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BAMSI Program Director, Therapeutic After School in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Here at BAMSI, we recognize that our employees are our greatest resource! Are you ready to make a difference? Become a BAMSI believer!

BASE is a therapeutic after-school program committed to enhancing the social, behavioral and emotional skills of children, ages 6-12, who present with serious behavioral challenges and mental health needs. The Program Director will oversee and coordinate all clinical/therapeutic responsibilities and tasks, day-to-day program operations, administrative meetings, and youth needs. This position is the liaison with the Department of Mental Health (DMH), Department of Child and Family Services (DCF), Department of Early Education and Care (DEEC), Family Support Services (FSS), Community Service Agency (CSA), Home Based Team (HBT) and other community resources/providers to improve the level of interpersonal functioning for youth served and provide community integration opportunities and services.

  • Masters Degree in a clinical discipline (i.e. Social Work, Clinical/Counseling, Psychology, Marriage and Family, Mental Health Counseling) plus 3 years experience working clinically with children and families with complex needs, with at least 1 year in a supervisory capacity.

  • License in respective mental health discipline (LICSW, LMHC, & LMFT) required.

BAMSI is a private, non-profit culturally diverse human services organization providing services to adults and children with developmental disabilities, mental illness, behavioral health, and public health needs. We at BAMSI believe that those we serve are capable of amazing things and deserve our best. We support them in their journeys and celebrate their accomplishments along the way.

We strive to offer valuable benefits that promote a healthy work/life balance and add value to our employees’ lives. Our comprehensive benefits include:

  • Generous Time Off Package

  • Highly Specialized Paid Trainings

  • Health and Dental Insurance

  • Life, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance

  • 403B plan with discretionary match

  • Wellness Activities

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Career Development Opportunities

*Available benefits are based on position and scheduled hours

  • Intake, prepares, monitor, and track new referrals for BASE in a timely and family friendly fashion.

  • Coordinate, facilitate and/or attend team meetings, in collaboration with community-based Clinicians and/or educators.

  • Recruit, orient, and provide ongoing training to new and existing staff.

  • Provide ongoing supervision to the Program Clinician and Sr. Resource Counselor and resource Counselors (complete six-month and annual performance evaluations as required).

  • Facilitate monthly staff meetings in accordance with agency policy.

  • Monitor, oversee, coordinate, and manage the quality of therapeutic, educational, and supportive services and/or activities in the BASE milieu according to DMH and BAMSI guidelines.

  • Monitor and maintain outcome measures in compliance with DMH Contract and agency policies.

  • Develop, monitor, and maintain all program documentation as required by DMH and BAMSI policies.

  • Participate in the preparation of program budgets and monitor program expenses in accordance with contract allocations.

  • Attend family, school and/or community meetings as needed.

  • Attend and participate in DMH utilization reviews, Wraparound Intake Teams (WIT), contract meetings, vendor meetings, and other appropriate meetings as assigned.

  • Maintain regular communication with DMH and collaborate with related programs within BAMSI.

  • Maintain collaborative relationships with core providers, community providers, community organizations, DCF, DMH, and the Community Service Agency.

  • Ensure continuity of care by overseeing the coordination of services including staffing, therapeutic milieu, program/ contracted transportation, school and community resources, and transition planning.

  • Collaborate with Family and School Department on youth transportation needs, and access flexible spending per DMH guidelines for you requiring individualized transportation plans.

  • Ensure ongoing program compliance with regulatory standards such as MAP, DMH, DPH, and BAMSI Quality and Improvement.

  • Attend the Massachusetts Medication Administration (MAP) training and certification.

  • Pass MAP certification and collaborate with the assigned program nurse on medication policy and procedure in the milieu.

  • Administer medication to youth in the milieu and ensure all youth have medical orders for onsite medication administration.

  • Collaborate with family and Pharmacy vendor on medication supply at BASE.

  • Attend other BAMSI/ funder required trainings and demonstrates continued growth and professional development.

  • Perform duties to reflect agency policies and procedures.

  • Execute duties to reflect reasonable safety standards. Standard/universal precautions must be utilized and training obtained in areas that constitute risk.

  • Perform other related work duties as needed or as assigned by supervisor or designee.

  • Masters Degree in a clinical discipline (i.e. Social Work, Clinical/Counseling,Psychology, Marriage and Family, Mental Health Counseling) plus 3 years experience working clinically with children and families with complex needs, with at least 1 year in a supervisory capacity.

  • License in respective mental health discipline (LICSW, LMHC, & LMFT) required.

  • Experience developing and monitoring program budgets preferred.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the wraparound process and system of care values and principles.

  • Ability to partner with youth and families in the design and delivery of services.

  • Understanding and orientation towards systems thinking and processes.Knowledge and experience using best practices in the milieu (TF-CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, etc.)

  • Experience working collaboratively with state agencies and community providers.

  • Experience working with latency aged youth and their parents, in an after-school or other (CBAT, Hosp, Group Home, etc.) milieu preferred.

  • Experience in navigating all of the child/family-serving systems and experience advocating for family members who are involved with behavioral health systems strongly preferred.

  • Strong communication, organizational, time-management and team building skills.

  • Care coordination, group facilitation, and mediation skills.

  • Ability to work adjusted schedules during school vacations and summer months (8:00 – 4:00 PM).

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and own means of transportation.

ID: 2020-3548

External Company Name: Brockton Area Multi-Services Inc.

External Company URL: http://www.bamsi.org/

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