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Behavioral Health Director

Company: Valley Family Health Care Inc
Location: Fruitland
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Purpose of the Position : The Behavioral Health Director contributes to fulfilling the organization's mission and strategic initiatives by providing leadership, oversight, and management of all Behavioral Health functions and activities. The incumbent collaborates with VFHC staff, clinicians, and community partners to lead the short- and long-term direction of the department and functions.

POSITION TITLE: Behavioral Health Director

RESPONSIBLE TO: Chief Executive Officer




Master's Degree or higher in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or related field and minimum five years of appropriate experience.

Ability to clinically supervise behavioral health providers in both Idaho and Oregon.

Proven leadership skills, including ability to effectively influence, motivate, and lead a group of clinical and support professionals

Strong communication skills, including verbal, written, listening, and presenting

Ability to assess, analyze, problem solve, and resolve conflict

Understanding of and sensitivity to working with a culturally and demographically diverse population

Knowledge of budgeting, cost estimation, and fiscal management principles and procedures

Ability to work independently, delegate responsibility and make sound decisions

Articulates organizational vision and implements organizational strategic initiatives

Represents the organization in a professional and effective manner to the community

Valid driver's license, safe driving record and insurance coverage

Preferred :

Direct experience in Community Health Centers and/or working with underserved populations

Bilingual English/Spanish speaking/reading writing

Participation/leadership in professional associations or groups


Effectively manages and leads staff in a manner consistent with VFHC mission and values.

Ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local laws, and VFHC policies and procedures.

Develops and communicates Behavioral Health vision and strategic plan to all levels of the organization; as well as provides oversight and direction to all behavioral health programs.

Responsible for the management and supervision of Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Behavioral Health Providers, and others as needs dictate.

Works collaboratively with the CFO to prepare an annual department budget and effectively monitors and allocates resources to carry out programs and activities within areas of responsibility.

Monitors provider/staff productivity, and provides support needed to meet or exceed department and organization expectations.

Develops quality and patient satisfaction metrics and facilitates continuous process and quality improvement efforts.

Serves on the Management Team, Quality Management Committee and other committees, task forces and projects as appropriate.

Leads organizational effort to integrate behavioral health with medical and dental service lines. Research best practices and develops plans and leads implementation efforts. This may include expansion and/or affiliation with new sites.

Builds strong relationships with staff, providers, and management team to build trust and support, and to optimize interdepartmental relationships at all levels.

Facilitates collaboration with external partners including other behavioral health/mental health agencies, hospitals, Rural Health Clinics, specialty and ancillary providers, state and regional agencies, and others as appropriate.

Actively oversees and participates in training of staff, clinicians, and others.

Continually evaluates procedures and practices related to patient privacy (adherence to HIPAA). Maintains professionalism and confidentiality an all areas of administrative and patient care areas.

Recruits, selects, orients, and provides on-going training for behavioral health providers.

Assist with meeting quality measures by completing tasks related to VFHC initiatives.

Other duties as necessary and/or assigned.


Ability to list up to 25 lbs.

Prolonged sitting, bending, stooping, walking, and standing.

Correctable vision and hearing.

Must be able to read, write and speak clearly.

Manual dexterity.

Must have COVID vaccination.


Keywords: Valley Family Health Care Inc, Nampa , Behavioral Health Director, Healthcare , Fruitland, Idaho

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