Program Director of Program for Assertive Community Treatment Services

Community Healthlink - Leominster, MA

Come join a friendly and diverse clinical team that provides quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a full-time (37.5 hrs/wk) Program Director of PACT in Leominster, MA.

The Program for Assertive Community Treatment, or PACT, is an intensive and highly integrated evidence based practice for community mental health services. Our team serves 80 individuals age 18 + who struggle with serious and persistent mental illness and whose symptoms result in serious functioning difficulties in several major areas of life, often including work, social relationships, residential independence, money management, and physical health and wellness.

Unlike other community-based programs, PACT is not a linkage case-management program that connects individual’s services. Rather, it provides highly individualized services directly to clients. PACT is multi-disciplinary team model who whose goals are to support clients to reduce hospitalizations and to restore and enhance the emotional well-being and level of social functioning of clients. Services are provided in clients’ own homes and communities and are provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. This program serves clients in Worcester and its surrounding areas.

Compensation based on education and related work experience, licensure and other qualifications
Health and Dental insurance (available upon starting)
Generous paid sick, personal, holiday, and vacation time
CEU benefits
Life and Disability insurance
401k with agency contribution
Wellness activity discounts
Work related travel reimbursement

Weekly clinical supervision to meet clinical licensing requirements

Summary : This individuals will plan, direct, and coordinate operations across all of CHL’s PACT teams. This individual will supervise the clinical staff in a manner that promotes fidelity to the PACT model and follows the administrative, programmatic and clinical policies of the agency.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordinate and ensure that quality services are provided within the PACT team in line with the standards of the model as well as agency policies and procedures.
Oversee management of the program budgets in partnership with the program directors and with support from the division director
Oversee and participate in clinical activities
Develop and maintain good working relationships with the community including the Department of Mental Health, managed care companies, local landlords and any other appropriate community members
Recruit, train and evaluate program director staff
Participate in management team meetings and other agency activities as appropriate.
Provides leadership and supervision of all program director staff under the direction of the division director
Assists with staff education and adherence to policies and procedures.
Responsible for new hire orientation, mentoring, and completion of orientation paperwork.
Encourages and supports diverse views and approaches, demonstrates Standards of Respect, and contributes to creating and maintaining an environment of professionalism, respect, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors.

Master’s degree in social services or similar field.
Must be independently licensed in the state of Massachusetts (LICSW or LMHC) or license eligible
A minimum of 3-5 years working in field, including supervisory experience
Ability to understand and manage fiscal aspects of the program including managing productivity and maximizing billing of third party wherever possible
Ability to supervise and evaluate PACT management staff as well as step in to cover their responsibilities when needed
Ability to effectively communicate and develop positive professional relationships with clients, staff and co-workers and outside professionals.
Current valid US-issued drivers license and ability to provide registered, inspect and insured automobile for work related purposes including transporting clients in your own vehicle or a company vehicle
Must be able to pass a CORI background check
Community Healthlink is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, political affiliation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

If applicable, Community Healthlink shall also abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability. These regulations require affirmative action by Community Healthlink to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.