The Director of Behavioral Health holds a management position that represents the behavioral health staff. The Director Behavioral Health is responsible for overseeing the design and delivery of behavioral health services for the Behavioral health Department while managing the program, providing strategic direction, implementing quality improvement activities that support accreditation, compliance, and utilization management.

A. Department management
1. Directs behavioral health staff in their provision of patient care and management of activities, i.e. policy/procedure, quality assurance, job descriptions, budget accountability, etc.
2. Coordinates services between departments to ensure smooth operations.
3. Assure prompt performance review for all behavioral health staff, encouraging staff involvement in the appraisal process.
4. Facilitates staff meetings and in-service programs for the department.
5. Oversee disciplinary measures as needed.
6. Provide yearly reports of numbers and types of patients served, numbers and types of presenting problems, numbers and types of services provided and outcomes from interventions.
7. Revise program as necessary based on staff and patient evaluation.
8. Ensure services are provided in accordance with standards of practice and the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers.
9. Develop and implement quality assurance standards in compliance with CARF guidelines.
10. Serve as a member of the Multidisciplinary Quality Assurance Committee.
11. Provide clinical supervision to social workers.

B. Program Development:
1. Develop, implement and evaluate new social service and behavioral health programs at Kalihi-Palama Health Center.
2. Develop, implement and evaluate tracking system for the social service and behavioral health programs at Kalihi-Palama Health Center.

C. Clinical Social Work Responsibilities:
1. Conducts psycho-social assessments.
2. Develops appropriate treatment plans. Monitors, evaluates and records client progress with respect to treatment goals.
3. Provides individual, couple, family and/or group therapy.
4. Refers patient, client or family to community resources.
5. Records accurate patient information using both computer and manual record systems.
6. Provides case management services.
7. Provides consultation to other health professionals and staff at KPHC and in the community regarding psycho-social issues related to clients of Kalihi-Palama Health Center.
8. Represents behavioral health services at one multidisciplinary clinical services team.

A. Teaching Responsibilities
1 . Develop, refine and implement Kalihi-Palama Health Center Curriculum for the Ke Ola 0 Hawaii Project in conjunction with other on-site faculty.
2. Teach, facilitate and mentor student in the Ke Ola 0 Hawaii Program from Schools
of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health and Social Work.
3. Refine tools to evaluate student progress.
4. Evaluate student progress in program.
5. Make curriculum alterations as needed in conjunction with other on-site faculty.
6. Work with other site faculty and the Ke Ola 0 Hawaii Curriculum Coordinator to evaluate overall impact of the Ke Ola 0 Hawaii Project.
B. Supervision of Social Work Interns: Responsible to: School of Social Work.
1. Refine Social Work Intern Program at Kalihi-Palama Health Center.
2. Recruit, select, orient, supervise, mentor and evaluate social work students in the Health and/or Mental Health Concentration of the School of Social Work, University of Hawaii-Manoa for the fall and spring semesters at the Kalihi-Palama Health Center for their 16-20 hours of practicurn experience.
3. Maintain communication with the School of Social Work, University of Hawaii-Manoa.
4. Attend Practicum Instructor meetings.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Masters degree in social work with at least five years experience in social work program administration, planning and evaluation; teaching, training and curriculum development; and clinical supervision of social work interns, masters level social work practitioners and paraprofessionals; and provision of direct social work service.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency with computer programs, including Word and Excel.
  • Experience administering and providing services in a multilingual, multicultural environment.
  • Hawaii State Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
  • Must maintain required licensure and certification necessary to provide billable behavioral health services in the State of Hawaii.

Desirable qualifications:

  • Grant and report writing experience.
  • Asian and/or Pacific Island language skills.
  • Experience working in the Kalihi-Palama area.
  • Clinical Social Work Diplomat.

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