responsible for planning, organizing, administering and directing Meridian's multi-component Criminal Diversion program. Duties include business plan development, budgeting and other fiscal responsibility, strategic planning, regulatory compliance monitoring, quality improvement, grant writing, program implementation, community and employee relations, employee recruitment and retention, contract monitoring and ensuring quality clinical and ancillary services.  Work is performed under the supervision of the Chief Clinical Officer and is reviewed through conferences, required reports and other measures of success.

Minimum Qualifications:

Florida licensure as LMHC, LCSW, LMFT or Ph.D. in a mental health/Forensic field and 6 years of clinical/administrative experience in related field, 3 of which must be in a leadership role.  Specific experience with forensics/criminal justice strongly preferred. Licensure credentials negotiable based on experience.

Center Driver:

Must have a clean and active Florida Driver's license in accordance with company's insurance requirements.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  1. Establishes overall short and long range direction and objectives consistent with the Center's direction and objectives and strategic plan.

  2. Develops, implements, and maintains the necessary controls to ensure proper budgetary forecasts, preparation and monitoring.

  3. Establishes, maintains and reports the status of projects, problems and activities on a regular basis.

  4. Ensures that the Jail Diversion Programs meet and exceed all contract performance indicators and legal regulatory requirements, taking corrective action in those areas that are below the standard.

  5. Ensures that the Program has an adequate process for monitoring compliance with documentation standards via the documentation and peer review auditing process.

  6. Perform market analysis to develop new business initiatives. Establish business plans to ensure successful implementation of these initiatives.

  7. Ensure that Path to Excellence is achieved in the Department through high quality services,
    positive client outcomes and excellent client and referral source satisfaction.

  8. Works with Senior Management Council (SMC), Risk Management, Chief Clinical Officer and independently to provide leadership in the area of performance improvement within the Department by developing QI initiatives, troubleshooting, and coordinating Departmental operations. 

  9. Responsible for the development and/or maintenance of Program-specific procedure manual(s), and forms specific to the Department.  Participates, as appropriate, in the development/modification of Center-wide procedures and forms.

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

  11. Directs and supervises the work of the program.  Responsible for program planning, implementation, development, grant writing, administration, and evaluation, budget planning/development.

  12. Supervises the activities of staff and provide clinical guidance to assist in enhancing client care.

  13. Serves as a program advocate promoting program and community development.  Provides consultation and education to a variety of community agencies.  Coordinates program activities with appropriate Center programs, staff and community agencies.

  14. Performs other duties as required to meet program and departmental goals and objectives.    

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.

Language Skills:

Ability to read, write procedures and correspondence.  Has the ability to analyze common and complicated instructions, 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.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.  Has the ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.  Has the ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and draw/interpret graphs and data.

Reasoning Ability:

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.

Physical Demand:Employee is regularly required to communicate with clients. The employee is required to walk; sit; use hands; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, stoop, kneel, and crouch. The physical demands described here are representative of those that need to be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.