Job ID: 290123412  |  Last Updated: 4/7/2023

Behavioral Health Program Manager

Job Description

The Behavioral Health Program Manager (BHPM) operates in partnership with the Director of Mental Health and Substance Use Services (DMHSUS) and is responsible for the management of the Behavioral Health Program at the Community Health Centers of Burlington. This position provides administrative and clinical oversight to supervisees to ensure all services delivered are according to local, state, and federal laws and in compliance with contractual requirements. The Behavioral Health Program Manager ensures behavioral health patients receive high quality patient care.

Basic Qualifications

Education, Licensure, Experience:
-Master of Social Work Degree or PhD in one of the Behavioral Health sciences.
-Professionally licensed or the ability to become licensed in the State of Vermont.
-Minimum 3 years of licensed clinical practice experience, 5+ preferred.
-Experience and/or interest in integrated care is required.
-Education and experience in the addictions field required, or ability to acquire knowledge.
-Valid Drivers License

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
-Knowledge of human behavior, individual differences in ability, personality, interests, learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
-Thorough knowledge of mental health and substance use disorders assessment and diagnostic skills.
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
-Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
-Ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense; and to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (deductive and inductive reasoning).
-Ability to consider relative costs and benefits of potential actions.
-Ability to motivate, develop, and direct people as they work, matching individual skill sets with departmental needs, conducting performance reviews.
-Proficiency in computer technology applicable to clinical operations

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About CHC:
All people share a powerful need for the basic necessities of a good life and a place that understands that good health starts with a caring touch and a kind word. Since 1971, the Community Health Centers (CHC) has provided access to high quality health care regardless of financial status or life circumstance. We strive to improve the health of all within the communities we serve in an environment that conveys respect, offers support, and encourages people to be actively involved in their own health care. Our positive, mission-minded staff make CHC a great place to work!

CHC is an innovative Federally Qualified Health Center with sites throughout Chittenden County and southern Grand Isle County. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the organization.

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