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Manager Behavioral Health Program - Substance Abuse

Req #:  158061
Facility:  Support Centers
Department:  Management/Supervisory
City:  Downers Grove
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

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Location: Milwaukee, WI



Responsible for the operational, clinical management, program development and delivery of a behavioral health program for mental health patients in Wisconsin.  Provides services to patients who are involved in the program, including inpatient, partial, intensive outpatient, and outpatient levels of care.



  • Master's Degree in Social Work, Clinical Psychology, Educational

          Psychology, Counseling Psychology,  or related field.

  • Professional Counselor license issued by the state of Wisconsin, or
  • Marriage and Family Therapist license issued by the state of Wisconsin, or Social Worker, Clinical license issued by the state of Wisconsin.
  • 5 years of experience in the delivery of treatment services and specialty training in the provision of care to patients needing behavioral health services.
  • Mimimum 1 year of supervisory experience in management of staff, budgets and multiple behavioral health functions.
  • Demonstrates organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Major Responsibilities:

  1. Plans and monitors the needs of the program. Assesses program development needs and financial viability of the program in collaboration with the director.
  2. Develops treatment protocols and designs and executes outcome studies regarding treatment effectiveness, to determine further enhancements/modifications for increased efficiency and productivity.  Revises program curriculum and design as necessary.
  3. Reviews and/or revises the program to ensure compliance of operations with laws, regulations, policies, accreditations and certification standards.  Participates in policy and procedure development.
  4. Oversees clinical research, evaluation and analysis of the effectiveness of evidence-based treatment.
  5. Determines effectiveness of interventions and other program components in working with patients.
  6. Works with site based and regional teams to meet local, state, and federal compliance standards, guidelines, and practices, including The Joint Commission (TJC).
  7. Provides psycho-diagnostic services to patients and their families and identifies and administers appropriate diagnostic materials. Provides quality individual, couple, family and/or group therapy, which is focused on the patient's identified diagnosis and needs, and provides crisis intervention to new and current patients.
  8. Performs human resources responsibilities for staff which include interviewing and selection of new employees, promotions, staff development, performance evaluations, compensation changes, resolution of employee concerns, corrective actions, terminations, and overall employee morale.
  9. Develops and recommends operating and capital budgets and controls expenditures within approved budget objectives.
  10. Responsible for understanding and adhering to the Aurora Health Care Code of Ethical Conduct and for ensuring that personal actions, and the actions of employees supervised, comply with the policies, regulations and laws applicable to Aurora's business.
  11. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served.  Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the department's policies and procedures.  Age-specific information is developed further in the departmental job standards.


About Advocate Aurora Health

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Advocate Aurora Health is in the Top 10 Not-for-Profit Health Systems in the country!  We employ 3,300+ physicians and have 4,800+ aligned physician partners.  There are 27 hospitals, 500 Outpatient Locations and 70,000 employees.




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