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Chief Behavioral Health Officer

Lawrence, KS
Company: DCCCA
Job Title: Chief Behavioral Health Officer
Location: Lawrence, KS

About Us
DCCCA exists to provide social and community services that improve the safety, health, and well-being of those we serve in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Iowa. DCCCA is a stable, private, non-profit organization, led with integrity, compassion, and innovation for more than 45 years. Our values set us apart as a leading social service provider of behavioral health and addictions treatment programs, child welfare foster and family preservation services, and community-based prevention and traffic safety initiatives. We believe in the families and communities we serve, and we believe in the families of our employees. DCCCA team members enjoy coming to work each day, taking pride in knowing that there is a greater purpose in what they do. At DCCCA, we provide relationship and hope. We believe there is no greater calling.

For more information about DCCCA, please visit www.DCCCA.org.

DCCCA seeks a decisive, strategic leader to serve as Chief Behavioral Health Officer. Reporting to the CEO, the successful candidate will join a team of compassionate individuals who are motivated by DCCCA’s mission of providing social and community services that improve the safety, health, and well-being of those we serve. The Chief Behavioral Health Officer will direct a team of approximately 90 employees through 4 direct reports, with a focus on leadership development. We are looking for individuals that enjoy strategic planning, big picture problem-solving, and collaboration. Cultivating relationships with the recovery community, funders, local and state agencies to improve health outcomes is a critical element of this role, requiring effective collaboration with other DCCCA programs, such as child welfare, community-based services, and prevention.

Working at DCCCA means devoting time and energy to serving others. In turn, the health, well-being, and work/life balance of our team members and their families is of the utmost importance. DCCCA offers a competitive benefits program that reflects our mission and values and supports the growth and well-being of our team members.

Essential Functions
  • Develops and implements strategic planning that grows the business and excellence of the Behavioral Health program
  • Participates in and integrates behavioral health strategy with the overall agency strategy
  • Guides and directs executive leadership and department teams in the planning, development, production, oversight, and financial aspects of the program including delegating day to day oversight to program management
  • In collaboration with program and agency executive leadership, prepares short-term and long-range operational and/or financial plans based on department goals and growth objectives
  • Develops and manages budget within established targets
  • Demonstrates proven advocacy skills, including experience navigating different political and economic cultures
  • Understands systems level work and shows ability to intervene within systems to make change
  • Manages Behavioral Health program to achieve contract, licensing, accreditation, and agency goals and objectives.
  • Maintains sound program organization by establishing policies to ensure adequate leadership development, client safety, and provide for capable succession
  • Develops and implements procedures to promote communication and adequate information flow throughout the program, and with other program departments and operations teams.
  • Collaborates with other programs to design hardware and software systems to assist in the smooth and efficient flow of information
  • Evaluates the results of overall operations regularly and reports findings to the Chief Executive Officer, agency leadership team, and Board of Directors and establishes plans for progress and success
  • Ensures the responsibilities, authorities, and accountability of all direct reports are well defined and understood
  • Monitors and initiates opportunities to expand the scope of program and organizational activities, using data, evidence-based approaches, and incorporating outcome and financial metrics.
  • Cultivates and maintains positive collaborations with local, state, and federal partners; funding entities; and internal colleagues.
  • Ensures compliance with all licensing and accreditation standards
  • Demonstrates competency in treatment processes, billing, & terminology
  • Exercises innovation (early adoption) in seeking solutions to achieve goals and results
  • Ensures the quality metrics are achieved through sound clinical processes following accreditation and regulatory agency guidelines
  • Engages in effective contract negotiations and compliance with the commercial payor community
  • Focuses on census building efforts and strategic planning
  • Collaborates with other parts of the organization ensuring service integration and quality outcomes
  • Demonstrates understanding of evidence-based practice and shows ability to implement those practices
  • Serves on the Executive Team, engaging and encouraging engagement in agency-wide efforts
Education and Experience
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field of study (clinical, administration, health care, etc.), required.
  • Licensure by a state regulatory body, including BSRB, Board of Healing Arts, etc. consistent with degree, required.
  • 5+ years senior management experience, including operations/financial management experience, required.
  • 5+ years of experience working in a substance abuse or psychiatric facility/clinic, required.
  • Knowledge of behavioral health management practices, clinical operations, and substance use disorder experience, required.
  • Advanced knowledge of state and federal regulatory and various accreditation requirements (COA, CARF, etc.) related to behavioral health management (i.e., Medicaid, Federal Block Grant, Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, etc.), required.
  • Understanding and appreciation of the value of lived experience and the use of peers in treatment.
  • Maintains ongoing knowledge of evidence-based practices.
  • Child welfare knowledge, helpful.
Personal Characteristics
  • Mission-driven and embodies DCCCA’s values of:
    • Providing education and services based on research and a dedicated commitment to improving lives.
    • Valuing the people and communities we serve by respecting their experiences and treating them with dignity.
    • Encouraging leadership by challenging existing conditions and finding innovative ways to grow and learn.
    • Delivering high quality services every day and holding ourselves accountable for outcomes.
  • Strong personal value system of integrity, honesty, work ethic, and moral character.
  • A bridge-builder with an affinity for behavioral health, particularly culturally diverse and vulnerable populations.
  • Engages in leadership activities, including developing leadership within the program.
  • Focuses on conflict resolution and fosters healthy work relationships.
  • Highly collaborative and promotes a positive work environment. Values diversity and recognizes the value in different perspectives and experiences.
  • Analytical and data driven.

DCCCA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and a tobacco and drug-free workplace.
Successful completion of pre-employment background screening, reference checks, and drug screening is required.

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