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Director, Mental Health Clinic

Tompkins County

Ithaca, NY ~ November 05, 2019

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

No later than the final filing date announced, the applicant must be a :

(a) New York State licensed Psychologist AND possess at least two years of full-time paid experience in a program, for the mentally ill, the developmentally disabled, or the chemically addicted, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; OR

(b) Social Worker in possession of a master’s degree in social work and currently licensed as a clinical social worker (LCSW) by the New York State Department of Education AND must possess at least four years of full-time paid experience in a program for the mentally ill, the developmentally disabled, or the chemically addicted, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; OR

(c) Any combination of training and experience equal to or greater than that described in (a) or (b) above. NOTE: Experience with PROS program is preferable though not required.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS:

All applicants must possess a valid New York State Certified Psychologist or Social Worker (LCSW or LCSW-R) license and current registration at the time of application and maintain such license and registration for the duration of employment.

All applicants are required to possess a valid New York State Driver’s License at the time of application and maintain such license for the duration of employment.

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:

This is a professional and administrative position involving planning, developing, evaluating and administering services as defined by the NYS Office of Mental Health for Clinic program. This program’s purpose is to provide a safe, supportive, and therapeutic environment where an individual with mental illness can explore, identify, and strive to achieve recovery from the disabling effects of their mental illness. The array of services will be developed utilizing evidence-based services. The Program Director will be responsible for the development of the quality improvements, ongoing recruitment within the community and providing educational services to the community as well as taking part in providing clinical oversight of psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families and groups. The work is performed under the general supervision of the Deputy Mental Health Commissioner and involves the supervision of the Clinic program which includes professional social workers, community mental health nurses, other licensed professionals, social work interns, peer specialists and volunteers. The incumbent will perform all related duties as required with considerable autonomy and independent judgment in planning and carrying out the details of the work. The incumbent will perform all related duties as required.

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