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Assistant Director JR# 255

Company: Mhala
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHA) is dedicated to promoting mental health recovery and wellness.Our purpose is to help everyone reach healthy lives - whether the need is recovery from mental illness or is occasional and caused by everyday life. Our message is simple - good mental health is fundamental to the health and well-being of everyone in Los Angeles County.Supervision Responsibilities: Provide general oversight or work leader responsibilities for team members during program or service activities. Goal of entire team is to assist people with mental illness to live as independently as possible in their chosen community.Summary: Under general supervision of the director of programs assist in providing leadership and coordination to a multi-disciplinary mobile health outreach team providing services to homeless individuals with serious mental illness, substance abuse disorders and chronic physical health conditions based on the psychosocial rehabilitation model of treatment and services.Essential Duties and Responsibilities: This is not an exhaustive task list, and other duties may be assigned as deemed appropriate or necessary by the supervisor or program director. Reasonable accommodation will be provided to any qualified person with a medical or psychiatric disability, providing it will not change the essential nature of the position, nor cause undue hardship to the Agency's operations. MHALA is an equal employer opportunity and service provider. The Agency will consider candidates with a criminal history. Assist Team Leader to recruit, hire, supervise, train, direct, evaluate, reward, discipline and terminate assigned staff in accordance with organizational policy and applicable laws and regulationsServes as back-up to co-sign on member's service plans, provide psychiatric evaluation and assessments for program participants and supervision of internsAssist and support program documentation standards of staff in accordance with MHALA, County Contracted Provider, and funding source standards and requirements, and documents in required program, including 24 hour turnaround documentationResponsible for oversight, analysis, and monitoring of the program's budget and billing goals that align with program funding streams and its target Fiscal Year goals as well as oversee and manage team budget and expenditures, making adequate and timely adjustments as neededProvide license-dependent mental and/or physical health services to members as needed.Assist in the coordination of outreach, enrollments, disenrollments and transfers of program membersAdvocate for social justice and systems change at a macro level when opportunities are availableParticipate as a manager in meetings with the Department of Mental Heal (DMH), community partners and team. Assume leadership or delegate leadership of the day-to-day operations of the team as needed.Participate actively in site training effortsProvide timely information and feedback to site director with regard to emergent staff, team or member issues and work with executive management to provide intervention to redirect staff and/or programs when objectives are not being metOversee psychotherapeutic and/or medical treatment programs of members, and perform other similar professional services and activities as needed within the scope of practice of the license or degreeOversee a Coordination Plan and/or Personal Service Plan with each member that identifies his/her personal needs and goalsOversee and advocate on behalf of the member to help him/her obtain and keep housing, health care benefits, entitlements, etc.Advocate on behalf of the families of the members and provides them with information in regards to the general functioning of the program, limits of confidentiality, etc.Read, perform researches, attend classes, workshops or seminars and participate in other professional development activities in order to maintain and enhance personal and professional skillsProvide and support supervision of Innovations 2 Strategy 3 team membersSupport Innovations 2 Strategy 3 TAY peers/studentsAttend Innovations 2 Strategy 3 community trainingsPosition requirements:High School Diploma or GED plus CPRP with Minimum 5 year experience providing psychosocial rehabilitative related services to a disabled population plus experience in a supervisory/leadership role requiredBachelor's degree in a human service or related field or Bachelor degree plus license and or certification in a mental health specialty i.e. RN, LVN,LPT, drug alcohol rehab counselor) with Minimum 3 year experience providing psychosocial rehabilitative services to a disabled population plus experience in a supervisory/leadership role preferredDemonstrated ability to provide supervision and leadership to diverse staff who possess a wide range skills, abilities and professional competencies.Must have good basic English writing skills, good basic computer skills and be highly organized. Must have excellent communication skills.Must be able to have the ability to juggle multiple tasks without losing productivity.Must function well in a team-oriented approach to member services.Proficient in computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.Must have experience and skills in program development, working with blended funding sources and experience with HUD and LACDMH contracts.Must possess a high level of tolerance and understanding for a work atmosphere that is very busy and highly unstructured and for individuals who present for services with urgent multiple needs, issues and problematic behavioral characteristics.Must know or very quickly become knowledgeable of the characteristics of individuals who are substance abusing and/or dually diagnosed, and have knowledge of local services available for dually diagnosed individuals.Demonstrate knowledge of community resources.Must have a valid CPR certificate.Flexible work schedule to include some evenings or weekends, and on call cell phone services when necessary.Driving with current class C driver's license, a vehicle for transportation, proof of validautomobile insurance, the ability to be ensured by MHA liability insurance are conditions ofemployment.TB clearance and re-testing every year are conditions of continued employmentPhysical DemandsIntermittent = 1-5 % Occasional = 6-37% Frequently = 38-75 % Continuous = 76-100% Sitting - Percentage of time or hours per day ESSENTIAL FUNCTION YES ? NO60%-75%, Standing (stationary) - Percentage of time or hours per day ESSENTIAL FUNCTION YES ? NO5-10%, Walking - Percentage of time or hours per day ESSENTIAL FUNCTION YES ? NO30-40%, Lifting- Weight, type of object, frequency ESSENTIAL FUNCTION YES ? NO5-10 lbs Carrying - Weight, type of object, frequency ESSENTIAL FUNCTION YES ? NO5-10lbs Pushing - Weight, type of object, times per hour, distance ESSENTIAL FUNCTION YES ? NOClosing filling cabinets Pulling - Weight, type of object, times per house, distance ESSENTIAL FUNCTION YES ? NOOpening filling cabinets2 % Kneeling - Frequency, duration ESSENTIAL FUNCTION YES ? NO2 % Squatting - Frequency, duration ESSENTIAL FUNCTION YES ? NO2 % Climbing - Frequency, height, slope, number of steps ESSENTIAL FUNCTION YES ? NONone Crawling - Frequency, distance, surface ESSENTIAL FUNCTION YES ? NONone Reaching - Right/left/both, frequency, overhead/shoulders/chest/waist/below waistESSENTIAL FUNCTION YES ? NOBoth, 5% Grasping - Right, left, both, frequency, power/simple ESSENTIAL FUNCTION YES ? NORight or Left, 37%Both, 60-75% Operating - Machines, tools, equipment, vehicles ESSENTIAL FUNCTION YES ? NOVehicle to transport members, computers, smart phones, fax machine, copy machine Environmental Factors - indoors/outdoors, Extremes: cold/humidity, noise, vibrations, dustIndoors and outdoors Personal - Protective Equipment-Does employee use or wear PPE? Weight, type, how used/wornNoneReasonable Accommodation - if you have a disability covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and are unable to perform the physical demands of this job. Please check box below and request an accommodation with the HR department.SDL2017

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