Director of Mental Health
Graham Windham Overview:
In full partnership with families & communities, Graham Windham strives to make a life-altering difference to children, youth and families who are overcoming some of life’s most difficult challenges and obstacles by providing each child we serve with a strong foundation for life: a safe, loving, permanent family and the opportunity and preparation to thrive in school and in the world. With over 600 full-time employees serving children and families in multiple programs throughout Westchester County, Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Harlem, Graham Windham provides an exciting & enriching work experience.
Graham’s Community-Based Mental Health Program:
Our community-based clinic provides quality mental health services to children and youth, and their caregivers.?Our services address a range of mental-health related issues including behaviors that interfere with school success (inattention, hyperactivity, aggression, etc.) as well as child and adolescent depression, anxiety and ADHD.?In addition to addressing and resolving behavior, a primary goal of our licensed clinical staff is to help our children, youth and families address and heal the trauma associated with child and youth maltreatment including physical and sexual abuse.
The Director of Mental Health is responsible for the direct oversight and all aspects of program services for the Art 31 OMH & SBMH clinic. The Director works in close collaboration with Graham’s Foster Care, Preventive and Behavioral Health management staff, birth parents, foster parents and external providers. They are directly responsible for the compliance of OMH/SBMH record standards and all aspects of their supervisee’s roles and responsibilities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Ensures that there is continuous assessment of functioning and that treatment plans are reflective of current need and facilitates changes as needed to insure quality care and timely/responsive completion.
2. Partners meaningfully with service providers/foster parents/discharge resources:
3. Ensures that appropriate referrals are in place prior to transition from child welfare system/clinic to community.
4. Ensures that physical plant promotes a safe, secure, confidential provision of information sharing.
5.Ensures the delivery of program services in compliance with OMH/SBMH and Medicaid regulatory guidelines.
6. Ensures the documentation of program services in client electronic charts and program records.
7. Ensures immediate response to inpatient and ER admission alerts and contact to medical provider/hospitals for admission/discharge information.
8. Liaises with other providers to facilitate access to services and the coordination of care.
Qualifications/ Skills/ Experience:
A minimum of 5 years postgraduate experience and at least 5 years of supervisory experience.