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Mental Health Program Manager

  • Job Tracking ID: 512588-671567
  • Job Location: Chicago, IL
  • Job Level: Management
  • Level of Education: Masters Degree
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: March 13, 2019
  • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
  • Starting Date: March 18, 2019



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Job Description:

Family Guidance Centers, Inc. (FGC), a not-for-profit behavioral healthcare organization, treats and prevents substance abuse, as well as an array of other related problems. Since 1969, FGC's comprehensive programming has educated and guided individuals toward their full potential as productive members within their own families and our society.

Family Guidance Centers Inc. offers opportunities for individuals with an interested in behavioral health. Our organization provides a comprehensive benefit package for full time employment that includes health insurance, dental, vision, life insurance and a 401k pension plan. Vacation, sick and personal days with 11 paid holidays off are included in our paid time off compensation package.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide and document individual supervision at least monthly to mental health treatment staff and interns across FGC sites. Provide weekly supervision to new staff and interns using tele-conference and phone meetings where needed to support staff.
  • Ensure and monitor productivity of mental health program staff to meet the requirement of 80 hours per month of direct service for each full time staff (or equivalent for part time staff).
  • Ensure well-coordinated scheduling of assessments ensuring mental health treatment on demand.
  • Through the supervisory and quality assurance process, help assess and support quality clinical care delivery in the mental health programming.
  • Provide group supervision at least monthly to mental health team at 310 W. Chicago Avenue.
  • Ensure supervision includes review of interventions and the clinician’s approach, timely clinical documentation according to Medicaid rule 140 for mental health services, clinician’s use of evidence based practice, and adherence to FGC and applicable federal and state clinical guidelines.
  • Using a developmental supervisory model, provide structure for intervention planning appropriate to the clinician’s knowledge and experience.
  • Conduct Medicaid title 140 compliant utilization review for mental health services and ensure documentation of utilization review.
  • Conduct and document chart reviews for mental health caseloads to ensure chart compliance and to address any improvement needs or performance concerns.
  • Integrate FGC evidence-based practice goals into supervision, ensuring models such as Motivational Interviewing, CBT, and Trauma-Informed Care are demonstrated in interventions.
  • Specifically address and consult with supervising VP, AVP for OMT and other colleagues as needed on clinical strategies that support patient engagement in mental health services.
  • Review, approve and sign mental health assessments and treatment plans for non-LPHA clinicians and provide supervision related to providing quality clinical assessments using the IM+CANS tool.
  • Provide crisis intervention, directly working with staff and patients when needed to assist a patient in immediate crisis (e.g. in need of hospitalization).
  • Coordinate the FGC tele-psychiatry referrals and processes for efficient use of those services and appropriate patient follow up.
  • Provide and document formal clinical competency reviews for mental health staff using FGC approved format and help staff define learning and training needs as well as the development of future learning goals.

Schedule: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm with Saturday Rotation 6:00 am - 2:15 pm

Number of Openings: 1

Starting Salary: $55,000/ yr

Experience and Skills:

Education and/or Experience: Master’s degree in social work or master’s in clinical counseling (e.g. M.S. or M.A. in Counseling, MHS with concentration in mental health counseling, Masters in counseling psychology) with full clinical licensure (LCSW, LCPC) is required. 3 to 5 years of managerial supervisory and clinical leadership experience required. 3 to 5 years experience with substance use treatment, mental health, and dual-diagnosis is required. Knowledge of and experience with Medicaid title 140 (previously 132) mental health service guidelines required.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations: State of Illinois State of Illinois Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or State of Illinois Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) required. Clearance from CFS 689 Child Abuse and Neglect Tracking System.