Behavioral Health Administrator

The incumbent will assist with the development and implementation of a Behavioral Health program

Department:

BHP/Health and Wellness

Pay Grade:

DOE

FLSA:

Exempt

Job Description:

This is a community-based position that serves residents of the Pueblo of San Felipe. The incumbent will assist with the development and implementation of a Behavioral Health program that is consistent with community needs assessed on an ongoing basis, and meets the requirements of goals and objectives of the Pueblo of San Felipe Administration and the Indian Health Service P.L. 93-638 contract and grant funding requirements.

Duites:

  • Direction of Behavioral Health Department activities in accordance with Pueblo of San Felipe Tribal Administration and the Indian Health Service P.L.93-638 contract and grant funding requirements
  • Development of monthly work plan, quarterly program report, and annual report, in accordance with Pueblo of San Felipe Tribal Administration and the Indian Health Service P.L.93-638 contract and grant funding requirements.
  • Participates in the development of Behavioral Health Department goals and objectives in coordination with Tribal Community Health Programs, Pueblo of San Felipe Tribal Administration, Indian Health Service and other state and federal agencies.
  • Assists in developing new community behavioral health programs and updating or revising current program policies and procedures as indicated by program evaluation or demographic changes in collaboration with Tribal Community Health Programs, Pueblo of San Felipe Tribal Administration, Indian Health Services and other state and federal agencies.
  • Assists in development of a quality assurance program for the Behavioral Health Department including quarterly chart reviews, evaluation of output measures (i.e. number of quarterly visits) completed by Behavioral Health Program staff, and annual customer survey’s regarding Behavioral Health Program services.
  • Provides direct patient care to a variety of community members of all age groups in coordination with IHS, Tribal, private providers.
  • Acts as a liaison between the Pueblo of San Felipe and the San Felipe Pueblo Health Clinic, health care professionals, community organizations and schools, Indian Health Service and other State, County, and Federal agencies.
  • Serves on the Pueblo of San Felipe Health & Wellness Department Privileging Committee to assist with the privileging of other mental health providers employed or on contract with the Pueblo of San Felipe.

Qualifications:

  • Education: A Masters Degree, preferably a Doctorate in a behavioral health related field (i.e. psychology, psychiatric nursing) and extensive experience in a community health setting.
  • Experience/Basic Knowledge:  5 years of Administrative experience and 10 years of clinical program work. Knowledgeable of Public Health practices, Health Education, Community leave interventions, health promotion and disease prevention, and Indian Health Service P.L. 93-638 contracting.
  • Required Licenses/Certification: Current New Mexico License as Mental Health Professional (i.e. Doctorate of Psychology, etc.) LPCC, LISW, LCSW, LMFT, or Licensed Clinical Psychologists. Prefer a valid driver’s license. CPR/First Aide Certification, Mental Health First Aid.
  • Physical Requirements: Must have manual dexterity to enter and retrieve data from a computer. Ability to sit and stand for long periods. Bends and stoops regularly.
  • Preferences: San Felipe Preference and Veteran’s Preference.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • A thorough understanding of Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Counseling and principles.
  • A general understanding of Health Education, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, community assessment and evaluation techniques.
  • A general understanding of Principles of Community Health and social-ecological frameworks for community change.
  • An ability to work with the community and other health professionals to assess health needs of communities, develop and implement community based behavioral health interventions and adjust plans principles to unique cultural needs of the community.
  • Thorough knowledge of professional care and principles, practices, and procedures for Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse interventions on an individual, family, and community level.
  • Knowledge of customs and mores of the Pueblo of San Felipe community, and appreciation for the importance of traditional ways of lifestyle and language.
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with a wide scope of people including Indian Health Service employees, paraprofessionals, tribal groups, government agencies, private agencies, patients, and families.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software including: Windows, Word, Access, and Excel. Familiarity with Indian Health Service RPMS computer system including: QMAN. Familiarity with Internet and e-mail. 
  • Ability to manipulate data and modify educational and counseling programs to be consistent with cultural requirements.

Additional Info:

*Note* This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions or to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor.

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